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Calle Pedro Moreno, Xcalak 77970, Mexico
+52 983 165 3223
Thu - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Bozeman, Montana
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing. Don't ask yourself if it's worth the drive if you're staying elsewhere on the coast. Just go!!!

Thank Babs N
Mexico City, Mexico
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Xkalak is a fishermen town, with 250-300 inhabitants. 5 1/2 hours from Merida, almost in the middle of nowhere, but famous for being one of the best sopots to stay for scuba divers. And then, my brother who visited town a few months ago, told me "I don't remember the name, just ask for the restaurant ran by 2 Canadian... More 

Thank Paulina_LN
Xcalak, Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the Leaky Palapa twice while staying near Xcalak. The owners were extremely friendly and the cook came out to discuss dietary needs directly with us and was willing to make suggestions and accommodate those needs. We had a bottle of wine, appetizers, salad, main course and dessert. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are in vicinity.... More 

1 Thank 2tedboy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Imagine finding yourself in a tiny, dusty, middle-of-nowhere Mexican town only to discover that there was this outstanding restaurant tucked away there! The Leaky Palapa is it! Great friendly service, good wine menu, outstanding food, perfectly prepared fish, a quiet little bar...What more could you ask for?

1 Thank Anne P
Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Just try it. Reserve (yes) when possible. Have some freshly made cocktails, seafood, home-made pasta, greens from the garden. The decor is stunning and candle-lit, the staff is charming. Yummy. I would return anytime.

1 Thank A-Mathilde80
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Had a wonderful dinner, nice atmosphere and incredible owners. This is a do not miss while your here... Make sure you email and get reservations before you go.

1 Thank Cindis145
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Another great visit to Leaky Palapa. We stayed nearby at a favorite spot (Playa Sonrisa) and had 2 great dinners at LP. the last time we were in the area LP was closed and we were disappointed so it was a nice surprise that on our visit back to the area LP was back in business. Who would think there... More 

1 Thank feinbergx5
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

The Leaky Palapa is Fantastic. The most recent trip was my Third trip to this lovely gem. The owner/operators Marla and Linda never fail to serve up a top notch experience in food and hospitality. I have had a variety of items all worthy of 5 stars. There are many delicious choices for starters like smoked octopus or the Caesar... More 

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Ashland, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at the Leaky Palapa several times in the past year. Always excellent!! Be sure to make a reservation as it's very popular.

Thank xcalakbonefish
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We are here Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday again during our stay in Xcalek. Taco Sunday is amazing, get one of each of the three. The Lobster Ravioli is incredible as well as the Grouper with squid ink resoto.

Thank Steve S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 35
Seafood, Mexican, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Cash Only, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Pedro Moreno, Xcalak 77970, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Costa Maya  >  Xcalak
  • Phone Number: +52 983 165 3223
Our restaurant combines gourmet cuisine and friendly service in a tropical garden setting. We work to achieve the perfect balance between fine dining and the casual charm of the Mexican Caribbean.
We work hard to create a tapestry of flavor, aroma, color, sound and hospitality - making us a favorite gathering spot for locals and visitors alike. Our restaurant is the place to enjoy great food in a casually elegant palapa atmosphere.
Please check our website as hours may change

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Northfield, Minnesota
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?