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La Palapa

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Waterfront Marine Reserve | Acceso a la Playa, Cabo Pulmo 23570, Mexico
+52 624 358 0989
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri 12:00 - 18:00
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League City, Texas
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view and service. The food was very good and reasonably priced. We will be going back next time we are in town.

Thank Todd B
Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had some tasty shrimp tacos, quesadillas, and guac with chips. Friendly service too. And wonderful sunset watching the pelicans diving. The kids enjoyed it too.

Thank Mark S
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upon the recommendation of our snorkle crew, we walked next door to this outdoor cafe. Very good! Fresh seafood, solid flavors and very friendly staff. To start I had a mixed ceviche of scallops and shrimp - raw. Fish tacos, shrimp tacos and quesadilla made for a very nice lunch by the surf. Remember, this is México...and on the beach.... More 

Thank TWilletto
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658 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had about an hour to kill before our snorkel adventure and decided to hydrate at the palapa. It is the greatest place to watch the boats and the ocean and the whales as they are breaching. Location, location, location- the drinks and food were a bit pricey for this area.

Thank IndySig
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This restaurant sits right on the Sea of Cortez and serves up some of the freshest seafood I have eaten. The chef prepares some awesome sauces to go along with the entrees. The staff is very friendly, attentive and make you feel welcome. The prices are fantastic.

Thank GinaP8
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The food was fine. Nothing outstanding. Service was ok as well. In general, there was nothing bad about the restaurant, but nothing outstanding.

Thank AKChic007
North Vancouver
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

After a day of snorkeling and whalewatching we had a delicious lunch of Coconut Prawns and my husband had the Tequila Prawns. They we're both to die for!!! Friends had the Chicken Nachos, they'd say pass, very bland. The restaurant is a very modest looking palapa restaurant on the edge of the Marine Reserve with gorgeous views of the Sea... More 

Thank D-squaredU
Houston, Canada
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Group of 4 dined here a couple of nights. Nice setting with water view. Solid Mexican cuisine. Cold beer and good margueritas. Family run with friendly staff. All in all, a good dining choice in cabo pulmo.

Thank HungryHill72
Berkeley, California
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We had a table on the water and ate there 2 nights in a row because we enjoyed it so. The service is very slow, but it's a nice spot to wait and gaze out at the water. The waitstaff was great to our little 2 year old. The food is good considering the remoteness of the place and the... More 

Thank Robb1n419
Berkeley, California
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Lots of choices on the menu, mostly seafood. One of the more inexpensive places in town and feels more like a beach cafe than a nice restaurant, but that is offset by its location right by the water/beach.

Thank MaraisFamily

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterfront Marine Reserve | Acceso a la Playa, Cabo Pulmo 23570, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Cabos  >  Cabo Pulmo
  • Phone Number: +52 624 358 0989

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?