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Leaky Palapa Restaurant

Calle Pedro Moreno, Xcalak 77970, Mexico
+52 983 165 3223
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  • Excellent93%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mexican, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Pedro Moreno, Xcalak 77970, Mexico
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

I would eat there every night. Life is always about bang for the buck and it doesn't ever get any better than this. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank sunfishguy
Reviewed 30 April 2017

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

Thank Babs N
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Paulina_LN
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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,...More

1  Thank 2tedboy
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Anne P
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
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
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...More

1  Thank feinbergx5
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...More

Thank Blooms4you
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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28 February 2016|
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Response from leakypalapa | Property representative |
Hi we are open Thursday thru Sunday evenings from mid November to mid April Hope to see you soon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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