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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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“caesar salad” (11 reviews)
“tenderloin” (4 reviews)
“pork” (5 reviews)
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Seafood, Mexican, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Pedro Moreno, Xcalak 77970, Mexico
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

This is a lovely gourmet restaurant in the tiny town of Xcalak. The owners are Canadian (we heard) and they serve excellent fish and other dishes that are beautifully presented and creative. It really doesn't seem like Mexican food, even gourmet Mexican food, which we...More

Thank OutofKansas
Reviewed 15 January 2013

I'm sure there are many reviews saying this....but HOLY CAMOLY, Leaky Palapa is AWESOME!!!! We absolutely LOVED every course of every meal we had there. Leaky Palapa would be an amazing jewel in New York City, but to find such wonderful 5 star dining in...More

Thank Lucyandpaul
Reviewed 14 January 2013

Menu is international food. with very tasty flavor. handled by the owners, you might feel like home.

Thank Miriam31
Reviewed 9 January 2013

Xcalak is not the destination for the masses (that is why I'm so attracted)..., so to find a culinary gem like the Leaky Palapa in an off beat village at the very end of the road is magic! EVEN IF - your destination is not...More

Thank bonefisher55
Reviewed 9 January 2013

It seems impossible that such a good restaurant should be located in this isolated sleepy village, but this one would stand up in San Francisco without excuses.

Thank JerimiahJ223
Reviewed 8 January 2013

What a great place, you will love everything about this restaurant. The food is just part of a great experance.

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 8 January 2013

I love the Leaky. So much so i sometimes take them food I have cooked. All the rave reviews are correct. This is a five star restaurant in the middle of nowhere. It is as the Guide Michelin would say "Worthy of a long detour."

Thank Derek G
Reviewed 6 January 2013

All the food was excellent and unique. The chefs really know how to flavor food to perfection. Excellent presentation and Linda, the owner, was personally very friendly and attentive. She made my sister feel very special on her 50th birthday (she knew it was Sarah's...More

Thank TinaL_104234
Reviewed 6 January 2013

If you find yourself in Xcalak, this is a must ... a five-star meal in the midst of a small beach town. The Leaky Palapa could stand up to most top restaurants in any major city around the world ... the food is top notch...More

Thank Lila24T
Reviewed 3 January 2013

The food was excellent and the service very friendly. If you've had enough of 'the usual' local food - do check it out.

Thank ASIS-2013
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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