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Calle 12, 99, Celestun, Mexico
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Paris, France
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Fish of the day was very good but ask for the price as this is not indicated on the menu. Very good cevice too.

Thank Véronique B
Houston, Texas
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is a restaurant located in the town of Celestun and on the beach. You can choose sitting under the roof or out on the sand under a palapa. Service is quick. The beer is very cold. We had the fried whole fish and the shrimp quasadillas. Both were very good. We have had the quasadillas before and these were... More 

Thank Larry W
Mexico City, Mexico
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

I came here for lunch. It's next to Los pampanos. The service is quite nice. I had the ceviche which was actually good. The also have recently catch fish and they can prepare it anyway that you want to. Prices are quite similar to other seafood restaurants in town.

Thank espaciofinito
Vienna, Austria
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Beware, they work with two menus. Both in Spanish, but one for the tourists adding 10-20% to the Mexican menu prices!!! Food is good though.

Thank Christian W
Yakima, Washington
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

La Playita was recommended by a local. It's on the beach, we sat a table where we could dig our feet into the sand, very nice location. But the fried plantains were greasy, the breaded shrimp was overcooked and so was my husband's grilled fillet. The vegetables were also limp and overdone. The beer was served nicely chilled. Service was... More 

Thank AlmaInYakima
Mexico City, Mexico
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110 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

This rustic restaurant has a great view on the beach, and our fish dishes were tasty and enjoyable. Unfortunately though, extra dishes were added to our bill and the 'adding up' was also wrong by 110 pesos which seemed like an organized scam when then waiter just told us the overall amount and only handed over the bill when we... More 

Thank TravellingJ80
British Columbia, Canada
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348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

after a stunning flamingo tour, we drove the few minutes into town, parked and walked on the beach and stopped here for lunch. had fresh grilled fish, beans and rice and guacamole. we were one of the first to eat as so early. good beer. wonderful view. very large inside. the perfect stop! walked on the wharf after.

Thank jarmwr40
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

A nice selection of cocktails. Everything is locally caught so that means fresh and relatively cheap. And so yummy! They have a nice selection of drinks too and you can sit in the sand at tables on the beach.

Thank Malachi L
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

We ate lunch here on our first day in Celestun. My shrimp cocktail was full of shrimp, but they were the tiniest, itty-bitty shrimp I have ever seen. More like bait shrimp! My husband's fish a la diabla was okay but nothing to write home about. Beer was cold and sand in our toes was nice, but we enjoyed the... More 

Thank emilys7
Concord, New Hampshire
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

We have had lunch here twice after early morning flamingo tours. Both times we really loved the ceviche (HUGE portions) and the micheladas. Everything was fresh and delicious. The service was attentive and friendly. It was also really nice to sit on the beach, watch the surf, kids flying kites, people walking by, and no one bugging you to buy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood, Caribbean, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 12, 99, Celestun, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Celestun

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