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La Palapa

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$$ - $$$
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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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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Concord, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Listen to the waves, eat great food at an affordable price. The owners are friendly and the place is Clean. Great local place.

Thank abraxasmtp2016
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The food at La Palapa is really good, straightforward. The fish tacos and Tacos Cabo Pulmo were both really good. The restaurant is right on the beach, so the view can't be beat.

Thank Nicholas S
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful location by the beach after the dusty drive. Pleasant staff who were very busy as the restaurant was full. Always a good sign! All the tacos were excellent, especially the fish.

Thank Eric S
St.Albert AB
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Although a 2 hr or so drive from San Jose del Cabo we really enjoyed our lunch of tequila shrimp and tequila scallops. Unfortunately the water was a bit rough to snorkel that day. There is about a 10 mile stretch of dirt "road" for the last bit.

Thank Rob W

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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?