Discover the best restaurant in Xcalak, Mexico including Leaky Palapa Restaurant, Toby's Restaurant, Mermaid Cafe, Xcalak Caribe, Maya Grill at Tierra Maya, Silvia’s Restaurant, Reel Inn Restaurant
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5 based on 222 reviews
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.<br>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. <br>Please check our website as hours may change
Another year, another wonderful visit to “The Leaky Palapa” restaurant in Xcalak, Mexico. Who would think that a five-star restaurant could survive in a small Mexican fishing village? If you have ever been there, you would know how. Only open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, you must get your reservation in early. It is limited Seating but the most in experience. Marla, the chef, works hard and long to bring you the best dining experience possible. We are vegan (she remembers) and last night suggested her Jerk Tofu and Black Bean cakes. The Tofu was a little Spicy for my husband but just right for me and I love tofu so it was perfect. My husband and I both really like black beans so the “cake” was right for him. We also splurged and had the Caesar Salad which, if you look at our pictures is a visual treat as much as a culinary treat. Our friends, he turned 70 yesterday, had the Mexican Caprese Salad and he let us all have a taste. (I want to go right out and find the cheese and try to make it myself, Linda even told us all about the cheese, but I’m afraid it will not be as good as Marla’s!!!!) She had the filet mignon, which was heavenly, she said, and he had the Padilla Pork and loved it. AND don’t forget dessert. I had the tropical sorbet but through the years I have had them all and each is best in its own right. I wanted to go light last night. I did not take a picture of this but it was such an ample portion!!! Enough everyone had a taste. I cannot say enough about this restaurant. Linda is the best hostess and bartender around and I can guarantee the most in a pleasant dining experience. No, I do not work there, just a long-time patron!!!! This is probably my favorite restaurant and if you notice, I have over 300 reviews. There is no place like it.
4 based on 93 reviews
Open leisurely around 11am this has to be a must visit in Xcalak, we took a drive down to check out the town from where we were staying in Mahahual and hands down this beat ANY of the restaurants there. Super prices, small and rustic, don't expect anything rushed but then again if you're ever visited Xcalak then you should know already that this place runs at a speed far more tranquil and relaxed than anywhere else on the coast. Try the Lion Fish ceviche and the coconut encrusted Lion Fish - not only were they delicious you are helping save the reefs with each Lion Fish you eat!
4.5 based on 2 reviews
The Mermaid Cafe just opposite Toby's restaurant on the main street might look unprepossessing - it's basically a caravan with a few tables outside - but it fills a real gap in the market.
Open from 7 - 10am, 7 days a week, the Mermaid is really the only place to find coffee, breakfast or snacks for any Xcalak tourists not staying in either self catering or B&B accomodation.
And the food is great - freshly ground coffee, perfect scrambled eggs, pancakes, french toast, proper bacon and home baking. All served up by Paula with good humour and a healthy side of local knowledge.
We looked forward to breakfast there every morning on a recent visit.
For anyone familiar with the norm in this part of rural Mexico (a jar of instant coffee and a cup of hot water) Paula's coffee is a real treat - and her banana bread was an instant hit.
There's also wifi available.
4.5 based on 20 reviews
Xcalak Caribe Lodge is a small accommodation located in the center of the boulevard of the population of Xcalak. We also offer Spanish and Mexican restaurant. Xcalak is a population of more than 350 inhabitants on the Caribbean coast of Mexico in the municipality of Othon P. Blanco state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Xcalak is located in the small cape called Punta Xcalak, and belongs to the National Park Arrecifes de Xcalak, located in one of the last virgin corners of the Mexican Caribbean, at the southern end of the so-called Rivera Maya, it is the last population of Mexico,border with Belize.
We had dinner at the Caribe twice out of the 7 nites while in Xcalak. The first nite we had a huge plate of mixed ceviche (amazing) and snapper fillets also huge (perfectly cooked). Tasty mojitos. The new owners are really nice and quite apt...MoreThank you very much for your comments. Nice to see that we are doing well just starting the business. Next time you will get a paella even for one!!!! Hope to see you again.
4.5 based on 31 reviews
This restaurant is the main dining room at the Tierra Maya in Xcalak
We ate dinner here one evening. There aren't but 4-5 places to eat around Xcalak, but this place had great, fresh fish with a cool, open dining area with a good view of the beautiful water.
4 based on 24 reviews
If you are thinking in a restaurant as ypu know them this isnt your place.
This restaurant is owned by Doña Silvia and all her family gives a hand in it. She has the best flavors of Xcalak, if you pass by get a fish ceviche, the best one I have tried. As well the butter lobster is something I could eat the entire week.
If you have tried micheladas (beer mixed with lemon and sauces) and you like them, try the micheladas on her place, with habaner sauce that makes a local experience.
The first time she can look rude, but actually she has a very big heart and the best cooking hand ok the region
4.5 based on 2 reviews
The Reel Inn Restaurant offering many dishes with a tasty Caribbean influence, and of course Fresh Seafood. Our Restaurant has indoor and outdoor Seating that overlooks the Caribbean Sea and Xcalak Reef. After dinner visit with us, other guests, and perhaps even some of the locals at our charming bar.
Ate here several times during our stay and enjoyed every meal! Service was very good as well as our food. Decent prices too!
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