Fresh fish, shrimps, octopus, lobster, snails, and many other delicious seafood delights await you all along the Yucatecan coast. In this edition we decided to bring you a list of restaurants, from west to east. You can have a delicious lunch, with options for every budget, from restaurants with plastic chairs on the sand right up to the most elegant and sophisticated; on the beach, under a palapa, or in town. Try a ceviche, fried fish, or some coconut-breaded shrimps, accompanied by an ice-cold beer or fresh fruit water.

Celestún:
Casa Peón, Hotel Xixim, La Palapa, Los Pampanos

Sisal:
El Muelle de Sisal, La Palapa de Soco

Chuburná Puerto:
Brisa y Arena, La Conchita, Rey David

Chelem:
BullPen Restaurant, Costa Azul, La Playa, La Terracita, Tacomaya

Progreso:
Barlovento, Crabster, Eladio’s, Elio al Mare, Flamingos, La Antigua, La Mojarra Blanca, Le Saint Bonnet, Los Henequenes, Pkory, Remos, Shark, Silcer Beach Club, Sol y Mar, Viña del Mar, Yum Ixpu

Chicxulub Puerto:
Capitán Flores, El Pescado Patrullero, La Recova (only during summertime), Los Barriles

Telchac Puerto:
Bella Mar, La Picuda, Los Tiburones, Sea Friend’s, Villa del Mar

San Crisanto:
La Milpa de Valerio, La Ranita

Dzilam de Bravo:
El Fortín de Juan

San Felipe:
El Popular Vaselina

Río Lagartos:
El Perico Marinero, La Torreja, Macumba, Ría Maya

El Cuyo:
La Conchita

Here are some of the common translations for seafood and seafood preparation:

Jaiba – Crab
Almejas – Clams
Caracol – Conch
Langosta – Lobster
Chivitas – Snails
Camarón – Shrimp
Ostiones – Oysters
Calamar – Squid
Pulpo – Octopus
Mero – Grouper
Huachinango – Red Snapper
Pargo – Snapper
Robalo – Snook
Esmedregal – Medregal
Sierra – Mackerel
Jurel – Yellow Jack
Dorado – Dolphin (like Mahi Mahi)
Corvina – Corbina
Mojarra – Perch
Boquinete – Hog Fish
Pámpano – Pampano
Cherna – Jewfish
Atún – Tuna
Coronado – Amber Jack
Petro – Wahoo
Sábalo – Tarpon
Cazón – Baby Shark
Tiburón – Shark
Rubia – Yellowtail
Ceviche – Fish marinated in lime juice with tomatoes, onions and chiles
Pescado Frito – Fried Fish
Filete – Fillets
Empanizado – Breaded
Al mojo de ajo – In garlic
A la Veracruzana – Smothered in onion, tomato and bell pepper
A la Crema – In a white cream sauce
Relleno – Stuffed

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