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| Maguey Bay, Huatulco, Mexico
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Edmonton, Canada
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped here for lunch as part of a snorkeling tour,food was good but expensive,610 peso for 16 shrimp and a small bowl of guacamole! Service was fast and wait staff was pleasent but would not visit again

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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We visit this restaurant taking a bay tour l, and is where we had the best sea food of Huatulco, fresh red snapper right from the sea, a lobster, excellent shrimp, and mescal from the house with Nanche only for special customers

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1 Thank luis g
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

This restaurant is located right in the middle of Maguey Beach. If you arrive by taxi you will be asked if you want to be escorted to a place on the beach. Just say no thank you, Camaron Gigante. Walk down the stairs and continue along the path right to the restaurant. You can sit on chairs in the restaurant... More 

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1 Thank rospau
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

I went there as part the 7 bays trip and I must say its a really good place to eat, prices are pretty standard to other seafood restaurants, except the ones that aren't on a bay or in a very touristic zone that tend to be cheaper, try the speciality "Camarones al horno de piedra" they're delicious!! If you're allergic... More 

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Coatzacoalcos, Mexico
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

at the beginning they are very friendly, they even go to pick you up at the road and everything looks nice, but what they dont tell you is that prices are extremely expensive, service sucks, and they charge you for each beach bed that you useee!! they say they have internet but thats not true!!, and besides of that is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

I found the food to be very authentic, and tasty. However for the portions you receive their prices are ridiculous. I paid 140 pesos for chicken tacos, but there was hardly anything on the plate. Like I said, pay close attention to your bill. My uncle ordered a rum & coke, and was charged separately for the rum and for... More 

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3 Thank chanty06
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

We love this place. This was our second year going there and the food and drinks are as great as they were last year. When we first got there we ordered Pina Colada’s and Margarita’s. This spot has the best Pina Colada I have ever tasted. I remember it from last year, totally fresh, they must have crushed the coconut... More 

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England
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2011

We sat here because they had a deal with the tour we were on that we could sit here and not buy anything, but we still bought a Limonada, just to sip between dips in the beautiful bay. It took about 30 mins before we received it. It was expensive, but we knew that when we bought it, so that... More 

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chicago
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2010

We came to Maguey Bay and got "hijacked" by the guys at the top of the hill to "come to your restaurant". We got to sit in their chairs all day for the price of a few beers, although their beers were 30 pesos compared to the other places who only charged 20. Had lunch which consisted of a pizza... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2009

We rented a boat in Santa Cruz, and the captain (who goes by the name "Pollo") recommended we eat at El Camaron Gigante in Maguey Bay (because he gets a kickback from the restaurant owner). The restaurant was terrible, the prices on the bill were higher than on the menu, and the owner added a 12 percent tip to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Seafood, Spanish
Restaurant features
Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Maguey Bay, Huatulco, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Huatulco

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