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El Bistro del Mar

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Playa Madera | Eva Samano de Lopez Mateos, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
01 152 755 5542142
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice restaurant on the beach. Great service, great food and for an appetizer they had prosciutto thinly sliced with melon. It was a treat

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Thank Lloyd M
Granada, Spain
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316 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We received very poor service and had to wait over an hour for our food to be served, which could only be described as average. The vegetables were cold and over cooked and my husband's pulpo was tough. The portions were also very small. The music was also too loud for us to hear each other talk. With so many... More 

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Thank MargaretGranada
dianemartin5, General Manager at El Bistro del Mar, responded to this review

Hello Margaret, I am so very sorry that you had such a bad evening. I thank you to let me know what happened and we will try to do our best and what is going on. Did Francisco the manager was there? Do you remenber who served you? It will be very helpfull to see and arrange things that are... More 

Saskatoon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great, fresh pizza and lovely ceviche. Great place to sit and enjoy a beverage and a snack or a full meal. Staff very friendly and provide great service.

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Thank JMFSaskatoon
Vancouver Island, Canada
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the hotel Aura del Mar and this restaurant has 2 distinct personalities. The morning staff and food were always excellent, due primarily to the stewardship of Martine and Pepe. The evening experience on the 2 occasions we ate there was absolutely appalling. An example: my drink order was taken but not for my husband. The presentation of... More 

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Thank travelwithval
dianemartin5, General Manager at El Bistro del Mar, responded to this review

Hello, I am so sorry that you had such a dreadfull experience with the staff and the food in the afternoon at Bistro del Mar. It will be very helpfull for me if you can give the name of the waiter who insist on the tip. Every worker we have knows perfectly that it's absolutly forbidden to ask for a... More 

Outlook, SK
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose the El Bistro for dinner this evening through word-of-mouth recommendation and confirmed our decision with TripAdvisor rating of 40/285. We feel the service, view and incredible food is worthy of El Bistro being rated much higher. The coconut shrimp is an absolute 10/10. Great value!

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Thank merlyn55
Yakima, Washington, United States
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All meals were great. One evening I wanted a light meal so I had just the Caesar Salad. The best I have ever had! The Sunday breakfast buffet is excellent and includes all of the typical Mexican foods. We ate here often since we were staying at Aura Del Mar (also excellent) and never had a meal we didn't fully... More 

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Thank TheBeav19
Santa Barbara, California
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128 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked down the beach from our hotel for dinner one night. We were greeted by attentive and charming staff who attended to our every need. We sat at our table looking out at the beach and bay. The food was phenomenal, the drinks were outstanding and we can't wait to go back here for dinner again.

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1 Thank SBpicky
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will be treated like a royal here so show up! Christian the waiter will spoil you. Take a seat and check out the beach a hundred feet from you.

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1 Thank Agustin Eliab J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed in Ixtapa for a month and as friends were staying at the hotel here, we joined them. Best shrimp in garlic sauce, Serrano ham and melon appetizer, best mahi all month and for octopus lovers, a huge,tender pulpo with great sauce. Excellent coffee and reasonable wine list. Upscale quality restaurant(underrated) on the beautiful Madera beach. Also terrific... More 

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Thank Janet R
Glendale Heights, United States
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

This Bistro is very good because they are always on top of everything if you want to eat fast or slow they are on it. The food is good they have a variety of fine fresh fish to steak dinners and the view of the bay watching people walk by is great, it is very Authentic and the Service like... More 

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Thank 259michelee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Madera | Eva Samano de Lopez Mateos, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: 01 152 755 5542142

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