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Deborah's Chili Beans

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As featured in Best Food in Ixtapa
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Ixtapa Plaza #5, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Des Moines, IA
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146 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since this is right across the street from our hotel, we always head over to Deborah's Chile Beans after we check in. And we never need a menu... We always order the same thing: lemonade, guacamole, and fish tacos. The serving includes three tortillas, heaped with an an ample portion of seasoned, sautéed fish morsels. But the delectable secret is... More 

Thank Iowa_is_my_home
Portland, OR
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here 3 times during our vacation in Ixtapa, which should indicate how much we like it. The food is tasty, served quickly, and the staff are friendly. The atmosphere is not very nice, as your are basically eating near a sidewalk on a busy street. For a quick lunch or breakfast, this is a great place.

Thank Lodi-grape-picker
Atlanta, Georgia
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Ran into this gem from a sign stating breakfast starting at $50 pesos, then eat here every morning! The staff was great and the food was very good.

Thank Travel2MoreBeaches
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Excellent Mexican food and service! Wow!! They outdo themselves every time. My husband & I have been to this restaurant many times in the past 5 years. Prices,food and service are great so why not keep going back again and again.

Thank palmtree
Madison, Wisconsin
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Been going here for years. Went for breakfast twice. The food was ok, but the service was bad both times. Asked for jelly three times with no luck, and it was hard to get a second cup of coffee. To many other places to eat breakfast. Food was good. Service sucked

Thank swreptile
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69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Went for breakfast a few times during the week we were there. Wonderful. I had the omelet and my husband and friends had eggs with bacon and potatoes. They thought it was great. The price couldn't be beat either. Breakfast for 2 of us with juice was equivalent to $10US. Service was amazing. One morning 4 of us got there... More 

Thank Rainey4
Wahpeton, North Dakota
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Do not underestimate this place! This place may not look like much but the service and food are fantastic! Aldo recommended the coconut shrimp and I must tell you I couldn't get enough! It comes with a sweet, mango sauce and it is to die for. The beer is cold and close to the hotels. Check it out!

1 Thank kbbitz
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We enjoy Deborah's for all 3 meals, they have great breakfast lunch and dinner. Service is always great along with the food. Staff are very friendly and remember you from year to year. Would recommend eating here. We don't go all-inclusive at our resort so we can try out all the great places downtown

Thank Ldjb60
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a just a basic mexican restaurant, but it totally hit the spot. The food is fast, cheap and delicious. The staff speaks english, but with a great heavy spanish influence. This is a perfect stop to get some authentic food and not break the bank

Thank TanyaandBurkhard
Winnipeg, Canada
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Stopped by on the way back from visiting the market and enjoyed some cold beverages, guacamole, salsa and chips. It's located right across the street from the hotel zone and very easy to walk to.

Thank Laura K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ixtapa Plaza #5, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo  >  Ixtapa
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?