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La Malinche

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Centro Comercial La Puerta, Andador Bahias del Palmar, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
+52 755 553 1218
10:00 - 01:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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324 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

A very pretty restaurant, with a nice covered patio. I was looking for the place next door that offered complete breakfasts for 65 pesos, but La Malinche was much more attractive, so I stopped. Beginning with a mixed juice with guava. Coffee. And a nicely presented Huevos Rancheros (I like the beans with Mexican cheese, so did not order the... More 

1 Thank Mike S
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Found the new location of Lamalinche and was thrilled with the open space and decor of it. Really enjoyed the entertainment and how they put Sombreros on the cutomers when singing La Bamba. Had the whole restauants involved. Food was exceptional as it always has pm been. A must try. Now located next to Momma Norma's

Thank Janet J
Airdrie, Canada
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

We were in Ixtapa for November and were very disappointed when saw the La Malinche space occupied by someone else. We were told by the new occupant, Raul formerly of the Generals that they had moved. Raul is operating an Taco eatery there now We visited La Malinche twice during our visit and we were once again amazed by the... More 

1 Thank mexalberta
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

Ate there opening night at new location - food was great, service good, prices good. Love the Chiles en Negada.

Thank Deanl05
gabco, Owner at La Malinche, responded to this review

Hi Dean, was a pleasure see you again, remember always that you are like the heartbeat of La Malinche! We have a new body (our new location) but we are the same! See you in February :) Gaby More 

Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

This was a great restaurant, the service was good and it wasn't busy at all when we went. They had 2 for one Margaritas so it only cost us about $14 USD for 4. I had the Burro pasta which was spaghetti with butter and parmesan. It was very tasty and simple. My boyfriend had the shrimp with the Jamaican... More 

1 Thank Lexie O
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119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

On our first day we ventured across from our hotel the emporio in search of The Generals or Momma Norma's/Deborah's and stumbled across this place in the plaza area on a side street. Ended up working out great. We enjoyed 2x1 Mango Margarita's. They were huge and really good. I had fish taco's, my boyfriend shrimp taco's and we shared.... More 

Des Moines, IA
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140 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

I've been eating at La Malinche every year or 10 years...so you know I love it! They always have someone singing to recorded music, and if you get in the spirit of it and sing along a little you'll have a great time while also enjoying an excellent meal. The food here is authentic and varied. I recommend the Chile... More 

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61 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

Have been to La Malinche quite a few times over the years .... mostly because visiting guests want to try it out. Long story short, this place is frustrating ... both food and staff are unpredictable. On a good night, you'll praise this place ... on a bad night, you'll curse it. There is a large turnover of staff here... More 

1 Thank PappaChorizo
Ixtapa, Mexico
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

Thin cut prime rib filled the plate. it was nicely seasoned and cooked to order (casse crudo) very rare, Nice potato and vegetables. My wife loved her chicken with mole sauce, and the two-for-one mango margaritas were delicious. For under forty bucks, you can't beat it.

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Newcastle, Washington
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

6 adults and 6 kids went to La Malinche for dinner. The wives were looking to eat molcajete. La Malinches molcajete was just OK. The broth was very good, but the chicken and beef were overcooked and tough. There was not a fish option. The kids all had tacos and quesadillas. They had no complaints. The margaritas were good, but... More 

1 Thank Jefe13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 23
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Comercial La Puerta, Andador Bahias del Palmar, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo  >  Ixtapa
  • Phone Number: +52 755 553 1218
Traditional Mexican cuisine, warm and familiar atmosphere, life music every night.

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