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Tabarka Restaurant

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Ramon Corona #2-A | Col Centro Ajijic, Ajijic 45920, Mexico
527661588
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12:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Manzanillo, Mexico
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Another restaurant that is hard to judge from the street entry. We had good food, good service and would go again.

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Thank Bill H
Ajijic, Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tabarka's new location is walking distance from the town center. The seafood is outstanding . The Paella even better. And the 'all you can eat' tapas is great value. This is aa

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Miramichi, Nb. Canada
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314 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have heard about this restaurant for the last 4 months..all great things.. We are leaving soon..thought we should try..and experience Tapas for the first time..( there are a lot more items on the menu.) We had some tasty food...all choices of the Chef of the day..First time tasting some of the items... enjoyed this experience a lot..I am pretty... More 

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Thank Victoria477
Jalisco, Mexico
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Lovely, relaxing garden view venue...LOVE the tapas. Sometimes the service is a little slow, but I believe that the food is worth the wait.

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Denver CO
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

My experience is close to what many others have reviewed recently. First, you walk into a beautiful courtyard with large trees and big art work everywhere. The food was pretty good. We had the tapas special. All the food was very good, not mind blowing. The service was slow and inconsistent for a restaurant that only had about a quarter... More 

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Ajijic, Mexico
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193 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Three of us stopped for an early dinner in their very nice courtyard. The menu is shown on a chalkboard and needs explanation to make sense of it -- several grilled meats and fishes with choice of sauce and choice of two sides. There is also an option for 6 or 12 tapas, the particulars of which were beyond our... More 

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Thank Susan C
David A, Propietario at Tabarka Restaurant, responded to this review

Thak,s for your opinión, we gona work hard to have a better service. More 

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Second visit to Ajijic. First was 4years ago and the restaurant scene was disappointing. We live in San Miguel de Allende and stopped in Ajijic on the way to the beach. Tabarka was really fabulous. We had the chef's choice tapas menu and each plate was special. We would go back here without a doubt. We shared 8 different plates,... More 

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Thank G&J-from-VA
David A, Propietario at Tabarka Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank for your opinión!!!!, About the negative opinión, of course we made mistakes, but some of them are from other restaurants peaple, customer and Friends that think they can hepl other restaurant doing bullyng against my place, tripadvisor is full of that, more in litlle town like ajijic!!!! Big Hug and enjoy the beach!!!!! att. David More 

Olympia, Washington
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The new location is very handy. Greeted by the owner/chef personally. The setting is modest but it's the food that is the attraction. We've had pallea several places in Spain and this was as good or better. Half an hour wait but it's worth it as our order was individually prepared.

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Thank W C
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

My wife and I had Dinner there the other night. We had the Chef's Special Tapas 12 Plates. Was only 10 took 2 hours and if these Tapas are a reflection of the rest of the menu we weren't impressed. i hate to knock a restaurant because I know they work hard but with the other available restaurants to compete... More 

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Miami, Florida
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

we wanted seafood, and someone told us that tabarka was it. My husband wanted octapus and i did not want a large meal, so i was going for the chefs tapas special for 180 p/p, but then they said i could not order it it had to be 2 people, so my husband decided to forgo the octopus and also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ramon Corona #2-A | Col Centro Ajijic, Ajijic 45920, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Ajijic
  • Phone Number: 527661588

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