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La Ola Rica

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Avenida Tercer Mundo, San Francisco, Mexico
+52 311 258 4123
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Tallahassee, Florida
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my goodness, It was the single best flank steak I’ve ever had. I’d rank this above half the prime ribs I’ve eaten. It was tender and tasty. Amazing really. Our service was excellent and the drinks were great. Our dinner was so good we went for dessert. Both wife and son went with a triple dessert featuring creme brulet,... More 

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Thank Robert571
Boulder, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was amazing with wonderful Brazilian music played by an Argentinian couple. We highly recommend it.

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Thank pamu2017
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived as tables were turning over and asked for a table on the patio. There were three gentlemen paying their bill at a larger table and we requested that table. The hostess checked with the owner and she agreed to give us the table. We were a party of three. Just as we were about to be seated the... More 

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San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have lived and owned a family hotel in San Pancho Mexico for about 11 years. When any guest asks the question "where is the best place to eat" I always answer "La Ola Rica". then I follow it with my favorite meal... the wasabi encrusted Mahi Mahi with pablano soup and salad. the waiters and staff are awesome. The... More 

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Thank Earl M
Gloria H, Owner at La Ola Rica, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. This week is always very stressful with so many people in town. We got a couple of bad reviews about service. We try so hard and want to please everyone. Thanks for supporting us! More 

San Francisco, CA
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Experienced the most unprofessional wait staff I have encountered in forty plus years of dining out globally. They ignored us for fifteen minutes upon arrival. They brought our items, including drinks, in piecemeal. The waiter was nowhere to be found when we needed to order more drinks. Finally, they botched payment to the point I was upset leaving. The food... More 

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Thank wandererredeemer
Gloria H, Owner at La Ola Rica, responded to this review

So sorry your experience was not good. We have been here for 21 years and Christmas and new years is very busy. It is very difficult with so many people in town. We hope you give us another chance. My staff are very dedicated and truly want to do their best. Again, so sorry you did not enjoy your experience. More 

Boulder, Colorado
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365 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant offers a traditional menu prepared adequately. Carne Assada was OK abut not well flavored. Mani mahi was coated with a thick crust of panko and coconut. The primary attraction is the location on a very busy and festive street with strolling musicians. This makes a visit worthwhile.

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Thank Peter V
Santa Fe New Mexico
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97 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love La Ola Rica and have dined there for many years. Besides the great food and service, they had a wonderful two piece band playing last Saturday night. Don't miss it.

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Thank JaimeMexico
Longview, Texas
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The garlic shrimp pizza is fantastic. My wife had the coconut shrimp and it was wonderful also. Then to top it all off the caramel banana bread pudding with ice cream is to die for. The service cannot be beaten. I highly recommend this place.

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Thank Dana W
San Pancho, Mexico
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

La Ola rica is a great spot with excellent service, even better food and a truly caring staff. The interesting menu will force you to return to try more delectable treats. Soon there will be a Tapas bar on the roof and we can't wait to sample all the goodies. If you are lucky enough to eat at la Ola... More 

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Comox Valley, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Great service, fresh food and wonderful live entertainment in a lovely atmosphere. A creative and delicious menu with the garlic shrimp being outstanding

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Thank Wildroses2Lavender

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Tercer Mundo, San Francisco, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +52 311 258 4123

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