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Mariscos El Payo

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Mexico No. 117, Col. Centro, | Frente a la Plaza, Bucerias, Mexico
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Calgary, Alberta
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very tasty seafood in an authentic Mexican setting. Service was excellent and the recommendation was well warranted.

Thank RJ+M4
Vacaville, California
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434 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You would not necessarily know it from the outside, but El Payo is a fantastic restaurant. The food is excellent, and the service great. It was recommened to my wife and I by Jerry Guzman of Vidanta (Grand Luxxe)

1 Thank DennisAtkinson
West Kelowna, Canada
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155 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch. We shared the large shrimp salad. Lots of very fresh shrimp, with tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, and avocado. Soy based dressing went very well. Also had a mango smoothies, thick and delicious. Definitely would recommend this place.

1 Thank CedricGnome
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I always have to go to get my shrimp salad at least once during our vacation. I've had it 3 times so far this year!! A friend had the shrimp stuffed avocado and my husband has had the arrachera and has had the kebabs as well. NEVER had a bad meal here!! Very generous portions and great value!!

1 Thank TheresaSawyer
Bucerias, Mexico
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Great tasting food, excellent service , cold beer, good value and that's why the place is always busy. It's a winner. Congratulations to the staff.

1 Thank kmstanyer
Las Vegas, Nevada
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93 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Biggest ceviche ever. Fresh fish served at local prices. Massive portions. Paid $42 for 4 meals and 9 drinks.

Thank anthony m
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

My wife and I stay at Villa del Palmar Flamingos which is within easy walking distance to Bucerias, and the many great restaurants located there. We have a number of go to places when weVisit, but on this latest visit we had someone tell us about Mariscos El Payo. Needless to say we were not disappointed. The oysters on the... More 

2 Thank David S
Metepec, Mexico
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97 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We where in Puerto Vallarta and we where adviced to take a bus to Bucerias Nayarit is a 50 minute ride but is really worth it if you want to see the extension of the Riviera Nayarit in Bucerias Mariscos el Payo is where the locals eat the best seafood in town the restaurant is just across the main kiosk,... More 

1 Thank osvaldozarco
Bucerias, Mexico
1 review
Reviewed 29 February 2016

On Feb 22nd my wife & I made reservations for 6:00 PM for Feb 26th for 14 people. We made the reservation with Cesar, the Maitre'd that day and told him this was a celebration of our 39th anniversary. Later on that week we gained 4 more guests so we went back the afternoon of Feb 26 & asked for... More 

Thank Mike B
New York City, New York
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112 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

One of the workers at the Grand Velas hotel lives near this restaurant and highly recommended it. He was right, the food is delicious!!! The decor is authentic and a very casual atmosphere. The service is amazing! They literally walked us to our cab and then the waiter ran 2 blocks to stop the cab when we left an item... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mexico No. 117, Col. Centro, | Frente a la Plaza, Bucerias, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Bucerias
  • Phone Number: 2982425
(329)298-2425 Phone- 2 years in business. Also started at a stand which still currently has at Calle Mexico, Frente a la plaza Principal, Bucerias, Nayarit also. The best seafood fresh, clean restaurant, purified water, great service, other food excellent too. Always packed full of people and prices fantastic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?