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Mariscos El Carnal

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Carretera Oriente #1352 Col. San Juan Cosala, Jocotepec, Mexico
+52 33 3643 8728
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

It took too long to get our drinks and they forgot some food was cold waiter was rude wen we asked him about the missing drinks he got more rude and only came back to give us the Chek not recomend it for family whit kids

Thank Hugo M
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is a huge palapa, really nice, and their food is pretty good. My relatives took me there for lunch and we had a good time. I enjoyed the fish and shrimp tacos a lot.

Thank ILoveCabo29
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Attentive service and great views from the covered dining terrace, but the food wasn't particularly noteworthy. Although the appetizer I ordered (octopus tacos) was tasty, the main dish--fish filet--was overcooked and covered in a cream sauce that drowned out all flavor. The margarita was overly sweet. Wouldn't recommend.

Thank Daniel E
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

Very quiet for a Wednesday. Very good food for a very small price. Great attention to detail. Great compared to other overpriced, overrated seafood restaurants. Not a place for business, too casual.

Thank Gonzalo M
Quito, Ecuador
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220 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Very unassuming with plastic seats and metal tables but great seafood and good prices . Service is quick and good parking

Thank PepePitMD
Ajijic, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2014

We have lived in the area for a year and tried a lot of places before we ventured to the strip of seafood restaurants on Lake Chapala, at San Juan Cosala. This area attracts a lot of visitors from Guadalajara, not many expats here. We have eaten here several times now and each time the food has been very good.... More 

Thank Bonnie G
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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129 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2013

we were looking for a place to eat in Chapala Lake, so a guy suggested to go eat to Mariscos el Carnal. we arrived to this 2 floor restaurant, in the lower floor there was a loudy mariachi and a Banda group sooooo LOUD that could´t even eat and enjoy our meal and company. we decided to go upstairs but... More 

1 Thank jelpspeed
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

El Carnal is a chain, and although there are several branches in and around Guadalajara (even one in the highway between Guadalajara and Chapala) this is by far, the best one I've visited so far. The menu is even different than the ones I've been to in the city. The servings are huge - the four of us started with... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Carretera Oriente #1352 Col. San Juan Cosala, Jocotepec, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Jocotepec
  • Phone Number: +52 33 3643 8728
Tel: 01387-761-1010This restaurant is a chain, but there are various restaurants, and they all have different menus

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