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Delfin 15, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
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Cuisines: American, Mexican, Canadian
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Proprietor is Philo Hayward, an American expat. The bar is an old sailor's haunt, with live music every night from Philo's Shuffle Band. There's also a music studio and restaurant attached. It's basically the centre of activity for all expats in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Telephone: 329 295 5068, or email Philo at philo@philoslacruz.com

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Loon Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The entertainment is the big draw here. Philo and Leon along with the rest of the band put on an excellent show. Philo also does a lot of work in the community to help local kids who are less fortunate. It's one location that will be added to our must visit on every trip to Mexico if we are close... More 

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matlock manitoba
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We will be going back there this year, really enjoyed the entertainment, the music is phenomenal. The price of admission, which is your meal, is great. Leon is truly a great musician as is Philo. All great entertainers. This is a must if you are able to go to La Cruz. You will not be disappointed.

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Calhoun, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

There were about 40 of us that went to Philo's. EVERYONE had such a good time. The food was really good, the service was excellent, and the live music by Philo and his band was FABULOUS!! There was a lot of dancing by young and old! If you ever have to chance to don't miss going to Philo's.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Philo did a superb job of dinner and entertainment for a party of 50. We had a blast. The barbecue chicken and baked beans were my fav.

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Calgary, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you're in La Cruz you HAVE to go to Philo's. The ribs and pizza are great, and the music and atmosphere will get you hopping. However, if you go hoping to have a good conversation with someone, it's the wrong place. It's noisy!

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La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My favorite dish here are the BBQ Ribs... so soft and tasty! And listening to Philo's Music is always great. Kids are welcome, too.

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great live bar band Thurs, Fri and Sat nights. Lots of friendly locals. Inexpensive drinks and food. Good time out with friends.

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Philo's is a great place to unwind from a hard day out fishing... The staff always has a smile and the music just makes you want to dance.

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La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Philo's serves better-than-average food at a good price. GREAT margheritas! AND you get live music on most nights! Fun rock and roll...you just gotta sing along or get up and dance...or BOTH. In addition to standards by the Eagles and such, be sure to ask them to sing "I Wanna Be A Dog" and "I'm Your Mailman". If you're a... More 

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La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Such amazing entertainment Philo provides with local musicians, make you wanna get up and dance even if you are not a dancer. IF not, just sit back and watch the ones who DO dance!! Ribs are to die for, Excellent service with a more open concept and lots of seating outside. EVERYONE knows and comes here! There is a reason... More 

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Address: Delfin 15, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Canadian

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