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Philo's Bar

Mexican, American, Canadian
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Delfin 15, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Proprietor is Philo Hayward, an American expat. The bar is an old...
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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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great entertainment!!

A group of us had dinner and drinks at this funky place and really enjoyed the evening and especially the band. Food was great and a good price but mixed drinks and water were pricey. Beer was reasonable. However with entertainment like we enjoyed I guess you have to pay the price. Also we got... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A group of us had dinner and drinks at this funky place and really enjoyed the evening and especially the band. Food was great and a good price but mixed drinks and water were pricey. Beer was reasonable. However with entertainment like we enjoyed I guess you have to pay the price. Also we got to enjoy 'the man of... More 

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San Jose, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Philo's is a sailors paradise: very good drinks and tasty food. The service was excellent. It's a great place to stop in for a cold beverage when in La Cruz.

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Lemont, IL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We just happened to be there for Leon's 85th Birthday and what a party! Leon led the band while everyone danced--what fun!

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Flint, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The food's fine, the music is great, the people are friendly; what more do you need? Dogs and children wander in and out of the restaurant; don't feed either- it's mostly sailors, the expensive kind but Americans and Mexicans relax together and they even allow Canadians. But seriously, you will meet people from everywhere and lots of top notch musicians... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I only had to order drinks since I was sharing with many others the dishes we brought for Christmas day dinner. Philo and his wife were exceptional hosts, as were his extended family - Philo's staff are like part of his family. Just wanted to say thank you again for letting me share in this joyous event with you all.... More 

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Rodney, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

great atmosphere and good pizza. Lovely bar to sit at. Great music after 7 p.m. Owners make you feel welcome

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Vancouver Canda
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you want to hear good old fashioned rock and roll and have a fun time I definitely recommend Philos. Food isn't too bad, don't expect a fancy fancy meal, but it's good.Place is clean and well maintained, staff great. I think it's a don't miss place in LaCruz.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Good food, good time. Ribs are excellent, burgers enjoyed. Neighbourhood pub atmosphere. Leon, the 84 yr old washboard musician is great!

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Menominee, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Friendly place with great music featuring singer song writer, Philo Hayward and the Shuffle Band. Monday night is all you can eat best ribs in town, Coronas, and tequila! Fun place after a lazy day on the beach or to unwind after a day of shopping in P.V.

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Regina, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Philos is a very enjoyable place with live music the night we were there. Service was very good and the waiters were efficient and friendly. Band was great and we enjoyed the night we spent there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Delfin 15, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Canadian

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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