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El Grillo Marinero

Corner of Carrizal and Macuhitle | La Crucecita, Huatulco 70989, Mexico
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Ranked #15 of 96 restaurants in Huatulco
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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86% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Regina, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

For great fresh seafood and huge portions this is the place to go. (One of my favorite places to go with my friends from the area). I enjoyed the daily special - Mahi Mahi - 2 generous filets, rice, veggies, and it easily could have been shared instead of a meal for one. The owners were very pleasant and welcoming,... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We were on our way to another restaurant when we passed this one and was surprised that it was still open as I know they close early. So we stopped in and weren't disappointed. I had the garlic and butter shrimp, very good. Hubby had the octopus cooked in garlic and butter. Couple of beers each, total came to $300... More

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Sarnia, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The mixed seafood soup was incredible. Pricey at 140 pesos but split between 2 still provided huge bowls of tasty goodness. Shared a mixed octopus and shrimp plate cooked in garlic butter, had a couple of beers and paid $40 including tip. Atmosphere rustic communication a little iffy but well worth a try!

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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Excellent service from the moment we sat down to the end of our meal when we closed the place! The meal itself was very tasty and we shared the fish of the day which is fresh and caught daily! As explained in detail to us by the owner who popped out to say hello, it helps to learn some Spanish... More

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Austin, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

...but the menu was confusing, and the waiter was not helpful 4 of us ordered shrimp dishes, 3 of which featured large tasty shrimp. Mine had tiny very tough shrimp, and there was no way to tell from the menu what you were getting. We were rushed by the waiter when ordering, so it was hard to get information, even... More

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

food was actually quite good (garlic shrimp, octopus in its own ink) but the server sucked. he wouldn't listen and he resisted letting us order what food we wanted, or how it was to be prepared. i had asked for peeled shrimp in the garlic sauce, an option he offered. he then brought the shrimp with shells on and insisted... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We had dinner here with 3 of us having the Mahi Mahi special and one having the garlic shrimp. The shrimp was served with the option of having the peel on or off...which my husband chose to have with it on and surprisingly enjoyed that. We are travelling with a toddler and they accommodated us nicely providing a dish of... More

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I was invited to dinner that evening by a wonderful couple I had met that was staying at the same resort I was staying at,and he was there Sportfishing in the same area as I was,so his wife and him invited me to dinner.This restaurant is owned by a local family.I am from Houston so I have access to a... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My husband and I ate here last night. My husband had mahi mahi and it was good. I had the Spanish Mackrel and with in an hour of eating the fish I was ill. I was up all night and in the morning my stomach is still sore. I will not eat here again.

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Francisco R, Propietario at El Grillo Marinero, responded to this review

Over 23 years, we have been characterized to provide fresh, quality products, we offer a 100% local fish that many times we caught ourselves. We don't believe that our dishes have made you sick, because you and your husband to shared the two kinds of fish, the recipes are exactly the same as developed and further doubt that the fish... More

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

We visited several times during our vacation. The whole red snapper is the best anywhere. We had the catch of the day fillets and they were amazing. Our people ranged in age from a baby to 64 years old - 2 to 9 people. We always had great service and a wonderful meal. A place well worth visiting.

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