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La Cueva del Leon

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American, Mexican, Seafood
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166-E Av. Olas Altas, Mazatlan, Mexico
(669)910.30.00
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointing in all

This used to be a fantastic place but for the past 2 years it has fallen steadily. The ocean view is good as was the service but the food is just O.K.

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
CanadiaRose
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Cranbrook
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cranbrook
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This used to be a fantastic place but for the past 2 years it has fallen steadily. The ocean view is good as was the service but the food is just O.K.

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Toronto
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Waiter recomended the fish with shrimp = it was cold, raw and covered with a bland green sauce. we also ordered the chicken fahitas, they would have been ok if they had any flavour, which they didn't. My son ordered a burger, which was greasy and tasted weird. The potato wedges that came with the burger were good, and as... More 

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Campbell River
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Fish is fresh, well prepared. Cheaper & not as noisy as Shrimp Bucket! Friendly staff. Great place to watch sunsets as right across from beach.

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Texas
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

But the food here is really good and quite inexpensive. We had our best shrimp meal here at this tiny spot on the south end of the malecon near the Historical District. The shrimp were well done and the saffron rice was a very nice complement. Service was a bit slow, but the wait was worth it as the food... More 

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Houston, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We both had shrimp dishes that were very good! I ordered the green salad, and it was GINORMOUS! Delicious, but huge! I ate less than half of it since I was saving room for the shrimp. We were seated inside, but asked if we could move outdoors when a table opened up. No problemo! Right after the sunset, an outdoor... More 

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Bloomfield Hills
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152 reviews 152 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Our first two choices for lunch were closed, so we went to La Cueva del Leon for a casual lunch. We weren't disappointed! Excellent salad with shrimp, nachos (a bit soggy), beer (of course)

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Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We lived in Mazatlan for a year in 2010. We experienced a lot. Of all the places this is the only one that hands down we felt they cared. The food wasn't only good and consistent but priced right. These people are happy and want your experience to be good. If you go nowhere else go here. Don't expect a... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Their shrimp stuffed poblana is wonderful! The portions are very generous and the view great. I keep returning.

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San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We keep returning to La Cueva de Leon for its generous and well made green salad. Never watery, it allows us to savor the fresh taste of the vegetables and vinaigrette sauce.

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Edmonton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

And comes with a fantastic view, especially at sunset. Located on Olas Altas,where there is a full block of good eateries all with about 4 sidewalk tables each, this place is right next to the bike rental. Well known for generous portions and reasonable pricing. Five large size coconut shrimp with a spicy mango sauce and a side of spanish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 166-E Av. Olas Altas, Mazatlan, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Sinaloa  >  Mazatlan
  • Phone Number: (669)910.30.00

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Mexican, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?