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Sea Monkey

Aquiles Serdan 174, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico (Formerly Epoca)
322-222-2174
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Ranked #217 of 659 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Sandwiches
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Tucson
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

My wife and I stopped in PV for a day during a recent cruise and the highlight was several hours of bliss on the beach in front of the Sea Monkey. The tab for two lunches--coconut shrimp highly recommended--and five cervezas was just under $30, including tip. As stress-free as it gets, even though the beach peddlers are omnipresent. Most... More

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Chicago, IL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The Sea Monkey is the best place on the malicon for drinking, people watching., and spending a day at the beach. One dollar (US) beers and margaritas is the best deal in PV. The breakfast menu is excellent and the "french onion soup" and "oversized onion rings are excellent. The wait staff run by Raphal Alvero do an excellent job... More

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New Westminster, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My teenaged daughter and I had walked all around old Vallarta when she announced she needed to eat right away. I have learned from experience that she means it. We were outside the Sea Monkey, located on the waterfront. I was also pleased by the Free Wifi sign out front. Great service, affordable menu, open and breezy and my daughter... More

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Puerto Vallarta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Used to love this place when Hector and Memo were working there, every customer taken care of right away. Now the staff is different and you can wait for ten to fifteen minutes to order a drink. No management apparent on site. Wonderful location great people watching, but no longer worth going, won't be back...

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Northern California
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We enjoyed every aspect of this delightful restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were each excellent and the service is the best we've encountered anywhere. Many compliments to the great staff! The omlettes at breakfast were delicious, the grilled chicken sandwich at lunch awesome and the coconut shrimp at dinner fantastic. Of course the views at sunset are breathtaking! Be sure... More

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Seating on the beach starting at 10 AM (no earlier due to city regulations) or there is seating inside the restaurant earlier. Many people make reservations the day before for prime seating on the beach and to make a reservation, you need to sign up in person with the head waiter at the restaurant entrance. There is a small (seats... More

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Lathrop, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We LOVE this bar/restaurant and make it a point to stop in every time we are in Puerto Vallarta. They have great drink specials and their food is very good. The wait staff is always so accommodating. They are INCREDIBLE. The restaurant was so clean and the bathrooms were cleaner than any we had seen during our trip. We will... More

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Spokane, WA
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Busy restaurant on the Melacon. Seating both outside and inside. We were shown a table on the inside of the restaurant. Drinks were served immediately. We waited one hour for our food to be served. At the end of the hour the waiter told us that the kitchen was having problems with a fryer. Of course the bartender came often.... More

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rhinelander wi
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Sea Monkey is located on the far south end of the Malecon and is right on the beach so you can have a nice view of the oceanand the sunset. The food was very good and reasonably priced. I had the coconut shrimp and my wife had the beef tacos that I had to help her eat. We will remember... More

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Fenton, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Enjoyed the food. Good value for the money. Service is al little lax. Once we got our meal waiter never checked back to see if we needed anything. .Location is ideal, ocean view. Food was good for this type of restaurant.

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