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La Sirena Gorda

Paseo del Pescador 20-A, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
(755) 554-2687
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Ranked #35 of 213 restaurants in Zihuatanejo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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83% Recommend
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New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We returned to the "Fat Memaid" after 15 years away. While we cannot say they have made any real efforts to make the place a bit more appealing (other than the paintings of fat mermaids), the local seafood is still delightful and at the head of the class in Zihua. Any of the tacos are great, but we particularly like... More

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Montreal, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant several times, and it has been consistently excellent. My favorite dish is the tacos de pulpo (octopus tacos), which are succulent. The lobster tacos are also excellent as the tacos al pastor de pescado. The service is always excellent. Highly recommended.

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170 reviews 170 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We went with the waiter’s suggestion and ordered different combinations of fish tacos, all of which were excellent. The service is great and the restaurant itself is unique in its design and décor. The Fat Mermaid is well worth a visit Great service, great prices, and lots of unique handmade items in the small gift shop they have there. It’s... More

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We had the ceviche and also the fish tacos, all of which were excellent. Unfortunately they were out of the smoked fish that evening. We would have returned there if we'd had more time. It was well priced and the food was very good.

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My daughter n I wanted to try this place after hearing about it. It is at the ferry end of the artists square and looks quaint . We were too late for breakfast but had to wait Til the lunch menu was starting. There are nice little wooden boats hanging from the ceiling and lots of weird looking fat mermaid... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We came here specifically to try their smoked fish tacos, they were recommended by somebody we met during our stay in Zihua. I ordered the fish tacos al pastor and my husband had the smoked fish tacos. Both were really tasty.

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Reno, Nevada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

nice sidewalk eatery they have smoked fish tacos that out of this world! great house salad as you can imagine, with a name like THE FAT MERMAID, the t-shirts & such are a MUST!

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Washington, DC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This unpretentious sidewalk cafe has been in business since 1985 and one bite of the grilled mahi-mahi will tell you why. This place is for fish-lovers. The shrimp ceviche (which goes by another name) is delicious, but the fresh fish fillets are the attraction. They are served numerous ways, all of which are excellent. The "Fat Mermaid" is worth a... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This time, I had their red chicken soup. It was chicken soup in a red pepper broth with shredded chicken and rice. It was good but not awesome. The people beside me were sharing the guacomole and they said it was awesome. The restaurant's name means the fat mermaid, and the whole restaurant is decorated that way. There even is... More

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Encinitas, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This place might be empty but the food is excellent! The food is a great price and the art is really interesting. We came here for breakfast and had eggs they were awesome, cooked perfectly. The patio is a nice place to sit because its not too hot ( no bugs at all )! Hopefully this is helpful!

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