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Cabana Chula Vida

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| Playa Blanca, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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Always good

We have eaten at Chula Vida on several occasions while at Playa Blanca. The food is always good and the owners very attentive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Pat G
Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We have eaten at Chula Vida on several occasions while at Playa Blanca. The food is always good and the owners very attentive.

Thank Pat G
Vernon, Canada
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133 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We walked down Playa Blanca on a beautiful sunny day to Cabanas Chula Vida - where we were welcomed and invited to relax. Hammocks in the shade, a shower to rinse off sand or surf and the most amazing food. The menu is limited because they works with what is fresh that day - we had the wood fired dorado... More 

Thank KGGFamily
Eureka, Montana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We were served amazing food every time we ate here. The owner cooks over a wood fired grill and serves whatever has been freshly caught that day. We were welcomed and given personalized service whenever we ate here. The atmosphere was relaxed but we were eating food that was five star!!

Thank Carolandron11
Bay Area
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726 reviews
576 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Play Blanca, about 3-4 from the Zihua Airport (10-15 minutes); the paved road turns into a dirt road; this place is just past the Escondite We found the paradise of paradises; the one in the Shawshank Redemption Two eating sections; one is under a ramada on the beach where there is a perfect cool breeze The beach is clean and... More 

Thank Rosquete
Lakewood, WA
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98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Cabana Chula Vida is on one of the nicest beaches we've ever seen - a long, sandy beach with a nice surf and beautiful sunsets. The hostess at our lodging recommended Cabana Chula Vida and we were very pleased with the dinner, service and setting. The specialty is fish cooked on a wood-fire grill. We both had dorado, grilled and... More 

1 Thank Mel H
Studio City, CA
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Ended up having dinner there 3 times over a one week period. Excellent prepared seafood over a charcoal / mesquite grill. The dorado and tuna were done perfectly. Excellent mango salsa with dish. On Wednesday during the season there is a sushi chef preparing a number of very tasty choices

1 Thank ACMan53
Hugo, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We spent the day with a our tour guide Juan Carlos Garcia and he brought us to the wonderful little restaurant on playa Blanca. It was one of the best lunches I've had since we have been coming down to Zihu. The owners were very welcoming and explained the menu in detail. They were even ready to substitute chicken for... More 

Thank peeweedoug
Edmonds, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We have just returned from Zihuatanejo where we had some of our best meals ever at Chula Vida. En route to Barra de Potosi, this restaurant is worth the drive by car or cab to spend the day or evening or even both! Jorge and Lisette and their staff run a wonderful, welcoming restaurant. Jorge cooks some of the best... More 

Thank jaf64
seattle wa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Run, walk or simply take a cab to Chula Vida, the wonderful restaurant run by Jorge and Lisette. They, and their staff, are warm and welcoming - along with Emma and Curly the dogs! The food is simply amazing - fish often caught just that morning is cooked to perfection by Jorge. The beach in front of the restaurant is... More 

Thank jhadkins1
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

We were wandering along the beach from Barra de Potosi and beginning to regret not stopping for lunch before we began when we came across Chula Vida. The food was wonderful, the drinks were cold, there were hammocks in the shade to laze around in, and Lisa was extremely friendly and helpful. She even offered us a ride to the... More 

1 Thank Sandra K

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: | Playa Blanca, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: 360-225-9228

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view


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