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El Arrayan

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Mexican, Grill, Diner
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Calle Adelita S/N Colonia la Madera, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
+52 755 112 1193
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: It is located on a street with more food options in public area furniture...
It is located on a street with more food options in public area furniture refurbished as a small garden, this is characterized by street people spend walking as it is a closed and few vehicles, is very calm and the sea is only a few meters. Restaurant "The Arrayan" reports he will be temporarily without service, hope your understanding, committed to inform our return and servile especially with more quality! Thank you!
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  • 10
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  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An Absolute Gem

We read good things about El Arrayan on Tripadvisor before visiting so it was on our list of places to try. It was so good we ended up eating there two nights in a row. The fish changes daily based on the catch of the owner's local source. The first night it was swordfish and the next tuna... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Carlsbad
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Carlsbad
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We read good things about El Arrayan on Tripadvisor before visiting so it was on our list of places to try. It was so good we ended up eating there two nights in a row. The fish changes daily based on the catch of the owner's local source. The first night it was swordfish and the next tuna. Both so... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The chef is very nice. I made a reservation and they had our table waiting for us. Everything was delicious. Steaks, fish and salad were great.

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My husband insisted we go back a second time. Why? Because he had to have the cheese stuffed shrimp covered in bacon ... Need I say more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went through the list of the top-listed restaurants and liked this one the best, mostly for the the excellent food (try their coconut shrimp with Mango-sauce) but the athmosphere at the side-walk tables and the friendly staff added to a nice experience. The chef/owner cooks most of the food on the grill and all ingredients are fresh and tasty.... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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73 reviews 73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had read the reviews of El Arrayan on TripAdvisor so we were excited to try it. It's a family run business and the tables were outside across this pretty little street. We called beforehand and reserved a table for 6 which was waiting for us when we got there. The service is wonderful. We were waited on by the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It was our first time in Zihuatanejo, so we looked on Trip Advisor, the day that we arrived to see what restaurants were available in town. Once we saw the reviews of El Arrayan we were very intrigued and we knew we had to try it. Well we definitively weren't disappointed, the food was beyond delicious, fresh and local. The... More 

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Morelia, Mexico
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I went to Coconuts last Saturday with my boyfriend for my first time, some friends recommended it and we were hesitant to try it. We did try it and we are so glad we did, this is the best restaurant in all of Zihua and Ixtapa combined, hands down. The food was excellent, I had the Coconut Shrimp and my... More 

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Stillwater, MN
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great service, every reply from the waiter contained "it's a pleasure". Head chef gave us a sample of the grilled tuna which was good. We all had the coconut shrimp. It was hand breaded and the sauce was good. However I would not call it 180 pesos good. The 40 peso margarita was in what appeared to be a small... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

can't even begin to tell you how good this restaurant is. You must try it. Quaint, service was excellent and oh so good. the price was more than good for what you got. GO here

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guelph
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a nice street level restaurant with excellent food never a disappointment. Treated like family

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Adelita S/N Colonia la Madera, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: +52 755 112 1193

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 12
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Grill, Diner

Description

It is located on a street with more food options in public area furniture refurbished as a small garden, this is characterized by street people spend walking as it is a closed and few vehicles, is very calm and the sea is only a few meters. Restaurant "The Arrayan" reports he will be temporarily without service, hope your understanding, committed to inform our return and servile especially with more quality! Thank you!

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