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El Murmullo

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Italian, Mexican, International, Thai
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Calle Pedro Ascensio, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
7551028790
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Owner/chef Israel Salazar continues to explore and expand the culinary...
Owner/chef Israel Salazar continues to explore and expand the culinary options in Zihuatanejo. Using only first quality ingredients, he creates special dishes that are available nowhere else in town. Israel is widely known for his Thai creations, but he lavishes the same attention and care on his Mexican and Italian offerings. His attentive, bi-lingual floor staff, amazing food, and full bar will make any evening at El Murmullo one to remember.
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Our favorite restaurant in Zihua!

Initially went to El Murmullo because of the Trip Advisor reviews. We had been fishing and took our dorado catch for them to prepare. It was slow season so we were the only people in the restaurant which made it even more fun. Waiter David has such a great personality and catered to our every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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132 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Initially went to El Murmullo because of the Trip Advisor reviews. We had been fishing and took our dorado catch for them to prepare. It was slow season so we were the only people in the restaurant which made it even more fun. Waiter David has such a great personality and catered to our every whim. Chef prepared our dorado... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

we were told about this restaurant by the silver seller at club inter west by the pool little at the time did we know that his brother was the chef however we arrived to find we were the only customers and thought oh yea,we sat down and were given a extensive menu and wine list. we had a bottle of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We had been recommended by friends to eat here and we were not disappointed. Very friendly waiter and a great selection of tasty food. I had the shrimp in Pernod and I could have eaten it all again twice ! The flambé bananas was also too good!

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Snohomish, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I had a wonderful Spinach Salad. Crisp greens, chilled crisp apple, pecans, raisins, and some sort of cheese. Tossed wonderfully in a balsamic something......

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

We've been going to El Murmullo for 3 years and never been disappointed. My husband and mother in law had the steak one with mustard sauce and one with mushroom sauce and they both said it was to die for. I had the Pad Thai which (to be honest) was better previous years than this one and I was wishing... More 

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Vancouver Canada
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This little restaurant, on a traffic free street, is delightful. We had great service from a wonderful waiter who spoke perfect English. If you're tired of Mexican fare, give it a try.

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Issaquah, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Well, that was a surprisingly good find. There's lots of great food in Mexico, but I was seriously skeptical of the couple Thai items on the menu here, nestled among more standard Mexican fare. El Murmullo's Thai dishes are not quite up with the best I've ever had, but they would definitely hold their own in Seattle/Portland/SF and other Thai-food... More 

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Ixtapa, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Have eaten here before for a change of pace and it was adequate. Went with a party of six last week and everyone was unhappy with the food and the service. We felt rushed to order (asked every two minutes at least six times if we were ready) each and every entree was bland and forgettable . As the plates... More 

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Cleveland, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We've eaten at Murmillo a dozen times between last year & this, brought here initially by a recommendation from our favorite silversmith, Israel's brother, Eric (La Garcia - for wonderful jewelry). We have never been disappointed! Every vegetable is fresh & crunchy, shrimp stir fry to die for. Offerings of pasta, fresh fish (tuna sashimi or steaks at this time... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If you are looking for a wonderful place to eat that is reasonably priced, has excellent food and service, then you must try El Murmullo. Chef/owner Israel is a wonderful man and his staff, superb. Oscar is a wonderful host and makes fabulous drinks. Israel's breadth of culinary knowledge enables him to create wonderful dishes from around the world. This... More 

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Additional Information about El Murmullo

Address: Calle Pedro Ascensio, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Phone Number: 7551028790
Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $5 to $15
Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, International, Thai

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Pedro Ascensio, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: 7551028790

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $5 to $15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, International, Thai

Description

Owner/chef Israel Salazar continues to explore and expand the culinary options in Zihuatanejo. Using only first quality ingredients, he creates special dishes that are available nowhere else in town. Israel is widely known for his Thai creations, but he lavishes the same attention and care on his Mexican and Italian offerings. His attentive, bi-lingual floor staff, amazing food, and full bar will make any evening at El Murmullo one to remember.
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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