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El Murmullo

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Italian, Mexican, Thai, International
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Calle Pedro Ascensio, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Something deliciously different

If you are looking for something different here in Zihua, go to this place and enjoy a fusion taste with Asian flavors! Wonderful menu and made with love and attention. Delicious food and owner and staff are enthusiastic and super friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Nadsa D
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you are looking for something different here in Zihua, go to this place and enjoy a fusion taste with Asian flavors! Wonderful menu and made with love and attention. Delicious food and owner and staff are enthusiastic and super friendly.

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Kamloops, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Dined at El Murmullo on recommendation for Thai food. We had Thai Chicken stir fry,, and the thai Shrimp stir fry. both dinners were prepared excellently. pricing was reasonable, Very good, attentive service.

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montreal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Wonderful asian fusion meal served with great attention. You can also find some italian dishes, fresh varieties of salads. I enjoy the pad thai. Israel, the chef is present and attentive to his clients needs. The staff is also bilingual. The restaurant is small and on a pedestrian street. There are 10 tables or so outside. Two inside. Very nice... More 

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Portland, OR
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Our experience here has been consistently outstanding. We have eaten here twice this year already. The staff is wonderful: warm, welcoming, engaging. Israel, the owner-chef, runs a tight kitchen. He uses the freshest ingredients and offers specials when available (example, he had beautiful tuna steaks this week, which have been in short supply as the tuna have been so far... More 

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New preston CT
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103 reviews 103 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The ideal when you return to a place yearly is the hope that the restaurants you've enjoyed the year before maintain the same quality. Often this is not so and in the case of this restaurant definitely not so. The spinach salad was just so-so with very tough spinach. The shrimp Pernod was a very small portion of shrimp overcooked... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We visit for the Thai food. The shrimp Thai stir fry is so yummy. You can adjust the heat upon ordering. David is our waiter every time and he is efficient and entertaining.

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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Our first visit after 5 years here. Has joined our top 6, with La Terracita, Agave. Lety's and El Arrayan. Since our Vancouver home is a Thai food paradise, we have never ordered Thai in Mexico. El Murmullo would be competitive on our 4th Avenue restaurant strip. Will bring our friends

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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

After hearing good things about the food at El Murmullo I decided to give it a second try after a mediocre dinner two years ago. It certainly wasn't any better. If anything the service was worse. I felt it was overpriced for the quality of the food, which wasn't bad, but wasn't anywhere near what you might call delicious. $100... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We were not impressed with the food at all. The service was accommodating and the location is in the heart of downtown. Our table was on the street and we had a constant stream of local vendors presenting their wares.Disappointing after the rave reviews we had read.

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We have been to El Murmullo many times over the years and it never disappoints. The prices are very reasonable including the drinks. Isreal, the owner, know how to cook Italian food but surprisingly has great Thai dishes on the menu. It is a small place with a very small kitchen but succeeds better than fancier or more expensive restaurants.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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

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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