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El Agave

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Nicolas bravo N. 49 | In front of anfibios surf shop, on top of Cristaleria del Centro store., Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
755 55 9 32 11
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 60
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Imaginative food

Very fresh fish and some of the most imaginative food in Zihua. A little hard to find but really worth the effort. Try the shrimp with hibiscus, chicken mole and any fresh fish. Very god margaritas and the owner and staff are very accommodating.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
BofZ
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Sausalito, California
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sausalito, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Very fresh fish and some of the most imaginative food in Zihua. A little hard to find but really worth the effort. Try the shrimp with hibiscus, chicken mole and any fresh fish. Very god margaritas and the owner and staff are very accommodating.

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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Great place to eat the food is always prepared fresh, the service is great. Great place to sit and watch the people passing down below. I would recommend making a reservation

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Toronto
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88 reviews 88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We only had two days left in our six weeks holiday and went to El Agave for our last dinner out. The meal was superb. My wife had the butter fish (Pampeno) which was fresh and perfectly prepared. She loved it. I had the garlic shrimp which was also excellent. The service was very good and we liked the atmosphere... More 

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tacoma, WA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was our eighth trip to Zihuatenejo and our best meal yet. This restaurant is on the second floor, so is less obvious to find, but has less street noise and enjoys a gentle breeze, complimented by the colorful art and attentive service. The prices are modest but the food was fantastic, and displayed with pride! Our family of four... More 

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Central Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The owner/chef gave us special attention, the food was great, and the price very reasonable. One of our favorites.

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Mill Creek, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Thank goodness we met Richard on our flight! As a regular visitor, he provided us with many recommendations, this was our favorite! Our hotel called to make us reservations and although they were booked Friday, we were able to get in on a Saturday (this seems to be the perfect night for a quiet evening). Our taxi delivered us to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Upstairs terrace restaurant overlooking the street. Excellent service and food, though the menu is not large the quality and presentation are superb. And yes, a bit more expensive than the typical Zihua restaurant but also a bit better. As a bonus, the best margaritas I had in Zihuatanejo. I would return without hesitation.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My wife and I spend three months a year in Ixtapa and Zihua. While there we dine out every night and El Agave is definitely one of our go-to favorites. The owner, Leo , is a most personable and friendly host. His margaritas are as good as any and better than most. Leo prides himself on putting his own spin... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is an exceptional restaurant In town and upstairs on a second floor veranda you will find some truly first rate meals. The chiles rellenos are perhaps the best I've ever had. The chilli is not battered or fried, rather it is grilled, peeled, and the stuffed with mashed potatos and cheese and covered in a simple tomato sauce. The... More 

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Irvine, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The wait staff was very friendly, timely and helpful. It was also a great change of pace to find a location with a wine selection after many days of beer and tequila! Would definitely recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nicolas bravo N. 49 | In front of anfibios surf shop, on top of Cristaleria del Centro store., Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: 755 55 9 32 11

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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