We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ambar di Mare

International
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Lopez de Legazpi 158, Barra de Navidad, Mexico
Improve this listing
Add hours for Ambar di Mare and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 46 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best of Barra

First of all, please stop whining about only bottled water being served here. It's the owners decision. If you don't like it, eat somewhere else. Lovely setting and decent menu. Substantial wine list. I had very well prepared fresh dorado with mango sauce. Friends had shrimp fettuccine. We were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
Caslin
,
Bloomfield Hills
Add Photo Write a Review

46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bloomfield Hills
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

First of all, please stop whining about only bottled water being served here. It's the owners decision. If you don't like it, eat somewhere else. Lovely setting and decent menu. Substantial wine list. I had very well prepared fresh dorado with mango sauce. Friends had shrimp fettuccine. We were all happy with food. Coconut creme brûlée for dessert was also... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Port Moody, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We are long-time Barra snowbirds and have been pleasantly surprised this year to find Ambar's in a new and better location. This new one has a wonderful atmosphere and is very romantic for those seeking such a location, with a great view of the ocean. It's right on the beach. Contrary to what some previous reviewers have said, we had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Rude owner who denied us a glass of water. Only bottled water sold. Prices are high compared to other restaurants in Barra that have better service and food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clearwater, Canada
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

don't be fooled, the location is stunning and the restaurant is beautiful. They have a wonderful wine list and the service can be good. Unfortunately the food is on a downhill slide. It's just not what it used to be. The owner is increasingly abrasive and thinks nothing of berating her staff in view of customers. Not many locals frequent... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The food is great, atmosphere outstanding but I feel bad for the people who work here. Most really try and do a good job but the owner should quit. Hand it over to someone who actually cares, takes pride and loves what they do. Why are you even in the service industry??? Even the resident poodle is miserable so that's... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Roatan, Honduras
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Loved the friendliness and the views and the pizza! Service was average, it took a long time to get the bill after we asked for it (30-minutes). The food was very good. Large selection of wines.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Barra de Navidad, Mexico
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Our party of six arrived for dinner. We ordered drinks and ice water in a glass for each of us. The owner with a horrible attitude refused to serve us water. She insisted on us buying bottled water. We walked out. Too bad for them.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

A group of us went here to eat. We asked for a "glass" of water rather than the bottle they always sell. Their glasses of water are from a source as pure, if not better, than the bottled stuff. When we were moderately insistent on the glass, the owner came out and almost accosted one of our group, telling us... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We ate here twice in one week! We have been going to Ambar's since 2000 and it is always fabulous. My husband LOVES the French onion soup, the crepes are delicious, the pizza is fabulous, and the Cesar salad was wonderful. Ambar's is a rare gem in an unsuspecting place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Weatherford, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We dined here Jan 16. The facility, view, and sunset could not have been better...anywhere. The staff is courteous, professional, and attentive. The menu is Italian with seafood variants. They offer wood burning oven pizzas; at least a dozen or so. I ordered the Italian Pizza that included thin crust, salami, pepperoni, and ham. This was one to write home... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ambar di Mare also viewed

Barra de Navidad, Costalegre
Barra de Navidad, Costalegre
 
Barra de Navidad, Costalegre
 

Been to Ambar di Mare? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lopez de Legazpi 158, Barra de Navidad, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Costalegre  >  Barra de Navidad

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ambar di Mare staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?