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El Dinamita

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Mexican, Seafood
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Paseo Cocoteros, lote 8 villa 8 | next to Fajita Republic, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
322 2977694
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children
Description: Marisqueria al fresco, owned by the same people who own Fajita Republic on...
Marisqueria al fresco, owned by the same people who own Fajita Republic on the same lot
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  • 36
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  • 24
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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
Awesome

They ask what you like & don't like and create a meal for you based on that! The all you can eat fish on Fridays was also excellent. Reservations, especially on Fridays are a good idea!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Calgary
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Calgary
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79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

They ask what you like & don't like and create a meal for you based on that! The all you can eat fish on Fridays was also excellent. Reservations, especially on Fridays are a good idea!

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Thank MAMB
Toronto, Canada
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156 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was recommended and did not disappoint. The entire place is open outdoors underneath a giant tree and seats about 75 people. The owner personally takes your drink order and also recommends the nightly specials. We had great appetizers; the Dinamita special and Poke Tuna. The crunchy salad is great and a large portion. They bring you great light... More 

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Thank WayneHihoSilver
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was amazing. There isn't a menu. You tell them what you like and don't like to eat. I've been going there for YEARS and it's only gotten better. I went there THREE times last trip. It is outstanding. I 100% recommend everyone to go there.

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Thank Adam J
Alexandria, Virginia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The head waiters are funny and attentive. Fish is the specialty and it was delicious. The presentation under the trees was outstanding and you will want to go back. They do not take reservations and they seem full during the evenings, but they will bring drinks and the waits are not prolonged.

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Thank ChuckDRet
Abbotsford, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing Fish meal, well worth the value. Fish cooked to perfection, it is extremely busy for this promo night but any day you can have Fish & Chips and portion is large.

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Thank LindaJTurk13
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A totally charming and enjoyable experience .... Arrived in the comfortable outdoor seating area for a later lunch...immediate and expert attention from Antonio who was very knowledgable about available food stuffs for our 'customized' lunch'. the wide variety of 'tapas' sized appetizers were all great but the tuna ceviche with jicama exceptional...one member of our group required restrictions on cilantro,... More 

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Thank Normarks
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As mentioned by others, they came to ask about tastes and preferences and crafted a custom menu for us. They had no problem despite our group having a number of specific dietary restrictions and were able to serve us an incredible meal with a high variety of options. The food was all delicious and the price was below what we... More 

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Thank John H
winnipeg manitoba canada
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went based on the reviews. As previously stated Jorge makes big show of asking you about preferences/allergies/dislikes etc. then proceeds to tell you what he is going to make specially for you which is the identical meal he offers everyone - as I overheard at the three nearby tables. When we stated we weren't interested in the chicken and other... More 

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Winnipeg, MB
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 6 people. When we arrived our drink requests were immediately taken then the waiter came by. We opted to go with his suggestion that he could prepare an excellent choice of dishes so he asked our likes and dislikes then went off to order out meal. It was an excellent choice with just the right... More 

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new jersey
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a large group. The manager suggested a family style menu after asking about likes and dislikes. The menu ranged from escargot to chips and salsa. It was plentiful and delicious

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Paseo Cocoteros, lote 8 villa 8 | next to Fajita Republic, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Nuevo Vallarta
  • Phone Number: 322 2977694

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children

Description

Marisqueria al fresco, owned by the same people who own Fajita Republic on the same lot

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?