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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 321
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Excellent place

We visited this restaurant this year. I agree 100% with the other reviews in that the service is great, the atmosphere is great and the food is wonderful. The owner did the same for us when ordering, asked questions about our likes and dislikes and suggested that he put together a meal for us to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
newtravellero49
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Brockville, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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449 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Brockville, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant this year. I agree 100% with the other reviews in that the service is great, the atmosphere is great and the food is wonderful. The owner did the same for us when ordering, asked questions about our likes and dislikes and suggested that he put together a meal for us to try so that we get... More 

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Cincinnati
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I am fortunate that I have been able to eat a lot of meals in fine restaurants while on business trips. I have always used three criteria to evaluate the quality of a restaurant: food, service, and ambiance. For El Dinamita, I have to add a fourth criteria:fun. On the last night before my family returned to their homes from... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I had the chowder soup, white fish w/mushroom and nice sauce w/vegs, waiter very friendly and ready to service your needs. Outstandingly prepared and presented Outdoor setting with hanging unusual lights next to Fajitas Republic. Don't miss this place you can't miss this restaurant.

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Chicago
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We like Dinamita because we can walk from Villa Magna where we stay in Jan/Feb. The fish is fresh, especially the Tuna and Sea Bass dishes are very good. The staff likes to recommend what to try which is helpful. Their dishes offer a different spin to traditional Mexican.

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Reno, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is a great restaurant that we had visited several years ago. Not often will my wife and I return to a restaurant on the same trip. We dined here twice several years ago and the experience is still a solid winner! Jorge, one of the owners, will guide you through w dining experience customized to your preference. The food... More 

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Elkford, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

We were told about the restaurants Friday night "fish & chip" all you can eat special and went especially for that. The fish was fabulous, fries, typical for Mexico but the coleslaw and soup that came with was delicious. We also ordered the guacamole and were not disappointed. The staff is incredible and pride themselves on ordering for you when... More 

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Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Our experience was the same as others who have posted. The waiter came over and stated we didn't need a menu and proceeded to bring over different plates of food. When the bill came it was very high of course but we had no recourse but to pay it.

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Yorkton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Only open in the evening but a place not to miss for great food. When you arrive for the first time they quizz you on your likes and dislikes, then suggest a meal and give you the price and even tell you if you do not like your food it is free but just so you know they have never... More 

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Staten Island, New York
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was definitely a unique dining experience which was really a nice change while on vacation. This place does have menus but really pushes to surprise you with customized dishes they think you will like. I found this fun but my wife does not like surprises when it comes to her meals. The service was very attentive and did not... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Our experience at El Dinamita was mixed. We arrived and were seated immediately having called ahead for a party of 8. The waiter came over to take the orders without having presented us with menus. We requested to see menus. He said we did not need any and proceeded to ask us about allergies, likes and dislikes and made up... More 

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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: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?