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.

El Dinamita

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Mexican, Seafood
Improve this listing
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
Paseo Cocoteros, lote 8 villa 8 | next to Fajita Republic, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
322 2977694
Add hours for El Dinamita and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 486 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 342
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Awesome restaurant!

Great restaurant! Loved the food and the ambiance! My son's favorite meal from our entire vacation was at this restaurant. They do have menus now (different from past reviews.) Would highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Chelle67
,
Indianapolis
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

486 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Indianapolis
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great restaurant! Loved the food and the ambiance! My son's favorite meal from our entire vacation was at this restaurant. They do have menus now (different from past reviews.) Would highly recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Valhalla, Norway
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We've been here three times now; it's a great place for an afternoon meal. You get what are the freshest selections of the day, with the custom ceviche a consistent standout. They make their drinks pretty strong, too, so you've got a head start to whatever may be happening that evening...

Was this review helpful? Yes
California
Level Contributor
130 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I wrote a review on El Dinamita years ago. Everytime I go to Puerto Vallarta, I make a point to get a car or get in a taxi and get to this restuarant. We have gotten to know the staff and Jorge takes such good care of us. I don't know if I have ever seen a menu, we tell... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Awesome food great, service, good value for the money. Look forward to going there every time we go to Mexico.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Level Contributor
38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My second time here and the dinner was even better. I was starving tired of hotel food and I asked Jorge to basically feed me. He always asks if we have any allergies to make sure. We ate garlic shrimp, tuna, beef and his mushroom rice seafood dish which is very tasty. His mojitas are fantastic. We truly enjoyed our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, CA
Level Contributor
137 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is one of our favorite places to eat and our 3rd year in a row visiting this restaurant. All outdoor seating under a tree canopy. Great food once again. We had the molcahete, some teriyaki cubed steak on skewears, queso & rice with chicken & beef, mahi ceviche. Every dish was consistently delicious! They will make dishes to order... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

the waiter acted like he was helping us but after I realized that all he was doing is trying to sell us as much and priciest food possible. he asked us what we liked and then made suggestions. I am a go with the flow kinda guy and trusted him. what I ended up with was a massive $100 plus... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

George is absolutely wonderful, this place is outdoors but no bugs. The food is fresh and hot. There isn't really a "menu", you tell George what you like and he makes it happen. We have been to Nuevo Vallarta every year since we honeymooned there in 2012 and we eat at this place every time we go.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scottsdale, Arizona
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Not sure what all the hipe is about. Great service, friendly staff but didn't find the meal that great. The no menu idea and just telling them what you like didn't sit well with us. We found the dishes to be a bit "heavy". We were expecting good seafood dishes but other than the fantastic sashimi type dish, the meal... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We finally made it to El Dinamita-after many fab reviews from other travelers we made a point of trying them this year. Let's just say it was so good , we ate there twice in one week! Our first night there was such an experience! We really enjoyed it. It was a Tuesday night, kind of on the slow slide.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed El Dinamita also viewed

Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit
Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit
 
Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit
Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit
 

Been to El Dinamita? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about El Dinamita

Address: Paseo Cocoteros, lote 8 villa 8 | next to Fajita Republic, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
Phone Number: 322 2977694
Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Nuevo Vallarta
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

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: 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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Doing business, Families with children

Description

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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of El Dinamita and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from El Dinamita 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?