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El Dinamita

Paseo Cocoteros, lote 8 villa 8 | next to Fajita Republic, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
322 2977694
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Marisqueria al fresco, owned by the same people who own Fajita Republic on the same lot
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English first
Burnsville, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We were here in January 2014. This is strictly an outdoor restaurant and the setting was perfectly lovely. We had a larger group and the manager recommended that we tell himm our likes and dislikes and they would decide on the menu and serve us family style. It was really fun not knowing what might come out next. We only... More

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Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We found this restaurant by mistake looking for the recommended Fajita Republic. We were not disappointed. We wanted shrimp prepared to our liking and the chef did an excellent job! The shrimp was perfectly cooked. We had recommended appetizers including tuna ceviche. We also had a steak dish in the boiling caldron of sauce and cheese, again the steak was... More

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Haddonfield, NJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We visited this restaurant with a group of friends . We were initially confused by the encouragement to eat family style because of the variety of food preferences among the diners. We did agree to try an appetizer suggested after a discussion about allergies, likes, etc. it was delicious and we were sorry we had chosen to order from the... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We ate here for the first time a year ago, at that time I gave the place 2 stars based on the service and quality of food, not good. I realize now that I neglected to post a follow up review about my husband's horrible food poisoning from this place. In the middle of the night it started and the... More

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toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

They pretty much tell you what you should be having. ... And when you get it, I would classify it as average at best. I get the impression is they want you in and out as quickly as possible. No desert menu or maybe they do not offer desert when it's busy. .... When the food is not great at... More

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Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Sorry but the food and the service there were not acceptable. We had chosen our menu but the Manager insisted to switch our choices for something he said was much better. BIG MISTAKE!

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Kitchener, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

I left this restaurant feeling lied to and cheated. They do not readily provide information about prices for food nor drinks. The all-you-can-eat fish dinner was to be $184 and the Manager Jorge said that people ask him how much the extra things are that he offers but it is "one price" for everything. I assumed this was for everything... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

After reading many of the excellent reviews, I feel that we were in a different restaurant! When we first arrived, the waiter was very friendly but, quickly "cooled" when we told him we were not heavy eaters and wouldn't be having appetizers. As his been mentioned before they don't readily hand out a menu but instead try to persuade you... More

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chicago, illlinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We loved it here! After many years of going to Fajita Republic (located right behind it) we decided to try Dinamita. The concept is different from what most people are used to as they ask you what you like, don't like, allergies, kids preferences, etc... and bring out all different dishes. Then they come up with a price and ask... More

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Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The meal and service were superb. Manager Jorge is very personable. He asks what you like and don't like, any allergies and then makes suggestions for the meal to be shared by all. It has become my favorite restaurant in Nuevo. We went there 3 times. We brought 2 small children with the 4 of us and their fish sticks... More

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