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Paseo Cocoteros, lote 8 villa 8 | next to Fajita Republic, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
322 2977694
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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kamloops
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Love the romantic green lagoon under the trees setting. Small tables set in the shade of gigantic trees. Excellent service and gourmet seafood and meats. the service is awesome the food creative and very fresh. This is a regular stop for years now. We keep coming back and bringing guests, family. Everyone enjoys themselves.

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Edmonton, Alberta
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82 reviews 82 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We did not order from a menu, we just talked to the owner for a few minutes about food preferences, etc. He proposed a meal, told us what it would cost, we o.k.ed it, and that was that. Delicious, tasty, and not a bad price, especially compared to eating at the Grand Luxxe. We had garlic shrimp, fish tacos, and... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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96 reviews 96 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I stumbled across this little restaurant hidden in the trees which is very pretty especially at night. Anyway, we both wanted fish and chips which they advertise on the side of the road to sway people to come to the restaurant. After we told the waiter what we wanted he suggested many other things. We finally were... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Last night's visit was our 3rd in as many years, and we'll be returning Friday. They now offer a menu, but the adventurous go with the flow. The manager comes to your table and asks your likes/dislikes & allergies, then prepares a multi-course dinner of true Mexican dishes replete with sauces and sides. The 5 star rating I've posted is... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is the neighbour to Fajita Republic. They are on the same site, with different kitchens. Both are must goes. This one focusses on personal service - they ask what you like to eat and make it for you with the types of seafood you like. FRESH, TASTY, perfect flavours and portions. My seafood enchallada was the best seafood I've... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We ate here on our last trip to Nuevo Vallarta. It was our first experience to this restaurant. I cannot say enough great things about this food experience. It was one of the best meals I have ever had!!

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Oxnard, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We have been coming here every time we visit Nuevo Vallarta, since they opened. Consistently excellent food and service. Jorge's suggestions are always welcomed and enjoyed and we also ordered from the menu selections which well-suited the desires of our large group. Antonio is an exceptional addition to their staff!

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Northwest Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

We visited El Dinamita for lunch today. Jorge and Antonio made our dining experience one of the best ever! Jorge designed our meal based on conversation with us - he landed a perfect "10" with all his selections. Antonio was a delightful host - we could not have enjoyed the afternoon more. We can't speak highly enough of the food... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This was definitely an interesting experience. Since neither my friend nor I are overly controlling people, we were quite happy with the adventure of having our meal planned for us. The lack of pricing was not a problem as they came back to the table with a total price for our dinners and drinks before we started eating and we... More 

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Freelton, On
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Delicious food, very different way of running a restaurant. The waiter asks everyone various questions on what you like. He then determines a menu for you and pricing. He says that if you don't like it, he won't charge you for it. It was all wonderful! So much food and it was not expensive at all.

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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

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