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Claudio's Meson Bay

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Lazaro Cardenas 17, Bucerias, Mexico
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious coconut shrimp!

We arrived at this restaurant very early in the day, but had a great view of the beach and had a great ocean breeze. The coconut shrimp was fabulous and easily split between me and my MinL. Great place to eat!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
AlwaysOnMyMind
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Zeeland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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149 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Zeeland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

We arrived at this restaurant very early in the day, but had a great view of the beach and had a great ocean breeze. The coconut shrimp was fabulous and easily split between me and my MinL. Great place to eat!

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Rapid City, SD
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We've been to several restaurants this week and this place is the group favorite. Have the JUMBO shrimp prepared o e of a dozen ways. We will be back!

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Flint, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I gave them an excellent even though they have stopped giving out chips and salsa, which were the best around. They have still got great red snapper and great shrimp and I can't bear the thought of not getting my seafood fix when I'm in the Vallarta area. The sand floor has been replaced so perhaps a little ambiance is... More 

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had dinner there last night. The food was very good and the service was excellent, I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have travelled extensively and experienced diners, drives and dives. Medan Bay is a hidden jewel! Our group of 4 had garlic shrimp, breaded mahi mahi, garlic mahi mahi, appetizers, drinks all for 60$ CDN. The cuisine is to die for, melt in your mouth with flavour. Wish it was a franchise on Canada.

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Halifax, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

we went to Meson Bay on a Wed evening hoping to find that they still had their all you can eat barbeque. We arrived and were told they have not had that for some time. Thinking we would try the menu, I ordered the ribs which were a small portion and my husband had the spaghetti..served with cold grilled buns... More 

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Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great food & service! I'd say it's a must do!! Beautiful view too!! The margaritas were wonderful. I had shrimp in garlic butter & it was fantastic!

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Amsterdam
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We went in to town looking ceviche, the hotel recommended another restaurant, but our taxi driver recommended this place. We would not have found it on our own & glad he took us there. Food was great! Margaritas delicious & the view was great. Yes.. you do have to have a bit of patience, the service is a bit slow,... More 

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Victoria, BC
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114 reviews 114 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This place isn't "Claudio's" any more - just "Meson Bay." Gone are the sand floors and plastic furniture replaced with brick floors and proper equipale chairs and tables - MUCH nicer. Gone is all the sport memorabilia (yay!) and sports flags/jerseys. Gone are the fishbowl-sized margaritas, replaced by a more refined, but equally strong, margarita - with the tequila added... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you enjoy fresh fish and shrimp in a casual environment on the beach, this is the place in Bucerias. I have been enjoying the fish here every year for almost 20 years. It is nothing fancy and the service can be a little slow, but you don't mind while enjoying a great margarita right on the water. On every... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lazaro Cardenas 17, Bucerias, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Bucerias

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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