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Restaurant Ixta

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Lazaro Cardenas 500 | Zona Dorada, Bucerias 63732, Mexico
329 298 3486
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9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Owner Pierre Baerswyl and his fantastic team delight locals and visitors...
Owner Pierre Baerswyl and his fantastic team delight locals and visitors alike with great food and service with an ambiance that is friendly yet professional. Chef Abraham Madrid has a marvelous gift for bringing an international flair to the very best of Mexican cuisine. From Tequila Shrimp to True Soup to the best Enchiladas in the Riviera Nayarit (according to Pierre himself), you will always enjoy the freshness and care that goes into every dish. Yummy Lime, Mango and Strawberry Margaritas and icy cold beer are part of an All-Day Happy Hour and busy Friday nights with live music by 'Son 4' make IXTA the perfect place to meet locals and visitors alike. Reservations are not required but recommended for Live Music Nights.
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Best Cheese Burger and Guacamole!!! and ....

I know it's Mexico BUT oh my gosh what a work of art, the best burger and fries we've ever eaten and the Guacamole stellar, did I mention the Happy Hour Margaritas!!!! These really are and art form, just thinking of these makes my heart warm and a tear in my eye. Love this place. Excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Kimmie3
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Burnaby
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Burnaby
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I know it's Mexico BUT oh my gosh what a work of art, the best burger and fries we've ever eaten and the Guacamole stellar, did I mention the Happy Hour Margaritas!!!! These really are and art form, just thinking of these makes my heart warm and a tear in my eye. Love this place. Excellent excellent excellent.

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Camrose, Alberta, Canada.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went at least 4 times during our stay in Bucerias. Open to the street and able to see into the kitchen, very busy but, excellent service and fabulous food. One thing I did like was the chef came out of the kitchen and walked round each table to ask if everything was okay. Friday nights had a band playing and... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Swiss family that runs this restaurant offer a perfect dining experience for a well-seasoned traveler. Having living in SoCal for decades, I found the dishes to be of the quality that any foodie there would appreciate. The beet carrot salad was so healthy and fresh with a perfect light dressing. The coconut curry shrimp served with steamed jazmine rice... More 

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Vancouver, WA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Ixta was a favorite stopping point during our recent visit to Bucerias. They have a great breakfast and prices are very reasonable. Happy hour is the best here and runs most of the day until about 6:00 pm. You can get two nicely made margaritas for about 70 pesos! Burgers and sandwiches are also very good. It is absolutely worth... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were in Bucerias for the month February (2015) and IXTA became our restaurant of choice. We were there last year but the menu has been updated and improved with the kitchen doing an excellent job. Go for Happy Hour the margaritas are cheap, have two or more! Staff extremely friendly and excellent at the service they provide. Friday nights... More 

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Waterford, Michigan
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Wife and I enjoyed breakfasts at Ixta twice during our last stay in Bucerias. Very good pancakes, large amounts of fresh fruit. I'd highly recommend.

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bucerias mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ixta makes a good breakfast, is a little noisy right on the main road along the beach. Have had only a buffet breakfast there...many times for a community group meeting.

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Victoria, BC
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We recently had dinner here. Drink orders were taken and came immediately but, even with our menus closed and put aside on the table (and the place maybe 1/3 full), no one came to take our meal order. After waiting about 15 minutes, we waved a waiter over and were able to place our order. The salads are wonderful -... More 

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Vanderhoof, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

the service was awesome, the food was excellent, and so was the dessert, the margaritas were yummy, and the price was very reasonable. I cant say enough about this place. went there numerous times.

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Ontario Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Four of us went to this restaurant tonight and were somewhat disappointed. One of us wanted a burger as he had had them in the past and they were great. The waitress explained that there were two chefs and only the one who worked during the day could cook burgers. That seems odd. They served burgers and chips last year... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lazaro Cardenas 500 | Zona Dorada, Bucerias 63732, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Bucerias
  • Phone Number: 329 298 3486

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 22

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Owner Pierre Baerswyl and his fantastic team delight locals and visitors alike with great food and service with an ambiance that is friendly yet professional. Chef Abraham Madrid has a marvelous gift for bringing an international flair to the very best of Mexican cuisine. From Tequila Shrimp to True Soup to the best Enchiladas in the Riviera Nayarit (according to Pierre himself), you will always enjoy the freshness and care that goes into every dish. Yummy Lime, Mango and Strawberry Margaritas and icy cold beer are part of an All-Day Happy Hour and busy Friday nights with live music by 'Son 4' make IXTA the perfect place to meet locals and visitors alike. Reservations are not required but recommended for Live Music Nights.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?