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Calle 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 59
    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
Our favorite little Bucerias Restaurant find!

We took a walking tour away from the resort to explore other things int he Bucerias area, and stumbled upon this humble little restaurant. Owner/waiter was wonderful, the restaurant is very quaint, inside and outside seating. Had trouble figuring out the options, and convinced myself that the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Lynda D
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Manitoba, Canada
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Manitoba, Canada
Top Contributor
500 reviews 500 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We took a walking tour away from the resort to explore other things int he Bucerias area, and stumbled upon this humble little restaurant. Owner/waiter was wonderful, the restaurant is very quaint, inside and outside seating. Had trouble figuring out the options, and convinced myself that the 'chocolate chicken' would not work, but accidentally ordered it! OMG it was delicious!... More 

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Bucerias, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We spent five months in Bucerias and unfortunately didn't discover this restaurant until the last two months. Once we discovered this restaurant then we ate there four more times after that! And we were never disappointed it was always the best meal that we had in Bucerias. I would class this restaurant as fine dining at a midrange price!

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Burnaby
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
9 helpful votes 9 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 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
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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116 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 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: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?