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Dugarel Plays Restaurant & Bar

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Mexican, International
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north end of Avenida Pacifico, Bucerias, Mexico
(329) 298 0444
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, fine sunsets, and excellent service

My family and I have been coming to Dugarel Plays restaurant for over ten years, and each time we are greeted with warm hospitality by Ruben, one of the family members that work here. They speak English very well, understand courtesy and take care of your every dining need. I love the broiled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Brenda R
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Boulder Creek, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Boulder Creek, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

My family and I have been coming to Dugarel Plays restaurant for over ten years, and each time we are greeted with warm hospitality by Ruben, one of the family members that work here. They speak English very well, understand courtesy and take care of your every dining need. I love the broiled lobster with toasted garlic butter, but the... More 

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portland,oregpn
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This oddly-named restaurant still delivers a combination of location, good food and value. It is not cheap, but not over-priced. While it does not feature the gourmet-grade menu of say, Mezzogiorno, Dugarel does fish dishes, especially fresh-caught mahi-mahi (aka Dorado), and shellfish as well as anyone. The "lobster" is actually a variety of crayfish, but a very good imitation. The... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

My Father and I traveled Jan.1-10th and ate here on the 3rd of Jan. We say upstairs and loved the view, and being away from those pesky "vendors" on the beach. The food and waiter were great, but the pricing was ridiculous, my father does not drink alcohol, a blended fruit drink with NO alcohol was $7 USD!!! and my... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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161 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Dugarel Plays deserves the fine reviews it gets in TA. Tonight was our first meal there and we came away very pleased. The atmosphere was relaxed and very pleasant and the welcome very warm from Ruben. It turns out that there are actually no fewer than three Ruben's in the business with the founder turning up a couple of times... More 

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Walnut Creek, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We recently visited Bucerias and stopped in at Dugarel Play's for dinner and were greeted by Reuben. He couldn't have been friendlier but, more importantly, oversaw our service and made recommendations for our orders. One of my husband's favorite dishes is pulpo a la plancha and it was done perfectly. I had the pollo enchilada verde and a friend had... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Always one of the first places we visit each year and have not been disappointed. The red snapper a delicious, if huge, treat!

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Reno, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We were lucky enough to catch a 40 lb Dorado (Mahi Mahi) that day and the boats first mate called Dugarels to prepare a meal of our fish. What a magnificent surprise.!! The restaurant sits right on the beach in Bucerias (easy taxi ride from your resorts in Nuevo Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit). The deck faced Banderas bay with great... More 

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USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The shrimp is always the choice. Excellent food and price. Watch the sun go down and enjoy a great meal.

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Redgranite
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

if you want phenomenal service,friendly and curtious staff and delicious food this is the place for you.. I believe their philosophy is "Everyone is special to us" and that is how they made us feel.. Thank you Ruben, lucky and the entire Dugarel Plays staff. Will definitely be back in 2016. Judy and Greg/ Wisconsin

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Port Sanilac, Michigan
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52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I had the red snapper, my husband had the shrimp kabob. Both were very tasty and the portions are generous. The waiter deboned my snapper for me. Service was excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: north end of Avenida Pacifico, Bucerias, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Bucerias
  • Phone Number: (329) 298 0444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, International

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