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Dugarel Plays Restaurant & Bar

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north end of Avenida Pacifico, Bucerias, Mexico
(329) 298 0444
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Super accomodating staff and an ocean front view!

Great food and accommodating staff with a ocean front view. I asked if they could make a veggie quesadilla (which weren't on the menu), and the waiter replied "Why not?" Honestly I was just expecting a cheese quesadilla, but the kitchen went above and beyond, sautéing a bunch of veggies... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Vin M
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Seattle, Washington
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  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Seattle, Washington
5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great food and accommodating staff with a ocean front view. I asked if they could make a veggie quesadilla (which weren't on the menu), and the waiter replied "Why not?" Honestly I was just expecting a cheese quesadilla, but the kitchen went above and beyond, sautéing a bunch of veggies (including chayote squash!) and it made for an excellent meal.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Another great Mexcian restaurant, right on the beach. The food was amazing (avocado stuffed shrimp was my dish, was excellent). Our waiter was so helpful and kind. The restaurant is very clean and well managed.

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Aurora, Colorado, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went to Dugarel's for the jumbo blue shrimp. The food was excellent and the setting is lovely. However, our experience was ruined by persistent interruptions by jewelry salesmen, time share salesmen, and children selling gum. All of this was inside the restaurant, not on the beach. I will only return there )despite the good food) when I learn that... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Absolutely a must! I have traveled a lot in Mexico and am first generation mexican. I loved the place..wonderful view of the ocean and north bay. Best part is the food..can't say enough positive except that it one of our best eating experiences in Mexico.

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Westlake, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

One of only two restaurants you need to visit on your trip to Buccerias, Arturos nearby is the other.Fantastic food and large,strong margaritas, or ice cold cervasas. Highly recommend the shrimp, even if my mother-n-law insists it's the surf and turf. Mexican shrimp cocktail is terrific. Give Rueben a visit to his fine restaurant, either on the beach or upstairs... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We spent 2.5 months in Bucerais this winter. We got in the habit of walking up the beach mid afternoon to look for the best margarita and specialty appetizers. Then at night we'd venture out and check out all kinds of restarants and street vendors. We frequented Dugarels the most. The staff were always very happy to see us, the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I am not sure if the novelty has worn off or if quality has gone down. First visit was 12 years ago and I loved it. Last two times I was there I told my companions I did not care if we came back again. Alot of the "charm" is the place is goneFairly decent prices though, strip steak, or... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

If you go to Bucerias, be sure to check out this little gem, the location is idyllic. A warm and friendly welcome is assured. The food and service is excellent, will definitely come back when we return to mexico

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This place is overlooking the beach and at sunset, it is spectacular, to sit and watch. Food is good and plentiful. Good shrimp cocktail and wonderful seafood salad. They also have all the basic Mexican/American stuff. You will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Dugarel's is right on the beach overlooking the bay, nice for a romantic evening. We arrived as they were closing so we said we would leave and they would not have it! We felt they truly wanted to have us as guests even though it was late which was truly appreciated. The food was delicious and enormous, each dish was... More 

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

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children

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