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Dugarel Plays Restaurant & Bar

north end of Avenida Pacifico, Bucerias, Mexico
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Ranked #12 of 99 restaurants in Bucerias
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mexican, International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Telephone from Canada or USA: 011.52 (329)298-1757 Telephone from Bucerias or Puerto Vallarta: (329)298-1757 Located next to El Brujo Restaurant on the beach in Bucerias. Fare: Lobster, jumbo shrimp, crayfish, shrimp kebab, filt of fish, red snapper, whole fish Dugarel's shoudl definitely be listed because it is a family-owned business which has been serving Bucerias for over 15 years. It's a cross between elegant and casual dining ... great food and great service.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Telephone from Canada or USA: 011.52 (329)298-1757 Telephone from Bucerias or Puerto Vallarta: (329)298-1757 Located next to El Brujo Restaurant on the beach in Bucerias. Fare: Lobster, jumbo shrimp, crayfish, shrimp kebab, filt of fish, red snapper, whole fish Dugarel's shoudl definitely be listed because it is a family-owned business which has been serving Bucerias for over 15 years. It's a cross between elegant and casual dining ... great food and great service.
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English first
Midland, Canada
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My friends & I went here on a holiday to Puerta Vallarta in March and had a wonderful fresh seafood meal. The waiters were very attentive, and the view from the balcony was exceptional & very relaxing. I ordered the seafood platter and enjoyed every bit except the Mahi Mahi was a little overcooked. But the octopus and shrimp were... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Our family has been enjoying Dugarels for over 20 years. The food is always good, the view is outstanding, and the staff feels like family. Rubin is a very gracious host who takes great pride in "his" facility. Our recent amazing meal was made extra special by an amazing Mexican Coffee presentation by Luciano. If you are in Bucerias, you... More

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Carstairs, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I read about this restaurant before we left and it is good. It is a little more $$, but the setting is perfect for watching the sunset. People we met would go for a pre dinner drink there and watch the sunset then go eat else where, so that too is an option. The service was good, the food well... More

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Lafayette, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Excellent food and staff! Close to our resort, yet far enough to get a real "feel" for authentic Mexico! Ask for a table on the beach at sunset....quite stunning to watch the sun set and hear the waves washing ashore whilst enjoying a cerveza and the guacamole! 5 Stars!

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Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This restaurant and view is excellent, the seafood and Mexican dishes are great, but what makes this restaurant more then fantastic is "Rubin" as he welcomes each customer it's like he is welcoming you into his home, he always has a smile on his face and so do each and every waiter that is hired at this restaurant, they follow... More

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Surrey, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This restaurant is situated above the beach and has wonderful fresh seafood. We eat here every time we come to Nuevo Vallarta even though we are at an all inclusive hotel. Worth the money!

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We had dinner one night and lunch one day at this beach front restaurant. We had local fish which was well cooked and the service was great. It little on the expensive side but all our meals were good.

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Cottage Grove, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a small restaurant elevated right above the beach. The views are spectacular. Service was excellent and the food superb. Mango margaritas were delicious and not overly sweet as in some places. The salsa was some of the best I have ever had--some heat which we like. The shrimp with garlic was beyond belief--extreme garlic so not for the... More

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Bend, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Staff were great and food was amazing. prices were good. The food was full of flavor and portions were good sized. Beautiful location and great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend. They did have trouble running our credit card and asked for cash.

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Waterford, Michigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Luciano at Dugarel went out of his way to get tuna filets for my wife as no other restaurants were offering during our Bucerias vacation. My wife also say their onion soup is the best.

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