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“Dramatic Dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Barracuda

El Barracuda
Paraguay 1290 | colonia 5 de diciembre, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
52 322 22 24034
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Ranked #77 of 697 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Winnipeg, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Dramatic Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Wonderful sunset view, overlooks sandy beach on Banderas Bay, great panoramic sky, and of Mexican family life happening around. Prices and portions average. Noticed varied cliental, from babies to oldies. Tables 'on the beach', if you want!
Many groups having drinkies and 'good times'
Food well cooked, and fresh.[ we had ribs, steak, shrimp] Went 3 times in 8 days, and will go back. You may have to wait for a table , even if you reserve. Rough cement floors, watch out. Needed long sleeves and jacket at night. Dinner around 160 pesos[ or more]. Only one or two blocks from the bus, but side street is dark. [ south side of Hotel Buenoventura, on the beach]

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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St. Louis
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Fresh Fish, Friendly Service, On the Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

I'm a frequent Vallarta visitor but only recently discovered El Barracuda. Fresh seafood (good selection) at reasonable prices, friendly staff, great margaritas,and all with a beach and ocean view. Please note that payment terms are "solo effectivo." Nice location just north of Old Town but South of Hotel Row. I'm a tough grader, but this place is tops as long as you're in the mood for "fish shack with a view" type ambiance.

Visited February 2013
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“definitely worth it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

had been to the bar next door and had ceviche served from Barracuda, though had never been to this restaurant. The ceviche was excellent-first time ever having it! Living in Conchas Chinas we generally stay on the South Side when dining out, but decided to give Barracuda a chance, given the great views, and reviews. SOOO glad we did! Being picky about steaks, and my partner not a steak person, was hesitant about ordering the steak and shrimp, thou we both did. Upon hearing that it was a flank steak neither had high expectations. Both of us were highly impressed...the flavor and tenderness were incredible, and the garlic shrimp that accompanied my steak was awesome! Will definitely be back, and tell everyone we know how great the food, service, and viewsare!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Tasty food at a great price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

This is a super casual place on the beach that serves fresh seafood. The margaritas are strong! Loved all the spicy salsas they had.

Visited April 2013
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Mississauga, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good seafood right on the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

This restaurant was discovered by my friend PV Ronnie. My wife & I have visited here at least 4 times. Everytime we get a table overlooking the beach and the fish is always consistly good. The prices are reasonable and the portions are good. The staff is courteous and I have never had any issues with the service. This place is not fancy but just honest to goodness cooking and service. I recommend this place without reservation. We are going back tonight for dinner.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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