We just returned from our yearly trip to Zihuatanejo. We stay on Playa La Madera so walk down Calle Adelita often and had seen some posts about Nardo's. Walking by the first night we were greeted by Alex at the front who of course, tried to convince us to come in. We told him we would be stopping by during our trip and on our return walk, he greeted us by name which was nice! A few nights later, we did go down to eat. It was a all seafood menu which is fine by me but my husband usually likes a meat but will eat shrimp. We started with the tiritas which were very good and large portion. I had a nice white wine, my husband had a margarita was fine, not the best, not the worst. I ordered the mahi mahi with mushrooms and white wine sauce. It was very good, large portion that came with rice and vegis. The only complaint I would have was I felt the sauce was a bit too salty for my taste but I don't tend to salt alot. It did not stop me from eating it and the leftovers the next day! My husband had the stuffed shrimp with cheese and wrapped with bacon (which was grilled vs. fried like Chendo's) with a red sauce. I believe it also came with rice and vegis and was very good. Ate those leftovers the next day also! The service was good and friendly and the prices were in line with seafood in the area. I will definitely eat there again on our next trip.
I didn't use the restroom but my husband did and said that it was very Mexican basic, the kind of toilet that doesn't flush, you have to pour water from a 55 gallon drum into the toilet for it to flush. We are familiar with these from other areas in Mexico and I know that this property was probably a private residence before but I hope if they are successful they will install a regular flushing toilet. It won't stop me from going there again. It's Mexico after all!
After reading the other reviews here, I noticed mention of the keyboard player. I wonder if he was the same that we saw at Rufo's. The night we were at Nardo's they just had stereo music playing which was fine but at Rufo's the young man hit some pretty bad keys that made us cringe a few times. I think it was nice that they give him a chance though because practice makes perfect. Again, Mexico :) The oddities we find on our trips are one of the pleasures of our vacations that we enjoy and can laugh about!
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