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“What a lovely night” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Momma Norma and Deborah

Momma Norma and Deborah
La Puerta Shopping Centre, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Ranked #12 of 85 Restaurants in Ixtapa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Irvine, California
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“What a lovely night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

My husband and I stopped by Mamma Norma & Deborah's Restaurant last night for dinner and were, once again, blown away by the food, service and professionalizm of the staff. The staff is always welcoming and you can't beat the food, wether it's a Mexican food combo, the pasta or that wonderful lobster you just can't find better food. Whatever you do though, leave room for her desserts! Her award winning chocolate cake and coconut pie are my favorites.

  • Visited January 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Saratoga, Ca
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Go to place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We ate here our first night in Ixtapa and went back 2 more times during our week stay. The atmsophere is typical Mixican outdoor eating, fun, friendly and laid back. The lobster special they had going on was amazing. A 1/2 kilo lobster dinner for 150 pesos, 1 kilo for 299 pesos, this dish arrived we thought it was to feed all four of us but it was a single serving. Amazing

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“BEST of the Best!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This is our 5th year coming to Ixtapa! Always stayed at Dorado BUT that is a whole other story!! Basically there is NO amount of 'all inclusive' if it means not getting our Momma Norman & Deborah fix!! Best food Experience -hands down!! Deborah is one business owner that knows the key to success! Delicious food, impeccable service, generous portions and just the right kind of ambience to bring it all together! Being greeted by Jimmy & staff is only the beginning! Smiling faces await to assist you in locating just the right place for your culinary adventure to start. The scented mixture of the restaurants many offerings along with its old world decor sets the mood. As you settle back to contemplate your selection of the evening-Deborah visits each table to extend her personal welcome and appreciation in sharing your time with her & her staff! Experience, taste, service=Value!

  • Visited January 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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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Food and Fun Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Momma Norma is a great restaurant for those that worry about what they eay while in Mexico. The restaurant is owned and operated by Debra; Canadian birth and now a Mexican citizen. The staff all speak both english and spanish and are very friendly and happy.

The kitchen is clean and the food is fresh. The restaurant offers soft drinks and beer, wine & alcohol. Debra has a good taste for the wines, so that is a great benefit here od getting quality whites and reds. The eating atmosphere is very pleasant.

So give it a try. If in the high tourist season, go early or late as there will be a croud of mostly Canadians!!! Chow!!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ontario
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“great place to eat breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

very reasonable and great food, right in the downtown area of Ixtapa, lots of shops and other restaurants as well, make great food and service is great too.

  • Visited January 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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