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“Very disappointing experience!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Villa de la Selva

Villa de la Selva
Paseo de la Roca Lote-D, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo 40884, Mexico
(52) 755 5530 362
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Ranked #3 of 71 restaurants in Ixtapa
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Villa de la Selva offers three terraces with views of the ocean. The restaurant has a casual ambience and serves contemporary and international cuisine. With twenty-five years of high quality service, the staff is experts at hosting weddings and the most romantic dinners in Ixtapa. El restaurante consta de tres terrazas con vista al mar al descubierto. El ambiente es casual y nuestra cocina es contemporanea e internacional. Veinte-cinco anos de servicio respaldan nuestra calidad, expertos en bodas y eventos los atardeceres mas bellos de Ixtapa disfrutando de una cena romantica.
Naperville, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
“Very disappointing experience!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Very poor service, total lack of customer focus, pasta dishes were cold and underwhelming.
With a cost of over twice than other very good restaurants in Ixtapa they did not fulfill our expectations for a fine dining experience.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Sammamish, Washington
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Good view/bad food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Beautiful view of ixtapa coast especially at sunset when we went. The drinks were also delicious and it was very romantic BUT for the price, the food was not impressive. Menu looks good but the appetizers are small and ours (duck taco, calamari) we rate at a 6. Entrees were a complete let down. A place you get the pasta because that was the best dish and still dry and small. Veal was undercooked along with the potato and my wife's lobster had maybe 5 oz of good meat for $50 bucks. Have to end saying service was great.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Consistently a very nice restaurant.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Great view, very good food. On the pricey end, but very romantic.
We enjoy the shrimp, risotto, caesar salads.
Wear your bug repellant.

Visited January 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

The setting is gorgeous, but the food is way overpriced. The quality is acceptable, but I can get much better at 1/3 the price in Philadelphia. Lamb chops were cooked perfectly, but sauce tasted like something out of a jar. I can cook much better than this. Ceviche was good, but nothing special. It is surprising that for this type of location and these prices they cannot find someone in Mexico that can cook better. I would recommend they try to lure someone for Puerta Villarta (sp?)

Visited December 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Dinner with friends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The food and service were excellent!!! We had the calamari and assorted tuna appetizer. For dinner I had the Risotto with Shrimp and my husband had Surf and Turf. My friend had the best meal which was the veal. We finished with an assortment of desserts. Nothing was bad and the seanery and ambiance excellent!

Visited January 2013
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