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“Great local food, nice authentic people/owners” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shambhala - CLOSED

Shambhala
Marlin # 32, Yelapa, Mexico
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Cuisines: Healthy
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Woodinville, Washington, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great local food, nice authentic people/owners”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

You want authentic food? the new Shambhala is a must stop in Yelapa. The owner is so friendly, authentic and with the help of his wife, they will deliver some of the best food Yelapa has to offer.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Davis, California, United States
1 review
“Birria was amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This was one of my favorite restaurants in Yelapa. We showed up looking for breakfast on a Sunday, but all they had was slow cooked beef or "birria". We went ahead and tried the birria tacos and let me tell you, it was amazing! They brought out several little dishes with avocado sauce, sea salt, cilantro, onion, and hot sauce to dress up the tacos. The owner said his wife was up cooking it since 3am. We made sure to go back before we left for more birria tacos. You have to go early on Sunday because they sell out. The owner is very friendly and the service was excellent. The other meals we has there were great as well. I highly recommend!

  • Visited June 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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PNW
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

A group of us ate here one night prior to going to the disco. Most of us had the pizza which was delicious and one couple ordered the burger, which also got rave reviews. We sat on the top floor and watching the sun set over the cove was amazing.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Yelapa, Mexico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Par Excelence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

OK, the end of the current season closes in upon those of us who proudly call Yelapa home. My wife, Diana’s last night in town before heading “al norte” called for just the right touch. This was a no-brainer, it was off to Shambhala. Diana requested a masterfully crafted strawberry rum punch while I refused to deviate from my norm—a lime margarita on the rocks no salt. We listened with anticipation as each libation was individually created. Our drinks arrived in advance of the setting sun, so that the pastels of the sunset provided the backdrop for the enjoyment of the beverages before us. In due time, Diana’s Arrechera Role arrived. Now arrechera is roughly the equivalent of a prime cut of steak. Ray prepares this dish with two slabs of steak separated by infused goat cheese. The end effect is to cause acute cerebral arrest punctuated by endless “OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOs.” My selection was the Shrimp Costa Azul which consists of four giant shrimp wrapped in bacon and grilled. It is to die for. Both plates were complimented with rice, steamed vegetables and garlic bread. Before we pushed back from the table, it had already been defined as a night to remember. Buen Provecho!

  • 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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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful view and really tasty food!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

Light candles with a beautiful setting of tables upstairs. We ordered some spring rolls that came with a green salad and some goat cheese. These was really good fried spring rolls, best ever! Guacamole was kind of spice, maybe a lot of lime and some fresh chopped chilli peppers! Pretty impressive with some warm fried chips. Just amazing! We also ordered some veggie burgers that were decently good. As we were the last ones in the restaurant, they were frying some portuguese donuts for the following morning. We got some out of the pan, really Awesome fresh ones! I really apreciated their service and food!

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