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“Best Breakfast” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Karen's Place

Karen's Place
Lazaro Cardenas S/N Suites Costa Dorada, Bucerias 63739, Mexico
322 133 2186‎
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Ranked #7 of 110 Restaurants in Bucerias
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Halifax, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

we stayed at the condos on the same site as karens so we were able to enjoy their awesome brunch with champagne and orange juice .
We also enjoyed delicious lunches there, my favorite being the taco salad. More than I could eat. The waiters are excellent, always there to make sure all is well. We will be retuning this winter since we will be in Bucerius next jan for 3 weeks.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Escape into a tranquil garden venue.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restaurant has a beautiful, tropical garden setting. It makes you happy just to be there.
The food is excellent and the service perfect. You can enjoy the Greek influence in many of
the delicious dishes.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Karens Place, Bucerias”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had heard that this restaurant was very good so we walked early evening down the street and sauntered back along the beach. Awesome service and awesome food. Nice walk from Royal de Cameron, about 10 minutes.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Concord, California
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45 restaurant reviews
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245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
“Another wonderful time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We were staying in North Nuevo Vallarta, so walked the beach to the north about 30-35 minutes to Karen's for Sunday Brunch. We'd done Sunday Brunch before there and lunch on another occasion, awhile back, but walking the beach to get there recently made it special. There is a sign on the beach, so you can't miss it.

It was hot that morning, for sure, but plenty of cross breezes. We ate in the inside area,. There is an outside area also but sunscreen and a hat would be necessary out there.

Karen was there, as always, and greeted us warmly as she greets all guests. The wait staff is very attentive. Alex was our waiter. Big smile, excellent service. Fun sense of humor. It was packed that morning but the entire wait staff was very efficient.

The menu is very diverse but there is a special Sunday Brunch menu, with several breakfast selections. In addition to the dish of one's choice, you also get a colorful fruit plate to start, with granola and yogurt.

For the Sunday Brunch, there are two prices. 225 pesos for various alcohol specialties with refills (Bloody Mary's, mimosas, rum punch and other selections) or 120 pesos for the meals with coffee, juice, etc.

Food was colorful and delightful. Dining partner had the American breakfast with 2 eggs and pancakes, country potatoes and bacon. I had the Mexican breakfast with excellent spicy scrambled eggs and chilaquiles and beans. Only problem was that the chilaquiles were a bit soggy (I like them crunchy) so will probably order another dish next time. Our two huge breakfasts and the fruit plates and all the drinks were included in the 225 pesos per person. It was a place to sit and relax and enjoy.

On Sunday's, Karen's is open until 3pm. Crowded (even in low season) in the middle of the serving time. It cleared out around 1pm. Wonderful views of the beach and mountains north. We will be back whenever in the area.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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scotland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“5 star..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

How is this place not No1? .. we visited Karens to celebrate my 50th. The staff were wonderful, attentive, yet descret and professional. The wind was blowing a bit when we arrived, so the evening started inside the 'open' resturant, but sure enough, it suddenly dropped, and we were escorted to a table set up on the beach. the food was wonderful, truly 5 * . Karen and her staff, with the help on my wondeful wife made it a bithday to remember. We sat on the beach, watching uninterupted views of the pacific and the sun going down. WOW! they didn't charge any extra for the beach table.... now that was service and attention to detail.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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