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“"Watch the sunset from your table"” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mar y Sol

Mar y Sol
Av. Pacifico No. 4 | Col. Centro, Bucerias 63732, Mexico
+52 329 298 1914
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Ranked #22 of 117 Restaurants in Bucerias
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $39
Cuisines: Mexican, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“"Watch the sunset from your table"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We were given a table on the beach about 20 feet from the water by a very friendly staff. The meals were large and very tasty. The best part was the second drink was free and very large. The only problem was a number of beach vendors were always coming to the table to sell their wares. The small children trying to sell gum was sad to watch. It was a fun time as we watched the sunset from our table as the dance music played from the restaurant next door. I would go back again.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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marysolrestaurant, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Mar y Sol, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Hi! thanks for your comment, we are working on the beach vendors but is very hard to take away. Hope see you soon!
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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“great place for relaxing meal on the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Went with a friend for lunch, based on their recommendation of visiting before. It was later afternoon, and took a table on the beach. Lovely location to just sit and watch the ocean.

The service was very friendly, and the food very tasty. Was a little pressed for time, but it's definitely best when you are not rushed. The only minor annoyance is because it's on the beach, you get a fairly steady stream of beach vendors interrupting you. This is normal for Mexico and nothing to do with the restaurant it's self.

We had some guacamole to start, then the shrimp with coconut coating, and red snapper fish. The snapper was very nice, one of the best fish I've had in a casual restaurant.

Definitely recommend if you are in Bucerias.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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marysolrestaurant, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Mar y Sol, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Thanks alot for your comment, we work for a faster service, hope we can do better next time. Thanks for your visit and hope see you very soon..
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Lake Tahoe
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Terminally Touristy”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We visited Mar y Sol on our recent trip to Vallarta and Bucerias,we found the service indifferent and seriously inattentive. The "shrimp taquitos" were more like enchiladas with a tasty sauce that over powered the tiny bits of shrimp that was rolled up in them. Rumor has it that the Caesar salad was invented in Mexico but here is was wilted and tasteless.

Our entrée was shrimp fajitas which was ok but nothing out of the ordinary, the beans and rice that came with them was barely warm at best. The street food we had at the nearby stands outside of the Church on Saturday evening after Mass was so superior and at 20% of the price of our meal at Sol y mar.

Most Restaurants in this area live off the visitor business and their customers are treated like an important part of their business and the food is usually pretty good. This one of the worst experiences I've in our many trips here over the years. This is on our never come back list

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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marysolrestaurant, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Mar y Sol, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Hi, thanks for your opinion, first it all we very sorry for you bad experience, we are very surprised for you comment, we try to work very hard in the costumer attention, so we talk about it for a better attention. We work very hard to go out of this black list very soon.
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Penticton
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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Ribs, Ribs and more Ribs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

3 orders of BBQ Ribs and excellent! This dish is usually served with a baked potato but pleasantly surprised with the sweet potato with hint of nutmeg... YUM. I would suggest bug spray around your ankles.
It is a charming mexican experience and will return again next week.

Visited March 2014
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marysolrestaurant, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Mar y Sol, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
thanks for you comment, we very happy for you opinion. We wait for you the next week, and the next and the next...
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“Reliably good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

From fish to steak to Mexican dishes and pasta, a solid value in Bucerias. Fabien is a charming and helpful server.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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marysolrestaurant, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Mar y Sol, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Thanks for you comment, we work hard to be a better place. Maybe you can help us for be better.We are very interesting for know all your opinion and work better for be you perfect place, thanks again for you comment and we hope see you very soon.
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