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Philo's Bar - CLOSED

Delfin 15, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Mar 17, 2017
“Okay food but great band ”
Jun 20, 2016
“If you like live music......”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, American, Pizza, Canadian
$$ - $$$
Delfin 15, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
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Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

If you want good music or want to dance this is the place. We barely sat down all night. Food is average or below for la cruz. But go there for the bands as they are awesome.

Thank michaelbK3920PW
Reviewed June 20, 2016

The evening at Philo's sweeps you into 60's and 70's soft rock with a little latin music thrown in for good measure. Great local talent and the food is as good value as the music!

Thank Bob D
Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and good service overall but the pizzas we ordered were only average. English spoken.

Thank sopel471
Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

A fun place with great service. I ordered the pizza and was disappointed. A fun place to go for drinks and see the live entertainment but eat before you go.

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed March 19, 2016

It's the entertainment that brings you to this place. The food was fine, I can't complain about it but the musical entertainment in the evening was wonderful. I don't think there is a band every evening so you might like to phone ahead. Great wait...More

Thank clf51
Reviewed March 16, 2016

What a great place. They bring in awesome bands and entertainers. The pizzas are very good. Margaritas are so so. Nice find in La Cruz

Thank Col1tur2
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Philos ribs are great! Rarely can do any justice to the "all you an eat". Atmosphere, with the band, is a bit depressing now that Philo is gone. Admire the philanthropy that Philo started for this community and that is ongoing.

Thank Frolander46
Reviewed February 25, 2016

We were invited by friends to a dinner and show at Philo's and what a treat! First of all, the best steak we had in Mexico to date and the show was really good and entertaining. We hope this venue keeps going strong for a...More

Thank Martinerob13
Reviewed February 20, 2016

BRAVO "Luna Rumba!!" Wonderful atmosphere! Service was very good. Cocktails were great, but slow! Caprese salad, great--but served with no salad dressing! All meat pizza--excellent. Papas fritos---Just OK. Looks like the Entertainment was the best---Brian Savage---international artist, world wide! This room is all about great...More

Thank alan a
Reviewed February 16, 2016

We were there for a community fundraiser. The dinner was ribs with side dishes and it was good. This restaurant is a center for community activities and supports the local musicians plus brings in very popular bands from the PV area. You should check their...More

Thank RICK B
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Restaurant Details

Mexican, American, Pizza, Canadian
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Delfin 15, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
Proprietor is Philo Hayward, an American expat. The bar is an old sailor's haunt, with live music every night from Philo's Shuffle Band. There's also a music studio and restaurant attached. It's basically the centre of activity for all expats in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Telephone: 329 295 5068, or email Philo at philo@philoslacruz.com
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