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Calle Corona 66A | Colonia Central, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle 63732, Mexico
3292955071
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

It began as a local gallery that sold great coffee! It has since expanded (just recently as we understand), into a restaurant and bar with live music. We went there for late night music which was fun and relaxing, and dinner and live music with a group of 18 of us which was great too! Food is above average and... More 

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Spanaway, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Great margaritas and the best carrot cake EVER. We went twice on our trip. The live music was great. The owner was so nice and served great drinks. This place is neat and has a big tree growing through it the middle of the restaurant and upper level bar.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Great band, fun people and AMAZING FOOD!! A fun setting with a dance floor in the trees.The shrimp skewers are fantastic!!

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Thank MariaQb
Chicago, Il
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Darling courtyard style dining area by day with some of the most delicious honey pancakes I've ever had, add excellent coffee Americana and a local guitar - sweet! By night the upstairs is lively with music and dancing, off the beaten path but worth the walk.

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Bucerias, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Alfredo and his family make this a welcoming place to dine, food and service are excellent and the beautiful setting makes this a place to visit more often

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

The special event buffets are wonderful! A very wide choice of food which was all delicious! The carrot cake is the best anywhere! Ribs were perfect. Unfortunately, found the quality not as spectacular other evenings on the regular menu. Kudos for their community philanthropy.

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Searsport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Jardin de Pulpo is gorgeous, the staff are fantastic, the drinks are good, but the burritos....good lord, the burritos. Wasn't expecting so much from a gringo-owned expat bar, but holy hannah it was the best dang burrito I've ever had. the Pierna is a slow-cooked pulled pork locally sourced from forest-fed pigs and is probably the single most delicious thing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Been twice, once on reopening night. Awesome food, great music.. Feels like a treehouse and museum. Awesome band. Looking at bulliten board it is kinda like a community center as offer salsa dance, yoga and an Organic breakfast downstairs. Clean and very cool place

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Thank Holli B
Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Great breakfast, free WIFI, and live entertainment to boot! Two guys playing wonderful guitar music. Nice way to start the day. Love this place! Organic ingredients.

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Thank Brock-Lucy
calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Well done Aruna Piroshki! Great mix of restaurante and cultural centre on the main level. Thoroughly enjoyed the Huichol Gallery. And the wide-open and semi-tropical ambience was delightful. Upstairs We enjoyed the cozy sit-up bar area, and then moved to the table ad chairs occupying the balcony--while watching a great "LIVE" band. Service was friendly and the beverages generous. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $6
Cuisine
Cafe, Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Corona 66A | Colonia Central, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle 63732, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
  • Phone Number: 3292955071

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?