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Mexican, Seafood, Pacific Rim
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Calle Carrizal | Restaurant El Grillo Marinero, Huatulco 70989, Mexico
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ever since seeing this place on Bizarre Foods it's been on my list and it does not disappoint! This place rivals many of the world class seafood restaurants in the US and at portion of the cost. We tried the octopus cooked in it's own ink and it was very tasty.The garlic butter shrimp are amazing, it leaves the garlic... More 

Thank jchavarria
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gracious service and amazing food. This is not to fanciest place we have ever eaten but the seafood is world class. I ordered a seafood stew and my wife had grilled shrimp. The flavors were balanced, subtle and deep. It had the vibe of old family recipes. There was nothing showy or trendy about it. They obviously take great pride... More 

Thank Panchoduchat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful hospitality. The food was fantastic. Red snapper in butter and garlic was superb. Prawns in chipotle and chilli were awesome. Fresh. Friendly. Quick. Only non Mexicans in the place and treated like kings. Really recommended.

Thank Rob M
New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our first meal so much we came back a few nights later! Perfectly cooked tuna, grilled octopus, delicious Mahi Mahi, tasty camarone salad, all so fresh & YUMMY! Very reasonably priced for the quality of the seafood & how well they treat it. Friendly staff wanting to practise their English, we wanted to practice our Spanish, so kinda... More 

Thank Buggerem
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Very humble place with few dishes, but they were all great. Very fresh, very tasty and affordable. Lots of locals and few tourists, which is usually good.

Thank Eduardo R
Northwest Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

If you like fresh seafood, this is the place. They catch it - they serve it - that day - fresh. We ate here twice the week we were in Huatulco. I had the snapper and the amberjack - I can't pick a favorite. Both were amazing.

Thank ejchron
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

This is one of the best authentic sea food in downtown, their sup is the best that I ever try. And all the food is fresh.

Thank luis g
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner and had 12 people in our party. We all ordered different meals and everything was so really fresh and delicious. I had the fried red snapper in garlic and it was amazing. We had Victoria beer to go with our dinner. We will defined be back. Total bill for 12 with alcohol was less then 80$... More 

1 Thank jscwad
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We first dined here 11 years ago. The food didn't improve, because it's already excellent! What's new for us are the new tables and chairs and a brand new thatch roof. Get the octopus, several different choices are available. It's great! They had several specials, but we stuck to the octopus and shrimp. And like many places in Crucecieta, very... More 

1 Thank Ryan B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We loved grillo marinero. We had an off menu scallop crudo dish that was great. Olive oil, onion, cilantro, lime juice with fresh scallops. They were 300 pesos and were enough for four. The shrimp cocktail was also incredible. The secret is the Orange juice they use.

Thank Paul S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Seafood, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Carrizal | Restaurant El Grillo Marinero, Huatulco 70989, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Huatulco
  • Phone Number: 9585870783

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