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Calle Carrizal | Restaurant El Grillo Marinero, Huatulco 70989, Mexico
+52 958 587 0783
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Honey Harbour, Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very unfriendly waiter, no fresh seafood available.... Finally ordered some guacomole and even that was distastefull. Never again.

Thank IslandGirl1111
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate a couple of times at this restaurant. Both times were great. The Mahi Mahi was great. Also great price for the wonderful good.

Thank FrostyWi
White Salmon, Washington
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84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Andrew Zimmern was here ten years ago. I show his Mexico episode to my classes. (Even if he himself is annoying, his videos are interesting.) When I looked for good snorkeling spots, Huatulco came up, and once there, I had to go to this restaurant he features in the video. It did not disappoint. I made my husband share the... More 

Thank wellwhateverfor
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are very happy to discover El Grill Marinero. Came by for a late lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the snapper with chipotle sauce and the grilled tuna. Both were perfectly cooked, sauces did not distract from the fish. Our host was fantastic; friendly and helpful. A couple of Victoria's and we were smiling and set for the afternoon. Many thanks... More 

Thank Achillides
Shaker Heights, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grillo Marinero was highly recommended by a number of people- the concierge at Las Palmas, guests there who come every year and of course the reviews here. We went twice cause I really wanted to love the place. The food is good, solid, fresh etc... it's very simple but not special or "amazing" as many say. I had the octopus... More 

Thank andy-rule6
Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the fresh fish & octopus. Beautifully cooked. Our waiter was lovely. (An endless stream of vendors/ musicians walk in to sell or sing the entire time, and then seem confused that no one has any cash left to tip them) They close around 8 or earlier, if the fish runs out. They do have a strobe light effect-... More 

Thank seatsaleseeker
Vancouver, Canada
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624 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, this restaurant deserves to be #1 in Huatulco. The seafood are fresh and grilled to perfection, and the prices are reasonable. We took the combination octopus/shrimps/snails cooked with butter and garlic, and ate it on top of cripsy tortillas with avocado, onions, tomatoes and different types of salsa from the many bottles on the table. A wonderful meal.

Thank MonkeysandWine
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101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always have to eat here during our stay in Huatulco. We got in just before they closed. Had the octopus and garlic shrimp. Excellent as always. 500 pesos for 3 dinner and beers. Can't beat that and the quality is above and beyond any other place.

Thank playamomma
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is very good. You can get pulpo en su tinta! This dish is so delicious and unique. The octopus is served in ink. The whole fish in butter and garlic is one of the best you will ever eat in your whole life. I mean it.

Thank Jamie A
Grande Prairie, Canada
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an average restaurant with limited menu, Shrimp, Squid, Octopus. The Shrimp was good, but not great. I wished we had tried a different restaurant.

Thank Fil494

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, 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: +52 958 587 0783

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