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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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Arlington, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice little place for seafood. The waiter brought out a lovely fresh snapper which my wife and I shared. We also had the octopus. Yummy!

Thank TCuajao
Todos Santos, Mexico
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Hotel receptionist recommended this place and so happy we made it. The seafood soup was fantastic and huge. The grilled fish and tuna also superb. Everything we tried was cooked really well and the staff very friendly and welcoming. Fantastic value as well.

Thank casarancho
Miller Place, New York
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not opened late, closes at 8pm this time of the year... We missed it on our first try. But once we found it opened it was well worth it. As an appetizer I got the seafood cocktail, a mix of shrimp, octopus, and conch in a sweet tomato sauce... absolutely wonderful!!! The rest of the mean was just as... More 

Thank P30
los angeles
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 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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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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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
Mexican, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?