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El Barracuda

Calle Paraguay 1290 | colonia 5 de diciembre, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
+52 322 222 4034
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (73 reviews)
“tacos” (64 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Paraguay 1290 | colonia 5 de diciembre, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
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Reviewed February 8, 2016

Friends suggested we try the Baja Tacos. WOW! Lightly breaded, deep fried, but not the least greasy, and delicately flaked mahi mahi. Absolutely delicious!

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

We decided to just have a couple of drinks on the beach and chose this place. The mojito did not have a lot of alcohol and tasted just weak. Place looked outdated and the food is overpriced. Worst thing is the service. We had to...More

Thank Andre R
Reviewed February 7, 2016

Still a good location but service and food has gone down hill. That seems to happen when a place gets a good name. Food was week and waiter uninterested. Prefer next door, bar Solar i believe it is called.

1  Thank kevinkR7460ES
Reviewed February 6, 2016

Amazing staff, excellent food and at times live music right on the beach! It doesn't get better than this

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed February 6, 2016

great place for lunch or dinner. Had the beer battered shrimp, always good. Friends had the shrimp tacos. Several different kinds also were good.

Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a very busy restaurant so be prepared for a wait unless you are early. You can always spend your time having a very good marguerita. There are tables on the beach. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meals which ranged from fish and...More

Thank gmtravellers
Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

This place is a very popular spot. You'll need to arrive before 3 if you want to get a table on the beach, but it is worth it to have dinner while the sun goes down. It is absolutely stunning. And the Peruvian ceviche is...More

Thank MBFogarty
Reviewed February 4, 2016

We visited El Barracuda beachfront restaurant with friends who spend winters in Puerto Vallarta, and who love this restaurant. We started with a shared order of cerviche - the best I have ever tasted! The four of us then each ordered a different variation of...More

Thank calta523
Reviewed February 4, 2016

View of the sunset is incredible. Food delicious. Service attentive and competent. Try the molcajete, for a delectable treat.

Thank Jane K
Reviewed February 3, 2016

I've been coming here for a few years now and the view is fantastic. You're right on the beach so you can see a beautiful sunset, there was live music playing and the service was very attentive considering how busy they were. Their Shrimp Tacos...More

Thank Gabriel P
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February 3, 2017|
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Response from DRois09 | Reviewed this property |
No live music
November 2, 2016|
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Response from Yvette44 | Reviewed this property |
I remember that our drinks were 2 for the price of one - BOGO. My hubby & I each had 2 huge daiquiris as a result. 👍 They were great!
August 30, 2016|
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Response from Viaticatus |
I'm not sure about online reservations, we walked in waited for about 15 minutes and the hostess (very nice) had a handwritten list. No credit cards accepted! Which was a surprise, since there is no visible sign.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Paraguay 1290 | colonia 5 de diciembre, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 4034
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