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El Perla Negra

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Calle Adelita, Col La Madera | Ixtapa, Guerrero, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
+52 1 755 115 8484
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Chester, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are always greeted like friends who happen to be dropping by for dinner. The management and staff are gracious and accommodating. They will even prepare special requests from past menus when they have the ingredients available. Portions are more than adequate. The food is very good and the dishes are nicely presented. Is the perfect place for family dinners... More 

Thank TtinyDancer
Madison, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last year we had dinner (they only serve evenings), and had a good meal. So, this year we had dinner there twice. The fish and shrimp are excellent. The sides, of rice and vegetables we superb, as was the Margarita. I would highly recommend trying it, and you may even wish to top off the meal with their Coconut or... More 

Thank 70plusandtraveling
Montgomery, Minnesota
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of four dined at El Perla one evening. This is a small, clean and simple restaurant that offers good service. We all had seafood, mine was "chula" with a cream cilantro sauce. I think it was the best meal I had during our two weeks in Zihuatanejo, and we ate at some expensive places. The owner is very... More 

Thank billymn723
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

We just spent 3 weeks in Ixtapa and went to this restaurant twice! Our friends took us here as its their fav restaurant in Zih. Well....it's now our fav restaurant too!! Great food! We all had the big shrimp (garlic, skewers, coconut) and everything was fresh and delicious. One evening our friend had the ribeye steak which he raved about.... More 

Thank Lynn M
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

I found this on trip advisor and my husband and I thought we would try it. It had the best coconut shrimp we have ever had. The owner is a fisherman and chef. This is across the taxi area. We missed it the first time, taxi drove right by it. We have returned their several times and have always had... More 

Thank C P
New Denver, Canada
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

Despite a half empty restaurant, we waited for over half an hour for a beverage and almost an hour for a light meal one night at this restaurant. It looks like a good beach restaurant from the beach, but we won't be back. Food was the worst we had in our week in Zihua.

Thank Valhallagirl33
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

We had the shrimp which was excellent. My son had chicken which was also very good. Overall a positive experience

Thank David P
Courtenay, Canada
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

We tried El Perla Negra on the recommendation of a fellow traveller from our hotel. When we found it, the location had us suspect of the quality. Were we ever wrong. The cilatro sauce mahi mahi, garlic mahi mahi, coconut shrimp, stuffed mahi mahi, and the flank steak all fabulous. Terrific pina coladas. So good we went twice. A must... More 

Thank Captain-Ron
Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016

Very economical the food is basic but for the money is good. Staff very pleasant. It's a small place with just a few tables

Thank Jean B
Park Rapids, Minnesota
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116 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

There were 4 of us having dinner and 3 said their food was average, but the one who had steamed fish said it was the best he'd had in Zihua. The price is right, so no real complaints, except the coconut shrimp was too well done. It's a small place and is busy, so come early to ensure a seat.... More 

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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
$30 - $150
Seafood, Mexican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Adelita, Col La Madera | Ixtapa, Guerrero, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: +52 1 755 115 8484
We have moved and are now closer to the church at plaza kioto. We are on the first street heading to "La Madera" where the taxis are stationed. See you soon!!! Opening Dec. 15.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?