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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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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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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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16 restaurant reviews
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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
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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
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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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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

Thank Retired6812
Medicine Hat, Canada
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79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016

Ate here twice. Very small but very good. Food and service were great and atmosphere was amazing. Good time!

Thank Jim T
Langley, bc canada
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016

While sitting at the bar watching a hockey game we had dinner. Service was slow even though the restaurant was almost empty. Food quality was not that good. I don't think I would go back.

Thank Harry R
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

We were looking forward to the advertised ribeye steaks only to learn after a half hour wait that they had run out. Instead we each ordered chicken Alfredo which was served luke warm and which tasted very routine. As well the red Chilean wine was served cold, right out of the fridge. We had heard good things about this small... More 

Thank lakerwest
Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2015

First, the foto for this restaurant is years old; new locale! At the easterly foot of the canal (opposite end from the marina) diagonally from the church, and across from the taxi stand. When we first arrive in ZIH, I pace myself and eat lots of vegetables. While steamed broccoli is not on the menu, I always order it as... 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
Mexican, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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