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Cabana Chula Vida

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| Playa Blanca, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
360-225-9228
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

All I can say is wow, the food was great, grilled veggies and fresh tiritas , its like sushi only way way better, were incredible and only 5 mins drive from the village

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

This was my friend and I first time here. We spent the day here and just loved it. Chula Vida is immaculate. We were given chaise lounges, tables and umbrellas out from the restaurant on the beach. Very attentive staff. We had drinks and lunch.We both opted for the shrimp on the grill. The shrimp was very good. It is... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We have eaten at Chula Vida on several occasions while at Playa Blanca. The food is always good and the owners very attentive.

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Vernon, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We walked down Playa Blanca on a beautiful sunny day to Cabanas Chula Vida - where we were welcomed and invited to relax. Hammocks in the shade, a shower to rinse off sand or surf and the most amazing food. The menu is limited because they works with what is fresh that day - we had the wood fired dorado... More 

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Thank KGGFamily
Eureka, Montana
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We were served amazing food every time we ate here. The owner cooks over a wood fired grill and serves whatever has been freshly caught that day. We were welcomed and given personalized service whenever we ate here. The atmosphere was relaxed but we were eating food that was five star!!

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Thank Carolandron11
Bay Area
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Play Blanca, about 3-4 from the Zihua Airport (10-15 minutes); the paved road turns into a dirt road; this place is just past the Escondite We found the paradise of paradises; the one in the Shawshank Redemption Two eating sections; one is under a ramada on the beach where there is a perfect cool breeze The beach is clean and... More 

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Lakewood, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Cabana Chula Vida is on one of the nicest beaches we've ever seen - a long, sandy beach with a nice surf and beautiful sunsets. The hostess at our lodging recommended Cabana Chula Vida and we were very pleased with the dinner, service and setting. The specialty is fish cooked on a wood-fire grill. We both had dorado, grilled and... More 

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Studio City, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Ended up having dinner there 3 times over a one week period. Excellent prepared seafood over a charcoal / mesquite grill. The dorado and tuna were done perfectly. Excellent mango salsa with dish. On Wednesday during the season there is a sushi chef preparing a number of very tasty choices

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Hugo, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We spent the day with a our tour guide Juan Carlos Garcia and he brought us to the wonderful little restaurant on playa Blanca. It was one of the best lunches I've had since we have been coming down to Zihu. The owners were very welcoming and explained the menu in detail. They were even ready to substitute chicken for... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We have just returned from Zihuatanejo where we had some of our best meals ever at Chula Vida. En route to Barra de Potosi, this restaurant is worth the drive by car or cab to spend the day or evening or even both! Jorge and Lisette and their staff run a wonderful, welcoming restaurant. Jorge cooks some of the best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Playa Blanca, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: 360-225-9228

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