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Restaurant El Arrayan

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Seafood, Grill
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Adelita street No number Colony La Madera, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
+52 755 112 1193
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend recommended El Arrayan to us for dinner. They were incredibly welcoming and the grilled red snapper was grilled to perfection. To watch the owner/chef prepare and cook the meal was like watching a dance. I would definitely return and recommend El Arrayan to anyone looking for a fresh meal in Zihuatanejo!

Thank sdjse
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific small family place run by the family fresh fish every day and you can call and ask 1 day before for whatever you want octopus tuna shrimp tacos and they are wonderful and great cooks

Thank Carl R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

What a terrific restaurant!! During our breakfast there one morning we had a great conversation with the owner. He mentioned that if we wanted something specific for dinner, just let him know a day ahead of time and, he would make it happen for us. We were craving Red Snapper . . . and OMG we were not disappointed. Our... More 

Thank Stephanie S
Columbus, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

What can we say? Mauricio and his family always cares for us so well and the food and atmosphere is delightful. This is one of our favorite places in Zihua... price is a bargain, service is not just friendly, it is family! We love being in Zihua and knowing Mauricio and his family has been a great privilege. On our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food reasonable price. Grill master was great. Cared for customers and genuine. On route from our stay to water along canal. Love the grilled combo served potions just right znd filling. Not a fish eater at best but enjoyed this to my surprise. Wife is and was very impressed. No meriachi band but hummingbird feeders were active even in... More 

Thank Gordon R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

This was a new part of town for us. Mauricio, Veronica and their son are great hosts and take pride in their menu. The arrecharia was the tenderest and tastiest we've ever had. Mauricio must pound the steak thin and soak it in his special marinade for the day. The coconut shrimp is grilled fresh and served in Veronica's mango... More 

Thank Daniel H
Chico, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

Every time we are in Zihuatanejo and walking Adelita we tell ourselves to try some place new. At least once (okay, maybe twice) during our stay we end up here for their amazing ribs.

Thank sissun
Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

Good food, great service in a very quaint location in Zihuatanejo personally attended by the owners. This is one of my favorite restaurants when I want to eat Mexican food.

Thank Yaria R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

We just had a quick breakfast here and enjoyed it a lot. We tried the French toast, fruit plate and sincronizada. Everything was delicious and the service was top notch. The owner came out and visited a it and was very friendly.

Thank QuilterSheila
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

Stopped here for dinner after passing by in the morning and saw that one of the specials of the day were barbeque ribs. The grill is right on the street. Cute little tables and chairs across the street from the restaurant with lots of plants around. Our group ordered the ribs, shrimp with cheese and bacon, arracherra, and fish tacos.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood, Grill
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Adelita street No number Colony La Madera, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: +52 755 112 1193
It is located on a street with more options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have a small garden on the other side of the street where we located some of our tables, the area is characterised by the fact that most people walk down the road as it is a closed and there are few vehicles, it is very quiet And the sea, the square and the main market are only a few meters away. Restaurant "The Arrayán" account with service of breakfast and lunch hours of 08:30 to 16:00 hours, and from October to April Dinner service stretching up to the 22:00 hours. Attended by their owners. Thank you for your preference! It is a pleasure to serve you!!! Now is open friday and saturday grill dinner.

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