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Reviewed September 2, 2014

Hi We have had a lot of dinners at "El Arbolito" and is one of our favourite restaurants in Zihuatanejo. We had our own caught fish, and it was perfectly cooked (also the raw fish). We will go their again next time we visit Zihua.

Date of visit: June 2014
Reviewed December 28, 2013

We had dinner at El Arbolito, which had been recommended to us by several locals. We had been there once before 2 years ago. The atmosphere is very nice and good bathrooms, too. My husband ordered the whole red snapper. Since they are typically small...fish, he asked to see the fish before he ordered it. Due to their size, he decided to order 2. Original cost for each one was $150 but they offered a deal: both for $230 pesos. The fish was the highlight of the meal. It had a good flavor but was over-cooked. I ordered the vegetable fajitas. I was hesitant because they were $130 pesos, which was the same price as the ones with meat or fish, and seemingly all over-priced. (I'm vegetarian and it was the only vegetarian item on the menu) The dish arrived with tortillas, a half plate of horribly cooked rice and a dabbling of shredded vegetables. The menu had described the dish as having sour cream and other condiments included however, I received none of these and when i asked for them, the waiter seemed quite annoyed. In fact, he seemed bothered by about everything we did, constantly hovering over us and trying to take our plates away before we were finished, etc. Wasn't sure if we were being hurried but it was still early in the evening. THEN, when the check arrived, all prices were higher than what was either promised or on the menu. Fish was listed on the check as $276 pesos (even though $230 was clearly agreed upon) and the fajitas had gone up in price to $135 (totally ridiculous for the amount/quality of food. You can get WAY better fajitas anywhere in Zihua for $60 to $70 pesos). We did something that we've never done before in Zihua -- gave a small tip. On a side note, the 'gentlemen' sitting at the table next to us was completely obnoxious, boasted constantly and talked very loudly for long periods of time on his cell phone. Very rude!More

Date of visit: December 2013
Reviewed February 18, 2012

Excellent fresh tuna steak, shrimp tacos. Perfect lunch stop in the shopping district.

Reviewed January 10, 2012

this is the best restaurant on town very good service good food

Date of visit: January 2012
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5