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El Gabo

It's Not the One in Ixtapa. This Is Downtown, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Dec 9, 2017
“Surprised and good”
Jan 25, 2017
“Authentic Mexican Seafood Restaurant”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
It's Not the One in Ixtapa. This Is Downtown, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

Dropped off by a taxi in the middle of Zihautenejo, we spied an open restaurant just up the sidewalk. One companion had spiny lobster, the other two of us had a combination of shrimp and lobster. No one spoke English, but the communication was good...More

Thank Tink C
Reviewed June 16, 2017

I visited El Gabo few years ago and I felt in love with the food. This year I was looking forward to enjoying a delicious fish soup, instead, I got very disappointed. The soup had no taste, it had chunks of fish with skin and...More

Thank Tania N
Reviewed January 25, 2017

We stumbled on this great Mexican restaurant in Zihuatanejo. Great local atmosphere and great food. You can't go wrong with any of the shrimp. Would love to go back and try more!!

Thank Noel M
Reviewed December 13, 2015

We were on the hunt for some good coconut shrimp. Our taxi driver brought us to this restaurant. It's a little off the beaten bath from plaza de Ixtapa. We had chicken fajitas, coconut shrimp, and guacamole/chips. Their fajitas were super good, great seasoning. Their...More

Thank KnowForeignLands
Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is a local restaurant that offers a huge variety of dishes, mostly see food. The food and service are excellent. I highly recommend this place if you want to try local food at very reasonable prices. You have to try “Pescado a la talla”....More

Thank Tania N
Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place was recommended by a taxi driver an I gave him an extra tip for the great meal we had. This was the best seafood on the trip, and was not surprised to see a room full of locals eating there. I think that...More

1  Thank ty b
Reviewed April 27, 2015

They have one in downtown Zihuatanejo and one branch near the old road to zihua. The fish is very fresh, not frozen and the clams also. When i go i usually order the snapper(huachinango) and octupus ceviche. I always ask for the natural not prepare...More

Thank prosignia300
Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Don't get the shrimp! The chef is just some poor dude who is NOT. A chef. The fresh fish was great but the shrimp was just droped into the drier heads and veins and all. No attention to presentation Or seasoning. DEFFINATELY will come back...More

Thank RobertaYRoberto
Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

This is a little secret place. It is a large restaurant. Beautiful and super clean. The coconut shrimps are the best I ever had. The scallops sashimi to gym for. The portion are large. tacos de Camarones are super. You have to try it. You...More

1  Thank linette1950
Reviewed March 25, 2014

Local favorite spot. Loved the gabo fish, very spicy. Shrimp tacos used large, well grilled shrimp. Waitress was attentive and very nice.

Thank boback
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  • Address: It's Not the One in Ixtapa. This Is Downtown, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
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