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Vainilla Pimienta Bistrodeli

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Calle Cabanas 13 | Frente El Hotel la Paloma, Barra de Navidad 48972, Mexico
+52 315 110 3550
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Edmonds, Washington
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were 8 of us enjoying dinner on our last night in Melaque and I'm very happy we chose this restaurant. The service, food, wine and setting were outstanding and there was a lovely duo performing which enhanced the total dining experience. We ordered the best wine they had ($20/bottle) which we enjoyed with various seafood dishes. Would definitely dine... More 

Thank JulieM21
Savannah, Georgia
2 reviews
Reviewed March 18, 2017

This is a marvellous spot tucked away in an out of the way lane in Melaque. Ambiance, attentive service, an eclectic menu with well prepared dishes for all tastes, live music makes it the romantic dining experience here.

Thank wcorneil
Boise, Idaho
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

A beautiful setting for our friend's wedding. Food was delicious and presented so graciously. A special memory for us.

1 Thank murrpaat
Windsor, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017

The only bad thing about this restaurant is that it took us two months to try it. When last in Melaque it was called Maya and we were sad to see it close. Walking by this year we were happy to see Vainilla Pimienta has taken over the beautiful courtyard location. We are even happier now that we've dined there.... More 

1 Thank traveler69882015
Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant in a garden setting with reasonable prices. I had the best ever pork tenderloin and can't imagine how it could be better.

Thank Goldwingfan
1 review
Reviewed February 23, 2017

Very creative menu, good food, good wine selection and excellent service. We're staying next door and have been twice. Although the menu changes weekly I would imagine a couple of staples would be the creme brulee with fresh rosemary and a wonderful salad with hints of vanilla in the dressing.

Thank Brad P
1 review
Reviewed February 17, 2017

Although challenging to find in the dark, it is worth the effort! Vainilla Pimienta has a delightful atmosphere and delicious food. We were graciously welcomed as soon as we arrived and there was live music to set the scene. I ordered the Tuna Tartare 'appetizer' for 190 pesos.... it was a HUGE portion, fresh and seasoned well. We were a... More 

Thank Kathleen M
Grand Bend, Canada
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017

To say this is our favourite restaurant in the Melaque/Barra de Navidad area would be an understatement. Chef Gaby Ramirez & her staff consistently produce memorable dishes equal to any five star restaurant north of the border. The wait staff are knowledgable and attentive. The restaurant is set in a garden which allows for intimate and romantic dining. Gaby offers... More 

1 Thank ifas3001
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 10, 2017

This is a high end restaurant in Melaque that has the most amazing food. The chef definitely knows what she is doing...The atmosphere is wonderful, the staff speak English which is helpful for those who speak little Spanish and the food is of high quality. It may be expensive by Mexican standards but much cheaper than fine dining in Canada... More 

Thank John D
New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017

Restaurant is a large palapa style atmospheric place with fine food & wonderful music by Gordon & Trish,from Saltspring Island, B.C. on Thur. evening 7 to 10. They are wonderful musicians who love to banter with the crowd. The desserts are outstanding creations by an award winning pastry chief & the owner, Juan Carlos is so friendly & caring with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $14
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Cabanas 13 | Frente El Hotel la Paloma, Barra de Navidad 48972, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Costalegre  >  Barra de Navidad
  • Phone Number: +52 315 110 3550

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