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El Tiburon de la Costa

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Calle Principal, San Jose | Barrio Viejo, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
+52 755 553 2777
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The oysters here are very good, the servings are a great size and the atmosphere is wonderful, I loved this place!

Thank Fancyj L
Pasadena, California
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We decided to go to El Tiburon based on several people's recommendations. The aguachillis were very good and had lots of flavor. Get the garlic shrimp if you get a chance. I tried the sampler shrimp plate, which had several different varieties of shrimp. The garlic was the best. The restaurant only accepts cash.

Thank wicked51
Regina, Canada
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017

We went here on the recommendation of the concierge at our hotel. We order a large shrimp platter for 6, plus some seafood rice. The meal was very good as was the service we received. It is located in the Ixtapa Palace, an older hotel and this used to be the lobby bar area.

Thank Joyce V
Lafayette, California
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154 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017

We went to this restaurant primarily to experience their Tiritas plate, which is the local Ixtapa/Zihuataneo area favorite. It is like a ceviche, but has fish strips instead of chunks. Their tiritas was ok, but for our tastes, nothing special. Other people eating next to us seemed to really enjoy their shrimp plates. Costs are definitely reasonable, even though this... More 

Thank plochez
Kimberley, Canada
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017

We all rave about this place! The shrimp combination is definitely recommended by the wait staff and we all had it. The staff are attentive and watch your plate and drinks constantly. The different styles of shrimp are so good and the price is right too.

Thank Sherryd
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

The concierge at our hotel recommended this restaurant for sea food. It was an average place. A couple of us had the magi magi and it was very dry. The rest of our friends also were not impressed with the quality and the presentation. The service was average and there is no ambiance . We sat outside and we're next... More 

Thank HugoReston_VA
Ixtapa, Mexico
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

This is the best place for seafood in Ixtapa. Clean, reasonably priced and great service. Try it for sure.

Thank Nancy J
Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2017

We went for seafood dinner. The food was good, the service was Ok. We ran out of drinks and the waiter never bothered coming back to our table. We were handled two menus, one in Spanish and one if English, same prices on both. I kept the Spanish one. When we got the bill, every item (drinks, appetizers, main dishes)... More 

Thank Charlie T
Orange County, California
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2016

Heard some folks at our hotel raving about this place. Its actually in a hotel. When we arrived around 6:45 for dinner they said they close at 7pm! Wow kinda early to close we thought but the hostess graciously told us we were welcome to eat dinner. Very kind. We had an enormous shrimp cocktail, very good. We both had... More 

Thank wildjflippin2016
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Great seafood, great oysters and service. Natural air conditioning and open spaces make iy a comfortable place to esta with a group large or small. There is bat seating as well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Principal, San Jose | Barrio Viejo, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo  >  Ixtapa
  • Phone Number: +52 755 553 2777

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