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El Dinamita

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Paseo Cocoteros, lote 8 villa 8 | next to Fajita Republic, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
322 2977694
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Something different and special. The waiter asked us what we liked for types of food and spices. Then he just had the chef make us delicious dishes which were different than the usual. As promised, the prices were right. If you are in Nuevo Vallarta, go here for dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Just what we were craving, fresh, tasty seafood, excellent service. Friendliest staff. They are very accommodating. 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

We went to this place twice on our vacation. The service is incredible as well as the food and atmosphere. They really seem to care about making sure that your food pares well together. Your first time there they try to order for you instead of just giving you the menu. They will talk to you about what you like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

We stopped here for dinner and even though a rain storm joined us for our open air dinner it was wonderful! Antonio took great care of us. We didn't order off the menu, he selected for us which I highly recommend. The food was delicious and the prices were excellent! It was our favorite dinner of the trip!

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Placentia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

It was thundering and pouring rain but that made our evening even better. Tables were safe from the rain, excellent service, great food. We enjoyed steak kabobs, salad, shrimp, and sea bass (sea bass was just good, not great). For dessert the deep fried ice cream was delicious. This is located next door to Fajitas Republic. They take credit cards... More 

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Temecula, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We've eaten here several times over the years. Always before giving it 5 stars, 6 for Jorge and 4 for all else. Food is different than other local. Garlic is prevalent. The Cevechi is great but served with packaged tortillas. The seafood casserole was wonderful. In a garlic sauce enough to sop up with their garlic toast. Mushrooms with seafood... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Great little restaurant and the owner is very personable! Great variety of food and a good place if you like seafood.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We tried this place one time based on concierge recommendation literally the first year they opened. We have been going since! We really appreciate letting the owner/manager make recommendations. He hasn't steered us wrong! But truly, we are big fans of the Molcajete. The cheese literally liquifies and makes the most AMAZING taste withthe other proteins in the dish. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

They may serve other things but you cannot go wrong with their fish and chips... Do not be frightened by the simple look of the place.. It's really good food and romantic when the lights are on after dark

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We went to this place because of a local recommendation. The meal was very interesting. Tell the waiter what your hungry for and he will have one or more suggestions for you, including different ways to fix it. Don't be afraid to take their suggestions, you will not be disappointed. Not fancy, elegant, or uppity, just great food and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Cocoteros, lote 8 villa 8 | next to Fajita Republic, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Nuevo Vallarta
  • Phone Number: 322 2977694
Description
Marisqueria al fresco, owned by the same people who own Fajita Republic on the same lot

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