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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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Placentia, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank CaliforniaMom3grlz
Temecula, California
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank DawnyKnott
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Brenda M
Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Thank Lonnie D
Snoqualmie, Washington
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273 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
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

Thank couplessPS
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 

Thank Mark V
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Brought our foodie girlfriend here for her birthday and all 6 of us loved it. Antonio, our server, was fantastic, as was the rest of the staff. We tried their recommended dishes family style and everyone loved it. I will return next time I'm in PV.

Thank Julie S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

First review goes to this wonderful place. We walked up and were greeted by Antonio (he wants the ladies to know he's single) and the wonderful evening began. We were offered menus, but because I read this site previous, I asked for the no menu option. As stated by others, we were asked our preferences and dislikes. Once he had... More 

Thank Cowguy
Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I wanted someplace nice tonight to celebrate a birthday. We picked this place based on other Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. The waiter asked what we liked and then brought out a feast for us to enjoy including tuna ceviche, fish tacos, shrimp, beef. Everything was delicious. The service was awesome...we loved Antonio. At the... More 

Thank stressedinpdx
Garden Grove, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

we ate here last night and it was amazing. We were greeted by Antonio who was so gracious and friendly we felt at home right away. We allowed him to make our dinner by what we like and dislike,I have to tell you I am extremely picky and he made everything perfect....okay, the chef did upon his order. We had... More 

Thank Lori P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
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?