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The Fat Boy Seafood

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Bucerias, Mexico
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north of nyc
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84 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for dinner and the place was packed. The drink special of the day was the presidential margarita, made table side. It was huge and delicious. The fish is fresh and well prepared. We had the shrimp and lobster combo. There is a guitarist that plays and sings. He plays quite well, but his voice is not as good.... More 

Thank Grancy06
Muscatine, Iowa
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

spot for a nice meal. I was there in the late afternoon and only had chips, salsa, and a quick drink. I would have ordered some seafood because I hear it is great but THEY DO NOT TAKE CREDIT CARDS. There is a small sign near the restrooms that announces that. But, in spite of that, it was a great... More 

Thank Beavercowboy
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was packed on the beach. They specialize in seafood, but have a very large menu. Our food was decent. The prices were moderate. There was a guy playing guitar that clearly didn't speak any English, muttering some English words and jibberish to songs like Sweet Home Alabama and Sweet Caroline. While I wouldn't exactly say he was "good"... More 

Thank Jess M
Portland, Oregon
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103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After shopping in Bucerias one day on our recent trip one of the shopkeepers recommended this place. They were absolutely correct. The menu is really very simple, several types of incredibly fresh seafood cooked several possible different ways. If you want good basic seafood in an absolutely spectacular setting right on the beach, this is the place to go.

Thank skywaker9
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Fat Boys on 2 separate occasions during the Christmas Holidays, and both time were excellent. We had a group of 8 and we all enjoyed our meals and drinks. Service was excellent and the washroom facilities were very clean.

Thank dots
Winnipeg, Canada
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a group of 6 and stopped for drinks and lunch. It's a great location at the water's edge. All of us had fish or shrimp tacos or quesadillas. They were all delicious!! The service was great and prices very reasonable. We would all certainly return.

Thank TPaul548
Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Fat Boy Seafood is hidden away in a flea market but still on the beach in Bucerias. Great ambiance, seafood and beer. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Aileen T
West Haven, Utah
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The wife and I wanted to have a dinner on the beach.. One of our hotel guys recommended this place.. I'll admit, at first the location gave me pause... But the food and service was exceptional. Was going to just order some small dish and have a drink at sunset, but decided to try the special, and was not disappointed..We... More 

Thank MazlarMike
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great staff...Good food and amazing drinks. We have been going here every year for the last 7 years....We now consider them family.

Thank SudburyGang
Calgary, Canada
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154 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had lunch for 5 here. Various margaritas, mixed seafood ceviche (wow), large seafood platter for 2, octopus, tuna tacos, vegetarian quesadilla. All were great although the lobster on the seafood platter was a bit over cooked. The char-grilled octopus was definitely the highlight, excellent! Service outstanding. Very casual, plastic chairs right on the beach with large awning covering the whole... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bucerias, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Bucerias

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