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The Fat Boy Seafood

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Bucerias, Mexico
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Comox, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best we've ever had! Enjoy the entertainment....Dave is awesome! There are a lot of beach vendors coming through to keep you busy and lots of small children selling little trinkets. Can't help but buy something!! Tons of FUN!

Thank erinj2u
Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's nothing like having a meal and a few drinks right on the beach. This place is right on the beach, and the food is not bad, and so is the service. However, the whole atmosphere was ruined by the incessant parade of vendors coming to our table. Constant interruption! We might as well have just stayed in the flea... More 

Thank WaltoChronkite
Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place. Have been here many times. It is right in the out door market in Buccarias. Fresh local sea food and you can enjoy it right on the beach, or just stop for a beer while cruising the market. Friendly staff and good eats. I stop in every time we are in town.

Thank Paul D
Edmonton, Canada
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To get to Fat Boys, El Gordo you either approach from the beach (recommended) or you must walk through the extremely aggressive flea market - the gauntlet of harassment! Normally, I love browsing the markets, but that run is vulgar and rude. However, once you arrive you are very warmly welcomed and waited on by MANY waiters, so service got... More 

2 Thank IntoCultures
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a relaxing afternoon eating seafood and drinking a margarita, this is the place! Just in front of the beach you will enjoy the sand on your feet while you eat. Only cash- they should accept credit cards. Wait until the end. They will give you a little surprise. The Aguachile is the best if you... More 

1 Thank Marco G
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here for a few drinks . Although on the beach the prices were very reasonable. Only downside is the proximity to the market when you leave.

1 Thank David R
McKinney, Texas, United States
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Great beach restaurant located right on beach in bucerias. We drove around bucerias trying to find the place. Come to find out, you have to walk to it. There is the main road that goes along the beach that has mar y sol and aduato's....fat boy is on the same street but it is blocked off from street traffic due... More 

1 Thank Shawn T
Nanaimo, Canada
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Great food, tried the ranchero shrimp and garlic shrimp. Both were good but I loved the ranchero shrimp best. My husband had the steak and said it was amazing!

Thank Britanny C
Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Went here yesterday heard good things about the food , didn't realize that it was soooo overpriced , sat down and ordered 2 margaritas and an order of chicken tacos to share , they made our margaritas right at the table and they looked promising until we tryed them , not good in the least , probably one of the... More 

1 Thank Trevor1232
Downey, CA
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We were referred to this restaurant by our hotel. By the time we went there we were not that hungry so we had a few beers and the best octopus salad I've ever had. Service was ok but we felt they tried to raise the price of our bill as we paid with dollars....great location as its right on the... More 

1 Thank lilypr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?