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Chac Mool Cafe

Mexican, Pizza, Cafe, Wine Bar, Pacific Rim
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Avenida Chacalilla 3, Chacala 63715, Mexico
+52 3272194037
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is a perfect setting, right on the beach in the pretty village of Chacala, with helpful and attentive staff, who guided us through the extensive food and drink menus. Everything we tried was delicious, especially the breakfast granola and anything shrimp based on the main menu.

Thank pennio5
chacalacafe, Owner at Chac Mool Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, looking forward to seeing you again soon More 

Dili, East Timor
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We are often in Chacala and this is by far our favorite restaurant. We love the food, especially the fish, at this place. The margaritas are great. It has a spacious and relaxing setting at the beach. The service could do with improvement (except Manuel, who is fantastic).

1 Thank AnieleK
chacalacafe, Owner at Chac Mool Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Your review make us very happy, we will teach the others to speak more English, lol. see you soon in Chacala and of course chac mool More 

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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163 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I have eatten here 3 times this season due to its great location on this very pleasant beach. 60% tourist to 40% locals. Tourist mostly at this restaurant. The menu was extensive, with some local favorites like fried fish skins. Had the Atune Filet Sarandeado... The Sarandeado sauce was decent and spicy. The tuna was a little try and over... More 

1 Thank sirenanathalieNyc
chacalacafe, Owner at Chac Mool Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we are please to hear that you enjoy chacala and chacmool is part of it. SEE YOU SOON More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Sure, it's a great spot in a great setting. But this was the most awful dining experience we had in our 10 day stay in Chacala. I will never return here again! Never!

Thank TravelFoodie1010
chacalacafe, Propietario at Chac Mool Cafe, responded to this review

Hi sorry to hear that, can you be more specific so in that way you can help. Thank you very much , hope your stay in Chacala was pleasantly More 

Victoria, Canada
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Loved the effort put into this granola! Blueberries, blackberries, mango, yogurt and granola with nuts. Maybe because we kept coming back everyday they gave us some home made bread/toast one day that was amazing. Good espressos and americanos as well.

Thank kayakerjeff
Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

The people who run Chac Mool have obviously put a lot of effort into raising the standard of their offerings over the years. Nowadays, just about everything on the menu is very good or even memorable. The mahi mahi with mango sauce, for example, is something a couple of friends of mine (and I!) dream about when we're unlucky enough... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We arrived to beautiful Chacala beach with a motorboat with some friends. The 8 of us stopped at this small restaurant on the beach for a quick bite and we were very disappointed. Very slow service, over priced drinks and food compared to other similar restaurants we ate at before on the same beach. While the other people in our... More 

Thank Travelmax71
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

I wasn't very impressed with the food.. mostly because I prefer authentic Mexican food while staying in Mexico. They do have good American like food. The night I was there, it was very busy; a band was playing (great band) and a lot of people. Seems like a fun place for those who want to party. I'd rather be in... More 

Thank Mary L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Staff went out of their way to provide a romantic Valentine's Day dinner on the beach. Lovely coconut shrimp with mango sauce!

Thank greenever
Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Where most of the beach restaurants are busy with mexican families and a few tourists, ChacMool is gringo gulch serving pizza, cafe lattes and cocktails. Prices are considerably higher, to which they add a (so-called optional) tip in the bill. Who knows who actually gets the money? Locals tell me the kitchen quality varies a lot and the pizza is... More 

Thank cairoluxoristambul
chacalacafe, Propietario at Chac Mool Cafe, responded to this review

Thank for visit Chac Mool, it's run by me a Mexican entrepreneur with ideas, and u always have Mexicans at my restaurant and of course I am always trying to have entertainment and bring cultural events to Chacala, I am the co founder of the Chacala cultural foundation as well with the gastronomy. People choose to be at my place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $15
Mexican, Pizza, Cafe, Wine Bar, Pacific Rim
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Chacalilla 3, Chacala 63715, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Chacala
  • Phone Number: +52 3272194037
Chac mool its a beach club restaurant on the hart of Chacala Nayarit, Mexico we are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. come and enjoy a truly traditional mexican gourmet food from this pacific ocean with our particular twist.

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