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“a wonderful meal and great service”
Review of EL GRILLO MARINERO

EL GRILLO MARINERO
Ranked #3 of 175 Restaurants in Huatulco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Redvers
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5 reviews
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“a wonderful meal and great service”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Roberto Hernandez of Yellowfin Fishing recommended this restaurant for seafood and it was excellent. We went three times during our month stay and always had an excellent meal and something better than the last visit. The whole red snapper cooked in butter and garlic was probably the best fish we had anywhere. As non Spanish speaking customers we had no trouble making ourselves understood to the staff when the English speaking son was not available. With the help of pictures and sign language and a lot of laughter we ordered an amazing lunch. Our lunch companions ranged in age from 2 years to 73 years of age and as many as 7 people at a time. We would definely recommend trying the great fish. A really nice and very clean lunch spot.

  • Visited January 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very highly recommended by locals for safe seafood and cheap prices”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

The palm leaf (palapa) roof open restaurant is rated very high by locals and is in the heart (centro) of the little town la Crucecita, and it was fine. You won't get sick here. The non-Spanish speaking tourists may probably not appreciate the atmosphere that much. You practically have to guess what the menu is really offering and for this you might need to speak some Spanish. However, pictures on menu and walls help. I suggest whole fish cooked in garlic (al ajo), and the whole shrimp. Yum yum. Do not put the habanera sauce on your food as this will practically send you into cardiac arrest. I Made the mistake of putting it on the chip and had to immediately run to the kitchen area and they gave me salt and lemon to shave the effects. Probably would go back mainly because fresh, safe and cheap. This will help economize your trip.

  • Visited December 2012
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“A must go place in Huatulco”
Reviewed February 5, 2012

This family owned place offers excellent seafood. It was so good that i had lunch there every day of my 3 day stay. Try the octopus in and fresh catch of the day fish.

  • Visited January 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“excellent fresh seafood and fish meals budget priced friendly atmosphere”
Reviewed October 30, 2011

good service

simply excellent fish and seafood

budget priced from 10-30 us dollars

staying 27 days in La Crucecita visited this place about 6 times and tried different kinds of fish like robalo (seasnook) huachinango (bream) dolphin (mahimahi) and fish soup and camarones prepared in different styles

every meal was worth more than I paid for it

bringing in a selfcaught dolphin mackerel they prepared it instantly and only charged me the drinks !!!

highly recommended and give my regards to Paula (she even washed my hands with lemon after dinner) the owner and her sons Pancho and Pelon

  • Visited October 2011
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“The best of the best!”
Reviewed April 10, 2010

The best of the best!

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