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“Perfect Beach Front Seafood place, but....”
Review of Alagua

Alagua
Ranked #118 of 424 Restaurants in Mazatlan
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed March 29, 2012

This is an excellent located restaurant in the heart of the Golden Zone (Zona Dorada) Thousands of tourists like locals pass this restaurant daily. The location of the dining room is far from the parking entrance so you will have to walk around 200 feet, if you arrive on taxi or pulmonia. Therefore on entering you will be received by a nice looking staff and hostess that will let you select any table you desire that’s available.
I went with a party of 8 with two babies and setting us up was a breeze. The restaurant has terrific beach view, a "Sea" decor with drawings, sea shells, fish nets, etc, completing the seafood atmosphere. Immediately our waiters brought us a nice cold bucket of Pacifico's and Corona's. I asked for the most recommended starter plate, called "Coctel Alagua" is a combination of octopus, fresh shrimp, fish and other sea goodies all nestled in a molcajete stone bowl. Presentation, location and atmosphere were near perfect, but sadly the food is not, the dishes we all ordered ALL needed a fix up, salt or lemon or hot sauce or spices. The overall flavors are plain, flat and are not exiting to any avg. palate.
Others ordered a Wrapped Fish "Pescado Sarandeado" that is wrapped on aluminum foil with fresh peppers, onions, tomato, etc...Plate arrived with nothing and fish was just bad. Had to return it and change it for something else. Also we ordered lemon cooked raw fish or as many know them by "aguachiles".... completely bad, almost "NADA-CHILES", asked waiter to bring cook and ask why they cooked them that way.. no show.
Our experience was OK due to the food flavor, but I COULD give them another chance if I go back. Prices are not too expensive but would be worth every peso if they were good.
Im from north Baja, home of the new-foodie-paradise and I can easily say that we have even tastier Sinaloa Style Seafood here.

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Reviewed March 24, 2012

This restaurant was located beside our hotel and was a place we visited 4 or 5 times. The food was really good and had a few new things to try. They have a great happy hour, good prices on food and drinks. The only down side was that some of the employees sold timeshares as well as worked at the restaurant. Which made it a little uncomfortable when you are just trying to have a good time. After we said no the first couple times of being approached, they gave up on us.

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1  Thank chriss z
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

Ate there (Feb 2012). Great sunset view on beach! Happy Hour was between 6 & 7PM. My friend asked how the fish was. They promptly brought a red snapper on a huge plate. (1 kg is what they said). She thought they would filet it and cook it.....instead they gashed the fish skin and deep fried the entire fish...tail, head, fins and all and served it up!!! It ended up being very tasty, but looking at that head all evening was NOT real good. We ordered dessert to take home with us and it was exceptionally good. A Strawberry tart and a Guava tart...both were very good.

1  Thank Kmoser1
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

This restaurant was good one time and really crappy the next as far as food goes. The service was always pleasant. The beer selection is poor. The prices are good. There are timeshare people in-house/on-site who made us very uncomfortable both times we visited. We will probably not give them another shot because of the inconsistency of food and harassment by timeshare peddlers walking the dining room.

Also because it is outdoors, but covered, smoking is or was allowed. That will make some happy but nonsmokers be aware. One time there the table next to us were seeing how many cigars they could smoke at the same time. Not enjoyable.

2  Thank PalapaBound
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Reviewed November 14, 2011

I had the freshest oysters and clams that I've ever sampled in Mexico. They tasted like ocean. I had the steamed mahi mahi and it was excellent as well. You are literally 50 ft from the surf. The servers are young and enthusiastic and the prices are 1970's. A beer for under $2....steamed fish for $7-8 dollars....crazy cheap prices for the food you get. I'm going back again.

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Thank Olliedad
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