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“Not well known to gringos”
Review of Mariscos Tino's

Mariscos Tino's
Ranked #212 of 1,058 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Price range: $1 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Tino's is located on the second floor above Starbucks one block before the Malecon. This restaurant was recommended by our taxi driver. Even though we asked him for ideas, we were pretty certain he got a kick back from the restaurant . It was fun to watch the traffic below us at the intersection and the near misses on the turn. We also learned about how the taxi cabs have to move out of line and take turns for their next fare
Overall this was a nice place to dine. The shrimp were gigantic and the portions generous We had shrimp shish-kabob which was very good, as well as, chicken fajitas. For drinks we had a margarita and sangria, both were very good. The total for this was about 40 dollars. They also take credit cards. This is a place the locals know about, but there were lots of gringos eating there.

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Thank tropicalshee
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Jorge C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Mariscos Tino's, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2014

Thank you very mucho for your review, we are glad that you like Tinos Malecon we really hope you come back soon to our beautiful Puerto Vallarta and visit our other location in Nuevo Vallarta and Punta Mita

Best Regards

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Reviewed April 30, 2014

We were looking for a fresh seafood place close to our Hotel, Buenaventura Grand. This place was casual enough , but still fancy enough to be good and clean too. There were several different ways to order shrimp, which were very fresh and delicious. also very helpful, their bills, show cost in pesos, canadian, and american.

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Thank Linda H
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Jorge C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Mariscos Tino's, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2014

Thank you very mucho for your opinion about Tinos Malecon we hope you can visit our other locations in Nuevo Vallarta and Punta Mita

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Reviewed March 26, 2014

Nice and reasonable place to sit and drink and watch people or the pelicans diving in the bay. Easy to get to at the start of the Malecon.

Thank Melissa W
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

We visited Tino's based upon a recommendation from a local. Turned out to be an amazing recommendation. The service, the food, the drinks, the entire experience was well worth the cab trip to the boardwalk.

We weren't approached by anyone other than our waiter and the guitar duo who played a couple of songs for us...for a fee of course, but it was really neat and worth it.

So glad we ate here. The best and biggest shrimp (bacon wrapped?) I've ever had.

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Thank nicpic97
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

We discovered Tino's many many years ago when they had only one location in Pitillal. It's been a tradition for us and our friends since the first bite. I'm certain that there are many, many, many wonderful dishes on their menu but it is the grilled red snapper Sarandeado that we return for year after year and we usually manage two meals per trip at Tino's on the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta. They have a perfect garden salad with exquisitely sweet tomatoes and peppers. Marvelous array of salsas for dipping is simply part of their service! You might think it odd, but they serve a roasted garlic bread that complements the meal. The snapper is presented whole and, no matter the size, four of us always manage to polish it off. It's one of the meals I dream of when were back home in Chicago.

We've heard some complaints from friends that they are approached by persistent time share sales people during dinner. We have not been bothered by that perhaps because we always book our reservation through the concierge at the Marriott and we think that may signal a "hands off" policy to the sales folk.

About five years go we discovered a wonderful, sweet churro lady whose stand is tucked back about thirty feet from the sidewalk in a little courtyard where I think there may be a casino at the back end. The courtyard is just a few step leftward after leaving Tino's. Ankeles makes fresh churros to-order. My favorite is the plain churro lightly brushed with cinnamon sugar...everyone has a different favorite "finish". I am always amazed that, despite having gorged ourselves at Tino's only moments before, we're unable to resist the sweet finish provided by the gentle and lovely Ankeles.

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Thank classof60
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