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“Great place to begin a vacation” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tacon de Marlin

Tacon de Marlin
Ranked #85 of 981 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Great place to begin a vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

We were happy to discover that my brother and sister-in-law were flying out of Puerto Vallarta a few hours after my wife and I arrived so we looked for a convenient place to meet and have lunch. Using Tripadvisor, we decided to meet at the Tacon de Marlin. It is a very short walk across a pedestrian bridge right next to the airport. The food was inexpensive and delicious. If you want a beer, they have you walk next door to a convenience store and you buy it there. As an added bonus, after lunch, you can easily find a taxi right in front of the restaurant to take you to your destination and the taxi rate to Nuevo Vallarta was $150 pesos while the official rate at the airport is $260 pesos (the taxies only give a rate of 21 pesos to the Dollar, there are similar savings for other destinations). So in effect, the cost of the lunch was almost offset by the savings on the taxi. Also, after a long flight, it was a nice place to set and relax and get a quick start on my vacation.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
New York City
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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Reliably delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

We have been to two branches of this restaurant, one in town and one at the airport. For some weird reason the prices are different at each, but in no predictable direction and only by a peso or two. But still. The tacon themselves do not disappoint: huge, hot, almost impossible to eat neatly, we had had the smoked marlin, the octopus combo, the shrimp and the fish/shrimp combo. I prefer the marlin but my partner likes all of the others better. Everything is served with. Small side salad of Jamaica and carrots in a sort of Russian dressing, and four sauces are offered, none very spicy but all excellent. Service is friendly and prices reasonable. I recommend it highly for a scrumptious lunch.

Visited January 2013
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Thank drshf
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Bend, Oregon
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

Good little spot to grab some food before hopping on a flight. The portions are pretty big. Every time I visit Puerto Vallarta I always head here!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jennifer K
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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Smoked marlin heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

This is a no miss stop for us every time to PV for the past 5 years. The green sauce on the marlin tacon is spicy and smokey. You can walk across the bridge from the airport and in about 10 minutes walk back with a great lunch for your flight home. Very popular with flight crews.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank drgchapman
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Montrose, Colorado, United States
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent locals spot right at the Airport”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

Marlin and shrimp tacos are HUGE and cheap. Very tasty, and they make space for your luggage. It's a short wheel over the highway, and you get cheap beer from the grocery store next door.

Visited January 2013
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