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“Never Disappointed!”

Gilmar Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #382 of 1,020 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: EL LUGAR ESTA CERRADO POR TEMPORADA INDEFINIDA
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Never Disappointed!”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

I have never been disappointed by Benjamin and his staff. As a resident of Vallarta, I place Gilmar at the top of my list for consistently high quality of food, excellent service, and great value. Once again, we had a great dining experience there during the holidays. The roasted tomato salsa prepared tableside was a delicious start as always. My inspiration to write this review was the comment of one of my family members who has spent several vacations in Vallarta and eaten in many local restaurants. He commented that the arrecherra was, "The best meal I have eaten in Vallarta!" We also ordered our Christmas dinner from Gilmar, roasted turkey and all the trimmings, absolutely delicious and delivered to our door ready to eat - a wonderful holiday treat!

  • Visited December 2012
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worth the find!”
Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

The ribs were very good! The garlic shrimp was also excellent. And the fried ice cream should not be missed! They are very attentive to your needs at this restaurant. Staff is very friendly and make you feel welcome. Recommend the walk to this restaurant.

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North Vancouver BC Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“A nice surprise.”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Decided to try the seafood platter for two and added a lobster with it. We paid $58 CDN for seafood soup, rice, mussels, shrimp, mahi mahi and lobster. 2 pops, large fresh strawberry margarita with 5 ounces tequila, Mexican coffee. Soup was delish. Good value, will go back.

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“Top tourist spot for great food off the beaten path.”
Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

Gilmar has been a favorite of mine for a couple years now. It is a top choice for many of the ex pats from Canada and the US who live in the apartments of the quiet residential pocket of the old town where the restaurant is located.

Four people can drink and dine on exceptional Mexican favorites consistently for 800 pesos or less. The chicken Renya is wonderful and the coconut shrimp is a feast for the eyes and mouth. Also try the fresh fish of the day with the cilantro sauce.

It is not fancy, and its not in any tour books, but this is a place you will always return to.

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So.California
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent Seafood Restaurant”
Reviewed June 5, 2012

We enjoyed a top notch , creatively prepared dinner , which was absolutely delicious . I had a fresh caught snapper prepared wonderfully. Will definitely return. Affordable prices, since it is not on the beach, and does not have the ambiance of some of the more upscale restaurants. It is a lovely, traditional
restaurant and the owner was kind and accommodating

  • Visited March 2012
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