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“Freshest Fish Taco You Will Eat in Puerto Vallarta” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marisma

Marisma
Ranked #88 of 981 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Fast Food
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: # 13 http://vallartainfo.com/streetfood.html
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219 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Freshest Fish Taco You Will Eat in Puerto Vallarta”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

Yes Marisma is technically a food truck and food trucks dot the streets of Mexico wherever you turn, but this in no mere fast food operation. All they make is fish and it's fresh and made to order. Order a fish taco and the fish is taken fresh from the ice and dipped in batter and fried in clean oil in a shallow pan (not in a deep fryer) while a lump of masa is flattened into a taco and cooked fresh on a comal while you watch. Finely shredded cabbage is added before it's handed over to you to dress any way you'd like; for me there is only one choice: the pickled onions in the chipotle sauce. At a little over $1.00 a piece, how could anyone complain? (I know, there are people who can complain about anything given the forum). My last visit was lucky in that a fresh pineapple agua fresca had just been made and it was the perfect drink for lunch. They are only open in the afternoons for lunch, and in high season the lines can get crazy long, so go before 4:00 and be patient - it's worth it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Clarita, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very disappointed!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

We were looking forward to some good fish tacos, and based off the reviews we thought this was going to be the place. There were 5 of us and neither of us were satisfied by anything we tried.

We ordered the fried fish taco, fried shrimp taco, grilled fish taco, grilled shrimp taco and even a ceviche tostada. I've had better fish tacos at Taco trucks in downtown LA!

Very disappointed and I would never recommend this place to anyone!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ateam17
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Springfield, Missouri
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best quick food in PV!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

This taco stand, while it can be difficult to find, served us some of the freshest fish and fish tacos we had during our stay in PV last May. If you're out shopping and just need a quick food break, this is the place. Clean, popular, and more importantly, delicious!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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 GooseandGander
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Union City, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Fish Tacos Ever...and I mean ever.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

We would have never found Marisma's on our own but with the help of the Vallarta Food Tour it is definitely a food destination I will never forget. The fish is so fresh! Like they caught it out of the ocean that morning...oh wait...that's because they did! Each taco is made to order and the sauces tableside are incredible. My mouth salivates just thinking about the fish tacos. Oh how I miss Marisam's.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kathy J
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Layton, Utah USA
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Visited Both Locations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

We went to both of the locations the stand in town and the restaurant in the Marina. Both were great. Tried the Fish Taco's at the stand two times and they were great. At the Marina tried their special of four taco's and it was great. The prices are outstanding, two people for about $10 and you left satisfied.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Susan F
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