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“A gem”

Ocean Grill Restaurant & Beach Club
Ranked #9 of 1,011 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Mexican, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Located in a pristine, white sandy beach cove Ocean Grill is a great option for those who want to spend the whole day away from the crowds. Ocean Grill is not just a great restaurant, it is a destination on it's own. In order to serve you as you deserve, please reserve your spot in advance. For reservations and important information please visit our website.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A gem”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

We came upon ocean grill by accident while hiking in the nearby area. It is well worth the walk (or boat ride depending on where you go from). Incredible margaritas, very well mixed guacamole and the fish dishes are outstanding. It's also a lovely ambiance, right on top of the water. There is a mixed fish spicy dish whereby the fish is served in patties-don't remember the name but it stood out taste-wise.

Definitely worth the visit! Groups are well served too by the way - we were a group of 9 for lunch and service was excellent.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank greensheepy
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, Owner at Ocean Grill Restaurant & Beach Club, responded to this review, June 27, 2012
Hello guys! Thanks so much for your nice review. I think the fish you mentioned are the Smoked Marlin Tostadas or the Ceviche. I am very glad you stumbled upon us and that you enjoyed your day here with us.

Hope to see you soon!

Alfonso
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“TO DIE FOR”
Reviewed June 22, 2012

I found this little gem on Trip Advisor because it was listed as the #1 restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. And boy was it!! We took a cab from our hotel to Boca de Tomatlan. That was approx 250 pesos (approx $25). From there you take a water taxi (i.e. dingy boat driven by a local!) for a 5 minute beautiful jaunt to this secluded restaurant. The ocean and the mountain views were stunning. They took us to their private beach (yes, private beach) for some relaxing time before dinner. We hung out there for about an hour and just enjoyed the peace and quiet. From there it's a short walk (over a precarious wooden bridge) to the tiny little restaurant literally perched over the water. It was very Swiss Family Robinson. Once we got there, we knew we were in heaven. The lovely waitress and the handsome owner of the restaurant greeted us and escorted us to our table right on the water (mind you, there are only 10 tables in this place, and they are all on the water). It was idyllic and almost felt like a dream. Now onto the food, which was incredible. We started with the casear salad and the guac which were both to die for. There were 4 of us, so we tried to get different things. 2 girls got the octopus, which is their specialty.....covered in this really interesting kalamata olive tapenade....delish. I got the catch of the day, which was mahi mahi with a garlic/butter sauce. And the other gal got the shrimp with the red pepper/garlic sauce. We all agreed that sauce was the BEST one. The rice and black bean side dishes were unremarkable, but the grilled veggies and the plantains were very good. The drinks were delicious and refreshing as well. I couldn't say anything bad about this place. You are literally dining with the Banderas Bay on one side and a wild, unkempt jungle on the other side. Stunning all around. Even the bathrooms had INCREDIBLE views.....p.s. it's an outdoor bathroom and is NOT to be missed. Do not come to Puerto Vallarta without coming to Ocean Grill! Also, be sure to make reservations, so that the water taxi is there to pick you up!! Cash only as well (American dollars are ok).

  • Visited June 2012
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, Owner at Ocean Grill Restaurant & Beach Club, responded to this review, June 27, 2012
Hello guys! It was very nice meeting you all and thanks so much for your review!

See you on your next visit to PV!

Take care.

Alfonso
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“There Is No Better”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

We just returned from one of the most enjoyable experiences we have had in Puerto Vallarta. At 12:30 p.m. we joined friends and headed for Boca De Tomatlan. In less than a hour we picked up by Ocean Grill 's complimentary water taxi. After a short, but very enjoyable ride we arrived at the restaurant. This an amazing place. The facility is very relaxing and tastefully done.
The owner, Alfonso is very attentive and friendly. He really understands "Mi Casa Su Casa" . He couldn't make you feel more at home.
The view is fantastic. I have been here for ten years and there is no better view. The food is fabulous. The menu has a wide variety of choices all prepared excellently by Chef Tino. The service was also excellent.
After a very relaxing enjoyable afternoon we were taxied back to Boca.
What a memorable afternoon.
Thanks Alfonso and staff for a wonderful experience.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank JerryD304
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, Owner at Ocean Grill Restaurant & Beach Club, responded to this review, June 22, 2012
Hello Jerry, It was very nice meeting you and I really enjoyed our conversation. Hope you guys can come and visit more often :) Tino and Chalsea read your review and they are very thankful.

Thanks so much for your kind review Jerry!

Alfonso
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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“Seaside Bliss”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

What an amazing location and fantastic food. Quick pick up service from Boca, great swimming spot and the staff were very nice.

  • Visited June 2012
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Skynomad69, Owner at Ocean Grill Restaurant & Beach Club, responded to this review, June 17, 2012
Hello Andrew, Thanks so much for your kind review! I enjoyed having you guys and i hope to see you soon.

Take care!

Alfonso
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“location location location! but that's it I'm afraid!”
Reviewed June 14, 2012 via mobile

amazing spot but the food drink desserts were completely average. realllllllllly overrated cuisine I'm afraid. met another couple at the airport of all places who felt exactly the same! staff owner and dog verrrrrry courteous but uh, if you're looking for an exceptional meal... this isn't it. however, if you're looking for a great experience this is it. ;)

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Skynomad69, Owner at Ocean Grill Restaurant & Beach Club, responded to this review, June 16, 2012
Hello Brat, Thanks for your review and I am sorry our menu wasn't of your liking but I am happy that you enjoyed the experience. :)

Thanks again!

Alfonso
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