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“Location great, Food ok, Service unacceptable”

Ocean Grill Restaurant & Beach Club
Ranked #10 of 1,036 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: Barbecue, Mexican, Seafood, Grill
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Yesterday we were a family party of 8 to eat at Ocean Grill. Their boat took us 20 minutes late (about 1.20 PM) because there were too many people on the first boat and a 2nd trip was needed, but that's understandable. What is not understandable and what is completely unacceptable is that the waiter was under so much pressure from the owner to clear the tables for the 3pm sitting that, almost as soon as we were seated and had received the menus we were pressured into ordering so that the table could be cleared asap. "You have to order now or you will have to leave before you finish….. We need your table at 3pm!". We said not yet we needed a little more time, but were asked again quite rudely with a minute or two - 2 times more - order now or you'll have to leave before finishing. I complained to the owner. His first reaction was not to apologize but to defend the fact that the table was needed at 3pm. In the end he did apologize. I don't blame the waiter, it's the owner who should train his staff to better respect customers in such a service minded industry. In thend he did apologize. We went to the restaurant to have a nice relaxing time with the family, but being pressured like we were took away much of the enjoyment. Disappointing!

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Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Ocean grill is not just a restaurant, is a day trip. You can only get there by boat from the Boca de Tomatlan port, south of PV. The place is a pacific beach with great views of the ocean. Plan ahead and make reservations via their web page. The food is very good, everything grilled. We order fish, oysters, clams and shrimp. Everything was amazing, the shrimp were just a little overcooked. Cocktails are great and then relax in the sofas for coffee and dessert. A must in PV!

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Reviewed January 1, 2014

Is a wonderful experience and worth spending the day.

I would highly recommend visiting the Ocean Grill – the setting is breathtaking, the food wonderful and the ambiance of the boat trip is a perfect prelude to the adventure. Take your camera and make a reservation so you’re not disappointed.


You may wish to reconsider embarking on this adventure if it is your first time in PVR and you will be in PVR less than a week. The experience becomes a whole day event thus limiting you from enjoying other PVR experiences. If you are on an AI package this would be the best one day excursion you could elect – it is so different.

The restaurant is located off the beach in the village of Boca about 45 minutes south of PVR. If you’re not familiar with the area take a car or the bus since there is little signage to guide you.

The restaurant has three settings 11, 1 and 3 and they fill up quickly. You may be able to chance an opening but given the distance I’d recommend a reservation. They only support the use Paypal and cash.

The restaurant is accessible by the Grill’s launch or by hiking 45 min over a narrow mountain path. From Boca you can charter a water taxi for a small fee

The Ocean Grill is located directly on and over the water in a secluded cove. The views are incredible. The food and beverages are great and worth the trip.

Our group of five each ordered a different entrée and shared several appetizers. No one was disappointed nor was one meal better that the other. The house specialty drinks were very enjoyable.

Everyone in our group was pleased and impressed.

We plan to return.

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2  Thank Phy_sullivan
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

A bit tricky to get there, but what a great place. Beautiful scenery, good food, great staff and charming facilities (inside and out). Try to get an early seating so you can enjoy your day there. Lunches only.

1  Thank Maureen M
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Not only was Wilson (the owners loving Great Dane) amazing but the food was fantastic! Our waitress was from Alberta, Canada not far from my home in Vancouver. Lovely girl and a cool artist! Will definitely recommend this place of all my friends :) boat ride from the little village was stellar as well!

1  Thank Hannah C
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