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“Fantastic!”

Ocean Grill Restaurant & Beach Club
Ranked #7 of 1,020 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Barbecue, Mexican, Seafood, Grill
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, 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.
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

What a great lunch outing! The food, location and service were great. We took a taxi from the Romantic Zone to Boca De Tomatlan (as a side note we took the local bus on the way back -- stops in Boca every 10 mins, great way to get to/from PV). The boat ride to/from Boca was uneventful. It took about 10 mins from the pier (beach side boarding so plan accordingly).

We started our lunch with a ginger/mint margarita (a great way to start lunch). We ordered guac and ceviche as starters, which were both great. For our main course, we ordered the catch of the day and the grilled octopus. Both dishes were cooked to perfection and the sauces were perfect (we tried the house sauce for the fish).

The hosts/ staff were all very attentive. While they do have seating times, the two hour timeslot is good. It's sufficient time to enjoy the restaurant/location and the food without feeling too rushed. Alfonso (owner) was very welcoming and took the time to introduce himself to his guests.

I can't say enough about this place - loved it. My only regret is that I forgot to bring a swim suit. It would have been great to enjoy the beach and/or floating day bed.

Can hardly wait until my next visit!

  • Visited January 2014
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North Bergen, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Must see- Must do!!”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

Great experience - getting there, food and view! You will not be disappointed on any point!
Service - from pick up by boat to the hostess and waiter were all top notch!
Food - excellent! Octopus - Amazing!
Beach - perfect!
Drinks -delicious!

Cash only! Bring Pesos as they do not take the exchange rate in US$ into account - so you can lose a few bucks - Lunch for 2 -2 apps/2 drinks/ 2 entrees/2 desserts - $100.00 easy -

Was a great experience - be prepared and you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“well worth the journey”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

We arrived for lunch today and took the little boat to the restaurant which was fine until we got to
the landing ladder. The sea was quite rough and the boatman could not get the boat beside the ladder on his own. It was quite scary but we made it eventually. The restaurant and surroundings are gorgeous and so is the food.
I asked the boss about the difficult landing for oldies like my old man and I and he assured me the sea is almost always calm.
It was a great day and well worth the journey.

  • Visited January 2014
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New York, NY
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“Wonderful, relaxing setting”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

Beautiful spot to get away from it all. We took a water taxi from Boca to Las Animas beach & hiked to Ocean Grill (which is located between the two). Hike is slightly challenging & not marked, but a fun experience. There are several secluded beaches along the way, so we stopped to swim.

There are a few idiosyncrasies about the place. It is only accessible by water taxi or foot. Reservations are a must: online & deposit required, set seating times. CASH ONLY. That's the trade off for eating in a unique, remote location perched above the ocean with a private beach.

The food & drinks are good (I thought the smoked marlin tostadas were the best, the ceviche not so). Alfonso, the owner, is charming & hospitable. Winston the dog is HUGE, but very gentle.

Overall, a very nice & special setting that was one of the highlights of our PV trip.

  • Visited January 2014
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“Very yummy and beautiful setting”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

What a wonderful restaurant! We were a group of 6 people. Four of us hiked there, the hike was a little tough but worth it! Once we got to end of the path it was like getting to paradise, a beautiful beach on one side and the restaurant on the other.
The food was delicious, I must mention the octopus dish, we decided to have it as an appetizer! It was yummy. The lobster was not available that day, but it didn't matter as all of our meals did not disappoint. Alfonso was there to greet us at our table, very nice touch.

After our meal we went swimming in the bay, that was awesome! The water taxi back to Boca was very nice as well. Overall...excellent experience!

  • Visited January 2014
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