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“Delightful dining experience”

Restaurante Mar y Cielo
Ranked #44 of 326 Restaurants in Zihuatanejo
Price range: $45 - $120
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Mar y Cielo offers delicacies from Mexico's rich culinary heritage and breathtaking views of the bay. Seafood Specialities from Zihuatanejo and the Mediterranean.
Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Delightful dining experience”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

Last we were a guest at this lovely restaurant at the end of La Ropa Beach. The restaurant is beautifully appointed with a grand panoramic view of the Bay. Attentive knowledgable staff lead us through the varied menu selections. Excellent choice of wines at fair prices for this standard of establishment. We chose an excellent Casa Madero Chenin Blanc produced in Mexico which complemented our menu choices. The service was serene and unhurried. Filtered fresh water and a complimentary appetizer was a plus. We chose a chicken mole that was deliciously complex and tasty and a slow roasted pork which melted in the mouth. Good selection of freshly prepared desserts. Highly recommended for a special occasion.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank zihuaman
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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good enough but not great”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

LCQC is worth checking out, but there's about 5 or 6 other spots worth trying first. The sound of the crashing surf against the cliffs is the main attraction here, and the staff was both very friendly and helpful.
LCQC is the only place in town with a dress code, namely no sandals or shorts for men. And as long as we're being picky... While it is a beautiful setting, it feels a bit more resorty and lacks some of the romantic charm we found in all the other restaurants we tried around town.
In hindsight, I would highly recommend LCQC for drinks before or after dinner, but choose somewhere else for the meal itself.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank gypsysun c
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Kelowna, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“La casa Canta, pero la comida croa”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is a beautiful site and the ambience is very good. The food is only so-so and by no means cheap. The menu is also quite limited. We had trouble finding anything we really wanted to eat. You'd be much better off to go to Amuleto where you can enjoy a fabulous three, four or five course meal. The view is fabulous and the value for money is far superior.

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Jeremy E
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Very disappointed in the food!”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is a beautiful restaurant in a beautiful hotel, siting atop a cliff looking over the harbour. The view at sunset is absolutely spectacular. We read up on the hotel as it was rated fifth internationally so we wanted to try the restaurant as it was just down the road from where we were staying. Firstly, they wanted 570 pesos for a bottle of Argentinian Fuzion. Whell, here in Ottawa, it costs $7.50 for a bottle of Fuzion. So we thought approx 50.00 was pretty steep. So we went for the almost cheapest Pinot Grigio on the list which was still 420 or something like that pesos. I ordered to start, the tortilla soup as I had made it my mission on this trip, to try the tortilla soup at all of the restaurants that offered it. In all honesty, the tortilla soup was the best part of this meal. It was very tasty and the tortillas were very thin and crispy and the broth was delicious. Then we decided to share our dishes and went with one surf and one turf.
My daughter took the surf which was three spice rubbed large shrimp (that are caught and not farmed as specified in the menu) and a red snapper filet. This was served with mashed potatoes and a tossed salad. I had the flank steak which was very tough, chewy and difficult to cut and chew. When I tasted it, it reminded me of the steaks you get at Ponderosa, that greasy grilled flavour. I also had a line of black beans dividing my plate. I was really excited to try the grilled cactus meat which was horrible, sour and chewy and there was also some guacomole with radishes in it. Most of my daughter's plate was eaten as we were hungry, but mine was returned with many pieced of chewed but not swallowed steak, a bunch of black beans and a mound of cactus meat. So, we decided to try the local special for desert, churros. They were ok, nothing special, with a leche caramel to dunk them in. Long story short, very expensive, not very good but the view and service are spectacular.

Visited March 2014
8 Thank danielle m
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Montreal, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2014

Well this has to be one of the biggest surprises of visiting Zihuatanejo
Zihuatanejo is a seedy down market city of perhaps 60,000 inhabitants in the state of Guerrero. It has been a tourist destination for décades. Those tourists are now drawn rather to Ixtapa and to its newer development 10km northward on the coast.
But hidden in this grubbiness are some real treasures . And without doubt Casa que Canta is one of those.
Situated on the side of a cliff looking Northwest towards Zihuatanejo Bay the setting is unique and unforgetable. The lobby and entrance to the restaurant is most tastefully designed in terra cotta , statues, ceramics and sand.
As far as the resttaurant is concerned the service was very good and the food above average.
Given the dearth of choices in Zihua this restaurant was a real find.
I'll be back.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Tytaany
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