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“Spectacular view matched the meal”
Review of Ristorante Il Mare

Ristorante Il Mare
Ranked #10 of 322 Restaurants in Zihuatanejo
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Okotoks, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Spectacular view matched the meal”
Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

This was our second visit to Il Mare. Safe to say it may have even been better than our first visit. Meals are generous to gut stuffing in size. The only reason I wouldn't suggest sharing an entree is it limits what you can sample from your significant others meal. Careful with the bread. It's delicious, but filing save some room for desert. This, you can share.

Thank Tim S
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“What a gorgeous view...”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

You cannot beat the view here and with excellent service and traditional Italian fare that is of high quality. Loved the tuna carpaccio. The linguine vongole with clams in their shells was fabulous. Get the frozen cappuccino torte too. YUM!

Visited February 2013
1 Thank Foodies78
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Level Contributor
61 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Fantastic Filet Mignon - Overcooked Calamari”
Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

Good place to catch the sunset over Zihua.
View and atmosphere here is very good.
Their beef filet was extremely tender and very tasty; cooked medium rare exactly like I asked for - not the usual overcooking normally experienced at most restaurants here.

While the beef was one of the best I have had, their calamari frito was dry, chewy and tasteless. Accompanying veggies were a bit undercooked (hard potatoes) and not hot when they arrived. Brusciatta was just ok. The garlic broccolli side we ordered never did come ... the servers seemed more interested in taking drink orders. Drinks seemed a bit weak to me and were priced similiar to everywhere else.

Prices were high for the overall food quality and service. Note there is no parking if you drive there. We had to park half on the sidewalk - not very safe on the dark road.

Washrooms were clean and well lit. Stairs down to the washrooms could be a little tricky after a few tequila!

Certainly worth a visit but also check out the other cliffside restaurants in Zuhua, there are quite a few!

El Suspiro, just up the road from Il Mare, is recommended for the same great scenic view but with more intimicy and overall better food, service and value.

Enjoy your dining adventures in Zihua and don't forget to check out some places in Ixtapa too!!!

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1 Thank PappaChorizo
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Always Great”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We eat at Il Mare at least once every trip. The food is absolutely outstanding and the views are amazing. Be sure to make a reservation during high season!

Visited May 2012
Thank ExpatLisa
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Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“long time favorite”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

We spend several months a year in delightful Zihuatanejo, and always find the service, setting, and food at Il Mare a great choice. Guests are usually delighted with the sunset-setting over the bay and we always have good service from the full staff or even the outgoing owner. The salads are great....usually too large for one, so they make a great choice to share as do the pasta dishes. It is always a restuarant we visit several times during our stay....well recommended..

  • Visited January 2013
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