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“Disappointed”
Review of Amuleto

Amuleto
Ranked #27 of 349 Restaurants in Zihuatanejo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Meeting an armed guard inside after we had to get buzzed in the doors with no handles was a bit intimidating. The setting was lovely, once we got there.. The food however was not. The octopus appetizer was good and that was about it. The scallop appetizer consisted of ONE small scallop in a so-so sauce .The lobster in the lobster risotto main meal was the size of a small prawn.... two bites...seriously...and the risotto had no flavor..Just to let you know I am a small woman with a small appetite generally so to say these were small portions, you need the context. Also, at the end of the meal we paid in American dollars and were overcharged by the exchange rate by about $30. We were very disappointed as we were told this was a not to miss restaurant. We won't reccomend this to anyone

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4  Thank Liz B
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

Our last dinner in Zihua was very fantastic. Food deserves a 5, service deserves a 5, setting deserves a 5. Try to go for the sunset! Margaritas were fabulous. The people smoking at dinner deserve a 1 or less!! Would give a 5 rating except they allow smoking! Don't miss the vegetable appetizer, the octopus appetizer was sooooo good! Lovely spot!

Thank Sherry F
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

Somehow, we had never gotten around to visiting Amuleto. Our friends couldn't believe it, so insisted that we go there for cocktails before sunset. Front row seats over la bahia de Zihuatanejo, Playa las Gatas, Playa la Ropa, and the town. Good mojitos. The place filled up quickly, both the bar area and the small dining space, with a mix of people staying there and folks like us from elsewhere. Definitely worth the short drive to get up to it, for the sunset view.

1  Thank SeattleRoamer
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

A lovely boutique small luxury hotel and restaurant. Not friendly staff. We ordered a bottle of wine. The waiter came to our table 3 times within 2 minutes of each visit to the table to take our order. Each time we told him we were not in a hurry and were not ready to order. We finally ordered a 4 course dinner. We were rushed through it like they wanted to turn the tables; however, there were free tables all around us. We no sooner finished one course and another one was served. This is supposed to be a very upscale restaurant. Very disappointing. We will not return The restaurant was very stuffy and hot; no breeze

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1  Thank Mj R
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

You select 3, 4 or 5 courses! The menu is varied! The food is unique. I loved the lobster, and my friends enjoyed everything they ordered except the hot appetizer selection of the scallops. We had 13 in our group and only complaint was the server didn't always insure that the selection matched the one who had ordered. So one guy kept getting his meal pre-test by other members of our rather large group

Thank Amy4baylor
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