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“Best hidden gem in Zihuatanejo!”
Review of Chez Leo

Chez Leo
Ranked #162 of 322 Restaurants in Zihuatanejo
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, French
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Cypress, Texas
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3 reviews
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“Best hidden gem in Zihuatanejo!”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

What caught our eye was the off the beaten path dishes on the menu and the location: an alley with a big tree providing shade and a welcome breeze, Our first order was the mussels, which came served in a yummy white wine sauce with herbs (55 pesos). Thinking it could not get any better: we were wrong! The shrimp diablo (115 pesos) was amazing, a great balance of tomato and pepper flavours with a hint of mediterranean spices. We decided to make room for the fish filet in dill sauce (115 pesos), which was served with the best spinach we have ever had. Both the shrimp and the fish came with buttered wild rice and vegetables. When we ordered a glass of wine our waiter came back with a chilled bottle of excellent Chardonnay (50 pesos per glass). Upon asking for the check we got a complementary Panacotta dessert, a pudding made of cream, milk and sugar and served with mixed berries. The service was flawless, the bread basket was refilled as many times as we wanted with warm flakey garlic bread. We thought we died and gone to heaven.

  • Visited July 2012
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English first
Acapulco, Mexico
1 review
“The best food to best price”
Reviewed March 24, 2011

excelent food in very confortable place, like apetizer you have to taste the escargots the best escargots of the world, then like main dish the peper tuna steak is excelent o you can taste a big pork chop wowww amazing. with a good young chef, his name is lalo , in chez leo you can feel confortable and enviroment quiet.... if you be in zihuatanejo you have to go to Chez Leo

  • Visited January 2011
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Thank RCarlos36
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Portland, OR
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33 reviews
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“Outstanding food in Zihua Centro- a great value.”
Reviewed February 15, 2010

Chez Leo sits unpretentiously on a verdant pedestrian alley in Zihua Centro, just two blocks from the boardwalk and many of Zihua's better known restaurants. Open just a year, this little gem serves a creative and skillfully prepared international cuisine. The experienced chef (Leo) previously worked at a well know and much more expensive Zihua restaurant and seems to have brought with him the same quality preparation at surprisingly reasonable prices. His nephew Lalo manages the front-end with charm. We so enjoyed the food that we ate here twice (party of four) in a week. The emphasis is on seafood but there are meat and regional options. In two nights we had a fabulous lobster linguine, a mahi mahi fillet with a delicious dill sauce, and an amazing pepper-seared tuna, as examples. This is a no frills, cozy cafe that focuses on the quality of the food and does so with great success.

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Thank PDXTom
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