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“Authentic Pad Thai! Nice Setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of El Murmullo

El Murmullo
Ranked #71 of 320 Restaurants in Zihuatanejo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Owner/chef Israel Salazar continues to explore and expand the culinary options in Zihuatanejo. Using only first quality ingredients, he creates special dishes that are available nowhere else in town. Israel is widely known for his Thai creations, but he lavishes the same attention and care on his Mexican and Italian offerings. His attentive, bi-lingual floor staff, amazing food, and full bar will make any evening at El Murmullo one to remember.
Geyserville, California
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“Authentic Pad Thai! Nice Setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

Hola! Wifey and I were sick of Mexican after 10 nights in Z. Don't get me wrong, the Mexican cuisine has been fantastic all throught Zihua. We were just looking for something a lil different. The place is semi easy to find, close to the basketball courts and the outdoor shopping mall area. The service was very very good if not flat out great as most places have been in Zihua. They catered to our every need. Asked us if we needed more ice, more rice, anything! The first dish they served us was the Pad Thai. Ahhhhh! We were refreshed when we smelled the familiar aromas we get from our hometown Thai restaurants. We tasted, and hi fived! We scored some amazing Pad Thai in the middle of Mexico! I am not a pad thai person at home. I opt for curries and tom kha soup. We also ordered one of the chicken curry dishes. They had 3 to choose from. Yellow(mild), red (sweet), and green (spicy). I ordered the red hoping it would be like a Panang or a trad. red curry. It was more like a chicken with gravy. Lol. Not our fav dish of the evening. It wasn't at all bad tho. And the presentation was beautiful, with fresh string beans standing up in the darling curry bowl. We also had a chicken satay which was different. It wasn't bad, just again, not what we were used to in US. Overall, we were just sooo thrilled about that delicious Pad Thai nothing else really mattered. Try this place when you've had enough fish tacos and coconut shrimp :-)

  • Visited August 2013
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“Excellent find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

It's a small restaurant on a pedestrian mall in downtown Zihuatanejo, maybe a little hard to find, but well worth the effort. The owner/chef, Israel, knows how to cook. Fresh ingredients are prepared in a small kitchen in plain view. He makes a few Thai specialties (Pad Thai, Satay soup) Italian pastas, and special dishes depending on the catch of the day. We had shrimp tacos, tequila shrimp, pad Thai and a great dessert (sautéed apples with vanilla ice cream). Every dish is made to order. Prices are very reasonable. This little gem of a restaurant is so much better than many pretentious "gourmet" restaurants above La Ropa beach, at a fraction of the cost.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Lee A
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On the Beach in Mexico
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“With options for vegetarians/vegans”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

You can order a vegetarian version of any of the Thai dishes. Tofu is often available, although it does not always appear on the menu. Wonderful flavors and generous portions!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Elk.Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Well worth visit to the center of town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is our third visit to this restaurant and it gets better each time!!! Israel is very personable and we have known him from selling jewelry on Playa De La Ropa. He is following his dream and is working very successfully!!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Cathy H
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“Great Thai Food - perfect break from Mexican food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

This little restaurant in the heart of the downtown was a real treat. We had the Pad Thai, chicken Satay, green Curry and stir fry. All were excellent. Portions were generous. The waiter was most friendly. The restaurant is on a nice quiet pedestrian only street which makes it very pleasant.

  • Visited April 2013
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