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“Slow service, mediocre experience” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Puerta del Sol

Puerta del Sol
Ranked #104 of 317 Restaurants in Zihuatanejo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Calgary, Canada
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147 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Slow service, mediocre experience”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

We were the only people in the restaurant for quite a while and then large groups started to come in. The staff were quickly overwhelmed it took over 45 minutes just to get our appetizer. The view has largely been overtaken by the condo building next door.

    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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sf
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cute balcony style restaurant, specializes in flambé”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

My husband and I visited for dinner in October. We started with the Caesar salad which was excellent, but not traditional. My husband was a little confused- asking where the bacon was. However as a "home made" salad dressing lover, I was very happy with it! The dressing is made fresh, beside your table. We had king of the sea whole fish and roquefort beef medallions for mains. The beef was done flambé style. Both were lovely. We completed the meal with the caramel crepes with vanilla ice cream. My husband was threatening to lick the plate clean. I was also enamoured with tonya, the 14 year old parrot. She whistled cute tunes to us after dinner. All this, plus 4 beers and 2 waters came to 695 pesos (~70 usd).
Would recommend to other travellers.

Visited October 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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202 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Nice food, friendly waiter, average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

We went to this restaurant becos it was getting dark and we not want to walk too far. It has a good partial view of the bay (though you can't see the sunset from this angle it just got dark). Jorge, the waiter in a chef's whites, warmly welcomed us and handed us Off to repel off the mozzies (you'll need it). We had a great start with soap de tortilla (tomato soup with fried tortilla bits) and a fresh, well seasoned shrimp cocktail. The mains a little disappointing, my fish fillet with green chili sauce was flat, but was saved by the really spicy, fresh, delicious Pico de Gallo which Jorge served to us pre appetizers. My partner had the King of the Fish, which was a fried whole fish (white meat). It was good, but not the best we've had in Mexico.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great view of bay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

Great view of bay from this cozy restaurant. Jorge chief in charge met us at the door and gave us a great table with a view under a ceiling fan. He did the table side cooking and ran the whole show. We had the shrimp curry and the garlic grilled King fish for entrees. The Dos Equis were ice cold which was perfect for the hot night. The dessert I would recommend would be the Banana Kalhua Flambe. Jorge really puts on a show while cooking table side and the view is fabulous, especially at night when the lights of the houses on the mountain side come on.If your good you may get a surprise after supper.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Parlino
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SeaTac, Washington
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“what a wonderful surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2012

we set out looking for a nice birthday dinner,
Dave does not eat seafood so this can be challenging we came upon this lovely restaurant after checking a few menus. we started with mango drinks made with real mangos yummm then on to the roquefort medallion flambe cooked right at our table, came with baked potatoe, bread and veggies yummm I had to finish with the flan. the prices are very reasonable and Jorge is a wonderful host was a great dining experience

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sjsl8
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