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“Don't miss this Gem in the Jungle near La Ropa Beach!”
Review of Restaurant La Bocana - CLOSED

Restaurant La Bocana
Price range: $4 - $12
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Restaurant LA BOCANA is very well located at La Ropa Area in Zihuatanejo. Is a very nice place surrounded by a gorgeus garden. The place is very clean and attended by the owners.Our kitchen is based on Traditional & Regional Dishes and Mexican Cuisine. We offer Sea Food as well. Don't miss our POZOLE THURSDAYS, an old tradition of the State of Guerrero. This day we offer special Regional Dishes.LA BOCANA IS THE MOST TRADITIONAL RESTAURANT IN TOWN, OPEN SINCE 1965.La Bocana is a MUST GO.Open everyday but Tuesdays.La Bocana offers BREAKFAST, BRUNCH AND DINNER. At LA BOCANA we are ready to serve and please you.... El Restaurant LA BOCANA se encuentra convenientemente localizado en el area de LA ROPA, en el area de playas. No tenemos frente de playa.Es un lugar muy bonito y rodeado de vegetacion y un agradable jardin que hace que el lugar permanezca fresco. La Bocana esta siempre atendido por sus propietarios. Nuestra cocina se especializa en comida regional mexicana y mariscos frescos. No debe perderse nuestro Tradicional JUEVES DE POZOLE. El Restaurant LA BOCANA es el mas tradicional de Zihuatanejo, abierto desde 1965, siempre con una excelente reputacion. LA BOCANA hoy por hoy, es una visita obligada.En LA BOCANA ofrecemos DESAYUNOS, COMIDAS Y CENAS todos los dias con excepcion de los MARTES que nos vamos de pesca.En LA BOCANA estamos para servirles.
Reviewed July 3, 2012 via mobile

I have had the good fortune to dine (breakfast & lunch) on multiple occasions at this pristine (& I mean CLEAN - check out the washrooms!) restaurant. It is staffed by congenial & courteous locals who are attentive to all diners' needs. The food? Mostly dishes that are distinctly Mexican, including pozole on Thursdays! A delightful twist on the enchilada is their Swiss version! This enchalada is topped with flavorful cheese & a tasty tomatillo spicy sauce is a nice addition to its creamy texture. Freshly squeezed juices include what diners expect - the usual citrus ones, which are superb. Try the carrot juice. It is absolutely delicious!
Leftovers are expertly packed upon request, and extra sauce added, if desired. Do NOT be deterred by this jungle location. It is a mere 5 minute walk from the popular La Perla restaurant on nearby La Ropa beach. It is completely safe to walk down the quiet road that leads to it. You may be treated to some unusual sights en route! We often see a wild (& harmless) pig accompanied by his feline friend sauntering down the roadside. This restaurant is just across from Jungle Pizza & next to Candela, both excellent restaurants as well!
So, what are you waiting for?
Bring your appetite & have some fun at La Bocana, a Zihua favourite since 1965.

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1  Thank Barb305
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RestaurantLaBocana, Propietario at Restaurant La Bocana, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2012

I really want to thank you very much for your lovely review about our place.
These kind of comments help us to grow and encourage us to improve everyday.
We hope to see you soon at LA BOCANA...
Thanks again..!

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Reviewed June 8, 2012

We went for the pozole, which is only served on Thursday afternoons, per local tradition, but were similarly impressed with all the other items we had--the Quesadillas en Salsa de Frijol were light and flavorful and the chalupitas were moist and flavorful as well. We certainly know why they are known for their pozole- we all enjoyed the green pozole, a nuance of flavors derived from chicken broth and shredded chicken, spinach, corn (and other ingredients that I'm aren't so apparent but definitely tasty) plus your own personal optional additions of green chiles, diced onions, sliced radishes, oregano and chili flakes.
To top it off, the restaurant is light, clean and airy, with flowers growing in view, a great casual setting complimented by friendly and helpful service and good value. Owner Ricardo is professional and warm, truly cementing your conviction that you want to return to this restaurant again and again. And, we shall definitely look forward to doing so.....maybe today!

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RestaurantLaBocana, Propietario at Restaurant La Bocana, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2012

OMG..!, what a nice review..! and let me tell you, thanks to this last review, (yours), now LA BOCANA is THE NUMBER ONE in Zihuatanejo.
Thank you very, very much.
I'm so glad that you enjoyed and liked our restaurant and hope to see you again soon.
My best regards.

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Reviewed May 30, 2012

We recently spent 5 months in Mexico and our Condo is very close to this restaurant. Love the Pozole, love the breakfast and lunch as well. The Pozole is mighty fine the next day if you can't finish it all.

The outdoor atmosphere is very pretty and very very clean. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Brenda, Dennis and Chico

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RestaurantLaBocana, Propietario at Restaurant La Bocana, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2012

Hola Brenda..!
Thank you very much for your beautiful review. At LA BOCANA we are very glad to have clients like you, Dennis and even Chico.
For you to know, LA BOCANA will be open for dinner this November and we'll love to have you here with us.
Take care and hope to see you soon in our place.
Thanks again...

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Reviewed May 17, 2012

We first came here in January for pozole on Thursday. Having been to at least 10 different places in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo for pozole over the years, this was our favorite. We came back in May for a repeat and were not disappointed. Then we returned for their special paella, served on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; you must call the day before to order. This was a big delicious meal with each ingredient cooked exactly right. Service, atmosphere and food are all really nice here. Ted and Pat, Tarrytown, New York

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RestaurantLaBocana, Propietario at Restaurant La Bocana, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2012

Thanks for your nice review.
At LA BOCANA we are very glad you liked our place.
We feel very proud to read comments like this.
We hope to see you again shortly.
Our POZOLE is THE BEST IN TOWN, that's what the mayoritie of our costumers are saying.
Thank you very much for visiting LA BOCANA.

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Reviewed May 3, 2012

After reading some of the reviews we wanted to try La Bocana for dinner: Big mistake! Because like many real mexican restaurants they seem to close early and we stood at closed gates. So we tried a day later for lunch. We were impressed about the good choice of breakfast they offer for reasonable prices. The restaurant is very clean and pleasant with good service. They offered only 4 different choices for lunch for 60-70 pesos, all very original mexican dishes (for example beef tongue or "chicharron en salsa verde") that are maybe not for all tastes. The food was delicious and the presentation nice. They also have some good natural juices. Still it was a bit frustrating to see that they offer the real good stuff (Pozole and Co.) only on Thursdays. No seafood or fish were on the menu or offered to us, but that you find anyways in all the other places in Zihua.
If you know what to expect you will not be disappointed, but it is original simple food, nothing fancy or luxurious, no fish, not a big choice, but still excellent and not a tourist rip-off as some other places

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RestaurantLaBocana, Propietario at Restaurant La Bocana, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2012

Que tal Gazpacho99:
I want to thank you for your generous comments.
We are very glad you liked and enjoyed LA BOCANA.
We are sure we will be opening for dinner this november. It will be very nice to us having you at one of our tables.
What LA BOCANA offers so far is:
1.- BREAKFAST everyday
2.- SEA FOOD & MEXICAN CUISINE everyday but thursdays (Fish included)
3.- POZOLE (ONLY THURSDAYS at 2 P.M.)
You can check our menu at LA BOCANA WebSite
Please come back soon to LA BOCANA, it will be a plessure to serve you again.

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