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“Reliable place for food and sporting event viewing”

The General's Sports Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 117 Restaurants in Ixtapa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $37
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of the vacation destination of Ixtapa and right behind Sr.Frogs, The Generals Sports Bar & Restaurant caters to Canadian, American and Mexican cuisine. The bar boasts the coldest beer in town, and daily drink specials. With 7 flat screen TV's and a jumbo projector, there is always multiple sporting events on including NFL, NBA, NHL, UFC, MLB, LFP, FMF, Boxing and NCAA. Not only is the food great and the drinks cold, we have free WI-FI and if you are in the mood for some singing, we have karaoke and are open late!Known locally and internationally as "The Husband Daycare", The Generals Sports Bar & Restaurant is definitely a place you don't want to miss on your vacation in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Come enjoy a cold one and a good time with us!
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Reliable place for food and sporting event viewing”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Even though our food took a long time (we had a group of 10 in off season) it was good and I'd visit again. I just loved the friendliness of the owner and how he makes conversation with anyone and everyone feels welcome.
We had pizza, others had burgers or pasta. All food was good. We ate here late, and it was a long serve time, so I ended up with heartburn that night, but I really think it was due to the late hour.
Nachos were pretty good too!
Lots of TV's so this seems like THE place to be for sporting events while on your vacation.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Sports Central!”
Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

'The' best place in Ixtapa to go to watch sporting events. Genaro and Estrella have made this place into a 'must visit' if in Ixtapa.

I have known Genaro for many years now, having originally met him when he worked at Franks. He then worked at Chili Beans on the boulevard and now runs the Generals Sports Bar and Restaurant. He has a lot of experience in knowing how to treat his customers right.

Guaranteed you will have a great time here. All staff speak English and are knowledgable at just about anything you want to know in the Ixtap-Zihua area.

Food is tasty and reasonably priced and the environment is fun.

Take some time to watch your favorite sports team - he gets them all! After all the games have ended there are many impromtu parties with good music and video on a giant screen.

Do not miss this place, a fun, relaxing restaurant / bar where I have spent many, many hours having a great time.

Best of all is 'The General' himself. He is very friendly with a huge heart ... A man you will be proud to have met.

.... You still sitting there???
The game is starting and a super afternoon or evening awaits you.
Put on your flip flops and head on over!!!

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank PappaChorizo
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
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“Lisa's review”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

we went here on our vacation in may. Wondeful people, very friendly. The food was delicious. I would recommend this place on your next visit for sure.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank lisa c
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edmonton
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Supper out”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

The General I would reccommend to anyone. My husband had the beef lava pot and I had the coconut shrimp. We walked away full and satisfied. The price is very inexpensive and well worth every penny (or peso). Very comfortable and down to earth. The staff are great as well.

Visited April 2013
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2 Thank toastee
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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“GREAT place”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Always a good time - service, food & the people - staff & clients alike. Had a great time a couple weeks ago - started as a corner tabel for 10 & neded up being a great evening for 20 people!!

Can't wait to return

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Deanl05
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