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“Best Place in Ixtapa”

The General's Sports Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 117 Restaurants in Ixtapa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $35
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Kokomo, Indiana
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3 reviews
“Best Place in Ixtapa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

The food is awesome and the staff is wonderful. I met the "General" many years ago while he was working for another restaurant and he has became a good friend since then. His friendliness was welcome with open arms. My vacation to Ixtapa was definatly made because of the experience he provided for us. His beautiful wife and lovely daughters are wonderful as well. Anytime Im in Ixtapa I will be at The Generals for sure.

  • Visited October 2012
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Wernersville, Pennsylvania
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“Spicy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

We had been looking for a dinner spot and based on the Trip Advisor recommendations I had read we decided to try The General. It was late in the evening (in off season) and we had the place to ourselves. The waiter recommended the lava bowl with beef, chicken and shrimp. I asked if it was spicy and he said no…well for me it was! It was tasty and more than enough to feed 2 people. We enjoyed our visit and would recommend it. Surely the place is hopping when sports are on all the TVs. We were told it is the place to go for the Super Bowl!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Sandy F
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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164 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Reliable place for food and sporting event viewing”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Sports Central!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Toronto, Canada
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“Lisa's review”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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