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“The Best In the Area” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Deborah's Restaurant

Deborah's Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 105 Restaurants in Ixtapa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ottawa, Canada
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“The Best In the Area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have had dinner here 3 times in the last 3 years or once each winter and it has always been great. Reservations are absolutely necessary for dinner, You will enjoy the friendly, attentive staff and the food is excellent. The last time I had a shrimp dinner cooked to perfection. The menu however is varied and there should be a choice for everyone favorites. We originally heard about it by word of mouth and over time have heard it mentioned again and again. You can't get a stronger recommendation than that.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Merritt, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Treated like Royalty!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

When in Ixtapa, this is a MUST place to dine. Whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner, Deborah & her staff will treat you like Royalty. If you are a Canadian - try the excellent Canadian Breakfasts! For lunch, have the stuffed avocado and for Dinner, well, you just better have the Coconut Shrimp - preferably something flaming - which is done right beside your table. Whether you are on a date or in a group, you can't miss with the Flaming Sexy Coffee either. And Deborah spends many hours a day in her kitchen at her own home in Ixtapa, preparing all the desserts - one of which is her Award Winning Coconut Cream Pie! Altho there's no water view from this cozy little hideaway right in the heart of Ixtapa, you will undoubtedly feel like you are in another world. And when you get there, tell them Dana recommended you go there!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank GrandPub
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Detroit, Michigan
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great breakfast.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The breakfast is great, good variety and prices. The staff is hard working and friendly and speak good English. Best French ever.

Visited March 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Excellent dining, excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My daughter and I only had time for one meal at Mama Norma's and Deborah's Cafe but it was definitely a highlight of our trip. The food was unbelieveably delicious and the service top rate. We met Deborah and she is an excellent host, very personable and warm. The restaurant was full when we walked in but we were warmly greeted and served. Everyone there were enjoying the food and sharing compliments. One of the guests was so enthused about the coconut pie that he sent us a slice and I was so happy about that. I usually do not eat coconut but the coconut pie with coconut crust was soooooo good. In fact, the desserts were to die for - especially the chocolate cake. This was our first trip to Ixtapa and we loved it. We will definitely go back to Mama Norma's on our next visit. Well worth the visit!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank dawnandmom
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Oregon
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197 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Mama's is good..and consistent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

During a month in Ixtapa we were at Mama's several times and each time was very good...Consistent from meal to meal and never a bad meal..Mama's make the best of its location and provides courtyard dining and occasional music.

Highly recommend Mamas for the upper resort type atmosphere and food.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank klinoregon
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