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“The best "restaurant" in town”
Review of Sayulita Cafe

Sayulita Cafe
Ranked #14 of 153 Restaurants in Sayulita
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Just look for the romantic candle-lit tables and the line out front waiting for a place to sit. Located just once block before Sayulita's main plaza, the Sayulita Cafe restaurant offers locals and visitors an incredible and authentic dining experience. A full bar with a plentiful wine list is available. Make sure to try one of the famous margaritas while you wait to be seated.
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Since Sayulita Cafe has tablecloths, it's a restaurant. Yes, there are a few Al Fresco tables, but most of the seating is inside. Unless you enjoy eating dust from the street traffic and having pedestrians elbowing you for sidewalk space, dine inside.

Do not bother ordering a margarita. They really do not know how to make one. Either that, or pucker up. And endure substandard tequila. Go to Escondido for good drinks and good company after dinner.

You are going here for the food, and that is where they excel. Do not bring children, as there is no childrens' menu and the regular menu food is too adventuresome for most kids. After 8 PM the place is very busy, and very loud. So, be prepared for fellow diners who come juiced and feel compelled to share their delight with life. Come at 6 PM for a quiet, and very good meal.

We dined at Sayulita Cafe with 7 people twice in one week, and sampled just about everything on the menu. There were no disappointments. However, Sayulita Cafe does not come close to the top 20 restaurants in PV. You are eating here because you can afford "near US" prices and you are not in PV.

If you order Carne Asada, made absolutely sure the beef is not overcooked. You may have to send an order or two back to get it right. If you want Medium Rare, order Very Rare. Chicken Mole is one of their best dishes, but again, warn them about overcooking.

The kitchen is slow. Make that glacial. If you order appetizers, pitch a tent, as they put in orders one item at a time. One of our party ordered soup. The table ordered guacamole and nachos. So the orders went in ONE ITEM AT A TIME. We were the only diners in the place, and it took over one hour for the first of the entree items to hit the table. From first to last entree item for 8 people took 30 minutes. You can imagine how that went.

Why did we return? For the food, of course. When it comes, it is the best dinner you will have in Sayulita.

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Always great food and service! Really enjoyed the beef fajitas and strawberry daiquiri. Location on main street is great.

Thank Tyson H
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

We stopped here for drinks and appetizers. Although the waiter didn't speak english, and we have less than poor spanish, he was very charming and did a great job figuring out what "on the rocks" meant. The food was was very flavorful and unique.If you're wanting a restaurant with some character and great food that seems worthy of the price, this was the one we would recommend. Didn't find that in many of the Sayulita restaurants.

1  Thank oregontraveller51
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Their chile rellenos are excellent which my wife and I both had. My son had their coconut and papaya shrimp. The Papaya sauce on half the very large shrimp was really good and a bit unusual because the sweetness had been somewhat tempered. The coconut ones were fried with fresh shaved coconut as breading that came with a very sweet coconut dipping sauce. They were like coconut candied shrimp and quit good but almost more like a dessert.

Thank Craig L
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Loved the food here. And the young servers were so sweet and sensitive to our needs. Probably the best spot in Sayulita!

Thank bbumatay
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