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“Lovely atmosphere, music, food, fantastic key lime pie”

Encore Restaurant & Lounge
Ranked #29 of 179 Restaurants in Bucerias
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: We are located at #51 Lazaro Cardenas Street (cor Abasolo). Bucerias, Nayarit. It is 3 blocks north of Royal Decameron Hotel
Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere, music, food, fantastic key lime pie”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Tried this place too late in my trip to go back, or would have returned. A very nice garden courtyard setting for dinner, and the night we were there Armi Granos was singing jazz with a trio, and she is a terrific, warm-voiced singer, so made for lovely evening. We also liked the menu, which included things like curries and Asian noodles and spring rolls, so something refreshingly different. I had a salad and friend had a shrimp dish, and we both loved our dishes. Service was friendly and warm, and between sets the owner also stopped by to see that we were happy with our dishes.
We both were knocked out by fantastic key lime pie for dessert, with a wonderful refreshing taste.
This place also serves breakfast and lunch, and I will be back next time in Bucerias. Would highly recommend for a nice evening with music. Check to see if Armi is singing that night..she doesn't perform every night. Other nights might include musicians without the singer, but it's still a lovely place for a meal. Thanks for a memorable evening!

  • Visited February 2013
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Braeside
Level 3 Contributor
2 reviews
“Don't Bother”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

First off, I am not in the habit of taking time out of my vacation to rate establishments. At the end of our evening we were down $940 pesos. If the food measured up I would be the last one to complain. Stick to the top rated restaurants and you will not be disappointed. Sandrinas, Adautos, El Brujo, Los Pericos to mention a few.

  • Visited March 2013
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CasaA, Owner at Encore Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you found your bill pricey. Our entrees start at $140 pesos ($12 dollars to $20 dollars). Our house wine sells for $5.50 per glass and cocktails are $6 dollars. Your bill of $950 pesos ($80 dollars) for two people must have included a good bottle of wine, 2 cocktails, salads and desserts. All prices includes the sales tax of 16%. Instead of going to Trip Advisor to vent, we would appreciate if you could have called the attention of the manager or owner of the restaurant. Encore has live jazz band which other restaurants in the area do not have and there is no cover charge. For the benefit of the readers, a 12 oz Ribeye Steak Dinner with a Starter Salad, dessert and glass of house wine will bill you $420 pesos ( $35 Dollars).
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Edmonton,AB
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“OK place but a bit pricey!”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

We ate here for dinner in March/13, the food was good but not for the 600 pesos we paid. My wife had the prawns and rice, we shared a salad and I had the beef fajitas. To drink my wife had a water and I had a pop. Service was fine as we were the only ones in the place at 5:30 pm.

Visited March 2013
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CasaA, Owner at Encore Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thank you for your review. Let's recap your order. Jumbor prawns $220, salad $70, 10 oz New York Steak Fajita $180, 2 softdrinks $50. Your total bill is $520 pesos including 16% tax. That is $43 dollars for two people for dinner in a resort town. Resort restaurants in Bucerias pay between $2,000 to $3,000 dollars per month rent all year round. This is a six month tourist resort.
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
“Same experience two years running”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Overall the restaurant is not bad. If I expected less the restaurant would get four stars. But unfortunately the restaurant tries to come off as more than it is capable. Last year the waiter was really nice and helpful, but there were problems. They messed up an order but kept trying to tell us it was correct. Even when we showed them the menu and description they would not admit error (note that on our second visit one of our table ordered the same offending item, and when it arrived it was the item that we spent all that time last year trying tell them we ordered. In other words it was the item we thought all along.).

This year, same waiter, who is very pleasant, but there always seems to be a disconnect between what he tries to do and what the kitchen will do. He gets expectations up, then has to come back and tell us we can't have what we ordered.

I understand that this is Mexico, and a vacation spot, so I should not get my expectations up. But Linda's Taco's accros the street (dinner for ten for 345 pesos!!!) has similar service, great tacos and a price that is about 1/5 of Encore.

Encore could be so much more. It has great potential. It just needs to step up the game a bit.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank JW0815
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CasaA, Owner at Encore Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thank you for your review. Thank you for coming back. What are the chances of having the same problem the second time?. Please accept our aplologies and please go to another restaurant that will make you happy. The taco place seems a good choice for you.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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“A wonderful experience!”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is a great experience restaurant! The food was superb and the jazz singing was very entertaining! The owner, who also sings, is wonderful! Service first rate! I wonderful date night!

Visited February 2013
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Thank NeenerB
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CasaA, Owner at Encore Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you had a wonderful evening. We would love all our customers to have the same experiece as yours. We hope to see you again.
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