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“Great place to cool off, drink beer and watch the sunset”

El Chivero Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #55 of 190 Restaurants in Bucerias
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: Since 1965, El Chivero Restaurant and Bar has been Bucerias' favorite seaside restaurant. Known as the Home of the Seafood Platter, El Chivero serves only the freshest seafood and fish (likely caught by a family member. Family run and family friendly, visitors and locals delight in the excellent and friendly service while enjoying tropical drinks and icy cold beer on the beach or overlooking Banderas Bay from the cheery interior. Happy Hour is offered all day every day and Saturday afternoons are filled with Live Music to dine and dance to right on the beach.
Reviewed September 8, 2013

It was really hot, so we headed toward the few restaurants along the beach just off the center of Bucerias, and were drawn in to El Chivero by the 2 for one Margaritas and bucket of beer specials. It was a Sunday evening, and this is a real spot for locals. Sit in the sand under a palapa umbrella, bring the kids and dogs, kick off your sandals and relax! The kids can play in the water while you sip your beers, that come in a bucket of ice. The guacamole is great, very fresh, and they make their own chips on the premise. I know you might think I am crazy, but the fresh oysters are to die for, dug right out of the bay, and as big as your palm. If you want a little less casual, you can move up stairs and sit by the window. The only drawback, if you want to call it that, is that you will be pelted by the beach vendors and mariachis every two minutes. But on the other hand, pretty good deals can be had there and where else can you shop and drink cold beer at the same time? Or get your wife a foot massage right in her chair. And I actually like mariachis. But friendly service, great authentic fresh food, ultra relaxed atmosphere, and the kids can run around, swim and dig in the sand while you fade into the sunset.

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Thank jeffonthebeach
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Busy beachfront place with tables in the sand as well as upstairs. Buckets of beer are icy cold and specially priced. Good menu selections. Reasonably priced. Staff is always attentive, as I make this a regular stop when I am in Bucerias.

Thank igualla
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Beach access with good beach food and drinks; nice to have afternoon music, too. This is a top notch 'beaching it' day establishment!

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Thank Diane M
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

This is a great place to spend your day on the beach at Bucerias. The food is good and the drinks are very reasonable, and the service is also good. On weekends they have live music after the midafternoon as well, all without cover. Most days the surf is moderate to low here and the crowds much fewer than in Puerto Vallarta. Highly recommended.

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Thank Lakeguytx49
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

After spending the morning in the local market we were looking for a snack and some refreshment. It was our first visit to Bucerias so we strolled a bit down the street checking the restaurants and returned here as it is very open with beach side tables. The margaritas were excellent and my wife wanted coconut shrimp but they only came as an entrée and not an appetizer. The staff was very accommodating and brought us 6 shrimp instead of the usual 5 with a meal as we did not want any of the accompaniments. These were by far some of the best coconut shrimp we both had ever had. If ever in Bucerias again we would not hesitate in returning.

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Thank 154914Jack
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