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“Cheesy !”

El Chivero Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #53 of 191 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 March 8, 2015

Right there on the beach in Bucerias. They have very good food. Most of the restaurants on the beach are hit and miss, but they consistently provide good food and service. The beef nachos are super cheesy, love it !

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Reviewed February 25, 2015

we just happened upon this place while searching for lunch. The bucket of beer was perfect for our group. The margarita was a generous portion and they didn't skimp on the tequila either. The tortilla soup was very good and a hearty portion. The coconut shrimp and other seafood dishes were really good. Service was attentive and friendly.

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Reviewed February 24, 2015

My best friend is still raving about the shrimp platter with the tequila cream sauce. As described "epic". He was so in love with his food that he started telling random other patrons about it and feeding them off his plate. When the lady from Wiscoson sat down and didn't look like she was planning to leave I couldn't stop laughing.

I also loved my garlic grilled Mahi Mahi. We had four bottles of water and they served us an "afterward" shot of tequila. The meal came with chips and salsa and bread. We were so full we couldn't even consider dessert and we ate incredibly lightly for the rest of the day.

We loved our meal here. It was fresh out of the bay, expertly prepared, and all over delicious. The meal cost about 900 pesos (tip included). It's roughly $75 USD. Bring cash - this is not a restaurant that takes credit cards.

Our waiter was helpful, attentive, and extremely friendly. There is a bathroom at the restaurant. You have the option of dining upstairs or down on the beach under the palm frond roof. Do be aware of the breeze coming off the bay...napkins can float away. This is not a wheelchair friendly place. The floor is a bit rough and the stairs to the beach are a bit uneven.

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Reviewed February 21, 2015

Buckets of beer and music wed. and sat. afternoons. Sometimes hard to get a table because it is so busy.

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Reviewed January 26, 2015

Service was terrible and food mediocre. When ordering we requested taco chips and pico de galo to start, finally received our orders and the chips and salsa were served at the same time.

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Thank Celeste R
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