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“Our favorite place”
Review of California Pizza

California Pizza
Ranked #60 of 175 Restaurants in Bucerias
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery
Bucerias, Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Our favorite place”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

We are so happy that Francisco has brought California Pizza to Bucerias. Well, our waistlines might not be happy!
We've been going to theother locations for years, and were thrilled when the Bucerias location opened.
I love the pizza, just the right thickness of crust for me, and he will make you any pizza you want.
My husband loves the fettucini alfredo with shrimp, who wouldn't at 75 pesos, and so rich and creamy!
His new favorite is the Bistro Scampi. We almost always share a Cesar salad, too.
Eat there, take out or delivery, you really must try it.

  • Visited March 2013
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Sudbury, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“hidden gem”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

We were in the mood for pasta and someone mentioned California Pizza. I drove in the little plaza area and ordered two seperate take out pasta dishes. One with shrimp and the other with sausage and peppers . The included a couple onion buns that were out of this world . We both (wife and I) enjoyed the pasta, It was deicious and we look forward to trying out the wood fired pizzas which everyone says is great . There are a couple tables in front but I took , take out.
We will go back again and highly recommend the place. Ray from Northern Ontario March 2013

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank pedneaultrh
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Bucerias, Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Flaming Sauces to Take Out”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Francesco prides himself on his Pasta Sauces and so he should. He uses only fresh ingredients and only makes a sauce after you have ordered it (you can see the flames 4 feet high as he makes the finishing touches to the sauce). He is very willing to cater and so we ordered up our favourite sauces - marinera - carbonada and tequilla chicken. We invited a gang for dinner and enjoyed every mouthful!
Remember too, that he does deliver his wood fired pizza to your home.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank LibbyinMexico
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Bucerias
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food !!”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

We were introduced to California Pizza a couple of years ago and were so happy to see the owner open a location in Bucerias!! (even though I have to admit - I sort of enjoyed the drive out to San Juan de Bajo).

You won't go wrong with the food at CP.....Exceptional taste......plenty of it....and it's HOT!! The new menu has a couple of new dishes, and I've fallen in love with the Bistro Scampi.....delicious!!

Don't hesitate to drop by for a wonderful pizza or pasta dish....you won't be disappointed!! The restaurant can be found at the corner of Estaciones and Matamoros,

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank lelliott614
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Bucerias, Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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“Bucerias's Best Kept Secret”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

The owner of California Pizza was doing a roaring trade in two locations in Bahia de Banderas (Banderas Bay): San Vicente and San Juan. He had these small resaturants along the dusty highway, but locals "in the know" packed each one of them most nights. He was finally persuaded to establish another location in Bucerias. Although he has gringo customers galore, he hopes to draw the Mexican population by setting up in a small strip mall in a non-tourist area. The restaurant can be found at the corner of Estaciones and Matamoros, east of the highway. Drive towards the mountains from the lights where Famar Restaurant is located, and follow this road to the end (at a T junction). To your right, you will see Colegio Bucerias. Go directly ahead,across the road, and into the little strip mall. California Pizza is the third storefront on your left.

California Pizza is a lot more than pizza. The menu offers delicious pasta; one order could well do two people. I recommend the Fettucine Alfredo or Carbonada. If you're in the mood, I hear the Chicken Tequila Fettucini is "the best". Pasta is 80 pesos or under. Sandwiches, including a huge burger with trimmings, Chicken or Shrimp Sandwiches, are 55 and 60 pesos. They are flanked by homemade buns. I like them bcause the buns are a decent size ... so the sandwich is more filling than bread. Salads include a lovely Caesar, and Oriental Salad and a California Salad, packed with every tasty ingredient you can imagine. At 50 pesos, you can't go wrong... simply delicious!

Oh, and I must tell you that their pizza is the best in town, and a fabulous price (55 pesos for a personal size to 120 pesos for a large ... big enough to feed four vacationers). My favourite is their signature dish, the California pizza! Give it a try ... you'll love it and beg for more!

California Pizza is open from noon until 11 p.m., except Sundays. They also have home delivery, usually within 25 minutes of your order being taken. Just call 298-1796. Whoever answers the phone will pass you on to an English-speaking person if necessary.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank leegleze
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