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The Octopus's Garden Cafe

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Calle Corona 66A | Colonia Central, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle 63732, Mexico
+52 329 295 5071
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can have a fun evening here, especially when there is entertainment. It caters primarily for North American clientele and the menu reflects this. The people are so friendly but service can be slow at times, however, we are in Mexico and the pace of life is different and after all, that is one of the reasons we are here.... More 

Thank J S
Edmonton, Alberta
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Watch for when 'Duende' plays in this club, great dinner in beautiful atmosphere, dinner and show or just show, this Trio is world class and worth the cover of 150 to 200 pesos pp as show is fantastic. Highly recommended for the musically inclined with an ear for detail, style and originality. Romantic night out. Sit back, have a wine... More 

Thank DoonyBoy
Orangeville, Canada
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very lovely restaurant and great music. A must try is the chicken wings. So different from the ones we get in Canada. Not at all greasy and so flavorable. The fajitas are good too as well as the barbecue chicken. Service can be a little slow and the Margueritas not very flavourful but the music and atmosphere is great. Certainly... More 

Thank Carol S
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an evening out with friends at this restaurant. The food was very good (mine was perhaps a bit too salty). The entertainment was a three piece group who played very well and provided a variety of talents. The decor is interesting. It's basically an outdoor courtyard in the centre of the building with covered areas around the perimeter.... More 

Thank snowdespisers
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Alfredo and his wife make you quite welcomed. Their food is conscientiously prepared to delight the eye and taste buds. Atmosphere is delightfully unique. It has been definitely one of our favourite places to dine and dance since it opened last year. Keep up the good work!!!! 👍👍👍. 👏👏👏

Thank sharon b
Las Vegas, Nevada
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This place was one of the coolest spots I visited in Las Cruz. The way the owners have taken old buildings and combined them with new construction is amazing. The place was absolutely beautiful. The food was superb and the service was top notch. My beer never went dry and the staff was always attentive and asking if we needed... More 

Thank Brian J
High River, Canada
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

After eating already, we came along this place while walking back to our condo and decided to stop in for a drink. We went upstairs to the bar and found a band playing some great tunes. Then the best surprise....Wahsboard Leon got up and played with the band. He is an 80+ year young gentleman who plays the washboard with... More 

Thank Unicorn2012
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Come here often when we are around. Have shrimp brochettes, fajitas and margaritas. Like the salad that comes with meals: fresh veggies, jicama and an herb dressing

Thank Robert T
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167 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Things are in flux at the Octopus Garden since the owner had an accident so I'm not sure of all they offer anymore. Great locally printed t-shirts, Huitchol Artwork, roasted coffee the way you like it, some dance shows, and food. The owners always believed in supporting the locals and the community, creating lots of connections with them. Heard they... More 

Thank Mike5466
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Experience Octopus garden... you'll be so glad you did! I buy the local grown and roasted coffee for our personal use and for our Boutique inn guests. I do exercises on their sprung wood floor. I enjoy breakfast in the garden courtyard and dinners in the Treehouse bar. The service in all areas is exceptional and in all of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$6
Mexican, Cafe
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Corona 66A | Colonia Central, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle 63732, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
  • Phone Number: +52 329 295 5071

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?