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Puerto Viejo Restaurant

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Mexican, Seafood, Bar, Pub
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Olas Altas, Mazatlan, Mexico
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Red Deer, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great local kinda bar. The food is really good, except they tend to overcook the calamari. The ceviche is always fresh and the Mango Margueritas are yummy. The drink prices are very reasonable $40 pesos house gin & tonic. The staff are all fun and efficient and all the bands are pretty darned good. It's kinda like... More 

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Seattle
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123 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We first ate here a couple of years ago (2015?) and didn't think it was remarkable, but this time it was great! Generous portions of delicious guacamole. Some of the best tortilla soup in Mazatlan. Good onions rings and delicious shrimp ceviche! The margaritas were tasty with lots of tequila and the prices were very good. We also had a... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I've eaten here before, and I know it's a favorite of expats, but this last time was horrible. There was exactly one waiter on a Tuesday with the cruise ships in so service was extremely slow but the food was worse. I ordered a chicken burrito, which looked like a quesadilla and only came with chicken on it. Yep, no... More 

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Jordan, Minnesota
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We stopped for the 2 for 1 margarita special and had some snacks with it. The margaritas were good and the food was decent. Daughter sang karaoke and had fun.

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Ciudad Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

To sum it up: stay away! The location is excellent, the food sub-standard. And once you have suffered through the food, the real pain sets in: Karaoke! A bunch of totally untalented people with no shame worked hard on generating hellish noise, multiplied by powerful loudspeakers. ("We had to take Advil for dessert...") .....it was like a horror movie...

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Thank Jürgen B
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across Puerto Viejo after walking from Plaza Machado toward the beach. As we stood on the corner, deciding our next stop/direction, an expat who calls the place his "office" offered assistance or advice. As we chatted, we decided to sit down for some Pacificos and water. We decided to order chicken nachos to share. It's a place frequented... More 

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

If you want to get together with pals on the Malecon, most of the time we just say, "Let's meet at the PV at 4!" It's a great place with attentive staff, most of whom speak some English, so convenient for visitors. For us full timers we know the beer will always be cold and there's a place in the... More 

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Illinois
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1,010 reviews
514 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

After shopping at a local jewelry store it was recommended that we go here for the sunset. The food and service were good, but nothing special. However, this was a great place for the sunset. Would we go back? Of course. To me average means that it is a descent meal and if in the area at sunset we might... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

I have had only appetizers and bar food here. It was okay. The draw for me is its location and the fact that many North American expatriots congregate here. They also have dark beer on tap.

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Thank SeaStock
Montreal, Canada
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117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

I have been here countless times and have not found anything really to be tasteless...Cold drinks including beer, mixed drinks, wine, softdrinks, lemonades, agua's and great burgers, fish tacos, soups etceteras etceteras..Great service and waiters are friendly and always smiling..Would not have anyone miss this gem when in Mazatlan...Its a classic and should ge up there in the snobs lust...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Olas Altas, Mazatlan, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Sinaloa  >  Mazatlan

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