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La Gaviota

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Playa la Ropa sin numero | Al final de Playa la Ropa, pasando el arco y modulo de información, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
+52 755 554 3816
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25 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

There were 10 of us that dined here and when we first got there it took a very long time for anyone to take a drink order from us and there were three people working at the bar. Most of us ordered the Lobster which didn't seem like Lobster. We asked our server if this was Lobster bring out a... More 

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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We came for the new years supper and ordered a variety of dishes. The potatoes, rice and bread were cold and the potatoes uncooked, after sending it back it was still not done properly. The langosta (it actually was tiny rock lobsters) was expensive and not great. We had a slow service to begin and then it picked up. We... More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We donned our beach garb and grabbed a short taxi over to Playa la Ropa in search of a nice beach and delicious food. We visited on a Saturday and La Gaviota was packed which we took as a good sign. We sat on the terrace and at high tide the waves come all the way up, so when it... More 

Thank Dan G
Troncones, Gro, Mexico
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

All of the above very good. Also excellent margaritas and pleasant tropical atmosphere. The view if the bay is absolutely stunning. Wonderful place to hang for an afternoon....

Thank HansBr
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

The seafood here is the best. Tuna, mahi-mahi, shrimp, and the staff are and have always been tops. Order their Margarita with Herradurra especial!

Thank kudzu
Henderson, Nevada
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Then this is the place for you! Absolutely authentic menu that includes everything you could ask for. Another fine family owned and operated open-air restaurant sitting right on the beach in Zihuatanejo. Watch the beautiful surf and tide roll in, fishermen, swimmers, etc., all while enjoying the culture that defines Mexico. Friendly service, but at the same time you're not... More 

2 Thank amagnuson
Fairbanks, Alaska
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

Waiter couldnt come up with 25 pesos of change. Huh? This was the middle of the afternoon. Welcome to playa la ropa! Why go to this restaurant if the waiters enjoy taking advantage of foreigners?

Thank CharmsByCj
Yorba Linda, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2011

Great food and a beautiful oceanview, I really enjoy eating at La Gaviota, that's why I keep going back every year. You can't go to Zihuatanejo and not visit this restaurant, I highly recommend it.

1 Thank kar n
Colorado, USA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2009

Do not eat here. The food is WAY too expensive, and it really is not that good at all. I think the local hotels and rentals have a deal with Gaviota that they will recommend this place to their guest but do not fall for that trick. Really its not worth wasting a meal on when there are so many... More 

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gavuser1, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Gaviota, responded to this review

We apologize for what happened in 2009 Sir. Management have changed, to give a quality service that you deserve. We invite you to visit us and give us your opinion about the restaurant nowadays. Greetings from Zihuatanejo! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Seafood, Mexican, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa la Ropa sin numero | Al final de Playa la Ropa, pasando el arco y modulo de información, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: +52 755 554 3816
We are dedicated to seafood, with over 29 years of experience. We are located at the end of Playa La RopaIf you visit Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, you have to visit us, we are a tradition ...We service for special events such as:-Weddings-XV years-Birthday-Baptisms-First CommunionMass-Meetingwith a capacity for 300 people. We have at your disposal more than 50 different dishes for all tastes.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?