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La Sirena Gorda

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Paseo del Pescador 20-A, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
+52 755 554 2687
08:30 - 22:30
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Thu - Tue 08:30 - 22:30
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

If you really want to experience a Restaurant in Zihuatanejo that mexicans seek for its authentic flavor and quality, you cant miss "The Fat Mermaid". Great food, good service and drinks. This little local restaurant is a foodie's heaven.

Thank INPRboston
New York City, New York
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114 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

We went there because of very good reviews on google. But, after our visit, we came to the conclusion that we can't trust google reviews at all. The food was so-so. The portions were small. The service was not attentive. They didn't give us chips and salsa, which other restaurants did, and also no lime for corona beers.

Thank Serge_G_NY
Mt Vernon, WA
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Sirena Gorda sits at the end of the tourist trap market walkway in downtown Zihuatanejo just before the pier. Because of this, it's full of gringos and you can expect to be accosted by vendors, especially children, multiple times throughout your meal. The service was exceedingly inattentive, especially considering there was only one other table at the time. The fish... More 

Thank lswDosma
Kalaheo, Hawaii
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

This place is wonderful. We found this place late in our 8 day stay in Zihua, so I can only comment about the breakfast, but what we had was delicious! The scrambled eggs are delicious, the pancakes light and fluffy, and the coffee is the best we found in all of Zihua. We had the bacon and egg breakfast, the... More 

Thank KarolyL
Fiddletown, California
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

The food is very good, there were 4 of us we all ordered something different. Each person was speechless with only UMMMMM in response. The service can't complain and the drinks were cold and delicious.

Thank BrownsEnglishToffee
Nanaimo, Canada
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69 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

The restaurant is in a great location. The food was fine and a decent price. The highlight of this restaurant is the 'Fat Mermaid' art that is everywhere! The decor adds a lot to a cold beer on a hot day. There is also an excellent 'fat mermaid' artisan shop within the restaurant! It's a fun place.

Thank SeaExplorer95
Harvard, Illinois
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

We had great service and the shrimp tacos were wonderful. The margaritas and guacamole and chips were great too. It was fun to sit outside in the shade and take a break in shopping. The location is right by the beach and the pier which was convenient for a taxi. LA Siena Gorda "fat mermaid" has a sign with a... More 

Thank Janice S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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254 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

We heard that the fish tacos were fantastic at La Sierra Gorda and they certainly were! There is not much of a view at this restaurant--it is right on the main beach walk, however it faces the Naval academy. The tacos are worth a visit for lunch, nonetheless. Three small tacos were 90 pesos and they were delicious!

Thank TahitiZ
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

I hadn't tried them in the past, but I'm glad I finally did. Nice service, tasty food and unique paintings and decorations. I definitely recommend this place.

Thank nekrobread
Victoria, BC
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Had read about this place in Eyewitness Guide. The only restnt recommended in Zihua. Very disappointing cuisine. Specialty fish on menu were unavailable. Service good but irrelevant when cuisine so bad......

Thank Seez

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo del Pescador 20-A, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: +52 755 554 2687

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