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El Bistro del Mar

Playa Madera | Eva Samano de Lopez Mateos, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
01 152 755 5542142
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“prosciutto” (3 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Playa Madera | Eva Samano de Lopez Mateos, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate breakfast and one dinner at this restaurant while staying at the hotel above. Every breakfast I had was perfectly delicious with attentive service. The view is spectacular with all tables looking out over the bay. It's worth going there for the view! The...More

Thank Rick M
kairos5, General Manager at El Bistro del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, thank you for your remarks.We will check with the manager what happened with the pizza. And about the prices, perhaps the restaurants around are cheaper but we think the place, the view, the quality and above everything the service is worth it. We hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful dining on the beach. Upscale restaurant but still reasonable priced. We dined for breakfast, fresh OJ and Egg's B for me. Husband wanted lunch but it was to early so he ordered enchiladas off the breakfast menu. Good food and service. Relaxing spot to...More

Thank mogcambomama
Reviewed 29 March 2018

I can't say enough about how great this restaurant is. First of all, the location, right on the beach is awesome. The menu choices are quite varied, and staying there, we ate several meals, all were delicious! We brought fish back from a fishing trip,...More

Thank mikeyrod27
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We ate breakfast here twice and it was great both times. Wide variety of items to choose from. Lunch was excellent as well. My friend wasn't feeling well when we ordered lunch one day, thought she would be fine to eat but ate very little...More

Thank Gayle D
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Ok not saying this is the best restaurant in town , but definitely the best we've dined at since arriving 7 days ago. Atmosphere , on the beach, clean , modern open air. The service outstanding, caesar salad (delicious) made at your table. Great menu....More

Thank Bearcat4
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We were staying at nearby Embarc resort and liked to walk each morning before Breakfast. We spotted Bistro Del Mare initially by the sun umbrellas at the front, decided to try breakfast there. The staff were very welcoming, coffee good, French Toast just perfect. We...More

Thank Maggie H
Reviewed 25 February 2018

This was our go to location for brunch just about every day in Zihuatanejo. Located on Playa la Madera beach, this restaurant has a great view, warm breeze, and lots of shade. The service was excellent, reasonable prices, and the menu has many tasty breakfast/brunch...More

Thank MBMike
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Not only great location right on the beach, but great food and service! From breakfast to dinner, can highly recommend!

Thank ibeedie
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Super location! The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Strongly recommend this fantastic restaurant.

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We ate several meals here during our 8 day stay and all were very good to excellent. Service was attentive, the nightly specials were creative and the portions were always large. I had the flank steak for dinner twice. Very flavorful and cooked to perfection....More

Thank Gary R
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Questions & Answers
Elizabeth V
6 January 2017|
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Response from dianemartin5 | Property representative |
I'm sorry I didn't see your question before. Yes, of course we accept credit cards. We hope to see you soon. Thank you.
26 January 2015|
Response from dianemartin5 | Property representative |
That was an answer to a customer who was not very happy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Madera | Eva Samano de Lopez Mateos, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: 01 152 755 5542142
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