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Marlena's Restaurant & Bar

Ave. Veracruz #167, Barra de Navidad 48987, Mexico
+52 315 355 8645
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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German, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ave. Veracruz #167, Barra de Navidad 48987, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has moved to La Huerta 1917, Barra de Navidad. Wonderful new courtyard location. The food & service are very good & we enjoyed live music on our visit.

Thank RebeccaVancouver_BC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best variety of food in Barra as well as taste! Very clean and family friendly. All different types of food including a wonderful ambience. Has lights, a bar, and music. The arrachera is amazing as well as the gorgonzola sauce. Perfect for children and big...More

Thank Kaitlyn D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Has a wide selection of dishes on the menu. Have not been disappointed with any meal ordered there. Common to have entertainment which can be loud at times. Has a nice court yard atmosphere.

Thank Ron747
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By far the best restaurant en barra. Good service and attention to details. Marlena is a pleasure. I would return again if ever in barra. The restaurant is very clean, open air and charming.

Thank JamesVincentV19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner at this charming restaurant. The owner was very welcoming and even joined us for dessert. The schnitzel was fabulous and their version of chili rieno was unique and mouthwatering. They have music and dancing on Monday and Thursday nights. We will...More

Thank Priscilla L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has it all, great food, excellent atmosphere and good prices. It doesn't seem like much from the outside but once you enter it opens up in to a beautiful grass courtyard with a palm tree. It has an open style professional kitchen and...More

Thank diverob67
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Loved Marlenas! Had a great family dinner here!. Especially enjoyed a nice green salad and an amazing amaretto chocolate cake for dessert. Great service and live music! YUM! -Jessie Ayala, Oregon

Thank jessers907
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We have been going to Marlena’s for years. The location moved and it is fantastic! The food is the Best as usual. Already thinking how I miss Marlena’s food and I have only been home for an hour.

Thank HiDeGirl
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Excellent food Try the best dessert on earth... avocado ice cream!! House salad so good Fresh fish, pork, veal and salmon Really good

Thank Roberto C
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Found Marlena's here in TA. What a great find here in Barra. I really enjoy the personal attention of the owner. She takes great pride in her establishment and it shows. The aguacate y Camaron entrada is very nice. Had the fajitas con pollo y...More

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Gudrun P
7 February 2017|
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Response from Dave_SHP1313 | Reviewed this property |
As the local bus comes into Barra it veers slightly to the right onto a road separated by a grass median. At the end of that short stretch, the bus makes a quick left-right on to the road again. Just after that little jag... More
December S
14 January 2016|
Response from Dr Robert O | Reviewed this property |
No, their opening times were 5 to 9 pm. The happy hour 5 to 7, highly recommendable. And their dishes are probably the best in the area. European style. Marlena is from Munich, a bit reserved but keeps an eye on everything... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave. Veracruz #167, Barra de Navidad 48987, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Costalegre  >  Barra de Navidad
  • Phone Number: +52 315 355 8645
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At Marlena's new location you enjoy fine dining in a courtyard setting with great ambience. Our International cuisine has something for everyone. We serve fish, meat dishes, and salads. We also have a weekly special. Our chef also prepares wonderful appetizers and desserts. A full bar is available with "Happy Hour" 5pm to 7pm. Open from 5:00 pm to 11 pm Monday through Saturday. Reservations are welcomed.
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