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Marlena's Restaurant & Bar

Ave. Veracruz #167, Barra de Navidad 48987, Mexico
+52 315 355 8645
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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German, Mexican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ave. Veracruz #167, Barra de Navidad 48987, Mexico
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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

Thank JamesVincentV19
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I don't even know where to start! We were in Barra for 5 days and ate here 5 times - 2 lunches and 3 dinners. Right on the ocean front so breezy. All the food we ate was 5 star, delicious, well thought out, melding...More

Thank 50PlusCalifornia
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We just returned from an amazing night @ Marlena's. We were hesitant to try the new courtyard location, but are SO glad we did. It's beautiful. Music by the Chita Rivera Band was great and the food....yum. We started with the coconut shrimp and mango...More

Thank RebeccaVancouver_BC
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

No surprise at Marlena. Simply a pleasant and tasty affair. The most professional run restaurant in Barra de Navidad. Great food, super fresh ingredients, immaculate setting and attentive service. Add very reasonable prices - and nice garden setting, right at the entrance to Barra.

Thank Tee S
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Food was so good we ate there several times on our vacation even though we love trying new places. Amazing margaritas also! Staff was very friendly and attentive. Great ambiance and the live music was fabulous! Will definitely go back.

Thank MollyV39
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Three of us had dinner here. I wanted to combine an appetizer with a salad for my entree, and that seemed to flummox them. My companions both ordered entrese that came with starter salads. Then the food started to arrive: First my appetizer without the...More

Thank Tiga_22
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Scrumptious food & beverages. Friendly staff. One of the better restaurants in Barra da Navidad. Close to Cabo Blanco resort on the way to the walk to the town square.

Thank Q4960DBneils
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Marlena's new location is underwhelming. It is pleasant enough but it's just not the same without the sunset view. It seems like that's not the only change. Everything is less spectacular. The location, the service and the food. It feels tired. Another big change are...More

Thank samcan8
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We chose Marlena's on our first night because arriving late in the afternoon, we enjoyed some pool time, some happy hour time, and a wee nap before heading out to dinner. Walking from Hotel Cabo Blanco into town this is the first restaurant you'll see....More

Thank conniey228
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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
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  • 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
Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail
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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