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Calle Morelos & Av. Veracruz, Barra de Navidad, Mexico
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Sherwood park
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2013

Good food, good service. I had meal that was cooked in a mocete and it was really good. This is a very pretty restaurant that sits next to a fantastic tree. With all the lights it is very romantic. The menu changes every day and it is printed on a blackboard that the server brings to your table.

Thank vivomexico
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159 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2012

We made a reservation for a large family group, as this restaurant was packed. The food was upscale and pricy, but so yummy. Be patient as the service is on Mexican time, but well worth the wait.

Thank CountryHills
Crestline, California
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298 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2012

I have never had the food there. But it looks VERY APPEALING, its up stairs, outside, built into a huge tree, with white lights!

Thank Aerovergalineas
Westchester County NY
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2012

eclectic and very tasty menu. they really try to do some very different things; a real nice change form the average mex restaurant. the Mole was outstanding

Thank AAvidan
Barra de Navidad, Mexico
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2012

I made the mistake of ordering the "Cowboy", which turned out to be a ribeye. It came so well done the knife could barely cut it. When I told the waiter we had a problema he took the steak back to the kitchen and had them cook it more. When I explained that I had wanted it cooked poco hecho... More 

Thank AlaskaDave1951
Lopez Island, Washington
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2012

We spent our anniversary dinner here and have to say, it was absolutely delicious food and great service. Will definitely go back next time and recommend it.

Thank Roxanna S
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2012

It feels like you are sitting in a a tree house with fairy lights. The food is fantastic and very different from anywhere else. My husband had a salmon steak cooked to perfection with a cranberry reduction sauce which was over the top. Their ceasar salad is enough for 4 people and has a great presentation! If they have their... More 

Thank sheba M
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2011

What a wonderful hidden gem! Sambuca is hard to miss as it is nestled in the branches of the enormous banyan tree. You walk up the star to this tree house and the atmosphere is great. Lanterns hung in the branches of the tree around you. China and cotton table cloths. Stainless steel backsplash behind the bar and prep area.... More 

Thank Morleycat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Morelos & Av. Veracruz, Barra de Navidad, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Costalegre  >  Barra de Navidad

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