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La Malinche

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Centro Comercial La Puerta, Andador Bahias del Palmar, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
+52 755 553 1218
10:00 - 01:00
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Des Moines, IA
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146 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I also reviewed La Malinche (one of my two or three favorite restaurants in Ixtapa) in 2015 and I was looking forward to my visit again this year. The location is pleasant, but I loved (preferred) the murals on the walls and the warm, happy atmosphere of the previous location. I also missed the excellent service we always had before.... More 

Thank Iowa_is_my_home
Cold Lake, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Great seafood soup, salad,fish verecruzana and margaritas. Large portions fast service and the entertainment was excellent.

Thank traveler55050
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

La Malinche has moved to a larger and beautiful new location in the Ixtapa marketplace. The food and margaritas have always been good, and now the ambiance matches this same high standard. I have seen some complaints about slow service, but this is Mexico, people should not be in such a rush, and they should try to kick back and... More 

Thank Vic F
British Columbia, Canada
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We have been here 3 times for lunch and once for dinner. Each time the food was good, and the service as well. Don't be in a hurry. Occasionally the drink order has been mixed up, but you're in Mexico! Prices are reasonable and 2/1 margeritas are great.

Thank Suiggins
Lafayette, California
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134 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We stopped at this restaurant initially because we wanted to hear some live music and they had a saxophonist playing with a recording background. He was OK, not great, but what the heck. My wife ordered the Chicken poblano, which is a leg and thigh in Mole sauce, and she really enjoyed her dish. I had a spinach salad and... More 

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Martha Gabriela C, Propietario at La Malinche, responded to this review

Hello, good evening, we appreciate your opinion, we apologize for the bad service, we will focus on it and also on our dishes. Hoping you will give us the opportunity to rectify and give you the best on your next visit. Best regards. Gabriela Castelán Manager More 

Northfield, Illinois
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The service was a bit slow but the food was good. My husband had the tortilla soup and I had the mushroom soup. Both were good but we've had better at other Ixtapa restaurants. For our entrees we both ordered Gringas (pork tacos) which were really good. You can't beat the price either. There was a saxophonist playing great music... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We always have a great time at La Malinche. The food is just delicious and the margaritas are the best in town! The seafood and the Mexican platter are so tasty as well as the homemade salsas!

Thank Charlie T
Martha Gabriela C, Propietario at La Malinche, responded to this review

Hello good evening, we appreciate your comment, it motivates us to continue giving the best of us day by day, thanks again. My home is your home. Best regards Gabriela Castelán More 

Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

While the service was a tad slow, the food was amazing and they had a great family band playing that made the atmosphere lovely. I had the tortilla soup and surf & turf tacos (which was so delicious), the other meals at the table were equally delicious. Would go back for the food and atmosphere.

Thank awarren114
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We tried this spot in the plaza this evening. The service was slow, they forgot our drink order and when the plates finally arrived mine was luke warm. My wife enjoyed her chicken dish and mine would have been better hot. The restaurant was not busy so backlog wouldn't be the problem -- disinterest most likely. There are a number... More 

Thank Silvertontraveller
Martha Gabriela C, Propietario at La Malinche, responded to this review

Hello! we are really sorry to read this from you, we try to serve at the same time all the dishes so everyone can enjoy of their dinner together, unfortunately some times we make mistakes, all our ingredients are fresh and the meals are cooked once your order is taken. We'll be verry happy to welcome you again, so you... More 

London, Ontario
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We both loved our meals at La Malinche and feel that the 4* rating here is unfair. Our four friends who joined us for the first meal were equally impressed,one of them commenting that it was his best meal in Ixtapa (after 6 nights of dining out). I wish that we discovered La Malinche sooner so that we could have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Comercial La Puerta, Andador Bahias del Palmar, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo  >  Ixtapa
  • Phone Number: +52 755 553 1218
Traditional Mexican cuisine, warm and familiar atmosphere, life music every night.

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