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The General's Sports Bar & Restaurant

Plaza Kiosko Calle Cerro Cafetal S/N. | Entre Anador Punto Potosi y Andador Punta San Esteban, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo 40884, Mexico
+52 1 755 114 9928
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (50 reviews)
“shrimp” (56 reviews)
“pizza” (54 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Plaza Kiosko Calle Cerro Cafetal S/N. | Entre Anador Punto Potosi y Andador Punta San Esteban, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo 40884, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We choose to sit inside as it was a very hot day. Nice and cool inside. Food and service was very good.

Thank Lesley O
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I traveled to Ixtapa with a large group to watch the Vic Ferrari Band play. They are fantastic entertainers from our home state of Wisconsin, well worth the travel to watch, and played at the General's in the evening. The concert was...More

Thank ScottWI
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Generals only place in town that served Mich Ultra. The tableside guacamole was quite a treat. We enjoy the General every year.

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a fun restaurant to go to. It has an excellent variety of food to choose from. From Canadian food (poutine), to American food, and of course Mexican food. Our waitress was very helpful, and so kind. They also speak great English for those...More

Thank Myriam D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here our first night in Ixtapa. We had cold beers, table side guacamole, steak fajitas and two pizzas. The guacamole was excellent and the steak fajitas were also. We thought the pizzas were good -- not great. The service was excellent, the atmosphere...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by General's a few nights. First night there was 6 of us and we all had dinner, we tried the guacamole made at the table and let me tell you, all you need is a spoon, its so good! My husband had the Ixtapa...More

Thank lovetotravel7112014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great table side cooking experience and both plates were great. Just lose the happy birthday song and replace it with another. I felt like I was Johnny Dep listening to Oompa Loompas everytime it was played.

Thank 646philr
Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing food and atmosphere (a bit of American comfort food with a Mexican touch). The guac is prepared at your table as is the Ixtapa shrimp. The chicken alfredo was delish and the chicken quesadillas are unlike any other. The staff are beyond friendly adn...More

Thank Michele A
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a reason the General's is rated so high, it is really good. We ate there more than once and thoroughly enjoyed it both times. I had Shirmp Ixtapa prepared at the table and it is now one of my favorite dishes of all...More

Thank Kay C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to ask a few people to find it even with gps guidance. There are a lot of shops and restaurants in this area. Guacamole is prepared in front of you, and the shrimp is too. Excellent food.

Thank Russ P
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16 January 2018|
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Response from Nancy D | Reviewed this property |
We used only pesos when out in Ixtapa and Zihua. You will save money by having pesos because a lot of places say they don’t have change for US dollars and if you don’t know their exchange rate, you will get over charged. I... More
Laura K
20 September 2017|
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Response from Genaro S | Property representative |
Is pretty busy after 7:00 pm I think you should be there little a bit before
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29 January 2017|
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Response from Dewie R | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Mike J. The staff at the general will do everything they can to accommodate you. You may be able to contact them a head of time and they can try to get the fight for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Kiosko Calle Cerro Cafetal S/N. | Entre Anador Punto Potosi y Andador Punta San Esteban, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo 40884, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo  >  Ixtapa
  • Phone Number: +52 1 755 114 9928
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Located in the heart of the vacation destination of Ixtapa and right behind Sr.Frogs, The Generals Sports Bar & Restaurant caters to Canadian, American and Mexican cuisine. The bar boasts the coldest beer in town, and daily drink specials. With 7 flat screen TV's and a jumbo projector, there is always multiple sporting events on including NFL, NBA, NHL, UFC, MLB, LFP, FMF, Boxing and NCAA. Not only is the food great and the drinks cold, we have free WI-FI and if you are in the mood for some singing, we have karaoke and are open late!Known locally and internationally as "The Husband Daycare", The Generals Sports Bar & Restaurant is definitely a place you don't want to miss on your vacation in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Come enjoy a cold one and a good time with us!
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