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El Tiburon de la Costa

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$$ - $$$
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Calle Principal, San Jose | Barrio Viejo, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
+52 755 553 2777
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Lafayette, California
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111 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to this restaurant primarily to experience their Tiritas plate, which is the local Ixtapa/Zihuataneo area favorite. It is like a ceviche, but has fish strips instead of chunks. Their tiritas was ok, but for our tastes, nothing special. Other people eating next to us seemed to really enjoy their shrimp plates. Costs are definitely reasonable, even though this... More 

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Kimberley, Canada
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We all rave about this place! The shrimp combination is definitely recommended by the wait staff and we all had it. The staff are attentive and watch your plate and drinks constantly. The different styles of shrimp are so good and the price is right too.

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Thank Sherryd
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The concierge at our hotel recommended this restaurant for sea food. It was an average place. A couple of us had the magi magi and it was very dry. The rest of our friends also were not impressed with the quality and the presentation. The service was average and there is no ambiance . We sat outside and we're next... More 

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Thank HugoReston_VA
Ixtapa, Mexico
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best place for seafood in Ixtapa. Clean, reasonably priced and great service. Try it for sure.

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Thank Nancy J
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for seafood dinner. The food was good, the service was Ok. We ran out of drinks and the waiter never bothered coming back to our table. We were handled two menus, one in Spanish and one if English, same prices on both. I kept the Spanish one. When we got the bill, every item (drinks, appetizers, main dishes)... More 

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Orange County, California
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Heard some folks at our hotel raving about this place. Its actually in a hotel. When we arrived around 6:45 for dinner they said they close at 7pm! Wow kinda early to close we thought but the hostess graciously told us we were welcome to eat dinner. Very kind. We had an enormous shrimp cocktail, very good. We both had... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Great seafood, great oysters and service. Natural air conditioning and open spaces make iy a comfortable place to esta with a group large or small. There is bat seating as well.

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1 Thank Cindy C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Great food and service.. everything we try was sooooooo good , the Camarena plate is delicious ..!!! I want to come back soon !!!

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Haifa, Israel
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Place is very nice. Service is very good. On arrival I got a bowl of nachos. 1st dish was a salad. Excellent. Freshly cut mix of vegetables, with tasty balsamic vinigrete on the side. 2nd was Coconut shrimp. Very bad. Very unfresh shrimps, covered in coconut chips and deep fried. It taste like a coconut cookie. The only thing that... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

A nice restaurant with good service however they didn't appear to serve anything different or better than the hundreds of other seafood restaurants along the coast. The toilets were dirty too and the whole meal was spent wafting flies away from our food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Principal, San Jose | Barrio Viejo, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo  >  Ixtapa
  • Phone Number: +52 755 553 2777

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