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La Ola Rica

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Avenida Tercer Mundo, San Francisco, Mexico
+52 311 258 4123
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Forest Grove, Oregon
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137 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant had a nice "upscale" vibe to it. We had read it was highly recommended and appeared busy each night. Their menu was a little more "trendy" and they offered creative cocktails. We did try some unusual cocktails but none were drinks we would order again. The food was good - not great but good. The waiter was helpful... More 

Thank JeenaC
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the apps had a more traditional mexican so we ordered off there. The mains were 'fusion'. Nice service, great unique drinks at the bar.

Thank brwt1
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a really good lunch in their upstairs bar, La Cresta, and a terrific dinner downstairs a La Ola Rica. Salads for lunch were more than good, as was the multilayer bean dip. Macadamia Nut Encrusted Brie, Poblano Cream Soup, and Wasabi Baked Fish of the Day were all delicious. The Bread Pudding was the perfect finish to the meal.

Thank JLforever
Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location on the weekends. Food is decent especially if you go for the pizza or the catch of the day.

Thank jamescgraves
Lo de Marcos, Mexico
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I can't help but order the Thai steak salad when I return for the winter, coupled with a relaxing glass of wine and my intrepid traveller buddy Ann. Three out of six (illnesses) celebrated New Years here and even with 100% bookings our food came in very reasonable time and our 3 varied choices were superb. Well done staff of... More 

Thank nowimfreddy
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

La Ola Rica is a very lovely restaurant just a block or so from the beach. Very nice indoor and outdoor seating. Coconut shrimp was very good! The night we were they they had live entertainment that added to the lovely dinner we enjoyed there.

Thank lid10
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

My partner and I attended the San Pancho Music Festival and enjoyed dinner for the first time at La Ola Rica. The restaurant has abundant patio seating under a covered roof right on the main street of the pueblo. Or, select the dark and romantic dining room. Our tortilla soup appetizers were very tasty with a healthy amount of sour... More 

Thank Marty C
Liskeard, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Fantastically atmospheric with great ambience. Candlelit, dark wood, Diego and Frieda everywhere and look out for the dolls in the Ladies! Very good cocktail list, with some originals. Couldn't fault the food. Very well cooked, and some refreshing differences after being In Mexico for awhile. The macadamia encrusted baked Brie and sauce was wonderful, as were the prawn and steak... More 

Thank Krimbly
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I have tried to have dinner at La Ola Rica twice in the past but the restaurant was closed each time. So this year on my birthday, my husband and I were able to enjoy an excellent meal. The Wasabi and the coconut shrimp were worth the extra cost. The service was prompt and attentive. The live music was good.... More 

Thank Chris W
Carlsbad, California
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Just walked down the street and wandered in to La Ola Rica. We had great cocktails and share a macadamia encrusted brie with a reasberry chiptole jam that was to die for. We had past primavera and shrimp la ola, The pasta was cooked perfectly with shrimp and vegetables. The shrimp ola rica was 6 grilled shrimp with red skin... More 

Thank Thomas C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Tercer Mundo, San Francisco, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +52 311 258 4123

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