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Mariscos El Payo

Mexico No. 117, Col. Centro, | Frente a la Plaza, Bucerias, Mexico
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (8 reviews)
“kebab” (2 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Mexico No. 117, Col. Centro, | Frente a la Plaza, Bucerias, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lunch and had the medium shrimp cocktail and Avacado and Shrimp Salad. Portions huge. All prepared from scratch and very reasonable in price. Would definitely go back.

Thank Maureen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited El Payo several times during our stay, and highly recommend this restaurant! If you're looking for great Mexican fare and awesome Margaritas, this is the place for you! Thank you Fred for awesome service - we will definitely return when we go back...More

Thank Carole E
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Great taste , hefty portions ask for the shrimp BURRITA and the shrimp tostada. It's a very very rustic atmosphere but it works .

Thank Hector T
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We came here for a break from the resort food recommended by Karla from Grand Sirenis resort. Food was fresh, fast efficient service and great prices. Bathrooms were super clean which is always important:)

Thank nataschacan
Reviewed 27 January 2018

El Payo has a regular restaurant and a stand next to the street. We always go to the one on the street. Oscar is an friendly excellent waiter. He will take good care of you. The food is very good and big portions. The margaritas...More

1  Thank liljoe
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Food was amazing! Service was great for Mexico. We had nachos, tacos, quesadillas. The location is a block off the beach.

Thank travel051974
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I dropped in just for lunch and were we in for a pleasant surprised. It advertised “Mariscos” which I took to be seafood. We weren’t disappointed. My wife had the “Crab Stew” and it was magnificent, I tried the “Shrimp Quesidillas” and...More

Thank Mario S
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We asked one of the locals for recommendations for a "real Mexican" dinner. (Typical tourist request...right?) We were directed to Mariscos El Payo and boy are we happy we went! Manuel was our (very patient) server and took wonderful care of us. The meal was...More

Thank GEH3
Reviewed 24 August 2017

El Payo was recommended to my wife and I by good friends who are residents of Bucerias. It is a restaurant right on the town square that is unremarkable looking and easy to miss from outside. There is a main floor but we always go...More

1  Thank daveonbanderas
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is principally sea food restaurant. It is patronized mostly by locals, a very few tourists here and there. When asked locals where they would take their families for good, reasonable and plentiful sea food....El Payo was the answer. And they were not wrong. Bucerias...More

1  Thank autremonde
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mexico No. 117, Col. Centro, | Frente a la Plaza, Bucerias, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Bucerias
  • Phone Number: 2982425
(329)298-2425 Phone- 2 years in business. Also started at a stand which still currently has at Calle Mexico, Frente a la plaza Principal, Bucerias, Nayarit also. The best seafood fresh, clean restaurant, purified water, great service, other food excellent too. Always packed full of people and prices fantastic
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