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La Fonda de Chalio

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Olas Alta No. 66 Sur Mazatlan | Olas Alta No. 66 Sur Mazatlan, Mazatlan, Mexico
+52 669 910 0480
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San Diego, California
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Grab a table on the walk way and enjoy the view of the Old Mazatlan coast. Great food, great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I had the shrimp and octopus coctel, which was fantastic. comes as a basic cocktail and served with condiments like avocado, onion, cucumber, hot sauce, and crackers or tostadas(chips). Which is great because you can make... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We've had several great breakfasts here, my favorite is huevos divorceado with a delicious cilantro sauce instead of just salsa verde. Dinners were just average, but service was pretty good. One night my husband's chile relleno stuffed with shrimp was excellent, but the next time he tried it there was more cheese and less shrimp, to his disappointment.

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Thank Ann98284
Illinois
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1,036 reviews
518 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

After taking a walk down the Malecon we ended up at La Fonda. This restaurant is directly across from the ocean, so the location is awesome. There are many locals and expats that hang out at this restaurant and it was very busy on the day that we were there. My husband did not care for his breaded shrimp, but... More 

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Lamoille, NV
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We found this place after a long day of exploring on foot. What a sweet find! Excellent food, FINALLY a Negra Modelo (on the menu regularly elsewhere but never in stock), gorgeous ocean view and fun people watching. It was slow enough while we were there that we had a great time feeding our crumbs to the birds, too. Very... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant on the corner/main drag of Mazatlan! My wife had shrimp and potatoes and I had fried snapper! Yummy! Very authentic!

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Cullman, Alabama
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Just had trio of tacos, marlin and shrimp was excellent! Pulled pork was average to me. Lots of locals eating here. Fabulous view of Iceland malecon. Your literally 8' from the highway.

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1 Thank James L
Brampton
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Had dinner here, food was great but service was very slow, even for Mexican standard. Started a little unpleasant - every table had a dirty table cloth, so finally when waiter came we asked for a clean tablecloth. The one he brought was also dirty! Finally got a clean one. Then took forever to get a beer, then another eternity... More 

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TORONTO
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Right across from the boardwalk with live music, shrimp tacos and chicken tostadas. Friendly and helpful staff. Food was all a bit mild - but we asked for hot sauce and were given an assortment to try. Excellent location to watch the parade of people in the evenings traveling back and forth along the "main drag".

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Chalio's is the heart and soul of nightlife on the Olas Altas. That said, it's also where you'll see local attorneys and other types of professionals meeting over breakfast or lunch. You'll notice many a friendly nod and wave. Chalio's is the "Cheers" of Las Olas Altas. Sit for a while, and you'll quickly discover who Chalio is, as he... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Mexican food, well done in all its varieties. Breakfast eggs, lunch soups, and other Mexican food is tasty and served by quality staff. The view of the ocean is lovely and of the river of people going by is and entertaining.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Olas Alta No. 66 Sur Mazatlan | Olas Alta No. 66 Sur Mazatlan, Mazatlan, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Sinaloa  >  Mazatlan
  • Phone Number: +52 669 910 0480
Description
The food is great and real Mexican however burgers are available as well. The service is good and you are right across the street from the beach. You can eat and drink while watching incoming ships and the trafic as well. You can get there by bus or by taxi or our famous red taxi trucks. I eat there about twice a week more or less and the owner is a good friend of mine. He saved his money as a waiter so he could buy this restaurant. Maybe I'll see you there some day even tho it is downtown don't let that stop you. Happy trails and a great vacation.Randi

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