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Playa la Ropa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
+52 755 554 8446
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have not eaten here since around 2006 and decided to try it again. Contrary to the previous reviews we had a nice experience. I had the shrimp stuffed potato and my friend had shrimp Caesar salad. We were both happy with our choices. My friend raved about the herb butter that comes with the bread and asked for more.

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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

There was a time when this restaurant was really good but now it's only the view that is good. We sat down and ordered a margarita and a beer. Something about the environment didn't seem right and nothing on the menu appealed to us. We politely asked for the bill and told the waiter that we were happy with the... More 

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Oxford
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Booked for a special last dinner with view of the bay and was sorely disappointed. I was starving hungry and yet the only bread was a thin toasted stick and the potato with the steak was so salt and peppered as to be inedible. The view on the website is outdated in so far as a new building obscures the... More 

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Europe
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217 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

It's quite sad that this place with an amazing view and some good cooking skills doesn't really have a clue. Between the time we booked and went for dinner, a number of reviews have been published and sadly they are very on point. The view is wonderful. Some of the good is great - I had a marlin ceviche which... More 

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Arizona
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately this restaurant has terrible service! The view from the deck is gorgeous but the service is awful. Thumbs down!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. Great service. Had an artichoke starter and a juice pepper steak. Enjoyed the attentive service and the great view of the bay from the dining table. Shame my darling could not make it this trip as this is a very romantic spot. Pricing is not cheap but certainly not expensive either. Good value for money.

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Thank Corneel K
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We dined on a Wednesday, made reservations but it was not needed, we were the only guests. The view was fantastic. The service great. The food was good. I recommend the artichoke shrimp, but not the steak. My husband was disappointed with a rib steak (hardly any meat and a lot of fat). The decor needs update. Overall experience 7.5... More 

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Napa, CA
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153 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Overlooking the whole harbor is this very good restaurant....4.5 stars Everything was very good (but not quite gourmet). Enjoyed a seafood meal with a good margarita. Highly recommend this place.

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Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Keep wanting to give Kau Kan a chance, since the food has been really good in the past. Went last week, hit it on a good night, servers were OK, and the food was excellent. Had my fave Caesar Salad in town, and my Octopus main was truly delicious. However... stopped in again last night on the way home, late... More 

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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Kau Kan likes to think of itself as special and exclusive, but my wife and I were disgusted with the overall experience. The food was mediocre and the service was very poor, as when we challenged the waiters about the quantity of food, which was derisory, the response was in effect "that's what you get, take it or leave it."

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa la Ropa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: +52 755 554 8446

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