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Boulevard Benito Juarez | Rinconada, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico
+52 954 147 7469
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11:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant, despite it's modest decor, is making some of the best food I've had in Puerto Escondido. I had the tuna (cooked medium) and ate every drop on my plate in about ten minutes...the chef here is a magician! The price might be a bit higher than what you'll find at a beach restaurant, but the quality of the... More 

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Thank Mikael S
Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of the 4 of us ordered tuna and we were VERY happy with our dinner. As this is a very popular restaurant, I would advise making reservations.

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Thank GlassGal14
Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our third year in a row going to Turtle Bay. Particularly good seafood, very consistent and one of our favorites in Puerto

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Thank Gordon B
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only fresh seafood served, so not all menu items are available all the time. This is however a good thing. Sit outside if you can.

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Thank 000BARF
Airdrie, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We first met Alejandro in 2014 - he is friendly, and a great chef. This is our fourth year back in Puerto Escondido, and the quality has remained very good every time. My wife loves his arrachera (skirt steak - very tender), and I had the sea bass (one of about 5-6 specials that they change and post daily. We... More 

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1 Thank Neill T
Australia
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88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure if we ordered the right things here. Our food was ok, but I wouldn't call it more than "average." We ordered a fish burrito and the octopus. Both dishes lacked a flair in the way of spice or "zing." No salsas were provided to accompany the food. Looking around the tables, most people seemed to have hamburgers... More 

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Thank TAS96
Ashland, Oregon
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate at Turtle Bay twice during our 5-day stay in Puerto. Both times we had fish, which was super fresh and cooked to perfection. We were especially impressed with the tuna that was seared on the outside and raw inside. The presentation is lovely, the service impeccable, and they even have a good wine list. The... More 

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Oregon
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Very nice, good service and friendly staff. We got the recommended special for the day, tuna and it could not have been better. Mostly tourists, but a great place to eat.

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Thank GAP-PDX
Vancouver, Canada
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We read another reviewer who suggested going early- between 6 and 7- as the place fills up later. We took her advice which turned out to be correct, and our timing was perfect; we got a great table on the street and all the attention we could wish- the service is formal and just right. We both had the mahi-mahi-... More 

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Thank suzannemowat
winnipeg
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171 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Hope that tuna is available when you get there. You will be very impressed. Serves best as rare or medium rare. Well or medium kills the special tuna texture and flavour. Mahimahi is also terrific. Some call it dorado. Alejandro does wicked good mashed potatoes. Loved the sautéed octopus salad with unique mustard based dressing. Helpful and cheerful staff. Good... More 

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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
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
Mexican, International, Seafood, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boulevard Benito Juarez | Rinconada, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Puerto Escondido
  • Phone Number: +52 954 147 7469

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