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El Dinamita

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Paseo Cocoteros, lote 8 villa 8 | next to Fajita Republic, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
+52 322 297 7694
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West Kelowna, Canada
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the most interesting restaurants I have eaten at in quite some time. It reminded me of one in Italy which had no menu because you ate what Mama cooked. This restaurant created a similar experience where you trust them to bring out dishes based on your likes. You can order from the menu, but is that... More 

Thank clarkeej9
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a good experience. Food was excellent. Service a bit slow but it was a Mexican holiday and the restaurant was crowded with quite a few large groups. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meals.

Thank Bev751
Calgary, Canada
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131 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here two years ago and the popularity has endured. The food was better than average but the service somewhat disorganized with three different people involved with our greeting, menu presentation, order taking and food delivery. This resulted in the some confusion with the food coming out. The restaurant was obviously busy but had thinned out by the time... More 

Thank TeeP
Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nuevo Vallarta is not worth going to except for El Dinamita. 10 Minute cab ride from our hotel in Flamingo. Started with delicious Mojito and Margherita. Tuna Ceviche marinated in onions, soy, sesame oil is to die for!. Pulpo in mushroom, white wine, brandy, chile guhillo and garlic was awesome as well! Albanil Shrimp tacos, with queso, onion, chile tornados,... More 

Thank Soxpacker
Sunset, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we are in Nuevo Vallarta for vacation we love to go to this little, off the beaten path restaurant. We hadn't been in two years and there have been some changes. The staff has been turned over and while personable, they lack the charm of the old team. The food is good, the service is timely but it just... More 

Thank WD6AA55
Calgary, Canada
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our second year coming to this restaurant and the food is not getting better, it just stays the course. I thought the menu might have improved, but no such luck. The service is fast and the food is average.

Thank steponeCanada
Morristown, NJ
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255 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have regularly dined at El Dinamita since it opened some years back. It always provided great food and atmosphere at a very reasonable price; see my previous reviews. This year I noted some recent negative reviews that caused me to reconsider if we would try the restaurant or not this season. Trusting in my instincts, I ignored the reviews... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous dinner under larger trees with lanterns and lights all over the place! Very cozy atmosphere with fantastic sevice and menu choices . Short Taxi ride from all major hotels in Nuevo Vallarta

Thank Doug O
Fairchild Wi
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was fine but drinks and service were great.Staff was pleasant and attentive. we met friends there and they were very accommodating

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We two started with the usual nacho chips and very good salsa/pico de gallo (complimentary) while awaiting the fabulous and perhaps best ever tuna ceviche (generous and shareable) and then also shared the extremely delicious seafood molcajete (sizzling in stone bowl and served with tortillas). Sangria and a margarita and with no room for dessert, bill before tip totalled 503... More 

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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
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Cocoteros, lote 8 villa 8 | next to Fajita Republic, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Nuevo Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 297 7694
Marisqueria al fresco, owned by the same people who own Fajita Republic on the same lot

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