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“Bonita y delicioso”
Review of El Bistro del Mar

El Bistro del Mar
Ranked #39 of 322 Restaurants in Zihuatanejo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Bonita y delicioso”
Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

We walk past this place each day on the boardwalk and it is always busy. Stopped for brunch and it doesn't disappoint. The wait staff are very attentive- serving toast and cinnamon buns with coffee straight away whilst we decide on the menu. Try the huevas el bistro del mar- perfect taste of tomato salsa with poached eggs and potato. Fresh orange juice delicious . My daughter had the chilaquillas with chicken- very nice & little like soft tacos. We checked out the dinner menu and are tempted to go back.the pizzas look good too and I believe there is live music at night. Very relaxing sitting by the sea watching the waves.

Thank Snombat
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Went at sunset with our family of 4 and my mother in law and her husband. The location on the beach at La Madera is beautiful, but unfortunately the view was the only thing we enjoyed from our dinner here. The service was pretty good, but we were very unimpressed with the food.

It started with the kids ordering mango smoothies, which they had enjoyed at many other places on our trip, but they took a few sips and wouldn't drink any more because they tasted just like yellow sugar water. The disappointments continued when we ordered water bottles to go with the drinks and miniature water bottles appeared. They couldn't have been more than 6-8 ounces. Nobody in our party of 6 was thrilled with their food (mahi mahi, chicken mole, pasta). We skipped dessert so that we could enjoy ice cream elsewhere.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank barreg
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kairos5, General Manager at El Bistro del Mar, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Thank you for your post, it help us to be carfeul and improve our service.
I am very sorry you were dissapointed in Bistro del Mar. We try very hard to please all our clients and it is very frustrating that some don t feel that the service or the food are what they expected to.
Please tell me more and we ll see how to improve. I hope you give us another chance to serve you.
We will be glad to receive you and do our best to please you.
Diane Martin - General Manager.
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New York, NY
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Excellent service and good beach location”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by the good food and service of this restaurant. We had ceviche, a mix of grilled fish and a delicious tabouleh salad with shrimp.
It is perfectly situated on the beach!

Visited April 2014
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San Francisco, California
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219 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Breakfast On The Beach”
Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

Located on Playa Madera, part of the hotel, the restaurant sits elevated on the beach with fantastic views of the bay. Only been there for breakfast and it's really good. If you stay at the hotel it's included, there are many different ways to order eggs so ask and you will never get bored if eggs. Had lunch once, it was very good, lots to offer, but it is the priciest eatery on the beach.

Thank Quique02
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Cumberland, Wisconsin
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197 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Amazing View - Wonderful service and food ”
Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

This is the second time we ate here. The first time was 3 years ago and we had their breakfast. We remembered how much we enjoyed the service so we decided to try their dinner menu. Service was as outstanding as we remembered! My husband had the ribeye steak and u had the shrimp. Both were great and the view is to die for! Pricey (~$100/2) but a nice splurge for a night out.

Thank WIBadgergirl
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