We have been going to Soleiado for a very, very long time. It was our main restaurant in Ixtapa when we wanted a true dinner treat. At that time the restaurant was owned by a Canadian couple who ran the place and did the cooking. We enjoyed their work and we enjoyed chatting with them. The food and the place was great in so many ways. And then something happened in 2012. We ate there that year and no owners present and the experience was well…it wasn't Soleiado. We heard various versions of the reason for this after our visit and it sounded as if the owners were having some family/personal issues and the restaurant was not their priority any longer. We hoped that this issue was not that serious (they had always been very pleasant and I enjoyed chatting with both of them) but we did not return… until this year as we heard that Soleiado was "back".
I am unsure if there has been a change in ownership (it feels that way) but there certainly has been a change. Different than 10 years ago but just as great. More and new menu items and a great specials board. A couple of challenges with the front of the house (new staff?) but the manager (new owner?) was on top of things and came to their rescue. Really loved the food we received and the overall experience (including wonderful live music but not the unwanted visit by the very loud horse drawn carriage...not Soleiado's fault... it does open to the road).
Happy to return this restaurant to one of the ones we regularly visit.
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