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Sandzibar

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Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Km 3 Carretera a Punta de Mita | Playa La Manzanilla, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
+52 329 295 5697
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Minnesota
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Ate here several years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Went back on this trip and it had changed drastically for the worse. Restaurant lost our reservation (hotel concierge was none to happy to hear about that). Understand from the waiter they are under new management and are in the process of renaming restaurant to "Huana Beach". We ended up leaving... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

We dined and snacked here often while spending time at the attached beach club. Great burgers, friendly staff.

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1 Thank Keri H
San Diego, California
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132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

A go to place that has lost our business. Food heavy in sauce and who ever heard of a grilled fresh octopus in a bed of frijoles and gravy and salty.....what the heck! We have eaten there various times day and night and paid the price as this is a $$$ menu. But the food was always worth the money... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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187 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

My first time there had nachos, burger and fries. Not cheap but food was very good, service was excellent and because there was hardly anyone there, we could sit wherever we wanted. It is on the beach and hs great views. We chose to it on the loungers on the beach. It also provides service to the adjoining beach club... More 

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Stittsville, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

the location and restaurant ambience is excellent and this is one of the few places where one can have lunch, as many of the better restaurants only open for dinner. No fancy food at this particular lunch but what we had worked. (tacos, burgers and beer)

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South Egremont, Massachusetts
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157 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015

We have been to this restaurant before and enjoyed both the ambiance and the food. We went for my wifes birthday. Made a reservation but !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Upon arriving we were told we could not dine on the "deck" as they were having a wedding that night. In fact they have reduced the view from the deck to almost nothing as... More 

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Colorado
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

Place was empty both times we went because music was loud heavy metal. Smoked meats cooking smelled great, but we didn't stay to eat. This beach is filthy at night from all the beach trash left from beach goers. Not a swimming beach because too many rocks.

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Victoria, BC
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166 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

The chef we loved last year is no longer with Sandzibar, and you can tell. The menu is much smaller (we found it too limited), no more short ribs on offer, and it's just not the same experience. Four of us did enjoy our dinner, the service was good, and there IS value...just not enough (compared to what it was)... More 

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Mukilteo, Washington
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92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014 via mobile

We took a visiting couple to a light lunch, so our sampling of the menu was limited to the simpler dishes offered. The sandwiches and salads were good and the setting is fantastic. This is a stereotypical Mexican beach restaurant for those that din't want to bury their toes in the sand and fight off beach vendors. The restrooms are... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

We rented a place in the Alamar Complex to which Sandzibar restaurant belongs, so we've been there a couple of times for lunch. The food is great (love mexican food) and the Pina Coladas even better, but what impressed us most with this restaurant was the open terrace, the thatch roof and the way it manages to blend in with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 50
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Validated Parking
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km 3 Carretera a Punta de Mita | Playa La Manzanilla, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
  • Phone Number: +52 329 295 5697

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