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El Tiburon de la Costa

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Calle Principal, San Jose | Barrio Viejo, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
+52 755 553 2777
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Regina, Canada
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on the recommendation of the concierge at our hotel. We order a large shrimp platter for 6, plus some seafood rice. The meal was very good as was the service we received. It is located in the Ixtapa Palace, an older hotel and this used to be the lobby bar area.

Thank Joyce V
Lafayette, California
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134 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We went to this restaurant primarily to experience their Tiritas plate, which is the local Ixtapa/Zihuataneo area favorite. It is like a ceviche, but has fish strips instead of chunks. Their tiritas was ok, but for our tastes, nothing special. Other people eating next to us seemed to really enjoy their shrimp plates. Costs are definitely reasonable, even though this... More 

Thank plochez
Kimberley, Canada
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We all rave about this place! The shrimp combination is definitely recommended by the wait staff and we all had it. The staff are attentive and watch your plate and drinks constantly. The different styles of shrimp are so good and the price is right too.

Thank Sherryd
Level Contributor
38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The concierge at our hotel recommended this restaurant for sea food. It was an average place. A couple of us had the magi magi and it was very dry. The rest of our friends also were not impressed with the quality and the presentation. The service was average and there is no ambiance . We sat outside and we're next... More 

Thank HugoReston_VA
Ixtapa, Mexico
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This is the best place for seafood in Ixtapa. Clean, reasonably priced and great service. Try it for sure.

Thank Nancy J
Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We went for seafood dinner. The food was good, the service was Ok. We ran out of drinks and the waiter never bothered coming back to our table. We were handled two menus, one in Spanish and one if English, same prices on both. I kept the Spanish one. When we got the bill, every item (drinks, appetizers, main dishes)... More 

Thank Charlie T
Orange County, California
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Heard some folks at our hotel raving about this place. Its actually in a hotel. When we arrived around 6:45 for dinner they said they close at 7pm! Wow kinda early to close we thought but the hostess graciously told us we were welcome to eat dinner. Very kind. We had an enormous shrimp cocktail, very good. We both had... More 

Thank wildjflippin2016
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Great seafood, great oysters and service. Natural air conditioning and open spaces make iy a comfortable place to esta with a group large or small. There is bat seating as well.

1 Thank Cindy C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Great food and service.. everything we try was sooooooo good , the Camarena plate is delicious ..!!! I want to come back soon !!!

1 Thank Christian F
Haifa, Israel
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Place is very nice. Service is very good. On arrival I got a bowl of nachos. 1st dish was a salad. Excellent. Freshly cut mix of vegetables, with tasty balsamic vinigrete on the side. 2nd was Coconut shrimp. Very bad. Very unfresh shrimps, covered in coconut chips and deep fried. It taste like a coconut cookie. The only thing that... 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 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Principal, San Jose | Barrio Viejo, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo  >  Ixtapa
  • Phone Number: +52 755 553 2777

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