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El Calabozo

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Centro Comercial Galerias Local 6. Junto A XO, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
18:00 - 23:45
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Thu - Sat 18:00 - 23:45
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

While doing our Margarita crawl to see who had the best, we went here for the first time. The first one was basically mix, tried one more and it was just as bad. Not going back.Sorry put some tequila in the drink!

Thank banned103
Andover, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Our annual trip to Ixtapa would not be complete without a visit to El Calabozo! Actually we stopped almost every day of our two week vacation and we were staying at an all inclusive! The food, atmosphere, and drinks are amazing.. BUT - what makes it so perfect is Cecilio! He has a "make this your casa" attitude that is... More 

Thank mary t
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

This plate of steak, lobster, shrimp and Mahi Mahi was delicious! You can't beat it in Ixtapa. It should be named dinner for 3 or 4. We will definitely go back!

Thank Julie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Service was great! (You need to Meet "Sexy Boy".) Will bring friends next time we come back. Had steak, lobster, big margaritas and fajitas. Food was delicious, big portions, reasonably priced. Can't wait until next time! 😍

Thank Mallory D
Nora Springs, Iowa
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Cecil and staff not only provide outstanding cuisine, but the biggest/best "special" Margaritas in town. Make sure you have someone to share it with. Their grilled shrimp are huge and delicious. Music videos from 70s, disco and 80s keep the place hopping. Also a great place to watch the Super Bowl. One our favorite places in Ixtapa.

Thank spkinger
Sandy, Oregon
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

We went to Calabozo on a Thursday night. Two other tables occupied. Fun 80's videos playing. Ordered the shrimp, T-bone, mahi mahi, lobster platter. Prepared to enjoy all of it. Sadly, none of it was very good🙁. The steak, while it had excellent flavor, was difficult to cut or chew due to the ligaments and tendons in it. Such a... More 

Nora Springs, Iowa
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

Great food, great music, fun wait staff. Found ourselves going back several times and never disappointed.

Thank spkinger
North Battleford, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

The last nite of our 2 week vacation we thought we would eat out somewhere different. Franks/ The Generals were full so we stopped at El calabozos. We had stopped here the week prior and had a giant margueritta. It had so much Tequila in it we thought we better get back to our hotel fast. This time we had... More 

Thank Lucy B
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

This is a regular stop for me when I travel to ixtapa.. for years.the menu changes occasionally. Clean, great service, very kind management. Been known to pay to keep them open late night to dance.

Thank tammie j
Wernersville, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

We had been walking in the plaza and smelled something yummy. Some of the time share salesmen were drinking a beverage at the end of their day and called us over. They said we would not be disappointed and they were right! The steak and coconut shrimp were out of this world. Miguel is a gem of man, treating us... More 

Thank Sandy F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mexican
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:45
18:00 - 23:45
18:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Comercial Galerias Local 6. Junto A XO, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo  >  Ixtapa

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