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Tabarka Restaurant

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Ramon Corona #2-A | Col Centro Ajijic, Ajijic 45920, Mexico
12:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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348 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Don't let the casual environment throw you off; this is serious food preparation. With a specialty in seafood, the menu is mostly fish and shellfish....but they have meat as well as vegetarian options. We ordered sea bass and monkfish. Each entree comes with a choice of sauce (Curry, verdes, garlic, etc.) and 2 sides. The portions are generous and the... More 

Thank Susan S
Colden, New York
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

I gave Tabarka a very poor review after having two consecutive negative experiences last year. We had not been there since. Today I was there with a group. This was like old times when Tabarka was my favorite restaurant in Ajijic. The food was OUTSTANDING, and the service was very good (especially when you consider how crowded they were). Well... More 

Thank BfloBillW
Ajijic, Mexico
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We had the most delightful dinner and evening at the new Tabarka on Ramon Corona. The tapas were fabulous. The garden setting is enchanting. But the two big bonus treats were the truly great jazz played by a saxophonist and watching the chef and his adorable children dancing together. It was a magical evening in Ajijic. Tabarka would be a... More 

Thank Barbara H
Ajijic, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Delicious, fresh seafood... great location and a very beautiful, tranquil setting. The Chef is from Spain and his cooking style and flavors are the best I have experienced.

Thank _rosecb555
Ajijic, Mexico
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant for foodies. Their tapas "deal" is incredible. We always order the 12 course option and you have no idea what you'll get but it's always a pleasant surprise. My friend swears by the pallea but if you don't order ahead be prepared to wait at least 45 minutes. David makes it from scratch.

Thank MMiller66
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

primarily a fish restaurant. I had swordfish which was excellent but the 2 side dishes potatoes and pineapple salsa were very small.

Thank Iain M
Ajijic, Mexico
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We have dined here at least once a month since moving here in Feb 2016. All of our experiences have been good or better, until today. The place has been stripped of it's former ambiance. The trellis is gone and the art work is missing, there is a huge banner announcing another location that opened two months ago. There were... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Three of us had a leisurely lunch here. A comfortable outdoors and bucolic setting. The waiters here are long-time employees, professional and efficient. The margaritas were expertly prepared, and complemented the fresh ceviche starter we ordered. They offer bread with a tasty garlic spread. We ordered their grill special, and chose shrimp, grouper, swordfish and amberjack. All were cooked perfectly,... More 

Thank colliju
Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We really enjoy sharing the tapas with friends. The fish specialties are excellent also. Great atmosphere.

Thank Maureen J
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I visited the restaurant as part of a large group so we did not have a choice of menu, it was a ser dinner arranged by our host. I assumed service would be slow as our group was quite large, it was not. The food consisted on tapas, chistorra, octopus and other similar dishes, all very nice. The main course... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ramon Corona #2-A | Col Centro Ajijic, Ajijic 45920, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Ajijic
  • Phone Number: 527661588

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