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El Barracuda

€€ - €€€Mexican, Latin,
Calle Paraguay 1290 | colonia 5 de diciembre, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
+52 322 222 4034
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (73 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (63 reviews)
“tacos” (66 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Calle Paraguay 1290 | colonia 5 de diciembre, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 691 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a nice spot right on the ocean. Food is fair. They do not accept credit cards! If you like octopus (and I do), this is a good place. It is a good seafood stop. Service is really good. It is worth a try.

1  Thank Jim A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great seafood, right on the beach. Really well branded and provides a great environment to enjoy seafood with a beautiful view of the bay. Don't expect to be blown away, but for a good solid meal with a view, away from the busier streets, this...More

1  Thank TourVallarta
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Ate dinner tonight at Barracuda and was delicious. Had grilled mahi mahi with garlic. Superb! Margarita was good and strong and we had a nice view of the ocean and rain! Will be back!

2  Thank PVChick
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The drinks here were great and reasonably priced. Great atmosphere. The food looked great but I didn't eat so can't say whether it was great or not.

1  Thank mel_monte
Reviewed 18 August 2017

El Barracuda, is a great place where you get what is expected and more... Seafod on the beach. Full bar & friendly staff. Great view on the sea and all the extras for free: Pirate boat cruising in front of you, fire jugglers popping out...More

1  Thank Ralph-W3
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I have been a loyal customer for years. As a long term resident of Puerto Vallarta, Barracuda is usually my first choice with friends or family on any occasion. It is always on the top of my recommendation list for food, service and atmosphere. I...More

1  Thank Vallartachica
Reviewed 5 August 2017

You cannot get any closer to the beach to have a great seafood meal!! All the seafood is fantastic . If you enjoy raw oysters this is the place. All the waiters are friendly and professional and fast. Try to get there prior to lunch...More

1  Thank Vecino2014
Reviewed 2 August 2017

What a great find. We enjoyed Baja fish tacos. They were so flavorful, the fish was delicious and plentiful. Chips and salsa good too. And when you're done, a shot of Kaluha on the house. Nice touch. We'll be back next year.

Thank Pam988
Reviewed 15 July 2017

On the Beach, I love their fish in Cilitrano Sauce, always fresh fish sauce is wonderful, great staff, you can eat in the restaurant or on the beach!!!!!

1  Thank DaCoach61
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We went for a late night dinner on our first time there seeing that it had great ratings online and was a walking distance from our hotel. We were a little hesitant because the prices were showing 2-3 dollar signs and we were low on...More

1  Thank Maria T
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3 February 2017|
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Response from DRois09 | Reviewed this property |
No live music
2 November 2016|
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Response from Yvette44 | Reviewed this property |
I remember that our drinks were 2 for the price of one - BOGO. My hubby & I each had 2 huge daiquiris as a result. 👍 They were great!
30 August 2016|
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Response from Viaticatus |
I'm not sure about online reservations, we walked in waited for about 15 minutes and the hostess (very nice) had a handwritten list. No credit cards accepted! Which was a surprise, since there is no visible sign.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Paraguay 1290 | colonia 5 de diciembre, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 4034
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