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El Barracuda

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Calle Paraguay 1290 | colonia 5 de diciembre, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
+52 322 222 4034
11:00 - 02:00
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269 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

We had already rated at a half dozen places when out hosts suggested dinner at El Barracuda. The food and drinks were awesome. The grilled Octopus was particularly good maybe the best I have ever had. We had five different appetizers which were all excellent and everyone had excellent dinners. This will be my go to place when we go... More 

Thank Craig L
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We had a late dinner here and it was awesome. Enjoyed some great food while lounging in the sand. Prices were moderate for the area. Would definitely visit again!

Thank Kyle F
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Be sure to sit on the beach for this fun meal. The menu is written on a moveable wooden placard. Great seafood - ceviche, tacos, fresh fish including some excellently prepared Marlin. Good drinks and great service. Have eaten both lunch and dinner here. Enjoy!

Thank Alan L
Cancun, Mexico
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately, we sat on the beach at sunset. The view was beautiful, but that's where it ended. Music started blaring from the bar next door and never quit! The service was very slow and by the time we got our food it was dark and we couldn't see what we were eating! Never go on the weekend!!!

Thank gldbg
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Great view right on the beach. Service was fantastic and so was the food. Beautiful sunset. Shrimp tacos and seafood casserole were excellent. We will definitely return!

Thank Harriet W
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

One of the best places in town. Beautiful, fresh seafood dishes and more. We went there multiple times, every time great experience all round! They serve 'totopos' with every food order, a selection of 3 amazing salsas with nachos, which almost is a stand alone dish of itself. Do combine these salsas with your main courses, but careful, one of... More 

Thank Argonaughty
Waconia, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

My husband had ahi tuna twice and was excellent, we will definitely eat there again when we come back to Puerto Vallarta

Thank Melissa o
Winnipeg, Canada
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Visiting family, I quickly found out El Barracuda is the place they bring all their guests! It's ocean side, good seating, great place to have a beer, the food is really tasty too, the washrooms are fine, and the wifi is usually working. Service could be a little quicker but whatever, it's ocean side dining and drinking! It's always busy... More 

Thank Andre T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Nice place to eat, right on the beach, cash only so no credit cards. The views are fantastic eat inside or on the beach. They bring a rolling menu to the table. We had the Shrimp Tacos and the Fish combo lots of flavour and the shrimp done just right. Stroll down the Malecon after lunch or dinner. A hidden... More 

Thank BadenSunandsurf
Walnut Creek, California
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117 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

El Barracuda is located right on the beach. You may eat inside with a view or you can eat right on the beach. Sunset time is fantastic. This is primarily a seafood restaurant. I have eaten here for many years, but just at here yesterday. I love al o fthe shrimp dishes so that is all I ever eat. My... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?