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Cabana Chula Vida

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| Playa Blanca, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here twice for lunch during our stay in the area. The fish is great. On our second visit Jorge, the owner, had caught some fresh tuna which we had just seared (a house speciality) and as part of a mixed grill of fish with marlin, mahi mahi, octopus and shrimp plus grilled vegetables - really delicious. Unusually they... More 

Thank JeffCypress
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a excellent fresh fish dinner last night at Chula Vida. It came family style with grilled shrimp, wahoo, tuna , Spanish mackerel and fresh vegetables. Great drinks and atmosphere on the beach with clear sky's and stars abound.

Thank DBKao
Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Clean bathrooms, good food, very friendly staff, on the beach, in the most beautiful setting, call a cab, well worth it.

Thank GallopingGertie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

took ten people, great seafood, super prices. fun play at the beach. The staff is always friendly and accommodating

Thank curbarn
Anchorage, Alaska
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to Chula Vida since it opened. The food is amazing and fresh as possible. Love the grilled fish, camarones, and vegetables. Jorge is an incredible chef and host. Good wines . Great setting with incredible views. The sushi is sooooo good. I guess that's why I eat here at least 3 times a week while visiting in... More 

Thank beverlyann2015
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

All I can say is wow, the food was great, grilled veggies and fresh tiritas , its like sushi only way way better, were incredible and only 5 mins drive from the village

Thank rioritaseattle
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

This was my friend and I first time here. We spent the day here and just loved it. Chula Vida is immaculate. We were given chaise lounges, tables and umbrellas out from the restaurant on the beach. Very attentive staff. We had drinks and lunch.We both opted for the shrimp on the grill. The shrimp was very good. It is... More 

Thank zihuadeb
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

We have eaten at Chula Vida on several occasions while at Playa Blanca. The food is always good and the owners very attentive.

Thank Pat G
Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

We walked down Playa Blanca on a beautiful sunny day to Cabanas Chula Vida - where we were welcomed and invited to relax. Hammocks in the shade, a shower to rinse off sand or surf and the most amazing food. The menu is limited because they works with what is fresh that day - we had the wood fired dorado... More 

Thank KGGFamily
Eureka, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

We were served amazing food every time we ate here. The owner cooks over a wood fired grill and serves whatever has been freshly caught that day. We were welcomed and given personalized service whenever we ate here. The atmosphere was relaxed but we were eating food that was five star!!

Thank Carolandron11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Playa Blanca, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: 360-225-9228

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