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El Bistro del Mar

Playa Madera | Eva Samano de Lopez Mateos, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
01 152 755 5542142
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“melon balls” (2 reviews)
“serrano ham” (2 reviews)
“shrimp” (12 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Playa Madera | Eva Samano de Lopez Mateos, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 139 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went during low season and were one of two couples visiting for dinner. We stayed at Hotel Aura del Mar which is attached to the restaurant. The restaurant has great views of the surrounding bay. We had margaritas for drinks, the mango one was...More

1  Thank RasmusOne
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Should have left this review months ago, could not remember the name.. We were walking the beach around 7:30 one morning. Noticed a couple of people getting tables ready, walked up and asked, who looked like a manager, what time will you open? He said...More

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We ate dinner at El Bistro del Mar and had such fabulous service and food. Drinks before at the upstairs bar patio. Jesus was our bartender and so interesting to talk with! Dinner downstairs had wonderful food and service. My husband had Mahi Mahi (fresh...More

Thank LMc65
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Fresh, fresh, fresh - the fish was caught a few hours before we ate it, the views are lovely, the staff is friendly & courteous. We wound up eating here 75% of our time in Zihua! I'm an obnoxious foodie, and this place was incredible.

Thank Edward M
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We recently ate the El Bistro del Mar twice in one week. The food was good and the atmosphere was fantastic. The egg plant and goat cheese appetizer was delicious.

Thank Bethathome
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent french toast, eggs, tomatoes, bread, pastries and guava jam! Served with fresh fruit or tomatoes and cilantro, the dishes were beautifully plated and all around delicious. 10/10 recommend for breakfast, have not had dinner there yet but will definitely be going back!!

Thank sylviaotteson
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We stayed at Aura del Mar, so we ate here frequently. We loved the freshness of the fish and the attention to detail with each meal. I specifically loved the ceviche, empanadas and coconut shrimp! I also thought the breakfasts were really tasty, served with...More

Thank Erica K
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Bistro del Mar is always full. It is basically on the beach, a few steps and voila! you are on the sand. The food is good, a bit salty, but good. Staff is very attentive. I had the shirmp Tabbouleh and quite tasty. My dinner...More

Thank Sofia M
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Waiter prepared Caesar salad tableside which was delicious! We found the wait staff to be above average in attentiveness..

Thank 6913debk
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We just had an great dinner here. Service was excellent and food was awesome. Loved to sit and watch the sunset and enjoy the waves on the beach. Caramel crepes for dessert were awesome. Cheers!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Elizabeth V
6 January 2017|
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Response from dianemartin5 | Property representative |
I'm sorry I didn't see your question before. Yes, of course we accept credit cards. We hope to see you soon. Thank you.
26 January 2015|
Response from dianemartin5 | Property representative |
That was an answer to a customer who was not very happy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Madera | Eva Samano de Lopez Mateos, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: 01 152 755 5542142
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