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Restaurant El Arrayan

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Mexican, Seafood, Grill
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Adelita street No number Colony La Madera, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
+52 755 112 1193
Mon 08:00 - 16:00
Thu 08:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 21:30
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Helena, Montana
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This family run place is a small cheerful restaurant with seating on both sides of the street. The food is very good and very reasonably priced. The grilled fish, fish tacos and lime pie were great. Very friendly and helpful owner.

Thank Jen1944
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went to dinner here on a recommendation from some other guests at our hotel. The food is grilled right on the street by the owner Mauricio and prepared by his wife Veronica. I had some amazing octopus and my wife Peg enjoyed bacon wrapped grilled swordfish. The service was very good and personable. What a fun evening. We went... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had several lunches here and they were average for the price, our dinner was very good, best rib eye steak we had while in Zihua, cheese stuffed shrimp with bacon were cooked perfectly but a tad bit too salty. The chef gave us a sample of sail fish to taste but it was overcooked. Definitely a problem when you... More 

Thank GallopingGertie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tables are outside in a patio environment. The service was both friendly and fast. I had the daily seafood special (red snapper). The flavor and texture of the fish was perfect with just the right amount of seasoning. My companion had coconut shrimp. She said it was very good but not exceptional.

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Thank Michael B
Wayne, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch on a recent trip where we were warmly greeted by the owner, Mauricio, and experienced great service by Bryan Oriol. This is a great little place on Calle Adelita, supplemented by a number of al fresco tables in a charming location across the small street. A wood-fired grill in between provides both the food and... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just a note to say thank you to mauricio and his family(nephew brian!!)for the wonderful food and service during our stay in playa madera. we stopped shuffling about for breakfast as there was no way to beat the quality, service and price at el arryan!! marlin and pork chops at dinner (only had dinner one) were both top notch see... More 

Thank richup
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to lots of restaurants in Zihua and eaten lots of fish, but El Arrayan is the best. Took the owner's recommendation to try the red snapper. Superb! They made my wife breakfast even though we were passed the time when it's served. Loved the pay limon (lime pie) and the guacamole. Very hospitable, family-owned place that you must... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The charcoal grill is the magic. We had bacon wrapped sierra, one of the finest meals I have every had. The margaritas were perfect and the service excellent.

Thank Bart P
Federal Way, WA
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by the El Arrayan restaurant for dinner based on the Trip Advisor recommendation. The food was great, they had a live musician playing guitar, and the service was very personal and friendly. The table is great for people watching, and they even had a fan blowing on the diners to keep us cooler. Maurice and Veronica own the... More 

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

Found this place via trip advisor. It was a short walk from hotel Irma so we decided to give it a try. The patio is lovely, the food delicious and the service excellent. A family run operation where the Dad (Mauricio) was on the grill, the son was our server and mom was cooking. Entrees range in price between 90-120... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood, Grill
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Adelita street No number Colony La Madera, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: +52 755 112 1193
It is located on a street with more options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have a small garden on the other side of the street where we located some of our tables, the area is characterised by the fact that most people walk down the road as it is a closed and there are few vehicles, it is very quiet And the sea, the square and the main market are only a few meters away. Restaurant "The Arrayán" account with service of breakfast and lunch hours of 08:30 to 16:00 hours, and from October to April Dinner service stretching up to the 22:00 hours. Attended by their owners. Thank you for your preference! It is a pleasure to serve you!!! Now is open friday and saturday grill dinner.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?