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El Dinamita

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Paseo Cocoteros, lote 8 villa 8 | next to Fajita Republic, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
+52 322 297 7694
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was great as was the food. Casual setting and outdoors under the trees. Bring cash for payment.

Thank Kelly E
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Both Dinamita and Fajita Republic are EXCELLENT, but this review is specific to El Dinamita. My family regularly dines here while at our condo in Nuevo Vallarta. Most people don't realize this but if you go with a group, ask them to do a family-style chef's picks sort of thing. They do a great job! The service is excellent and... More 

Thank Jeri G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been frequenting Nuevo Vallarta for 20 years and of all the restaurants we go to El Dinamita is by far our favorite. They always allow us to do a family style meal which you have to ask for. This gives you the chance to try multiple things on the menu. Rudy has always taken great care of us!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is right next to Fajitas Republic and beside 3x3 (fab for breakfast). The seafood is excellent, the service is very friendly. I'd say the ambience is much better at Fajitas Republic but well worth coming here for the food.

Thank millreef63
Denver, Colorado
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113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice outdoor restaurant under beautiful trees makes for a relaxing meal. Because in is near a number of resorts it tends to be very busy they do take reservations. The service was OK and most speak some English. It is right in front of Fajita Republic. The food was excellent The fish tacos have many treatments I... More 

Thank BobE6
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We weren't sure what to expect but this place was highly recommended. The setting is absolutely beautiful and that is just the start of it. The service was spectacular. The wine...best I've had this trip. The food...we will talk about it for ages. You can get casual or fine dining entrées. We are only here a week but I know... More 

Thank Rosie M
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been seated for over an hour and had to ask 3 times "why haven't we gotten our salads?" Half of our table of 7 was finally served their food, but 3 of us were completely forgotten. Again had to go to Antonio and ask "WHERE IS THE REST OF OUR FOOD?" We never dit get our cole slaw.... More 

Thank Beth M
sask, canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for the all you can eat fish on Friday nite!! You will not be disappointed. You have to get here around 6pm or you will have to stand in line. The waiters are very accommodating.

Thank roadking02
Mississauga, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had two of the dishes served in the lava rock bowls, 1 had shrimp and sausage the other was chicken and sausage. This is one of our favourite places to eat in Nuevo. If offered the opportunity to have a meal tailored to your likes take it. We have thoroughly enjoyed it in the past.

Thank David H
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So, Dinamita has finally replaced Jorge with Antonio and the experience has been renewed. On arrival some deference is paid to your food likes, dislikes and often a special dish comes with rice and your special likes in a sauce pan with garlic bread in a bag. For our next course we like the Mojeta with streak, shrimp, Mexican scallions,... More 

Thank CaiombinMac

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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
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Cocoteros, lote 8 villa 8 | next to Fajita Republic, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Nuevo Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 297 7694
Marisqueria al fresco, owned by the same people who own Fajita Republic on the same lot

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