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Tabarka Restaurant

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Ramon Corona #2-A | Col Centro Ajijic, Ajijic 45920, Mexico
527661588
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12:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Ajijic, Mexico
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193 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Three of us stopped for an early dinner in their very nice courtyard. The menu is shown on a chalkboard and needs explanation to make sense of it -- several grilled meats and fishes with choice of sauce and choice of two sides. There is also an option for 6 or 12 tapas, the particulars of which were beyond our... More 

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Thank Susan C
David A, Propietario at Tabarka Restaurant, responded to this review

Thak,s for your opinión, we gona work hard to have a better service. More 

Vancouver Island
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

they have a great tapas and nice garden atmosphere, great fresh fish, not many tables so go early. Mexican restaurant.. Have returned several times.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second visit to Ajijic. First was 4years ago and the restaurant scene was disappointing. We live in San Miguel de Allende and stopped in Ajijic on the way to the beach. Tabarka was really fabulous. We had the chef's choice tapas menu and each plate was special. We would go back here without a doubt. We shared 8 different plates,... More 

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Thank G&J-from-VA
David A, Propietario at Tabarka Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank for your opinión!!!!, About the negative opinión, of course we made mistakes, but some of them are from other restaurants peaple, customer and Friends that think they can hepl other restaurant doing bullyng against my place, tripadvisor is full of that, more in litlle town like ajijic!!!! Big Hug and enjoy the beach!!!!! att. David More 

Olympia, Washington
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The new location is very handy. Greeted by the owner/chef personally. The setting is modest but it's the food that is the attraction. We've had pallea several places in Spain and this was as good or better. Half an hour wait but it's worth it as our order was individually prepared.

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Thank W C
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I had Dinner there the other night. We had the Chef's Special Tapas 12 Plates. Was only 10 took 2 hours and if these Tapas are a reflection of the rest of the menu we weren't impressed. i hate to knock a restaurant because I know they work hard but with the other available restaurants to compete... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

we wanted seafood, and someone told us that tabarka was it. My husband wanted octapus and i did not want a large meal, so i was going for the chefs tapas special for 180 p/p, but then they said i could not order it it had to be 2 people, so my husband decided to forgo the octopus and also... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I agree with the previous reviewer- they need some serious re vamping of the menu and service. We had a reservation as we were warned how busy they were ( they were not). Service was mediocre at best. The waiter informed us that they were out of menu items as they had been so busy!!! Ok guys we made a... More 

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David A, Propietario at Tabarka Restaurant, responded to this review
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En nuestro restaurante usamos pescado salvaje y fresco, probablemente es un hándicap , ya que no esta disponible en grandes... More 

Phoenix, AZ
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Years ago, our first visit to this chef was a 'wow' moment... excellent food, service, an innovative menu. Today, nearly 3.5 years later, Tabarka is in a new location... but -- everything else is static. A great menu that long ago is simply tired now... service is slow, and the sense that the chef and his dishes are 'cutting edge'... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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347 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Don't let the casual environment throw you off; this is serious food preparation. With a specialty in seafood, the menu is mostly fish and shellfish....but they have meat as well as vegetarian options. We ordered sea bass and monkfish. Each entree comes with a choice of sauce (Curry, verdes, garlic, etc.) and 2 sides. The portions are generous and the... More 

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Colden, New York
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

I gave Tabarka a very poor review after having two consecutive negative experiences last year. We had not been there since. Today I was there with a group. This was like old times when Tabarka was my favorite restaurant in Ajijic. The food was OUTSTANDING, and the service was very good (especially when you consider how crowded they were). Well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ramon Corona #2-A | Col Centro Ajijic, Ajijic 45920, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Ajijic
  • Phone Number: 527661588

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Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?