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Tabarka Restaurant

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C/ rio Zula n0 7 | Joya del Lago, Ajijic, Mexico
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Ajijic, Mexico
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Although arriving before 7 p.m. most tables were put up for the evening with only two available. After confirming that they were serving and open until 9, ordered an appetizer which is usually delicious only to find 90% of the fried eggplant was burned. Tried to order one of their signature dishes (paella) and was told they were out; a... More 

Thank ModernGypsy2016
David A, Propietario at Tabarka Restaurant, responded to this review

Very sorry for your bad experience on my restaurante, i am David the Chef, I wnat to invite you a dinner for two, with a paella or rissoto like main course, and a botlle of Marina Alta, dry muscat. I hope you can accept this invitation. Att. Chef David Abadia. 376-7661588 More 

Austin, Texas
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I do enjoy the creativity & the environment of TaBarka's .. other side of town from me, so I don't go often. So I enjoy it immensely when i do go.. Wonderful owner/chef, creative, nice to enjoy with a table of friends sharing the tapas, get to try a little bit of everything!

Thank 244donnah
Jalisco, Mexico
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I found this restaurant to be exceptional for really exceptional food. The staff is very friendly and the ambiance perfect with ceiling fans and Mexican tables & Chairs. They excel in Seafood. The wines are drinkable but really lack in variety. I would like to see more premium wines available,but the food made up for it. I'm coming back! 4... More 

Thank Movino777
Alpharetta, Georgia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

I enjoyed the opportunity to watch the chef pick the fresh herbs for our meal. This tapas restaurant served up fantastic mahi mahi in a very nice setting.

Thank salmatt2016
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

We had dined at Tabarka about 3 years ago and enjoyed the dining experience. This time we were a table of 4 and were looking forward to our meal. Unfortunately this time, the quality and standard of the fixed price Tapas meal was very disappointing. The Tapas was very oily and salty, and every course tasted the same, a consensus... More 

Thank TerryrdBaker
David A, Propietario at Tabarka Restaurant, responded to this review
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Lamento la mala experiencia, están invitados a otra visita y el vino es por cuenta dela casa, espero recibir su... More 

Chapala, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

This is a real favorite spot for the excellence of talent displayed by Chef/Owner David Abadia. David...from Alicante, Spain...presents a quality and quantity that rises above the crowd in Ajijic. The sampler (Tapas), a pairing of 12 wonderful taste delights, comes in at around 150 pesos and is WOW ! The atmosphere is a relaxed inside/outside open air blend and... More 

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Ajijic, Mexico
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Great food and excellent service. House wine choices are often satisfying. Tapas a bit on the expensive side for this area.

Thank ModernGypsy2016
Ajijic, Mexico
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76 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Spanish chef does wonders. Lobster saturdays by order in advance, off street parking limited bar, good wines, daily specials, tapas special to die for.

Thank harryb370
Norwalk, Connecticut
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

The Tapas is the way to go. Everyone at table must order. They bring 12 dishes, usually one at a time, for a leisurely dining experience. Never exactly the same twice. Always delicious. Always a unique preparation.

Thank Karen S
Renfrew, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Great recommendation on Travel Advisor! Both the food and service were excellent. Best sea bass I,ve had in a long time. The Dalmatian did indeed appear as noted in another review. A great restaurant for dinner

Thank mctraveller311

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/ rio Zula n0 7 | Joya del Lago, Ajijic, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Ajijic
  • Phone Number: 527661588

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