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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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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Tabarka a features a fresh sheet menu of the seasonal fish and seafoods available. On our visit they had grouper, sea bass, red snapper, shrimp, octopus and monkfish. All entrees come with a choice of 5 different delicious sauces, and a choice of 2 side dishes. We decided the sweet salad was very yummy. Nice wines from Spain, and bread... More 

Thank Leonafritz
Houston, Texas
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Many visits and never disappointed. Mi amiga is not fond of seafood but they have add meats to menu. I always call to make sure they have meats that night. They only serve best fish available that day so available fish is different each visit. Very good staff and service.

Thank Don N
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This restaurant is tucked way but worth the trip. We love the array of seafood tapas. So many new flavors. Also enjoy the many passion flowers and passion fruits hanging overhead

Thank brichied
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

For about ten bucks apiece you get unlimited appetizers brought to,your table until you say Whoa. All delicious and they get imaginative with the choices

Thank 513mitchellp
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

There tapas are wonderful, great salads and lovely setting. The staff are friendly and helpfula and bi lingual

Thank Andrea S
Colden, New York
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

It really pains me to write this review. We have been patronizing Tabarka for several years. Prior to moving here, I always raved to friends back home that this was my favorite restaurant in the area. No longer. We had a less than desirable experience here a couple months ago. We decided to try it again as every establishment is... More 

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David A, Propietario at Tabarka Restaurant, responded to this review
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Estimado amigo, lamento profundamente la opinión que tiene de su experiencia en Tabarka, querria explicarle al respecto del Atun ,... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

The service is fast and attentive. Food was delicious. If you order paella make sure you are very hungry because it's a huge plate. The tapas were very good as well. Location is nice and peaceful.

Thank BeelzebubUK
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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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Spanish, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?