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Mariscos El Payo

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Mexico No. 117, Col. Centro, | Frente a la Plaza, Bucerias, Mexico
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Bucerias, Mexico
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great tasting food, excellent service , cold beer, good value and that's why the place is always busy. It's a winner. Congratulations to the staff.

Thank kmstanyer
Las Vegas, Nevada
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86 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Biggest ceviche ever. Fresh fish served at local prices. Massive portions. Paid $42 for 4 meals and 9 drinks.

Thank anthony m
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

My wife and I stay at Villa del Palmar Flamingos which is within easy walking distance to Bucerias, and the many great restaurants located there. We have a number of go to places when weVisit, but on this latest visit we had someone tell us about Mariscos El Payo. Needless to say we were not disappointed. The oysters on the... More 

1 Thank David S
Metepec, Mexico
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93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

We where in Puerto Vallarta and we where adviced to take a bus to Bucerias Nayarit is a 50 minute ride but is really worth it if you want to see the extension of the Riviera Nayarit in Bucerias Mariscos el Payo is where the locals eat the best seafood in town the restaurant is just across the main kiosk,... More 

Thank osvaldozarco
Bucerias, Mexico
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

On Feb 22nd my wife & I made reservations for 6:00 PM for Feb 26th for 14 people. We made the reservation with Cesar, the Maitre'd that day and told him this was a celebration of our 39th anniversary. Later on that week we gained 4 more guests so we went back the afternoon of Feb 26 & asked for... More 

Thank Mike B
New York City, New York
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109 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

One of the workers at the Grand Velas hotel lives near this restaurant and highly recommended it. He was right, the food is delicious!!! The decor is authentic and a very casual atmosphere. The service is amazing! They literally walked us to our cab and then the waiter ran 2 blocks to stop the cab when we left an item... More 

Thank avidtraveler1976
Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

We had been here twice before , always very good food, service . We had shrimp quesadillas and chicken fajitas, we ate till we were stuffed, could not finish ,we had to waddle our way back to Nuevo after that wonderful lunch !

Thank Stacey R
West Kelowna, Canada
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144 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

We stopped twice here for lunch. Each time we ordered the large seafood salad. We had it with shrimp only. The shrimp were a nice size, very fresh and plentiful. The salad included avocado, tomato, cucumber, and red onion. The soy based dressing was a great compliment. We'll be back next year!

1 Thank CedricGnome
Penn Yan NY
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Glad we tried this place! It doesn't look like much but it was a wonderful surprise. Started with a large portion of guacamole with fresh salsa and chips. Portions were huge...we could easily have split my husband's shrimp fajitas or my grilled mahi mahi. Just when we had asked for the check the waiter brought a dessert of grilled banana... More 

Thank suemorris
White Rock, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

We have been to El Payo many times and have never been disappointed. The service is amazing the food is always fresh. The price is right from the cold beer to tacos or ceviche. You can not go wrong with anything on the menu and most are share items portions are huge!!!

Thank GretchenCourtney

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mexico No. 117, Col. Centro, | Frente a la Plaza, Bucerias, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Bucerias
  • Phone Number: 2982425
(329)298-2425 Phone- 2 years in business. Also started at a stand which still currently has at Calle Mexico, Frente a la plaza Principal, Bucerias, Nayarit also. The best seafood fresh, clean restaurant, purified water, great service, other food excellent too. Always packed full of people and prices fantastic

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