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Avenida Chacalilla, Chacala, Mexico
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Melaque, Mexico
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate down by the ocean and we were absolutely swarmed by biting bugs, my partner received 40 bites in a very short time and finally retreated to the safety of the car, in San Blass ocean means biting bugs, good luck

Thank David J
San Carlos, California
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Very well cooked Sanandeado fish as well as the shrimp cocktails. Very nice people ,lots of locals eat here.

Thank rudy c
Whistler, Canada
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Nice spot right on the Chacala beach. A big open covered area offers cool shade while you enjoy the yummy array of fresh seafood. The fresh guacamole makes a terrific starter before any of the grilled fish on the menu. We had great service from waiters that spoke English well.

Thank David C
Langley, BC
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200 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

We spent the day at Chacala Beach to catch some of the awesome surf. We used a beach front table at Chico's restaurant, and had food and drinks throughout the day. As there were 5 of us, we were able to sample a few of the different things. Everything we ordered was awesome. They made fish by the kilo on... More 

1 Thank LangleyVagabond
Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

There is no better vibe on the beach than Chico's. It's always mostly Mexican guests with just a few tourists. Partly because of the lower prices, families come to eat while the little ones play in the surf - the laughter and energy is contagious. Groups of young couples laugh amidst the selfies, beer and ceviche. Unfortunately the food is... More 

Thank cairoluxoristambul
Kootenay Rockies, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We've visited this place twice with a referral. The Grilled Red Snapper was grilled to perfection, on a wood fire. Nothing better than that, really. So delicious.

Thank Galadriel L
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

My wife and I had eaten lunch at Chicos and found it to be quite good and were told by a group of Canadians that the octopus was excellent. We returned at dinner time and ordered the octopus. After waiting for about fifteen minutes, the waiter returned to tell us there was no more octopus. We decided to split and... More 

Thank Kari P
Ottawa, Canada
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169 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

We grabbed a table at Chico's and spent the day here. We started with Michelada's, then moved on to lunch. The Filete Relleno is highly recommended: fresh fish stuffed with shrimp and octopus. My husband had the pescado entero, a whole fish perfectly grilled over a wood fire. My mother enjoyed the shrimp, also delicous. The lemonade is good too.... More 

Thank Yvette D
SF Bay Area
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

The whole grilled fish is outstanding. Their margaritas are made with fresh ingredients (no mixes here) and are quite tasty. The ocean front setting is an added bonus.

Thank BagleyOceanRacing
Mackenzie, B. C.
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

We have visited Chacala numerous times in the last five years for the beach and short walk around town. Chico's is our favorite restaurant, out of about five on the beach. That being said, none of the others are bad, but they don't make Fillete Relleno as well as Chico's. This is a fish fillet stuffed with octopus, shrimp and... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Chacalilla, Chacala, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Chacala
I tried to tell you about this palapa restaurant on the beach in Chacala, Nayarit but for some reason you did not want to take it?? Not sure why, but this place has fabulous fresh seafood

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