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Restaurante Martin

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70 Playa Blanca, La Manzanilla, Mexico
+52 315 112 3874
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is the top floor of a building overlooking the beach. There are about 20 stairs. The ambience of the restaurant is attractive and the view over the ocean is lovely. The problem was slow service.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to La Manzanilla every year since 2003. The first place we visit is Martin's Restaurant and have found it to always remain the same-excellent service and food and not to mention the great location for one of the best places to view the sunset. A must is to have Martin prepare a table-side dinner for you.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

A wonderful local favorite, Martin is a fantastic host and the food and service are wonderful. We went twice in a week after the first dinner, Martin told us about reggae on Sunday, so naturally we needed to make a reso. As for the food, expieirnce and atmosphere its one of the best! I would highly recommend to start with... More 

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Helena, Montana
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

I dined alone. Martin made a fish dish that was not on the menu. It was fabulous. The little extras, such as banana bread, were a nice (not common) addition. I went back when Martin was not there and it was not the same . . . .

Thank 1BigSkyWriter
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

You can not come to LM and not go to Martin's, Excellent seafood, Mexican and Latin are very special.

Menasha, Wisconsin
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

10 of us came on a Sunday afternoon, yes with reservations. My wife and I were the only ones who had not been here before. We had Martin for our self. He personally prepared most of the meals at the table. The food was excellent. The service was excellent. This was not inexpensive ... but worth every peso! Yes, I... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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247 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Finding Restaurante Martin was a little hard, drive into La Manzanilla, drive to the beach, turn left and there are hoards of restaurants. Ask the first "Gringo" couple, and they will direct you immediately. We entered the restaurant at about 4 PM on a Monday, the place was packed. We then realised they were not eating, they were playing bingo.... More 

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Long Beach, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

If you’re looking for a special dining experience, slow down, go with the flow, enjoy the view and just let Martin cook for you. On our recent visit to La Manzanilla my wife and I let Martin know we would be dining almost exclusively at his restaurant. We showed up for lunch and dinner and ate whatever Martin recommended for... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

After reviewing the menu we asked what the fish was, as the various preparations did not specify, only to be told they had no fish. Okay, so we ordered shrimp.Pretty sure those were Costco vegetables, and likely they spectacular coconut, papaya sauce on the shrimp as well. Entrees were lukewarm. 2 outstanding features were the view and my pinacoladas. The... More 

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Melaque, Mexico
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Martin locally famous for his table side food preparations. If you are there in February check to see when the master tango class is having a milonga( dance session). It usually starts about 8PM. Go earlier for dinner and stay and watch the dancers.

Thank Jack_W_Brock

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Playa Blanca, La Manzanilla, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Costalegre  >  La Manzanilla
  • Phone Number: +52 315 112 3874

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