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Restaurante Martin

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70 Playa Blanca, La Manzanilla, Mexico
+52 315 112 3874
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Vancouver, Canada
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 . . . .

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Victoria
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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.

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Menasha, Wisconsin
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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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144 restaurant reviews
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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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.

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Penticton, Canada
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Hurricane Patricia pretty much destroyed Martins restaurant, but like the Mexican people do, they take everything in stride and rebuild. Martins new palapa roof is brand new and very nicely done. Our meals were amazing as usual and for me his shrimp wrapped in bacon with cheese was my favorite. Martin made sure we happy throughout the entire experience.

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Kitimat, Canada
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110 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

When was the last time..or have you ever, had a for real Cesear salad made the traditional way? using a wooden bowl to mix the egg, anchovies, mustard? You just don't find that in any old place. Then..there is the entre...they had fresh fish, so there were two plates of that..and madre, that was good. Desserts were two servings of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?