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“Great restaurant ”

taqueria los Abuelos
Ranked #2 of 24 Restaurants in Yelapa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Great dinner, they only have one waiter Don't get disappointed it's worth the wait, great view and food great... they will have more staff high season. So enjoy your journey. Very friendly great staff service is great.

1  Thank Geyvi D
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Reviewed 11 July 2015

When was the last time you had a gourmet meal for under $12? Prepare to be amazed.

Never did it occur to me that I would have one of the best meals I've had in Mexico while visiting Yelapa. My husband and I were visiting in the off-season (late May) when most places are closed, so we were prepared to make do with whatever was available. While walking through town one evening, we chanced upon this little gem. It was full of locals who, when hearing we had never been there before, all said the same thing - "you're in for a treat!"

The restaurant is up one flight of stairs, on an open-air patio overlooking the bay. The decor is fresh, bright, and welcoming, and the service is friendly, knowledgeable and patient (no problem explaining how they source all their ingredients!) The fresh seafood tacos are a must-try - order a variety to sample. Fish, octopus, shrimp, all are very fresh, very good, served on those heavenly homemade blue corn tortillas. The arrachera (marinated & grilled skirt steak) tacos are also sublimely memorable, perfectly seasoned and grilled to a medium-rare. You get one taco per order, but they are only about a dollar apiece, an unbelievable value for such high quality.If we could have eaten there for breakfast and lunch as well, we would have.

Another must-try: the passionfruit margaritas are to die for. Mango margs are amazing, too.

The restaurant is family-owned and operated, and serves dinner only. They were one of the few places remaining open during our stay off-season in late May.

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1  Thank Diana W
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Reviewed 10 June 2015

Simply put, you won't believe the quality of the food-blue corn tortillas, super fresh fish and meats, great presentation, tasty margarita!

1  Thank Andy S
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Reviewed 10 June 2015

When we arrived in Yelapa for our 11 day vacation, it was dinnertime so we asked our caretaker where we could grab dinner. He immediately recommended Taqueria Los Abuelos. We were a bit leery to act on such a quick recommendation but we were starving so decided to give it a try. Having never visited Yelapa, the paths through the pueblo can be confusing so after a few wrong turns/corrections and finally asking directions from some locals, we found this wonderful restaurant. It's located on the right at the end the narrow alley to the right of the laundry so ask around, it's easy to miss. The entrance is gated and the restaurant is on the 2nd floor. The view is very nice with an open front wall. It can be very warm in May but they have fans (no a/c in Yelapa). Their "standard" menu offers lots of Mexican dishes at very reasonable prices, but the "stars" are the 2 daily dinner specials and deserts posted on a blackboard at the top of the outside stairs. While dining, you can watch a woman make the handmade tortillas. We both ordered the stuffed red snapper special which arrived whole (minus head), deboned & skinned and was stuffed w/ yummy fresh vegetables and queso. Very tasty and light. Some of the best crispy Texas Fries I've even eaten accompanied the fish along w/ a micro salad that had shredded beats & carrots, pepita seeds, and an assortment of other veggies and a great homemade fruit dressing. I understand they grow the salad greens and herbs in pots on their roof (you can see the pots when heading up path to the beach.) All this wonderful food cost just $14 USD and we had enough leftovers to take with and make fish tacos the next day. We returned a few evenings later and ordered the special again, T-bone steak served w// the micro salad and a veggie - $15 USD. It was huge, filled the entire plate; was tasty but tuff (they didn't ask how we wanted it cooked so it arrived well done). Again leftovers came home and we made cheesesteaks the next day for lunch. If we had the time we would have returned again; to try more specials -they are unique, inspiring, tasty and very reasonably priced. I would say this is the "fanciest" spot to eat in Yelapa, but you can wear what you like, it's a very relaxed atmosphere. A few pointers.. like every other place in Yelapa pueblo, they take pesos only, no USD and no credit cards. May is the beginning of "off season" so days open may vary and be random. Open for dinner only (most places in Yelapa serving dinner open at 6PM). Los Abuelos is well worth a visit or 2 or 3 for dinner while staying in Yelapa!!

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2  Thank Root B
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Reviewed 29 May 2015

just order anything! The tacos are good but there is one dish, I loved most of all - it comes with a salad and is called Chimichangas.

2  Thank mommiewolf
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