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Km 3 Carretera a Punta de Mita | Playa La Manzanilla, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
+52 329 295 5697
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Burlingame, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

I happened upon this restaurant by way of cupocity and have already made plans to eat there on my 65th! Only just added octopus on my "favorite food" list, I tried theirs. You need only a fork to cut it and wonderful flavors and presentation. Next was the filet Mignon with Portobello mushrooms with both a peppercorn sauce and blue-cheese... More 

Thank 348dave
San Bernardino, California
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

We recently ate here during our stay in La Cruz. This is a beautiful setting, right on the beach, nice and breezy! We loved the beef brochettes for dinner - done to perfection and seasoned perfectly! We also really enjoyed the hamburgers - mine was with goat cheese and my husband had the shrimp burger - both excellent!! Our only... More 

Thank TKaz2012
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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226 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2013

My husband and I had a late lunch here on a Saturday afternoon and were the only people in the restaurant. My pasta dish was to live for. My husband ordered a chicken dish that he thought was ok. The service was impeccable, the view is unbeatable but you will pay for the luxury of being on what feels like... More 

Thank Jan J
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

If you are in a mood for a great pizza, Sandzibar is the place. Beautiful sunny afternoon, lots of boats on the water, perfect place for lunch. Service is slow and not very attentive. But that didn't stop me for coming back twice.

Thank Matia D
Muscatine, Iowa
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

We visited at the Flamingoes this past March. We are always looking for a new place to have dinner. The concierge at the hotel recommended this restaurant stating that it had been closed and now reopened. So, a short cab ride later we arrived. It is situated right on the bay next to a beach club that is private and... More 

Thank bigriver74
Victoria, BC
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170 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

We rang in New Year's 2013 at Sandzibar, and enjoyed it so much we had been meaning to go back for months now. When we had been there last, we were given to understand that if you come for lunch, you can stay on and use the pool/loungers of the adjoining Alamar Beach Club (gorgeous). Yesterday was so clear, sunny... More 

Thank Bucerias_Homeowner
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013 via mobile

This place was so amazing! The best lobster bisque of my life and I Have had a lot. Amazing view very upscale environment takes you out of Mexico for a minute but yet still here. Excellent service I would go back in a heartbeat!!

Thank Coloradoluvsfood
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

What a great surprise ! My husband and I were walking the beach at playa Manzanilla and saw the set up for a huge party. We went in and found this jewel of an area that had a nice restaurant and bar. We were not invited to the private party, but did go there the next evening. It was fabulous.... More 

Thank ctldallas
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

This has a the ingredients of what should be a 5 star but somehow it doesn't quite make it. The setting is lovely and is a beach club during the day, so right on the beach with both outdoor and covered seating available. When we arrived no one was around at the door so we wandered back and found the... More 

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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013

My wife and I ate here on three occasions in January, once for lunch, once for an afternoon snack, and once for dinner. The patio is shaped to resemble the bow of a ship, and is located right on the beach. For cool evenings, they have portable heaters. The food was excellent (a little expensive - but worth it!).

Thank Brock-Lucy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$50
Mediterranean, Contemporary
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Validated Parking
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km 3 Carretera a Punta de Mita | Playa La Manzanilla, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
  • Phone Number: +52 329 295 5697

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