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La Cueva Del Leon

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Avenida Olas Altas 166 | Local E Planta Baja de Hotel Belmar, Mazatlan 82000, Mexico
13:00 - 23:00
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Mazatlan, Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Sitting along the street and watching the ocean while enjoying exquisite seafood. Doesn't get any better.

Thank mymollypop
Everett, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Wow. Best tacos I have ever had in my life. No joke. Will definitely come back next time I travel to Mexico City!

Thank SPDisitllery
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

This restaurant has been closed for almost a year. The last time I walked past I noticed that it has become a pizza place, by the slice, etc.. There is however, el Faro restaurant which is located 2 doors north of the pizza place and it has good food, clean, and very reasonably prices.

Thank CanadiaRose
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

This was always a must stop for us the past 5 years. Last March we walked up to the place and found out it was basically pizza. Don't get me wrong, we love pizza but we were not expecting this. We loved their diverse menu and the best margaritas in Maz! I was the biggest disappointment of our trip. In... More 

Thank Beab66
Mexico City, Mexico
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

I went with my nephews and have very good attention, the owner is always around giving a special touch to the place, he makes everyone to feel like a "big shot"

Thank DominiqueWoods
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

This used to be a fantastic place but for the past 2 years it has fallen steadily. The ocean view is good as was the service but the food is just O.K.

Thank CanadiaRose
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

Waiter recomended the fish with shrimp = it was cold, raw and covered with a bland green sauce. we also ordered the chicken fahitas, they would have been ok if they had any flavour, which they didn't. My son ordered a burger, which was greasy and tasted weird. The potato wedges that came with the burger were good, and as... More 

1 Thank Bart-from-Canada
Campbell River
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47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

Fish is fresh, well prepared. Cheaper & not as noisy as Shrimp Bucket! Friendly staff. Great place to watch sunsets as right across from beach.

Thank Julie G
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160 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

But the food here is really good and quite inexpensive. We had our best shrimp meal here at this tiny spot on the south end of the malecon near the Historical District. The shrimp were well done and the saffron rice was a very nice complement. Service was a bit slow, but the wait was worth it as the food... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

We both had shrimp dishes that were very good! I ordered the green salad, and it was GINORMOUS! Delicious, but huge! I ate less than half of it since I was saving room for the shrimp. We were seated inside, but asked if we could move outdoors when a table opened up. No problemo! Right after the sunset, an outdoor... More 

1 Thank houmomof4

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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
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Olas Altas 166 | Local E Planta Baja de Hotel Belmar, Mazatlan 82000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Sinaloa  >  Mazatlan
  • Phone Number: 910.30.00
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Belmar
The Cave Lion Pizza & Beer offers pizzas with different body types (traditional, crunchy, chicago style) for all tastes and signature drinks that you will not find anywhere else

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