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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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Bloomfield Hills
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219 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014 via mobile

Our first two choices for lunch were closed, so we went to La Cueva del Leon for a casual lunch. We weren't disappointed! Excellent salad with shrimp, nachos (a bit soggy), beer (of course)

1 Thank Caslin
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We lived in Mazatlan for a year in 2010. We experienced a lot. Of all the places this is the only one that hands down we felt they cared. The food wasn't only good and consistent but priced right. These people are happy and want your experience to be good. If you go nowhere else go here. Don't expect a... More 

Thank jachin
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Their shrimp stuffed poblana is wonderful! The portions are very generous and the view great. I keep returning.

1 Thank KayBaker52
San Jose, California
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2013

We keep returning to La Cueva de Leon for its generous and well made green salad. Never watery, it allows us to savor the fresh taste of the vegetables and vinaigrette sauce.

Thank Isaac O
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2013

And comes with a fantastic view, especially at sunset. Located on Olas Altas,where there is a full block of good eateries all with about 4 sidewalk tables each, this place is right next to the bike rental. Well known for generous portions and reasonable pricing. Five large size coconut shrimp with a spicy mango sauce and a side of spanish... More 

Thank havenboxer
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2013

We were looking for a place to eat near old town Mazatlan when we ran into a volunteer tourist adviser. Looked like a retired gentleman from the US who lives part of the year in Mexico. He has tons of useful information and gave us a breakdown of different options on where to eat. We ended up at La Cueva... More 

1 Thank opeka
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123 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Location is fantastic, right across the street from the beach. The food is average, the prices are right, and several Americans and Canadians can be found every day having a bite to eat.

Thank wallysaskatoon
peachland, bc
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Great shrimp, but cold vegetables. Ho hum service. Indoor and outdoor seating. Nice view of the ocean.

Thank peachlandtraveler
West Richland, Washington, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2013

We had eaten here last year and decided to try it again. Everyone had a great meal (there were 6 of us). My husband and I had the skirt steak and it was VERY tender. The prices were so reasonable. I'm sure we will eat here again when we visit Mazatlan!

Thank Enid R
Paradise, California
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2013

If you walk to the old beach front, stop at this place for lunch. Good value and service. Well prepared food. Fair pricing.

Thank livermorered

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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$3 - US$11
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
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?