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El Barracuda

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Calle Paraguay 1290 | colonia 5 de diciembre, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
+52 322 222 4034
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Tue 11:00 - 00:00
Wed - Sun 11:00 - 02:00
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A solid oceanfront restaurant/bar. Atmosphere 9/10-Seating on the beach or on the patio directly behind it. Service was 8/10-I asked and received some good advice on drinks and food. Server got me to try Mezcal for the first time, enjoyed it a lot. Food 7/10- Good food. Nothing to write home about though.

Thank Nick P
Waterloo, Ontario
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic dinner on the beach. The vibe was a ton of fun and the food was really good. We would return for sure!

Thank Cosmo29
Grand Junction, Colorado
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here many times, its always consistent. Great food, great service, the best sunsets, it on the beach and very reasonable, its a good bang for your buck.

Thank larrybennettgjco
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great we ate here every week for the 5 weeks we were there. My husband ate a verify all of the time and I always went for the lobster. The food was always good.The reason I gave this a 4 star was the waiters were very quick to try to move items off the tables and sometimes... More 

Thank Bob1442
Sacramento, California
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for dinner because it was across from our hotel: Garlands del Rio. I had the chicken fajitas and my husband had the sea and land fajitas. Everything was excellent including the service. I would definitely go back again.

Thank staceywalk
Chapala, Mexico
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245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 485 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had planned on another venue this night but things changed so we ended up here. We were excited but that soon changed. We sat up under cover as it looked like possible rain. There was a short rainfall. There are also tables down below on beach, with candlelight in the sand on your toes thing. We were on edge... More 

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Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife insisted we visted this place which is a little way off the malecon. What a find. To start we had the tuna sashimi. We had the fish tacos and the Rosarito sandwich. All were great. The staff was quick but distant.

Thank Havocmaster
Lake Stevens, WA.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff goes out of the way to see to your every need. Food here is amazing. Fun sitting right on the beach with waves gently moving in the background.

Thank AFrazLakeStevens_WA_
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible food, super fresh seafood, and all right on the beach! I'd recommend the octopus chicharron. Very reasonably priced and good service as well. Heads up this place is cash only!

Thank Ann H
Highland Park, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere is not the reason to eat here. The fish is fantastic and the prices are perfect for a beach five. Try the coconut shrimp This is cash only

Thank Rickhp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Paraguay 1290 | colonia 5 de diciembre, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 4034

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