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El Colera

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$$ - $$$
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Calle Lazaro Cardenas # 542, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
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Victoria, Canada
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Great authentic atmosphere! The shrimp dish i had was delicious and spicy! My partner had the fish filet and we kept sharing with each other. Fantastic service and prices. The Beer was ice cold.

Thank NorthguyBC
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Found this place by accident. Was looking for a trail to get into the hills and get lost in the jungle. Heard good music playing from the juke box. Saw locals enjoying the moment. Had to experience it. Comfortable setting. Local/old town feel. Away from the bustle of resort/touristy section. Great hot and cold seafood plates. I had the seafood... More 

Thank Lu G
Shawnee, Kansas
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82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The last time I dined at this restaurant I tried the Shrimp Aguachile, and it's just not for me, but that's not their fault. On that trip, my husband and our friends loved their Cheese Stuffed Bacon wrapped shrimp. This visit I ordered the Shrimp Quesadilla which had Chipotle Mayo on it and it was very good and satisfying. The... More 

Thank KansasPVgal
Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

We stopped here after a visit to the great market nearby. We had Marlin Taquitos and Shrimp Quesadilla. Great service, great food. Will go back again.

Thank Cory L
Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

The place is very popular with the locals and I see why: the food's great, prices are reasonable and the service is very good, quick and friendly. Minimal English spoken but very easy to get by. Music can be a tad loud at times, but just adds to the atmosphere. :)

Thank BigVBC
Plymouth, Michigan
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

There is little English spoken here so you really need someone to help in the translation of the menu. Other than that, the food is consistently very good and the staff attentive

Thank Kimberly5775
Eugene, OR
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129 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

This place is a neighborhood restaurant. The wait staff could not speak English, but the menu had enough English so we could order. A lot of locals and not so many gringos. This was a fantastic place to go. They do have regular Mexican fair, but we tried some other things. My Wife had the special witch was fish fillet... More 

Thank doster76
Portland, OR
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

This whole in the wall serves the freshest fish and the best seafood soup I've ever had. It is loaded with shrimp, fish squid and a moat flavorful broth. Between the the juke box and local singers the place can be quite loud, but you don't want to miss the food. Go for lunch when it's quirt

Thank Richnr27
San Francisco, California
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124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

We love this place. The servers are always so friendly and helpful, the kitchen prepares fantastic food, and the music is usually loud and upbeat. Just a fun place with great food. Their ceviche tostados are the best in PV. Their house special is a dorado fillet with lots of garlic shrimp and pulpo on top. It is fantastic. They... More 

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Encinitas, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Amazing food! The camarones aguachiles and camarones micheladas were excellent, very spicy, so good. Very friendly people

Thank TheWic

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Lazaro Cardenas # 542, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta

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