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Kau Kan

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Playa la Ropa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
+52 755 554 8446
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Canton, Ohio, United States
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always make room for a dinner at Kau Kan. Open air patio overlooking Zihua Bay. Hardly anyone ever there, how do they stay in business. Very fresh seafood. Polite, attentive service. Not high end but enjoyable

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Thank Bob M
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Kau-Kan last time I was in Zhituatanejo and knew that I had to return. Went there with my friends last night and we loved it. The incredible sunset view over the town and the wonderful service were fantastic. We all had a variety of dishes and they were delicious. The owner, Ricardo, and his staff are wonderful.... More 

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Thank Rosemarie T
Seattle
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw the "hit or miss" trend to reviews. We had a good experience. View great, food creative and service was fine. Like all restaurants, cadence is king and we came on a night that allowed the team to flow. Really liked the way our entree was prepared. You eat a lot of snapper in Zihuatanejo, but Kau Kan's was our... More 

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Thank Bartel55
Montgomery, Minnesota
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined at Kau Kan one evening with friends. A spectacular view from the roof top of Zihuatanejo and the mountains. The service is beyond what you'd expect. The food and the presentation is wonderful. Everyone had fish and they all enjoyed it. Nice wine list as well. Would highly recommend this long-standing establishment!

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Thank billymn723
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Have not eaten here since around 2006 and decided to try it again. Contrary to the previous reviews we had a nice experience. I had the shrimp stuffed potato and my friend had shrimp Caesar salad. We were both happy with our choices. My friend raved about the herb butter that comes with the bread and asked for more.

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Thank zihuadeb
Zihuatanejo, Mexico
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

There was a time when this restaurant was really good but now it's only the view that is good. We sat down and ordered a margarita and a beer. Something about the environment didn't seem right and nothing on the menu appealed to us. We politely asked for the bill and told the waiter that we were happy with the... More 

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Thank macjali
Oxford
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Booked for a special last dinner with view of the bay and was sorely disappointed. I was starving hungry and yet the only bread was a thin toasted stick and the potato with the steak was so salt and peppered as to be inedible. The view on the website is outdated in so far as a new building obscures the... More 

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Thank Tradingplaces
Europe
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218 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It's quite sad that this place with an amazing view and some good cooking skills doesn't really have a clue. Between the time we booked and went for dinner, a number of reviews have been published and sadly they are very on point. The view is wonderful. Some of the good is great - I had a marlin ceviche which... More 

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Thank JeffCypress
Arizona
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately this restaurant has terrible service! The view from the deck is gorgeous but the service is awful. Thumbs down!

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Thank Relaxationgirl
Brighton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. Great service. Had an artichoke starter and a juice pepper steak. Enjoyed the attentive service and the great view of the bay from the dining table. Shame my darling could not make it this trip as this is a very romantic spot. Pricing is not cheap but certainly not expensive either. Good value for money.

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Thank Corneel K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa la Ropa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: +52 755 554 8446

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