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Chez Arnoldo

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Playa Las Gatas, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
554-9132
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Paso Robles, California
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We've been visiting this establishment since 1982 and it has always been one of our special places to lunch when on Playa las Gatas. Our favorite waiter, Chay. We let him create our combo platter. Sashimi, octopus, shrimp tacos, tuna salad, and more. Each time it is a special surprise and have never been disappointed. Makes us hungry just thinking... More 

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

We had a fabulous time at Chez Arnoldo! After spending the day out on a fishing boat, we enjoyed our catch, Mahi Mahi, prepared by the chef. We arrived mid afternoon and they were very accomodating. White linen tablecloth, comfy chairs and my toes in the sand all under a grass roof/shade. The breeze helped cool us off along with... More 

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Seattle area
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

We are currently (mid-Dec 2015) in Zihua and completely enjoying ourselves (well mostly). Tripadvisor, our landlady and Zihua-rob sites have been very helpful in our trip planning...so I felt obliged to write something...otherwise I would feel i didn't give even a little back. I know Chay/chai has a lot of fans but this my experience and opinion..so be it. We... More 

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Elkton, Oregon
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112 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

My wife and I spent a great morning with 2 scuba dives with Thierry of Carlos Scuba. When we arrived back to the beach, we asked him where he recommended-- without hesitation, he directed us to Arnoldo's, where Chay took us under his wing. We had a delicious appetizer (one of the specials of the day) which was tuna grilled... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

Family run, food is always fresh and tasty. Go fishing with Temo and have your catch prepared at the restaurant. My favorite is the ceviche and fish in white wine sauce.

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Stenloese, Denmark
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014

The restaurant is placed on Las Gatas Beach and you can only reach the restaurant by boat (or by a long walk along the beach). You can sit with the feet in the sand and enjoy either a nice lunch, a cold beer, a big cocktail or you could go for dinner. Just talk to Chai or some of the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

this is one the best restaurant in the best ever beach of Zihua, owned by the same family since long time, get a beer and order a Tiritas plate typcal fish row stripes cooked with lemon and chili and a great guacamole ask for the spicy one ! then grab a mask and go snorkel but before make sure to... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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123 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2013

If you head to Las Gatas this is the place to stay and play for the day. Food is great. Even more wonderful Chez Arnoldo will do evening meals by request on the beach., Get a group together talk to Chez Arnoldo arrange the panga to get there and enjoy the evening. Watch Zihua Robs site for details of these... More 

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Commack, New York
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2013

We went to Las Gatas and it was recommended we eat at Chez Arnoldo. I ordered the teriyaki shrimp tacos. It was love at first bite. My husband had their grilled octopus and it was love at first bite for him too. They have a large kitchen that is visible to the public and I went in and took pictures... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2012

Each year we travel from Vancouver to Ixtapa for a week and our vacation is not complete without a visit to Chez Arnoldos on Las Gatas beach for a day of sun and snorkelling. We are always well cared for at Arnoldos by Chai and we love spending the day there with some cervezas and perhaps even a Coco Loco.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, French
Meals
Lunch
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Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Las Gatas, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: 554-9132

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