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El Calabozo

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Centro Comercial Galerias Local 6. Junto A XO, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 23:45
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Abbotsford, Canada
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fun time we had with our Buddy Miguel. Every day we walked by El Calabozo Miguel was there with his Big Smile waiting for a big Hug. He made me feel beautiful Thanks Buddy. We stopped in for a couple of meals and the food was Outstanding. We look forward to coming back to Ixtapa just to see... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We walked by this place several times a day...staff outside was always friendly and trying to lure us in....we took a large group there one night and had a good dinner. The platter for two was a good value at 500 pesos. They advertise lobster on the platter but on two visits didn't have the lobster and the substituted double... More 

Thank herewego2005
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This year my husband & I tried their Japanese Fried ice-cream with strawberry sauce over top. WOW! AMAZING!! We had never tried this kind of fried ice-cream before but would totally recommend it to everyone. The food is always good and very reasonable and the owner remembered us from the last many years which was very impressive.

Thank palmtree
United States
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

It was our first time at this restaurant and we were really impressed. The service was top-notch and the chef knows how to cook. The wait staff went out of their way to please us. The food was fresh and cooked to perfection.

Thank CarolmaUnitedStates
Silver Spring, Maryland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to try this place on a whim and the food was amazing. You can tell that the chef is well trained by the flavors and presentation. The pico de gallo was too spicy for my mom so they made her a special new batch. I had the pescado al ajillo and it was the best I've had down... More 

Thank Jennifer E
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

While doing our Margarita crawl to see who had the best, we went here for the first time. The first one was basically mix, tried one more and it was just as bad. Not going back.Sorry put some tequila in the drink!

Thank banned103
Andover, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Our annual trip to Ixtapa would not be complete without a visit to El Calabozo! Actually we stopped almost every day of our two week vacation and we were staying at an all inclusive! The food, atmosphere, and drinks are amazing.. BUT - what makes it so perfect is Cecilio! He has a "make this your casa" attitude that is... More 

Thank mary t
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2016

This plate of steak, lobster, shrimp and Mahi Mahi was delicious! You can't beat it in Ixtapa. It should be named dinner for 3 or 4. We will definitely go back!

Thank Julie M
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2 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Service was great! (You need to Meet "Sexy Boy".) Will bring friends next time we come back. Had steak, lobster, big margaritas and fajitas. Food was delicious, big portions, reasonably priced. Can't wait until next time! 😍

Thank Mallory D
Nora Springs, Iowa
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Cecil and staff not only provide outstanding cuisine, but the biggest/best "special" Margaritas in town. Make sure you have someone to share it with. Their grilled shrimp are huge and delicious. Music videos from 70s, disco and 80s keep the place hopping. Also a great place to watch the Super Bowl. One our favorite places in Ixtapa.

Thank spkinger

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Mexican, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:45
18:00 - 23:45
18:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Comercial Galerias Local 6. Junto A XO, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo  >  Ixtapa

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