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El Dinamita

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Paseo Cocoteros, lote 8 villa 8 | next to Fajita Republic, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
+52 322 297 7694
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Sacramento, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The service is outstanding and the food is great. We went this past Friday night and while we ordered all you can eat fish fry, we could not eat more than what was served. The tossed green salad was very good. The coleslaw that came with the fish was very different with an Asian dressing. I wanted to drink the... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Allow them to host you. This restaurant thrives on recommending their signature Tuna poke & other great fresh seafood dishes. Margaritas are fresh. Service is attentive. Great time!

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West Kelowna, Canada
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most interesting restaurants I have eaten at in quite some time. It reminded me of one in Italy which had no menu because you ate what Mama cooked. This restaurant created a similar experience where you trust them to bring out dishes based on your likes. You can order from the menu, but is that... More 

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Canada
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a good experience. Food was excellent. Service a bit slow but it was a Mexican holiday and the restaurant was crowded with quite a few large groups. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meals.

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Calgary, Canada
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131 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here two years ago and the popularity has endured. The food was better than average but the service somewhat disorganized with three different people involved with our greeting, menu presentation, order taking and food delivery. This resulted in the some confusion with the food coming out. The restaurant was obviously busy but had thinned out by the time... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nuevo Vallarta is not worth going to except for El Dinamita. 10 Minute cab ride from our hotel in Flamingo. Started with delicious Mojito and Margherita. Tuna Ceviche marinated in onions, soy, sesame oil is to die for!. Pulpo in mushroom, white wine, brandy, chile guhillo and garlic was awesome as well! Albanil Shrimp tacos, with queso, onion, chile tornados,... More 

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Sunset, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we are in Nuevo Vallarta for vacation we love to go to this little, off the beaten path restaurant. We hadn't been in two years and there have been some changes. The staff has been turned over and while personable, they lack the charm of the old team. The food is good, the service is timely but it just... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our second year coming to this restaurant and the food is not getting better, it just stays the course. I thought the menu might have improved, but no such luck. The service is fast and the food is average.

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Morristown, NJ
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254 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We have regularly dined at El Dinamita since it opened some years back. It always provided great food and atmosphere at a very reasonable price; see my previous reviews. This year I noted some recent negative reviews that caused me to reconsider if we would try the restaurant or not this season. Trusting in my instincts, I ignored the reviews... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Fabulous dinner under larger trees with lanterns and lights all over the place! Very cozy atmosphere with fantastic sevice and menu choices . Short Taxi ride from all major hotels in Nuevo Vallarta

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Cocoteros, lote 8 villa 8 | next to Fajita Republic, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Nuevo Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 297 7694
Description
Marisqueria al fresco, owned by the same people who own Fajita Republic on the same lot

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