Favorite Ixtapa Restaurant?

by nodak, Sunday, March 20, 2011, 12:26 (3964 days ago)

Hoping some of you wouldn't mind giving some advice on your favorite restaurant and/or food in Ixtapa. We're Zihua loyalists, but will be taking a cooking class in Ixtapa next weekend as part of the festival, and would like to have dinner in Ixtapa. Great atmosphere is a plus, but it's the food that counts! Any recommendations? Mucho Gracias!

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by CathyMarie @, Nashville, Sunday, March 20, 2011, 12:38 (3964 days ago) @ nodak

I was taken by friends to Fisher's. It started in Mexico City, I was told. It's different in a cool way and the complimentary soup after you are seated is very very good, I could just order just that. Spotlight on seafood tho. They have a website, guess look up Fishers Mexico?

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by norm, Sunday, March 20, 2011, 16:23 (3964 days ago) @ CathyMarie

Really good food and service.Seafood soup and loncha de huachinanga a la parilla excellent,but the music(noise) and disco videos makes it hard to enjoy a dinner.

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by bvant ⌂, Monday, March 21, 2011, 10:21 (3963 days ago) @ CathyMarie

I think Fisher's is one of the best places to go, I never would have guessed based on the modern decor it but the food is fantastic.

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by Linda H, Sunday, March 20, 2011, 15:55 (3964 days ago) @ nodak

Would have to agree with Bogart's. It is totally different and the food, atmosphere, excellent. It is a "special" restaurant, ie more expensive than everyday...

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by kathyMN @, Saint Francis, Minnesota, Sunday, March 20, 2011, 15:58 (3964 days ago) @ nodak

My favorite food in Ixtapa is the Amazing Shrimp at Frank's.

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by norm, Sunday, March 20, 2011, 16:29 (3964 days ago) @ kathyMN

Have sat down there often,and have left immediatly because of all the noise.The only time I stayed was for superbowl and seeing a lot of very happy Packer fans

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by Marcos, Sunday, March 20, 2011, 16:01 (3964 days ago) @ nodak

El Faro at Pacifica resort. Take the cable car up the mountain for the best views in Ixtapa. Bogarts is something you go to in Cancun. Come on........... Why would you go for Indoor dining in such a wonderful place where you can view and smell the mountains and ocean. Unless you really enjoy and need A.C.B-)

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by norm, Sunday, March 20, 2011, 16:31 (3964 days ago) @ Marcos

Great view,excellent food,usually nice music,but difficult to keep the timeshare guys from pestering after dinner and kind of expensive.

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by norm, Sunday, March 20, 2011, 16:36 (3964 days ago) @ nodak

The best food in Ixtapa,and it is really no contest,Is served at Soleiado.However I am not sure if they will be open when you go as Caroline will close when things slow down.

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by Bailey, Sunday, March 20, 2011, 20:18 (3963 days ago) @ norm

I agree. It's Soleiado. My wife and I stay in Ixtapa and it's the only restaurant that we regularly eat at in Ixtapa. All other nights we go to Zihua.

Soleiado a real winner!!

by Judemx ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, Gro., Monday, March 21, 2011, 11:18 (3963 days ago) @ norm

So freshy, so creative, beautifully prepared dishes and great service. We had to eat there twice this past week cause we had to try more dishes on their menu. Pecan crusted tuna with 3 sauces was truly delightful!

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Judith Whitehead
Paradise Properties
Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa, Troncones and Playa Blanca

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by Canadian Snow Birds, Sunday, March 20, 2011, 16:41 (3964 days ago) @ nodak

While on the subject of trying something a little different/special in Ixtapa, has anyone gone to La Pampa. thanks for any input.

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by norm, Sunday, March 20, 2011, 16:45 (3964 days ago) @ Canadian Snow Birds

Really never heard of it,but if you mean La Bara,a new place across from the church,it is wonderful,great machaca,fish tacos,fish encheladas.prime rib on thursday,and the best coconut shrimp.

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by Canadian Snow Birds, Sunday, March 20, 2011, 16:49 (3964 days ago) @ norm

Actually it is advertised on the way to Ixtapa......it's in Loma Del Mar.

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by norm, Monday, March 21, 2011, 10:37 (3963 days ago) @ Canadian Snow Birds

Sounds fancy and expensive,but I would like to know about it as we try fancy at least once a trip.

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by JEB, Friday, March 25, 2011, 18:54 (3959 days ago) @ Canadian Snow Birds

My husband I are were in Ixtapa in January for our anniversary. We went to La Pampa because of recommendations from our Apple Rep and the Dorado. The food was very good, however, very expensive and we were somewhat disappointed with the view. Great view of the hotel zone, but no sunset view. Place is very small, but nicely decorated. We both had a steak which came with potato. We split a salad and both had one drink. Our bill was $100 USD, which we consider pricey. Personally, we enjoyed El Faro better, but La Pampa is a nice place and I hope it stays in business.

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by Locoquatro, Sunday, March 20, 2011, 18:10 (3964 days ago) @ nodak

Why of course.. Mana Norma's and Chilli beans owned by Debroah.. Another good one was Emilio's (ribs and pizza) and another joint near that, I forget the name!!!! It is all good!

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by judy w/cane, Monday, March 21, 2011, 00:43 (3963 days ago) @ nodak

While I've been know to make the trip to Ixtapa to eat at Soleado (they also serve a great eggs benny at breakfast), my favorite place for dinner is Beccofino's, at the Marina. Expensive, but the linguini with clams can't be beat, and the chocolate mousse is to die for.

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by norm, Monday, March 21, 2011, 10:45 (3963 days ago) @ judy w/cane

I really think the only reason my wife insists we return each year is her weekly fix of that(outrageously expensive) mousse.The chocolate pecan pie at Soleiado is another reason,and the chocolate ice cream at Toscanos one more.

EXTREMELY GOOD BECCOFINO

by Judemx ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, Gro., Monday, March 21, 2011, 11:23 (3963 days ago) @ judy w/cane

How can you beat sitting in the marina looking at the yachts as they bob with the tide?? So there is the first plus, then you will see that none of the other restaurants have more than a couple of tables but Beccofinos is filling up fast ... that should tell you right there. If you have not had the Fresh Fish of the Day Fillet with Rosemary Butter or the Antipasto or the Tiramisu, then you are missing out on a great dining experience! Always a winner!

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Judith Whitehead
Paradise Properties
Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa, Troncones and Playa Blanca

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by Les in GFK, Monday, March 21, 2011, 07:47 (3963 days ago) @ nodak

View-Villa De Selva, the house salad is not to bad either

For a Great Pear Salad-Salsa Brava

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by jbmass ⌂ @, Mass,.. N.H...Zih., Monday, March 21, 2011, 08:56 (3963 days ago) @ Les in GFK

sunset not to bad either....

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by sue in mexico mo @, Mexico, MO USA, Monday, March 21, 2011, 12:12 (3963 days ago) @ jbmass

We enjoyed Momma Norma & Deborah's. http://www.restaurantmammanorma.com/

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by Locoquatro, Monday, March 21, 2011, 13:07 (3963 days ago) @ sue in mexico mo

Loved them both... I can taste the sea bass in hollandise sauce... And rancheros for b-fast... Or the shrimp taco's at chilli beans for lunch!!! Great food....

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by Greg in Alberta, Monday, March 21, 2011, 20:44 (3962 days ago) @ Les in GFK

Villa de la Selva. Good food, fantastic sunsets, outdoor dining, great service. And if your lucky you might see a Coati Mundi!!

The Blue Shrimp

by tj, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 08:14 (3962 days ago) @ nodak

Part owned by Debra

Che Mangiamo

by sfc @, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 10:45 (3962 days ago) @ nodak

Che Mangiamo, at the marina, just above Fishers. Great pasta, surprisingly good steaks, and a very nice atmosphere. Great view of the marina, good music and good people. Try the Argentine sausage appetizer.

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by Cathy in NY, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 12:02 (3962 days ago) @ nodak

Morelo's! Would never miss it - but don't go late or Senor Frogs will ruin it for you!