another Z vacation has come and gone

by tay50 @, Monday, March 13, 2017, 08:27 (462 days ago)

Just got back from our annual vacation to Ixtapa/Zih 5 days in Ixtapa and 5 in Zih had a great time as usual. To the amazement of some family and friends we actually made it back home alive, after all Mexico is dangerous. The only danger I ever experience is whether or not my pants will fit at the end of the trip due to all the great food we eat when there. This year we went to Jungle Pizza, which was very good thin crust pizza. I Mare, very good food, but we did think the service was slow, we didn't receive a menu for over forty minutes, but it was very busy that night. Paty's we all liked our meals and the free Kahlua and cream at the end of the meal is a added bonus. El Manglar 2 of the 4 of us had a good meal, the guacamole was very salty, had to send it back, and still to salty to eat went it came back. The chicken breast dinner, and my Mahi Mahi was excellent, the Tuna in sesame seed was a failure, as it was drenched in a coconut sauce which over powered the fish. I wish the menu would have stated the fish was topped with a sauce. The rib eye steak was also a failure to tough to eat and way over cooked. The restaurant was very busy that night and the waiter's were running to keep up, I know a lot of posters like this place because of the food, so we will try again next year, just a off night? The General in Ixtapa was very good, guacamole made at your table, you are asked how much of each ingredient you like added to the dish as its being prepared. The food we all ordered was very good, only thing I would change would be the timing of the delivery of the food, my wife had her shrimp dish prepared table side after our meals were delivered, she had to wait while we ate. We have decided to come for 2 weeks next year, not sure if we will do a split trip again, might just stay the entire time in "Z" as the Holiday Inn Resort is a little to noisy for us older people. We love the staff which is why we go there, and we know a lot of people who vacation the same time as us at so it's also nice to see them too. So until next year we will just be dreaming of beaches of Z.


another Z vacation has come and gone

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, March 13, 2017, 09:56 (462 days ago) @ tay50

Thank you so much for taking the time to write and share your experiences. Too bad about the noise at the Holiday Inn in Ixtapa. Is it their nightly entertainment that's so loud or their neighbors?

Any photos you'd like to share?

another Z vacation has come and gone

by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 11:57 (461 days ago) @ tay50

After a couple of years, we realized 1 week was not enough. We started coming down for 2 weeks in the fall and decided to come down in Jan and then in the fall. Got that feeling again of 1 week at a time is not enough. Now we come down 3 to 4 weeks at a time in Jan/Feb. We will stay 1 week in "Z" and 2 or 3 weeks at the Grand. We really love staying the first week at Villa Mercedes right on restaurant row. Not getting to come down this year because of Kathie breaking her femur bone and 2 vertebrae makes the wait till Jan 2018 a long wait.

another Z vacation has come and gone

by wisconsinjuan @, Friday, March 17, 2017, 14:27 (458 days ago) @ tay50

We just "discovered"El Manglar" this year, after a dozen years. My wife had the sesame tuna and loved it. Shows how tastes differ. Went there two more times and friends had it and all liked it.

As for the General's, in spite of it's huge popularity, I would rank it's food near the bottom of the Ixtapa restaurant chain.

another Z vacation has come and gone

by Charlybby, Sunday, April 09, 2017, 18:22 (435 days ago) @ wisconsinjuan

Ditto! Try their calamari or one of their delicious salads. It's beautiful & breezy for lunch! Closed Wednesdays. Don't really like the General either. To each their own though.

another Z vacation has come and gone

by bicki2015, Sunday, April 09, 2017, 10:02 (435 days ago) @ tay50

we also stay at the resort for 2 weeks and love it. All our friends meet at the same time one big party, Butch