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by LaurieMac @, B.C. Canada, Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 21:14 (68 days ago)

Really loved Mama Norma's & Debra's Seafood and reasonably priced Lobster a few years ago so.... In Your Opinion(s) where should I try this December for good fresh local (LOCAL) lobster and seafood. No batter required, just simple fresh and yummy experts need only reply !! ;-)

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by norm, Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 22:01 (68 days ago) @ LaurieMac

El Tiburon in Ixtapa palace hotel

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by Emmet ⌂ @, Seattle WA, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 00:24 (68 days ago) @ norm

I'm with you except I would go for the original location. Great service and food. I love to go on Sunday at about 2:00.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa/Silver Strand Beach, California, Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 22:19 (68 days ago) @ LaurieMac

Just about anywhere.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 22:46 (68 days ago) @ LaurieMac

I’d forego the lobster. I haven’t seen a decent-sized lobster in our region for at least 15 years due to over exploitation.

Many excellent seafood restaurants are listed on my Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa Restaurants page. The trick is to order what’s fresh and know how you like it. I’m partial to a Caribbean recipe known here as encebollado y empapelado, but A La Veracruzana and A La Mantequilla are others of my favorites as is Al Mojo De Ajo.

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by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Thursday, October 12, 2017, 02:08 (67 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 06:33 (68 days ago) @ LaurieMac

One of my favorites is Pulpo Al Mojo De Ajo at La Condesa in Barra De Potosi.

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by midalake @, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 07:45 (68 days ago) @ frostbite

One of my favorites is Pulpo Al Mojo De Ajo at La Condesa in Barra De Potosi.


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by John Redcorn, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 07:58 (68 days ago) @ midalake

Agreed, La Condesa in Barra De Potosi is great. Also, the seafood alambre at Popeye's in Playa Larga

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 11:37 (68 days ago) @ frostbite

One of my favorites is Pulpo Al Mojo De Ajo at La Condesa in Barra De Potosi.

Except that octopus are extremely intelligent beings who should not be on anyone's menu. Unfortunately they are also overfished locally. And the delicate balance of nature is lost.

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by dhunsber @, ¡Dondequiera que voy, estoy aquí!, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 08:54 (68 days ago) @ LaurieMac

just simple fresh and yummy experts need only reply !! ;-)

I'm not yummy or simple, but I can be fresh...
...meanwhile, I'm with Rob. Pretty much everwhere I've eaten I've love the seafood.

Thanks for the suggestion y'all have posted!

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 09:19 (68 days ago) @ LaurieMac

I'm still a Lety's fan!!

The Camarones en Crema Chipotle (served over noodles or rice) would make me a 300Lb monster if I lived there!

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by James, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 10:33 (68 days ago) @ Labrat

Each year my 'favorite seafood restaurant' changes. Last year out of the blue - a group of us went out to spend the day at Hotel Marbella on Playa Blanca - The bacon wrapped shrimp was outstanding. So outstanding that it took top honors last year for 'best seafood' Just go explore and you'll likely be surprised by all the great seafood you'll find all over the area.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 11:38 (68 days ago) @ James

Each year my 'favorite seafood restaurant' changes. Last year out of the blue - a group of us went out to spend the day at Hotel Marbella on Playa Blanca - The bacon wrapped shrimp was outstanding. So outstanding that it took top honors last year for 'best seafood' Just go explore and you'll likely be surprised by all the great seafood you'll find all over the area.

Y'all realize that camarones aren't local seafood, right?

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 11:52 (68 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Sure I do! Just as much of the fish consumed in the area is not.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 12:01 (68 days ago) @ Labrat

Sure I do! Just as much of the fish consumed in the area is not.

Keith

Mabe by tourists and landlubbers, but all the seafood my wife and I enjoy is so fresh it was swimming the night before. The question was about fresh seafood. Why anyone would come to Zihuatanejo to eat seafood not from here is a mystery to me. We have delicious local seafood, as well as lots of fruits and veggies, meats and poultry and dairy products that are local or regional. I like supporting our local farmers and fishermen as much as possible.

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 12:19 (68 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Well, I am a tourist after all.

Begs the question though, how "local" does the Shrimp have to be? Does it have to be Wild Caught to make it to your table. or is Mexican Farmed shrimp okay?

Personally I think that the farmed shrimp are the way to go, as they have a much smaller ecological impact.

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by noelofthenorth, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 13:06 (67 days ago) @ Labrat

Last month in local Montreal grocery chain advertised Mexican Shrimp.. Checked package and it was Mexican Shrimp alright but processed in Thailand... Did not buy it...

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by Emmet ⌂ @, Seattle WA, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 15:04 (67 days ago) @ noelofthenorth

Mexican Whites are some of the best you can get. They come from the Sea of Cortez. We get them frozen from the fish monger (in his truck) in Troncones.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 17:56 (67 days ago) @ Emmet

Mexican Whites are some of the best you can get. They come from the Sea of Cortez. We get them frozen from the fish monger (in his truck) in Troncones.

:wtf:

No frozen fish for us. Can't even remember the last time I ate such a thing. Why would anyone who lived with such delicious fresh seafood practically right out their door eat frozen fish from somewhere else? It boggles the mind!
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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 18:05 (67 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Because some of us like Shrimp?

Just guessin.

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by Emmet ⌂ @, Seattle WA, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 18:55 (67 days ago) @ Labrat

Exactly! I love shrimp...and these are some of the best. I often by tuna, dorado and more that was likely caught that night.

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by Wanderer @, Vancouver canada, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 19:04 (67 days ago) @ Labrat

Yes, I love shrimp, I also love going to the market and choosing my super fresh fish, and having the luxury of getting it filleted!
I get free range eggs at the same fish stall in the market. I could spend hours there.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 19:10 (67 days ago) @ Labrat

Because some of us like Shrimp?

Just guessin.

Keith

Terrific! That’s what your local Red Lobster is for!

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 19:27 (67 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

No, it REALLY isn't.:smoking:

When in Ixtapa and we go to dinner at a friends house, we know where the fish came from.

At most restaurants? Hardly a clue.

Tourist asks the waiter "What's Fresh today?". Ya know What's Fresh? The most expensive Tuna dish on their menu LOL

(even though there hasn't been any Tuna at the Principle Market in three weeks)

Or am I just being Jaded? LOL

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 21:07 (67 days ago) @ Labrat

No, it REALLY isn't.:smoking:

When in Ixtapa and we go to dinner at a friends house, we know where the fish came from.

At most restaurants? Hardly a clue.

Tourist asks the waiter "What's Fresh today?". Ya know What's Fresh? The most expensive Tuna dish on their menu LOL

(even though there hasn't been any Tuna at the Principle Market in three weeks)

Or am I just being Jaded? LOL

Keith

Extremely! ;-)

I almost always order what is recommended... except at a tourist trap. But hey, I worked in a few restaurants back in the day.
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by K&B, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 19:44 (67 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Can’t we have a discussion about the best seafood in Zihua/ixtapa without getting into argument or debate? Gsssh

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 20:04 (67 days ago) @ K&B

Of course not!

You got a place to post about, or just gettin yur gripe on as well?

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by K&B, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 20:29 (67 days ago) @ Labrat

My favorite place is letys.. after I go fishing, I drop my catch off there and tell her what time I will be Bach. Never disappointed...

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Thursday, October 12, 2017, 09:27 (67 days ago) @ K&B

:megusta:

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"I'll be Bach" ;)

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, October 12, 2017, 10:17 (67 days ago) @ K&B

My favorite place is letys.. after I go fishing, I drop my catch off there and tell her what time I will be Bach. Never disappointed...

Sounds like something Ahnold would say. :snicker:

You can be Bach if you like, but I'll forever remain a Rolling Stone. :stones: :jam:


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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Thursday, October 12, 2017, 13:15 (66 days ago) @ K&B

"I will be Bach".

Johann Sebastian, Karl Philipp Emanuel or Wilhelm Friedemann? :stirpot:

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by Mike from SF @, Saturday, October 14, 2017, 16:36 (64 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I like just about all shellfish rather than finfish. I have had great gooseneck barnacles in La Berra but what other good shellfish restaurants are there in the area? Sorry but I do like grilled octopus. Now I will feel guilty when I order it. (Perhaps now I won't).

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by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Thursday, October 12, 2017, 02:14 (67 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

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by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Thursday, October 12, 2017, 02:12 (67 days ago) @ LaurieMac

As a fellow Canadian, I have to agree with Rob regarding the "lobster". When I was working there years ago, it was still plentiful and decent size but it has been overfished for years and now overpriced and nothing closed in taste to our lobster. You will do much better with local fish and so many good locations to choose from. Last February they were catching tons of tuna near Zihua so that was often what was served all over the place and it is one of my favorite. Sadly my favorite, the red snapper(huachinango) is suffering the same fate as the lobster.

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by Pelicano, Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:29 (67 days ago) @ cd69

As a fellow Canadian, I have to agree with Rob regarding the "lobster". When I was working there years ago, it was still plentiful and decent size but it has been overfished for years and now overpriced and nothing closed in taste to our lobster. You will do much better with local fish and so many good locations to choose from. Last February they were catching tons of tuna near Zihua so that was often what was served all over the place and it is one of my favorite. Sadly my favorite, the red snapper(huachinango) is suffering the same fate as the lobster.

Hey, there's no lobsters in Lake Winnipeg, they must be whitefish in drag.

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by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Thursday, October 12, 2017, 17:50 (66 days ago) @ Pelicano

You funny guy!

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by Curbarn, summer b.c. winter zihua, Thursday, October 12, 2017, 11:12 (67 days ago) @ LaurieMac

I really like La Chula Vida.

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Thursday, October 12, 2017, 11:38 (67 days ago) @ Curbarn

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by jbmass ⌂ @, Mass,.. N.H...Zih., Friday, October 13, 2017, 10:18 (66 days ago) @ LaurieMac

El Gabo both locations and El Tiburon on the beach at Playa Linda and Barrio Viejo

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Thanks all !!

by LaurieMac @, B.C. Canada, Saturday, October 14, 2017, 14:04 (64 days ago) @ jbmass

I'll have to go on a diet mañana so I can surely try all "Z" flavourful suggestions!!