Margaritas restaurant last night

by el vagabundo @, Sunday, February 20, 2011, 14:43 (3900 days ago)

Having read a post a week or so ago, I walked into Zihua last Monday to find this restaurant just to scout it out as I wanted to try and experience some more restaurants in the Zihua area. When I found it am pleased to say that it is very roomy, open air in some areas and brand new. By the posting this restaurant already seemed to have a god reputation so I reserved for us 4 and our landlord Mexican friends for last night.

Simple menu with some more expensive choices and one daily special at night. Last night was rib eye steak with peppercorn sauce, small potatoes and some vegetables. Now I must say when I heard the special was steak, ribeye or not I always think of it likely to be on the chewy side which it wasn't but not cutting with the fork either. Anyway the meal was quite good, service was good, waiters could speak both Spanish and English but it was also fairly quiet with only 4-5 tables. Another bonus was the music was background so could have a conversation at the same time.

I give it two thumbs up because the whole package was what I expected and there were no disappointments. Reasonable prices perhaps limited choices for those that like the big shrimp, rack of lamb etc but I will go back for cena and likely a breakfast or two which the two couples who were there from the condo at the marina raved about.

I hope this does well as it is a family built and operated business and I like to see that and the tables and chairs were not patio style as well.

Margaritas restaurant last night

by norm, Sunday, February 20, 2011, 21:41 (3900 days ago) @ el vagabundo

And the pescado del dia mojo de ajo was as good a fish dinner as I have had down here and at 120 pesos a good choice.Friday night at El Mare was different because it was packed.The view is always spectacular and the food is always good.Portions are large so we always split a salad and split the main course.Excellent music Thursday night at Capricios,almost nonstop from 8:00 on.Wednesday at La Barra,about an hour from the Marina in Ixtapa,using 2 busses and a pickup,was delightful,with a lagoon tour(not sharkboy,he was already out) and terrific shrimp at Nyitos(sp) as Condessa was packed with about 30 people from Ixtapa condos.On trip backto Los Achotes we had a man with a bucket full of live crabs which kept escaping and scampering on the floor.At the Marina Beccofino is doing well but the rest are dying.Soleiado as usual has its diehard core of loyal Caroline followers and is usually busy and the food is always excellent.Just got back from Toscanos which is the best Italian restaurant in Ixtapa.If Ixtapa people are tired of same old places,there is new seafood and steak place off beaten path,La Barra, across fro new church,next to Monarca Lavandoria,about half mile behind Ixtapa Palace.Great machaca, and shrimp at 120 pesos and coco shrimp at 140 and really good.

Margaritas restaurant last night

by el vagabundo @, Monday, February 21, 2011, 10:14 (3900 days ago) @ norm

Our condo is only one block from the La Barra restaurant beside the Monarca Lavenderia and we have heard only good things from those that have been and I believe it has not been open for very long either.

Last night we were treated out at Villa De La Selva, excellent food and view but I had forgotten how pricey it was but they as well did not have many tables at least last night.

I am a big fan of Pozole Thursdays, lots of locales, musica, mezcal and reasonable prices but unfair to compare to high end places. Just hard to get my wallet open for the high end ones as I enjoy Mexican fare anyways so the odd meal at say Soliado which is my wifes favourite place is OK. Her and our landlady Rafaella go there and I and our landlord Crescencio go to pozole as the boss doesn't care for pozole so everyone is happy.

As I often say to the young fellas when they are in discussions with the girlfriend or wife. Would you rather be right or happy guys, right or happy?? Takes them a few seconds to digest the concept but they get it after a while. Usually the ladies get it right away so there must be some correctness to it.