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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Monday, March 29, 2021, 17:55 (44 days ago)

Part of Hawaii’s recovery plan is that restaurants require reservations, which was pretty strictly enforced. With the restaurant capacities being limited, are reservations for dinner a good idea?

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Monday, March 29, 2021, 18:14 (44 days ago) @ Timmac

The only place that we know of that demands reservations is Giani's Trattoria on Playa la Ropa. He throws a hissy fit if you don't have one.

Unless you are going to a very high end place, reservations are very rare.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, March 29, 2021, 18:34 (44 days ago) @ Talley Ho

The only place that we know of that demands reservations is Giani's Trattoria on Playa la Ropa. He throws a hissy fit if you don't have one.

Unless you are going to a very high end place, reservations are very rare.

La Gula, Espuma, Tentaciones and Amuleto like you to have reservations.

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Monday, March 29, 2021, 19:45 (44 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thanks. We’ve never been to any of them. Somehow eating in a really fancy joint feels wrong when we are there. We love Puerta del Sol and El Mediterraneo. We’ve been going to both of them as long as we’ve been coming there. This time we’ll probably give Catalina a shot for dinner. Since we have breakfast there every morning, it would make it seem like an AI if we had lunch and dinner there too.

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by hromero ⌂ @, Monday, March 29, 2021, 20:20 (44 days ago) @ Timmac

You should consider trying La Gula. It is great food at an excellent price in comparison to some of the other fancy places (i.e. Tentaciones, Espuma). Their 7 deadly sin desserts are delicious too. Beach formal is acceptable attire.

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www.casaarcoiriszihuatanejo.com

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, March 29, 2021, 20:23 (44 days ago) @ hromero

You should consider trying La Gula. It is great food at an excellent price in comparison to some of the other fancy places (i.e. Tentaciones, Espuma). Their 7 deadly sin desserts are delicious too. Beach formal is acceptable attire.

I second that recommendation! :thumb:

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Monday, March 29, 2021, 21:12 (44 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Now that I think back, we did eat there once, quite a while ago. It was prior to the street being redone. I don’t remember much specific, but we’ve never been back. Perhaps I should give them another try.

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by catlover, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 04:40 (43 days ago) @ hromero

:megusta: La Gula. I think as a courtesy to the restaurant owner it's nice to make a reservation. They may not know ahead of time what you'll be ordering, but at least it helps with other planning.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, March 29, 2021, 20:22 (44 days ago) @ Timmac

Thanks. We’ve never been to any of them. Somehow eating in a really fancy joint feels wrong when we are there. We love Puerta del Sol and El Mediterraneo. We’ve been going to both of them as long as we’ve been coming there. This time we’ll probably give Catalina a shot for dinner. Since we have breakfast there every morning, it would make it seem like an AI if we had lunch and dinner there too.

We love the restaurant at Catalina!

And don't forget all these other delicious places I recommend.
Guide to Restaurants in Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa, Troncones & Barra de Potosí

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by seattlejim, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 23:07 (42 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thx for posting your resturant list as I forgot you had one and it will come in handy
We’re coming down this month and can’t wait reconnect

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 04:53 (43 days ago) @ Timmac

We treat ourselves to one expensive meal when we visit. Amuleto has excellent food and the best view in town. We watched 2 whales at the mouth of the bay, a couple of years ago. We make a reservation, but go about half an hour early to enjoy the view, while sipping a Margarita. For some reason, they keep the door locked, so you need to ring the bell to get in.

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by seattlejim, Sunday, April 04, 2021, 10:46 (38 days ago) @ Timmac

Those 2 restaurants are truly our favorites for date night out and expecting a fine dining experience
The owners are experts in presentation and preparation..

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by midalake @, Monday, March 29, 2021, 20:28 (44 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

The only place that we know of that demands reservations is Giani's Trattoria on Playa la Ropa. He throws a hissy fit if you don't have one.

Unless you are going to a very high end place, reservations are very rare.


La Gula, Espuma, Tentaciones and Amuleto like you to have reservations.

ADD: El Faro to the mix of reservations. Had an absolutely awesome dinner there last night!!!!!!!

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Monday, March 29, 2021, 19:39 (44 days ago) @ Talley Ho

We’ve experienced the hissy fit a couple of times, but we still got seated. We now make reservations. His food is really good, so it’s a small price to pay. See you soon.

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by Ironwood @, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 18:02 (43 days ago) @ Talley Ho

The only place that we know of that demands reservations is Giani's Trattoria on Playa la Ropa. He throws a hissy fit if you don't have one.

Unless you are going to a very high end place, reservations are very rare.

A few years ago, six of us went to Paty's on New Years Eve, expecting Happy Hour drinks and a nice dinner. Disappointed, and a bit put-off that she had, without notice, cancelled Happy Hour, we left and walked up the hill to Gianni's. When we advised that we had no reservation, Gianni's face clouded over, he wrung his hands, himmed and hawed.....and found us a nice table. Paty's loss, Gianni's gain.

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by Fran @, Evanston, IL, Thursday, April 01, 2021, 17:00 (41 days ago) @ Talley Ho

The only place that we know of that demands reservations is Giani's Trattoria on Playa la Ropa. He throws a hissy fit if you don't have one.

Unless you are going to a very high end place, reservations are very rare.


It doesn’t take Covid to make Giani throw a hissy fit for presuming to visit him without a reservation. We have learned that lesson. ????

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by Helene @, Zih, Thursday, April 01, 2021, 17:07 (41 days ago) @ Fran

It's nice to know we are all treated the same. Hissy fits is correct.

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by Fuceneh @, Thursday, April 01, 2021, 17:19 (41 days ago) @ Helene

Would only happen once....Hasta Nunca!

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, April 01, 2021, 18:01 (41 days ago) @ Fuceneh

Would only happen once....Hasta Nunca!

I believe you mean to say ¡Jamás! ;-)

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by Fuceneh @, Thursday, April 01, 2021, 18:51 (41 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Gracias.... I stand corrected.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Thursday, April 01, 2021, 19:04 (41 days ago) @ Fran

He is our neighbor, we won't go there.

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by hromero ⌂ @, Thursday, April 01, 2021, 19:49 (41 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Same here, or recommend the place to our guests.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, April 01, 2021, 20:09 (41 days ago) @ hromero

Same here, or recommend the place to our guests.

I appreciate your all's feedback very much. Thank you.

BTW, get ready because the mayor promised he was going to put in water and sewage installations on the ejido land below you all. It might not be a noise problem for you, but just so you're aware there will be some increased activity in your area. Personally I hate it that the area is getting developed because I love all those huge parota trees that will probably start disappearing along with the rest of the flora and fauna, but I'm supposed to accept "progress".

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Thursday, April 01, 2021, 20:24 (41 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Here's hoping they can stick to along the street lines.

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by catlover, Friday, April 02, 2021, 07:05 (40 days ago) @ Talley Ho

There are enough other fine restaurants and local owners with appreciative staff that we would rather go to. While the atmosphere there is pleasant, his food is mediocre at best. Add to that his ugly disposition and it's easy to write his place off.

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by 1945gypsy ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, Sunday, April 04, 2021, 10:40 (38 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Gianni's is overpriced and overrated, in my opinion. He's not a nice man either, cocky and crabby. There are so many other good restaurants.....

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Sunday, April 04, 2021, 14:08 (38 days ago) @ 1945gypsy

We totally agree with you.