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The Octopus's Garden Cafe

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Calle Corona 66A | Colonia Central, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle 63732, Mexico
+52 329 295 5071
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Ontario
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My experience includes Tuesday afternoon Trivia upstairs with other vacationing folks (20 pesos to play..share the wealth when your team wins!), watching local children and adults learning English Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, and spending Thursdays enjoying dinner and the evenings' band. They have a great burger ( beef or shrimp ), and the staff are all great. Upstairs, you're in... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While traveling last year my husband and I spotted this local bar/restaurant and noticed they we open for breafast with live music......live music at breakfast in a grotto style garden atmosphere!

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Thank Julie M
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! Fun place for dinner or after dinner drinks. Check out the local bands. Be sure to say hi to Jenny😘. Fun little street in La Cruz!

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Thank Tanda J
Canada
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sat down for a mid morning coffee (nobody else in the restaurant ) and I waited 20 minutes before anyone even acknowledged I was there. Coffee was good, but service deplorable.

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Thank CanadaFlygirl
Cranbrook, Canada
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We lucked out with great live entertainment. Food was okay but awesome carrot cake and coffee. Loud bar area in middle of eating area. Great atmosphere but unsure of menu

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Food was great...concert awesome...service was good...moreservers would have saved wear & tear on the few who were serving...they did a great job but 4 servers for over 200 people...and up and down stairs. Overall, a great and unique place to eat and enjoy a concert.

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Toronto, Canada
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Good menu and all 3 of us had a different choice, all good especially the ribs which were the special that night. No music the night we visited.

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Thank June O
Edmonton, Canada
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The cafe is built around a huge Huanacaxtle tree, whose limbs run through the restaurant. The restaurant is on 2 levels with a large band space and dance floor. Food is excellent. Large servings and delicious.

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Thank liz169
Longboat Key, FL
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

There is so much to enjoy st Octopus's Garden. First the lovely courtyard with flowers, a turtle, a tree house and homey atmosphere. I often come for a coffee and stay for hours. They have books to read and borrow, shade and sun, dogs are welcome and there is native art gallery. On Wednesday evening try all the tasty ribs... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

You can have a fun evening here, especially when there is entertainment. It caters primarily for North American clientele and the menu reflects this. The people are so friendly but service can be slow at times, however, we are in Mexico and the pace of life is different and after all, that is one of the reasons we are here.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$6
Cuisine
Mexican, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Corona 66A | Colonia Central, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle 63732, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
  • Phone Number: +52 329 295 5071

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?