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El Barracuda

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Calle Paraguay 1290 | colonia 5 de diciembre, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
+52 322 222 4034
11:00 - 00:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 02:00
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Albuquerque, NM
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dining either on the beach or just above it. Can't ask for much more. Food is good and reasonably priced. Service friendly and fairly prompt. Locals brought us here, should be recommendation enough. We had fire dancers on the beach, but I'm under the impression that was not an always thing.

Thank NMDesertSailor
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good service and good seafood on the beach... very reasonable and great views. Open for Lunch and dinner...

Thank Paul T
Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in PV part of the year and we never miss a chance to eat here. The seafood is always fresh, not sloppy greasy tourist food. Simple and delicious. The vibe is perfect for a casual beach bar/restaurant lunch, sit at the beach tables with your toes in the sand or enjoy the quaint open air restaurant just above.... More 

Thank issylh
San Diego
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to El Barracuda many times before and the food is always good, my husband loves the Dynamite Seafood, If you like something very different and delicious try this, It is rice with mushrooms, shrimp and other seafood with a spicy creamy sauce baked on top. This trip I tried the Ribs, the sauce is wonderful not your... More 

Thank EchoSanDiego
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The family went here on a recommendation and we were not disappointed overall. The food on the beach value here is better than other restaurants closer to los muertos pier. The food was decent but nothing outstanding. The other people around us were loud and vaping constantly, with their dog always by our table looking for scraps. Overall not a... More 

Thank Eric Q
Houston, Texas
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85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard about this restaurant while flying to PV from an American who lives there part time. We were not disappointed. Nestled in a residential part of the city with a beachfront view of the sunset, the location itself is enough to warrant the visit. However, we found the food and service to be excellent and the prices very reasonable.... More 

Thank Scout1960
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was by a local friend invitation to attend the Champions league game to a new place for me, who was a great surprise, located on Vallarta downtown next to the beach, has a bar and a restaurant, first day I went to the bar, who offer a handcraft beer as "Pitiyork" who was a great experience, after the game... More 

Thank albertorC6491HB
Houston, TX
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a typical tourist restaurant on the beach. Service is slow and the meals were nothing special. My fish was tasteless.

Thank captainsimos
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a hidden treasure recomended by our bellboy. It was very clean and the food was wonderful. One thing I would add id a few mor NON seafood choices as 1/2 of our party does not eat seafood. They did not have much to chooose from. Subsitutions were not allowed. Very reasonably priced.

Thank Sandy A
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun, hip, unpretentious place great for lunch or dinner. Menu features lots of Mexican favorites comfort food. Dishes are delish and food is always fresh. Been many times for lunch and never disappoints. On this trip we went for evening drinks and it's my new favorite spot for sunsets. The place gets busy at both lunchtime and evening but somehow... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Paraguay 1290 | colonia 5 de diciembre, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 4034

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