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El Murmullo

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Calle Pedro Ascensio, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
+52 755 102 8790
08:00 - 20:00
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Winnipeg, Canada
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376 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've eaten here twice, since the new owners took over. The first time, they did inform us about the change, but we stayed, and had the Pasta with Shrimp, and the Supreme Shrimp. The pasta with Shrimp was excellent, with 6 Jumbo Shrimp on top over a bed of pasta with an Alfredo style sauce. You can ask for whatever... More 

Thank BadgerMbTraveller
Naramata, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Israel is an accomplished chef who cooks up terrific food from Mexican to Thai to European cuisine. The Thai is HOT! so be careful if you don't like hot spicy food.

Thank sgaleforsyth
Silverado, California
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195 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The menu was much more simplified than before. But and this is a big but - they have have an outdoor grill for their dishes and this is a big plus and kind of rare for restaurants in the area. I had their pork ribs. They were tender and done well. We also had grilled octopus which I very much... More 

1 Thank GregoryOrangeCounty
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We had a perfectly fine meal here of wings and ribs, but we came for Thai! Unfortunately we were informed the original owner has moved his business elsewhere. To their credit, they told us this before, and their food was solid- good rib platter and wings! If that's what you're in the mood for, give it a try!

Scottsdale, AZ
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Israel's food is excellent, especially the Thai salad and the curries. He is open for dinner until 10 pm. They will season your choices to the level of spice you desire.

Thank hickory444
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Good food, good people, good location. Various styles of food, but Thai is a favourite. Israel looks after his guests.

Thank Zihuajim
Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Excellent flavorful food. Great service. A fusion of Thai and Mexican that really works. Located right on the street in downtown Zihuatanejo so great people watching as you dine.

Thank Elaine E
Powell River, Canada
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

My sister and I had a recommendation for this restaurant from a fellow tourist at the Comercial Mexicana. We forgot the name but she had said look for the 3 lips on the sign...when we saw those we knew it was the right place tucked away on a side street in the downtown section. The food was very good and... More 

Thank Brenda A
Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

The owner, Israel, has done a fantastic job. The food is delicious. I ordered the Pad Thai, and it was very tasty. My friend ordered Thai curry and she loved it. I think we ate there three times.

Thank Golda M
Park Rapids, Minnesota
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110 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

My husband and I were looking for a restaurant we hadn't yet tried in the 14 years we've been vacationing in Zihua. This was one of the very best. We were attracted to their Thai offerings (many other choices) and he loved his Pad Thai with shrimp. I rarely order tuna, but their yellow fin catch of the day was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Thai, Italian, Mexican, International, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Pedro Ascensio, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: +52 755 102 8790
Owner/chef Israel Salazar continues to explore and expand the culinary options in Zihuatanejo. Using only first quality ingredients, he creates special dishes that are available nowhere else in town. Israel is widely known for his Thai creations, but he lavishes the same attention and care on his Mexican and Italian offerings. His attentive, bi-lingual floor staff, amazing food, and full bar will make any evening at El Murmullo one to remember.

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