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Chez Arnoldo

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Playa Las Gatas, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Im new to Mexico and tried this place with a local friend. The staff is super friendly and pays great attention to detail. If you sit in the shade and the sun moves, they come and move the umbrella for you, without having to ask. Red snapper catch of the day is a must try, as well as the breaded... More 

Thank Sapro14
Paso Robles, California
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We've been visiting this establishment since 1982 and it has always been one of our special places to lunch when on Playa las Gatas. Our favorite waiter, Chay. We let him create our combo platter. Sashimi, octopus, shrimp tacos, tuna salad, and more. Each time it is a special surprise and have never been disappointed. Makes us hungry just thinking... More 

Thank Valerie B
Clinton Township, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We had a fabulous time at Chez Arnoldo! After spending the day out on a fishing boat, we enjoyed our catch, Mahi Mahi, prepared by the chef. We arrived mid afternoon and they were very accomodating. White linen tablecloth, comfy chairs and my toes in the sand all under a grass roof/shade. The breeze helped cool us off along with... More 

1 Thank HappyMichele2013
Seattle area
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015

We are currently (mid-Dec 2015) in Zihua and completely enjoying ourselves (well mostly). Tripadvisor, our landlady and Zihua-rob sites have been very helpful in our trip planning...so I felt obliged to write something...otherwise I would feel i didn't give even a little back. I know Chay/chai has a lot of fans but this my experience and opinion..so be it. We... More 

Thank issaqtrav
Elkton, Oregon
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157 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

My wife and I spent a great morning with 2 scuba dives with Thierry of Carlos Scuba. When we arrived back to the beach, we asked him where he recommended-- without hesitation, he directed us to Arnoldo's, where Chay took us under his wing. We had a delicious appetizer (one of the specials of the day) which was tuna grilled... More 

Thank ghotai
Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

Family run, food is always fresh and tasty. Go fishing with Temo and have your catch prepared at the restaurant. My favorite is the ceviche and fish in white wine sauce.

Thank Chris c
Stenloese, Denmark
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2014

The restaurant is placed on Las Gatas Beach and you can only reach the restaurant by boat (or by a long walk along the beach). You can sit with the feet in the sand and enjoy either a nice lunch, a cold beer, a big cocktail or you could go for dinner. Just talk to Chai or some of the... More 

1 Thank VeryFrequentFlyver
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2013

this is one the best restaurant in the best ever beach of Zihua, owned by the same family since long time, get a beer and order a Tiritas plate typcal fish row stripes cooked with lemon and chili and a great guacamole ask for the spicy one ! then grab a mask and go snorkel but before make sure to... More 

2 Thank Django_unchained_13
Kelowna, Canada
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122 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2013

If you head to Las Gatas this is the place to stay and play for the day. Food is great. Even more wonderful Chez Arnoldo will do evening meals by request on the beach., Get a group together talk to Chez Arnoldo arrange the panga to get there and enjoy the evening. Watch Zihua Robs site for details of these... More 

1 Thank shadowManitoba
Commack, New York
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2013

We went to Las Gatas and it was recommended we eat at Chez Arnoldo. I ordered the teriyaki shrimp tacos. It was love at first bite. My husband had their grilled octopus and it was love at first bite for him too. They have a large kitchen that is visible to the public and I went in and took pictures... More 

Thank LizandRick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, French, Mexican
Restaurant features
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Las Gatas, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: 554-9132

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