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Playa Blanca, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the restaurants in Barra de Potosi to be very similar and frankly boring after a few days. And then we had the Chula Vida experience. The meal was delicious, the service impeccable, and our host Jose joined us for conversation and a photo op. If you go in the evening don't miss going out on the beach to... More 

Thank jazzlover44
Santa Cruz, California
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had dinner here a couple times and noted the friendly service and enjoyed the fish and shrimp cooked over live coals. In particular the fresh fish of the day was delicious and was marinated in a subtle sauce and served with rice, grilled veggies, and some kind of mashed plantains with sesame seeds. Its authentic outside dining on the... More 

Thank Tom H
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123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We came here twice for lunch during our stay in the area. The fish is great. On our second visit Jorge, the owner, had caught some fresh tuna which we had just seared (a house speciality) and as part of a mixed grill of fish with marlin, mahi mahi, octopus and shrimp plus grilled vegetables - really delicious. Unusually they... More 

Thank JeffCypress
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We had a excellent fresh fish dinner last night at Chula Vida. It came family style with grilled shrimp, wahoo, tuna , Spanish mackerel and fresh vegetables. Great drinks and atmosphere on the beach with clear sky's and stars abound.

Thank DBKao
Tacoma, Washington
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Clean bathrooms, good food, very friendly staff, on the beach, in the most beautiful setting, call a cab, well worth it.

Thank GallopingGertie
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

took ten people, great seafood, super prices. fun play at the beach. The staff is always friendly and accommodating

Thank curbarn
Anchorage, Alaska
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to Chula Vida since it opened. The food is amazing and fresh as possible. Love the grilled fish, camarones, and vegetables. Jorge is an incredible chef and host. Good wines . Great setting with incredible views. The sushi is sooooo good. I guess that's why I eat here at least 3 times a week while visiting in... More 

Thank beverlyann2015
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

All I can say is wow, the food was great, grilled veggies and fresh tiritas , its like sushi only way way better, were incredible and only 5 mins drive from the village

Thank rioritaseattle
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

This was my friend and I first time here. We spent the day here and just loved it. Chula Vida is immaculate. We were given chaise lounges, tables and umbrellas out from the restaurant on the beach. Very attentive staff. We had drinks and lunch.We both opted for the shrimp on the grill. The shrimp was very good. It is... More 

Thank zihuadeb
Sacramento, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

We have eaten at Chula Vida on several occasions while at Playa Blanca. The food is always good and the owners very attentive.

Thank Pat G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Blanca, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo  >  Playa Blanca
  • Phone Number: 360-225-9228

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