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Captain Pablo's

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On the beach, at the end of Las Gaviotas St., Sayulita, Mexico
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White Rock
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221 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to Sayulita and found it to be very busy, very dusty and thank goodness we made it to the beach and found Captain Pablo's. It was great to sit on the sand, enjoy a great margarita and some very good nachos.

Thank cammer10
Nanaimo, Canada
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right on the beach, lots of shady palapas, cold cervesa and huge drinks. Food is okay, shrimp salad was so big others helped me finish it.

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92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to get a table at this hopping taco spot right on the beach. The food was decent, although not memorable, the drinks were gargantuan, and the staff friendly. Super slow service, but we found that was normal in Mexico, forcing us to slow our American selves down. Not a bad thing at all!

Thank WinecountryMartha
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We waited for lot of time (around 1 hour 1:15), we ordered natural limonade and they bring us mineral, the food was so greasy and in general the service was bad and deficient. I wouldn't back

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Saint Louis
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

casual beachside restaurant. Reasonable prices. Had queso fundido with chorizo to dip our chips . Dorado fish tacos were outstanding and served with rice, black beans, pico de gallo, guacamole and a fresh lime ! Service was fast and friendly.

Thank Elisa B
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

So we go late morning, cause its on the beach. Really only wanted a juice drink, but got talked into french toast. After 25 min of waiting we had to ask. So they brought them, burned, tasting a bit of corn tacos.

Thank Daniel G
1 review
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Friendly service right on the beach. Took care of our 'Spanish Mackerel' for us. Our fishermen (also from Captain Pablo's Fishing) cleaned our fish and filleted them ready for the cook. Served up with garlic and butter, sides of rice, chips, beans, salsa. Finished the evening with Margarita's - big bowl style. A great experience and service!

Thank Curtis G
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

There are lots of very good restaurants in Sayulita. We found even more on our third visit in 13 years. Most of them are listed here. If you want to sit on the beach (under umbrellas), drink cold beer and eat great seafood for a reasonable price, this is the place. We've never had a bad meal here. The fish... More 

Thank travelnwork
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We went with some friends to enjoy lunch on the beach. The drinks were cold and tasty and service was pretty good. We tried burritos (both meat and shrimp), quesadillas (both chicken and shrimp), club house sandwich, hamburger. With the exception of the hamburger we all loved our meals. The restaurant had a wonderful ambiance! I recommend

Thank WinnipegErin
Melville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Stopped for a cold beer..lots of shady spots,mega umbrellas,good service and nice view of the beach!

Thank Dwbrewer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the beach, at the end of Las Gaviotas St., Sayulita, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Sayulita

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