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Mar Plata

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Calle Palmas | San Francisco/San Pancho, San Francisco, Mexico
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Pleasant Hill, California
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264 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even after chef Armandine left the area, Mar Plata used to be one of the finest restaurants on the Riviera Nayarit! Disappointingly, it has gone way down hill. We used to look forward to the wait staff bring to the table a tasty little loaf of bread with a tapenade. They brought the bread, it looked like what was offered... More 

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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here several times before and not disappointed this visit. Everything was excellent. The red snapper tar tar and octopus appies were first class. Two mains of prawns and cuscous excellent and the mushroom caneloni in green curry sauce magnificent. Accompanying wine very crisp. Menu more limited than last trip but everything we tried was excellent!!

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Boulder, Colorado
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380 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant features an unexpectedly memorable experience. The menu features several creative dishes. We started with succulent fresh octopus accompanied by unrecognizable but delicious green beans. Our entrees were peppers stuffed with shrimp and lentils and mole with shrimp. Both meals had remarkably nuanced flavorings. The house made anejo tequila was excellent as was the wine list of mostly Mexican... More 

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Thank Peter V
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The food was prepared perfectly and the variety was limited but sufficient. The beet salad was a highlight the the steak and peppers was rare as I requested. They were out of a couple items, but there was a large group of polo players there that night. A very easy walk if you are staying at the north end of... More 

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Lo de Marcos, Mexico
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Everything is good here. I dont think you can go wrong. Good drinks, food and impressive service. Save room for dessert so that you can try a chocolate fondue that you will love and remember forever!

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Hermosa Beach, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

We had heard great things about this restaurant from several people, so we decided to leave Sayulita for a night in San Pancho. While it was nice to see the town, and the decor and view from the restaurant were great, the service was ok, and my meal (pasta with pesto sauce) was served luke warm and had to be... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

this is a wonderful restaurant with exceptionally great food. The presentation is very nice and the desserts are equally fabulous. Good cocktails too. The waiters were wonderful, once engaged, we found out all about them and where they were from (Argentina and Mexico City) both great guys, we wish them well! The ambiance there is great, under the stars or... More 

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Mississauga, Ontario
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We wanted to try even if we didn't get recommendations. Very nice place, excellent service but the food was good, I wouldn't say excellent.

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San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Many of us got together the other night to dine and watch a great rock band. I have been to Mar Plata many times and always enjoy the whole experience. This night was awesome..... Great music- beyond what we had expected and the food and service were excellent. I hear people say they hear the prices are high..... Not so,... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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264 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

We really like this restaurant because it's elegant and the food is great. Unfortunately, we had to endure overwhelming and painful noise from a rock and roll band our first night there (hence a 4 rating rather than a 5). While the R&R band drew a larger (and younger) clientele, it was not the kind of music for a fine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Palmas | San Francisco/San Pancho, San Francisco, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  San Francisco

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