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“Can't figure out what the fuss is about”
Review of Fat Fish

Fat Fish
Ranked #23 of 458 Restaurants in Mazatlan
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Over the years, we have heard that Fat Fish was a great place to eat. We finally decided to try it recently. We had the guacamole for an appetizer, and I must say that the chips and guac were excellent. Our main dish, on the other hand, was not good. We both ordered fish and chips, and they were fishy tasting, slimy, and smelled. Couldn't eat it. The french fries that accompanied the fish were grossly underdone. We've heard that the ribs are supposed to be great, but they literally leave them sitting out in the sun for a very long time - we watched the cook for over an hour, and every time we walked past for a month, they had uncooked ribs sitting in a box out in the sun. Yes, there were ribs in there. There was no lid on the box, and we could see inside. Wouldn't try them on a bet.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This is the second time we have visited Mazatlan. We were super excited to again eat at Fat Fish. They offer fixed price dinners of ribs, steak or breaded shrimp. The dinners are 2 for 240 pesos (that's around 7 dollars a meal, at the current US exchange rate). Note, it is cash only. The place is not fancy, but the ribs and steak are excellent. The dinner also includes a small salad a baked potato, coleslaw and large slab of toasted bread. During happy hour the drinks are 2 for one priced. The service is good and friendly. If you like ribs or steak, Fat Fish is a great value for inexpensive, but great food.

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Thank Joe M
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

ok, the most popular place in the Golden zone for the GREAT deal of BBQ pork ribs, NY strip loin of fresh breaded shrimp. 240 peso's for two! 13.00 american. 4-5 happy hour with 2 for 1 wine and beers. Fun place that gets busy fast. Get there at 4:30 to walk right in, otherwise a wait as lots of large groups,

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Thank Brian b
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Good food, cheap prices but slow and definitely not health and food inspected.
Busy place because is very cheap. Get lots of ribs for what you pay. Washrooms are horribly dirty. Bare minimum. Poor cook breathes in so much smoke from barbecue that when he talks, smoke comes out. We go fat fish once eveytime we in Mazatlan. Sort of a tradition. Just enjoy the food.

Thank Ray T
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Full house every night. Great BBQ ribs. Good music. Fun Place to go. 2 for 1 menu is a great price for excellent steak or ribs. Haven't tried the chicken but others said it was good also. Been going there 2 or more times every year for the past 9 years. Portions are huge. Many people take home extras. Come early. They close by 8:30 PM.

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Thank Jerry150
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