Top Choice Seafood in Barra de Navidad

El Manglito

With a lovely outlook over the water and welcome breezes, this lagoon restaurant is basically a slab of concrete and sand with a makeshift roof, plastic tables and few frills beyond plenty of greenery, but it produc…
Breakfast in Barra de Navidad


For breakfast with a fine ocean view, nothing beats this 2nd-floor eatery above Hotel Barra de Navidad. Angle for one of the terrace tables overlooking the beach, then sit back and enjoy the menu of Mexican-American…
Seafood in San Patricio-Melaque

Papa Gallo's

An offshoot of popular restaurant Roosters, this restaurant is reached by an alleyway opposite the bus station. There are tables on the sand, but it's cooler on the lovely raised platform above the beach. The seafoo…
Tacos in Barra de Navidad

México Lindo

With simple plastic tables under a corrugated tin roof, Mexico Lindo’s back patio somehow manages to feel romantic and intimate at night. The menu features regional favorites such as savory and sour tortilla soup, q…
Seafood in Barra de Navidad


It doesn't look like much upon first glance, just a handful of tables under a stilted beachside palapa roof, but the grilled fish is the deal. Ask for some of the delicious house salsa and order one of the fine mich…
Mexican in San Patricio-Melaque


This neighborhood eatery does the tastiest tacos al pastor in town, and also keep expats coming back for the grilled ribs and prime rib steak on Sundays. Portions are generous and the owners couldn't be more welcomi…
Cafe in San Patricio-Melaque

La Flor del Café

On a friendly, brightly hued patio, this place eschews the hottest part of the day but opens mornings for tasty smoothies, juices, coffee, sandwiches and salads. In the evenings it adds a couple of heftier dishes to…
Seafood in Barra de Navidad

El Brody

On the highway near the turnoff to Barra de Navidad, this locally popular place does excellent seafood cocktails and divine pescado zarandeado (spiced, charcoal-broiled fish).
Mexican in Barra de Navidad

Restaurant Ramon’s

This casual and friendly restaurant is justifiably popular for its excellent fish tacos, chiles rellenos, and local and gringo favorites such as fish and chips.