Best of Melaque
The Best (or Worst) of Melaque, Jalisco
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- Best Overall Restaurant:
Bistro Gigi (315) 355-8268. Calle Francisco Villa #2, located on the ocean next to Villas del Mar in Villa Obregon. Also cited for best French food. (1/14)+
- Best Seafood:
Red Lobster (7/18)
- Best Shrimp Salad:
Tito's located at Vicente Guerrero and Alejandrina. (1/14) Also mentioned, Marisco Fredy on Hwy 200 just before the turnoff to Barra de Navidad. Opens 1 pm, packed by 3 pm. Great seafood cocktails.
- Best Beach Restaurant:
The Albatros great view, ribs. Scooby's good portions, consistent quality, great sides, margaritas. (1/14) Bigotes or Concha del Mar popular, great live shows, cheap beer, Señor Froy's because it's moved to the beach now, friendly staff, cold beer. (1/14)
- Best Breakfast:
Esmeralda's corner of Gomez Farias and Alvaro Obregon. (1/14)+ Roosters.
- Best Tapas Bar:
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- Best Live Music Bar:
La Oficina Calle Revolution #41. 1/14+
- Best Fine Dining:
Los Caracoles at Alvaro Obergon #4 Reservations call cell (315) 102-0049 or (315) 110-5595. (1/14) Rulas rooftop restaurant at Clemente Orozco and Av. Gómez Farías. Seafood.
- Best Romantic Dining:
Los Caracoles at Alvaro Obergon #4 Reservations call cell (315) 102-0049 or (315) 110-5595. (1/14)+
- Best Value Restaurant:
Esmeraldas Corner of Gomez Farias and Alvaro Obregon (former Ava's location). All food is excellent with a large menu to choose from, friendly staff. Chili Rellenos with 2 peppers. You can't go wrong here for anything. (1/14)
Red Lobster located at Vicente Guerrero and Alejandrina. Fish and shrimp dinners 50-80 pesos. (1/10)
- Best Comida Corrida:
Estela's (315) 355-5471. Calle Gordiano Guzman #39. Best without a doubt. Choice of meats or chile rellenos, served with a fresh fruit refresco (drink), a multi-colored salad, lightly steamed multi-colored (broccoli, carrots, etc.) and either rice or pasta. (1/14)++
- Best Street Food:
Tacos Surf on taco row with hand made tortillas. (1/14)+ Also Pedro's tacos.
- Best Mexican Restaurant:
Restaurant Ayala Calle Carrillo Puerto #66 corner of Ramon Corona.
- Best Japanese:
Kai Murasaki Calle Alberto Macías No.7. (1/14) Authentic Japanese food. Gyozas and vegetables tempura are my favorites. (Not open for dinner)
- Best French Food: Bistro Gigi at Calle Francisco Villa, Villa Obregon, next to Hotel & Villas Camino Del Mar. (1/14)+
- Best Tortas:
Tortas y Hambregausas Maui on Alvaro Obregon next door to Pollo Hardware. (1/14) Claudia's, located in an alley across from Super Hawaii. Small place with only a couple of tables.
- Best Chili Relleños:
Estela's, Calle Gordiano Guzman #39, behind the church and across the street under the pizza place.
- Best Tacos:
Tacos Surf on taco row. GPS: 19°13.52'N 104°42.28'W.
- Best Tacos al Pastor:
El Buen Gusto Adolfo Lopez Mateos #35A. Also has good roast chicken.
- Best Fish Tacos:
Tacos Scooby Alvaro Obregon at Emiliano Zapato. Available Fridays. (1/14)
- Best Tamales:
Arturo and María Feliz Casanova, in front of the church in the square in the evening.
- Best Tostada de Cameron:
Mariscos El Brody next to Fredy's.
- Best Pollo Nachos:
Señor Froy's on the beach at Calle Ignacio Vallarta, behind the Hotel Las Hamacas and just west of the downtown beach area. (1/14)
- Best Chilaquiles:
The Frog Esmeralda #33. Also described as the best moderately-priced restaurant. (1/14)
- Best Ceasar Salad:
La Oficina Calle Revolution #41. 1/14
- Best Chef Salad:
Nautilus on the beach. Only 50 pesos. 1/14
- Best Steak:
Roosters on the beach across from Bigotes. (1/14)
- Best Prime Rib:
Tacos Scooby Alvaro Obregon at Emiliano Zapato. Only available on Sunday evening. (1/14)
- Best Hamburger:
La Oficina (315) 355-5982. Revolucion #41 in Villa Opregon. Clearly the best. Good margaritas too. (1/14)+++ Antigua Bar Social Calle Alvaro Obregón No.5, also mentioned. Patas Melaque also mentioned. (1/14)
- Best Fish & Chips:
Concha del Mar &nsbp; Av. Las Palmas, on the beach. (3/14)
- Best Chicken:
Kaliman on the highway (has the whole BBQ chicken on a spit) and the Morelos street location (has the flattened BBQ chicken) or La Chaira at #63 Ramon Corona. Also mentioned is Pollo Feliz on Hwy 200.
- Best Lobster:
Red Lobster corner of Vicente Guerrero and Alejandrina.
- Best Fruit Plate:
Flor del Cafe Gómez Farías #303.
- Best Baked Goods:
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- Best Pizza:
Roosters seems to be the clear choice. Unique flatbread crust with fresh ingredients made by Cedric. Steaks and wings also good. (1/14) Pechecan pizza is also quite good. (3/18) Also mentioned is Sambuca on Guzman just north of Benito Juarez. Located on the second floor. (1/14)
- Best Pasta:
Marco Polo at Francisco Villa #4 Villa Obregon. (1/14)
- Best Chicken:
Buen Gusto Calle López Mateos #35A. (1/14)
- Best Grilled Ribs:
Tacos Scooby without a doubt. Alvaro Obregon at Emiliano Zapato. A great bargain at 70 pesos. (1/14)
- Best Smoked Ribs:
Jimmy's Ribs CLOSED at the corner of Alvaro Obregon and Hildalgo. Kansas City style ribs. (9/15)
- Best Ensalada de Espinacas
(spinach salad) Flor del Cafe on Gomez Farias near Bigotes. (1/14)
- Best Ice Cream
Helados Portobello across from the main trailer park. The owner went to the Bings corporate ice cream college and decided their lower fat cheap runs were not for his customers. I remember Bings in the 80's.... this is better. (1/14)
- Best Licuados:
Flor del Cafe on Gomez Farias near Bigotes
- Best Happy Hour:
Albatros' Bar Right on the beach, next to Ray's Tours and around the corner from Rulas. Fabulous setting, great view and tasty drinks from Ezekiel and Jorge. Each beer comes with a bonus 'cervezito' ...Bring your camera for some nifty sunset shots.
- Best Margaritas:
Señor Froy's on the beach at Calle Ignacio Vallarta, behind the Hotel Las Hamacas and just west of the downtown beach area. (1/14) Tacos Scooby Alvaro Obregon at Emiliano Zapato. (1/14) Roosters on the beach across from Bigotes. (1/14)
- Best Molcajete:
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- Best Michelada:
Mariscos El Brody next to Fredy's.
- Best Coffee:
La Taza Negra 112 Vincente Guerrero. (1/14)+
- Best Fishing:
- Best Massage:
Roxa's 044 (315) 100-9887. Vicente Guerrero #16.
- Best Facial:
Michelle (315) 355-6870. Located in Cuastecomates. Knowledgeable in natural skin care and entertaining. (1/14)
- Best Pedicure and Haircut:
Sylvie's Northeast corner of Esmerelda and M Hidalgo. She's fabulous. (1/16)
- Best Neighborhood Grocery:
- Best Silver Vendor:
Ana's in the Tianguis. (1/14)
- Best Local Band:
Chita Rivera (1/14)
- Best Pharmacy:
Farmacia Central on Lopez Mateos, not far from the mercadito.
- Best Steaks:
Happy Cow on Morelos across from the pool hall. Vacuum packed restaurant quality steaks. NY strip, sirloin, rib-eye and t-bone. (1/14)+
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