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Where to Eat in San Pancho: Dinner

San Pancho’s dining scene is a surprising delight. You’ll enjoy superb meals prepared with fresh ingredients, a modest tab, and welcoming owners and servers (many speak English).

Visit TripAdvisor and search “San Pancho Nayarit Mexico restaurants” for reviews, flip through our guest book for recommendations, plus ask around. Below are some of the local favorites for dinner.

Smaller restaurants and cafes are cash-only (in pesos). Larger restaurants accept credit cards. For most, dress code is shorts, tees and flip-flops.

Prefer to eat at home but don’t want to cook? Many restaurants offer carry-out dishes.

Keep in mind restaurants come and go, relocate and close for renovations.

Choose among three beach restaurants located at the end of Av. Tercer Mundo, where turtle hatchlings are released nearby at sunset (seasonal). Dibble Photography photo

Several beach restaurants are located at the end of Av. Tercer Mundo, where turtle hatchlings are released nearby at sunset (seasonal). Dibble Photography photo

On the beach

Las Palmas, robust menu, lunch, dinner, alcohol served. At end of Av. Tercer Mundo, 322-135-770

La Patrona Beach Club, dinner, Friday and Saturday only, winter/spring. New—it’s the gigantic, steeply-pitched palapa with the big blue light globes on Calle Las Palmas by the dark green arch. It’s still a bit of a secret, and people are saying great things. Cuisine is unknown at this time. 01-322-146-7714, email reservaciones@lapatronapoloclub.com

La Perla, robust menu, lunch, dinner, alcohol served. At end of at end of Av. Tercer Mundo, 311-258-4334

Taco places serve more than tacos. Explore and discover new favorites. Never Ending Voyage photo

Taco places serve more than tacos. Explore and discover new favorites. Never Ending Voyage photo

Tacos and more

Barracuda, lunch and dinner. More than tacos. Av. Tercer Mundo near Mexico, 322-151-6635

Dolce Jardin, dinner. More than tacos, including top-notch beef. Alcohol served. America Latina #1A, 322-158-7783

Limbo, lunch and dinner. More than tacos. Alcohol served. Av. Tercer Mundo #58, 322 271 2704

Los Arbolitos, dinner. More than tacos, beer served. America Latino #7, 311-258-4139

Los Delfines, dinner. More than tacos. Av. Tercer Mundo between America Latina and Mexico

Bistro Organico’s superb meals are made with organic, locally grown ingredients. Never Ending Voyage photo

Bistro Organico’s superb meals are made with organic, locally grown ingredients. Never Ending Voyage photo

Organic

Bistro Organico, breakfast and dinner. Seafood, vegetarian, alcohol served. Inside Hotel Cielo Rojo, Calle Asia #6, 311-258-4155

Local

La Chalupa, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Today’s seafood from local fisherman prepared however you like, plus chili rellenos, fajitas, shrimp, ceviche. Beer. Calle Mexico south of Av. Tercer Mundo

Dig in to ribs and more grilled over mesquite coals at Mr. Ribs Barbecue

Dig in to ribs and more grilled over mesquite coals at Mr. Ribs Barbecue

Barbecue

Mr. Ribs BBQ, lunch and dinner. Ribs, chicken, pork, sausage barbecued over mesquite fire. Alcohol served. Av. Tercer Mundo #56, 322-140-4459

Italian & pizza

Cafe Arte III, dinner. Italian entrees, many pizza options. Alcohol served. Tercer Mundo #73, 311-258-4027

Dolce Amore, dinner. Owner and chef Sergio Napoli is a native of Milan, Italy. Full menu includes classic, homemade Italian appetizers, salads and pasta. Bonus: gelato! Wine. Corner of Av. Tercer Mundo & America Latina, 322-146-5656

Dolce Jardin, dinner. Owner and chef Sergio Napoli is a native of Milan, Italy and has added pizza to the steak and tacos menu. Alcohol served. America Latina #1A, 322-158-7783

La Ola Rica, dinner. Full continental dinner menu includes pizza. A San Pancho favorite since 1996. Av. Tercer Mundo at Mexico. Alcohol served, live music some nights. 311-258-4123

La Toscana en San Pancho, breakfast, lunch and dinner. “Let’s come back here” pastas and pizzas handmade in their kitchen, plus drinks and coffee. Outdoor seating. Av. Tercer Mundo #33, 311-258-4363

Savor craft beer and a selection of nibbles at Cervecería Artesanal San Pancho

Tapas and small plates

Cervecería Artesanal San Pancho serves craft beer served on draft with a selection of fine charcuterie options, cheese plates, hummus with roasted veggies, pressed sandwiches and French fries. Wine, champagne and house-made sodas also served. Open every day, 5:00 pm-midnight. America Latina #80, +52-322-135-0062

La Cresta De La Ola Rica, dinner. Owned by local owners of San Pancho favorite La Ola Rica (it’s upstairs). Munch and taste, alcohol served. Upstairs at La Ola Rica, Av. Tercer Mundo at Mexico, 311-258-4123

Mar Plata, dinner. A new chef has re-invented the menu for solo dining or sharing. Located at the north end of San Pancho at Calle de Palmas #30, within walking distance of Casa Mar Azul. Alcohol served. +52 311 258 4424

San Pancho Marino’s French origin adds a delicious twist to seafood, Mexican and Indonesian entrees

Something for everyone

San Pancho Marino serves caught-this-morning seafood, Mexican quesadillas and fajitas, Indonesian stir-fries, and five versions of swoon-worthy burgers—all prepared under the direction of French chef and owner Rolando. Alcohol served. Av. Tercer Mundo at Mexico

Mar Plata is San Pancho’s top celebration restaurant

Mar Plata is one of San Pancho’s top celebration restaurants

Treat yourself

Bistro Organico, breakfast and dinner. Beautiful seafood and vegetarian meals made with organic, locally grown ingredients, giving you the full flavor and vitality nature intended—with the creative interpretation of a top chef. Inside Hotel Cielo Rojo, Calle Asia #6. Alcohol served. 311-258-4155

Dolce Amore, dinner. Italian (with gelato!). Owner and chef Sergio is from Milan. Classic, homemade Italian appetizers, salads and main courses, including its famous lasagne. Corner of Av. Tercer Mundo & America Latina. Wine. 322-146-5656

La Ola Rica, dinner. Select Mexican, Italian, Continental and American specialties, including appetizers, salads, soups, main dishes and desserts. Live music some nights. Alcohol served. Av. Tercer Mundo at Mexico, 311-258-4123

La Patrona Beach Club Chef’s Dinners. New—it’s the gigantic, steeply-pitched palapa with the big blue light globes on Calle Las Palmas by the dark green arch. It’s still a bit of a secret, and people are saying great things. Cuisine is unknown at this time. Reservations a must, call 01-322-146-7714

Maria’s, breakfast, lunch, dinner. A San Pancho favorite. Diverse dinner menu, live music some evenings. Alcohol served. Av. Tercer Mundo #28A. 311-258-4439

Mar Plata, dinner. Ocean views, intimate lighting. As of March 2018, the new talented chef triumphs with a tapas/sharing mix & match menu. Website not yet updated; go to Mar Plata’s Facebook page. Located at the north end of San Pancho at Calle de Palmas #30, within walking distance of Casa Mar Azul. Alcohol served. +52-311-258-4424

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