The Yummiest Seafood is in the Riviera Nayarit

Many have asked us where to find the best seafood in the Riviera Nayarit, so we’re here to share where to get the tastiest mariscada—literally a Latin-flavored seafoodFEST. Are you ready for a culinary adventure? Keep reading!

You’ll find this dish in Rincón de Guayabitos, one of the Riviera Nayarit’s 23 micro-destinations. The restaurant is called Pineda and it’s famous for its mariscada, which comes in several different sizes. Depending on how many people are in your group, you can order mariscada for four, eight, or ten people! They have a great menu focused on fruits de mer, but the mariscada is the star. The supporting cast includes coconut shrimp, “mummy” shrimp, fish crackling, “devil” shrimp, shrimp ceviche, and an incredible mango salsa (seriously, you’re going to love it).

When you arrive, they’ll greet you with a dish of delicious “golden” taquitos stuffed with marlin and a sublime view of Guayabitos, the Pacific, and Isla Coral in the background.

The mariscada is amazing and a favorite with locals and tourists, so we recommend making a reservation especially on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, their busiest days.

What can you do in Rincón de Guayabitos?

After a delicious meal you can spend the afternoon relaxing on the quiet stretch of beach or hop on a boat and go check out the El Toro or Frideritas beaches. Both of these are nearly deserted with gentle waves—if you’re lucky you’ll catch the waterfall that shows up during the season at El Toro. Don’t forget to try out the local banana bread and one of the traditional cocadas (coconut treat).

Remember to tag everything on your social media with #RivieraNayarit—we want to see you having fun in paradise!