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5 out of 5 rating based on 169 votes

Address: Lázaro Cárdenas 56, Bucerias  

Hrs of operation: Daily from 5 pm -11 pm

Category: Best Food & Drink - Restaurants

Price Range: $7 - $30 USD

Payments accepted:

Reservations: yes

Best known for: Imaginative Asian & Mediterranean Food


Mark's Bar & Grill

The regular crowd at Mark’s Bar and Grill in Bucerias, both visitors and residents, consistently give this Riviera Nayarit hot spot top billing for food, ambiance and overall experience. Whether dining at the bar with great conversation or on the tropical garden patio under the stars, the Mediterranean and Asian inspired food will exceed expectations.

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Chef Jan Benton´s menu reflects her style of simplicity, depth of flavor and artful presentation. Fresh local seafood and produce are expertly prepared and served by an experienced wait staff.



Start with a taste from the tempting appetizer menu and be sure not to miss the organic salads and perfect pastas. Fresh ricotta gnocchi with San Blas shrimp or grass-fed filet mignon with horseradish scalloped potatoes  are local favorites, along with amazing brick-oven pizzas. All the seafood and produce are sourced locally, expertly prepared daily and served by an accomplished staff. 




Appetizers / Salads 

Lobster Pumpkin Bisque - with Lobster Butter-Parmesan Crouton
Tropical Ceviche - of Red Snapper & Baby Scallop Passion Fruit, Mango, Lime, Ginger, Coconut Milk
Freshly Shucked Ensenada Oysters - with Champagne Mignonette or Panko Crusted with Soy-Ginger Aioli
Ahi Tuna Tartare - with Roasted Sesame Shitake & Jalapeno, Nori Paste, Cilantro Coulis, Jicama Wedge
Ensenada Salmon Two Ways - Panko crusted Cake & Salmon Panna Cotta with Fennel, Wasabi Sweet Corn, Pickled Watermelon, Baby Arugula
Tempura Tuna Rolls - Baby Scallop, Sesame Nori, Cucumber, Wasabi Soy-Ginger, Vinaigrette, Pickled Ginger, Avocado Mousse
Shrimp Tempura - Orange, Fennel, Soy-Dashi Dipping sauce
Garam Masala spiced Chicken & Vegetable Spring Roll - with Hoisin Sauce, Siracha 
Fried Calamari - with Spicy Wasabi Sauce and Tomato Coulis
Miso Marinated Grilled Beef Strips - with Spinach, Arugala, Red Cabbage Salad with Soy-Sesame Vinaigrette, toasted Almonds, Sesame Seeds 
Roasted Beet and Apple Salad - with Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese, Rancho Limon Organic Baby Arugula & Freshly Juiced Beet-Berry Vinaigrette
Quinoa Tabbouleh, Mixed Organic Rancho Limon Lettuces - Strawberries & Roasted Nuts and Herb-Citrus Vinaigrette

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Seafood / Meats 

Macadamia Crusted Red Snapper - with wilted Spinach, Fried Ginger, Fruit Salsa and Red Thai Curry 
Butter Poached Bucerias Spiny Lobster - in the Shell with Garlic Butter, Curried Couscous and Fresh Herbs
Ensenada Salmon (sous vide) - with Mushroom Ragout Caramelized Onions on Mashed Potatoes, Red Wine Port Reduction 
San Blas Shrimp - with Shrimp Tamalitos, Tamarind, Turmeric, Coconut Milk Sauce, Spring Onion & Snow Peas
Pan seared Tuna (rare) - seasoned with Coriander, Wasabi-Ginger Mushroom Cream tossed with Pappardelle Pasta, Spicy Parsley Aioli
New Zealand Rack of Lamb - with Cardamom Lamb Raviolis, Julienne Vegetables, Mint Tapenade, Merlot Rosemary Lamb Reduction, Tomato-Tamarind Relish
Organic Pork Chop (sous vide) - with Roasted Poblano Potato Cake, Grilled Zucchini, Port Anise Sauce, Apple Ginger Purée, Rancho Flores Caramelized Balsamic Figs
Grass Fed Grilled Filet Mignon - with Rosemary Scalloped Potatoes, Wilted Spinach, Mushroom Thyme Ragout, Natural Red Wine Reduction Sauce and Beurre Café de Paris


Artisanal FlatBreads 

Margherita - Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Basil, fresh Mozzarella, Parmesan
Banderas San Blas Shrimp - Basil Pesto Aioli, Roasted Garlic, Black Olives, oven dried Tomatoes, Parmesan
Portobello Mushrooms - Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola, Arugula
Garden Vegetarian - Pesto Aioli, grilled Vegetables, Arugula, fresh Mozzarella
Grilled Fig, Prosciutto - Walnut Pesto, Goat Cheese, Garlic Cream, Arugula


House made Gnocchi - with Fresh Tuito Ricotta Cheese Spinach, Arugula and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Olive oil & Basil (Chef’s Choice add Sautéed Shrimp)
Seafood Pasta - with Shrimp, Fresh Fish, Mussels and Scallops, Tomato Tarragon Lobster Sauce and Penne Pasta
Lobster Raviolis - Ginger, Leeks, Lobster Butter with Lobster infused Mascarpone Sauce & Coral Oil
Raviolis of Farm Fresh Tuito Ricotta - Goat Cheese amp&; Spinach Backyard Sage-Brown Butter, Walnuts & Chanterelles


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Housemade Cheesecake - with Ginger, Macadamia Crust & Mango Coulis
Belgian Chocolate Mousse – with Espresso Whipped Cream
Citrus and Ginger infused Crème Brûlée – with biscotti
Coconut Creme Flan with Caramel Sauce - with shaved fresh Coconut
Double Chocolate Cake - with Cinnamon Chocolate Creme Anglaise & Raspberry Coulis
Key Lime Pie - on Chocolate Cookie Crust with Whipped Cream and Caramel Swirls


Popular are Mark’s margaritas, choose from an impressive wine list, exotic cocktails, full bar selection and some of the best appetizers around. The house-made desserts are irresistible - enjoy the ever-popular trio tasting plate.

Choose Mark’s Bar & Grill as your perfect place to host your next event, be it rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, birthday celebration or traditional family gathering.

Happy Hour 5:00 to 6:30 - Enjoy a house drink or glass of wine plus mini appetizer of the day, or two house drinks or two glasses of wine for just $120 pesos (cash only for happy hour).

Mark's Bar & Grill - A must on your dining list! 


Mark's Bar and Grill is among the winners of the 2018 Experts' Choice  Award from TripExpert. The Award reflects the views of journalists and professional travel  writers and is     bestowed on only the best restaurants around the world.

 Less than 2% of all restaurants worldwide receive the award!


As one of the top restaurants near Puerto Vallarta, Mark's Bar and Grill has also received TripExpert's Best of Puerto Vallarta award.

TripExpert's pioneering rating approach takes into account professional reviews from travel guides, magazines, newspapers and other respected sources.

Travelers can be confident that it is an outstanding choice for dining out!

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Trish from Nayarit Mexico - March 08, 2013
look at this food!!! Wait till you eat it,delicious!!!


Lisa Nicholls from Australia - March 08, 2013
The people, the atmosphere & especially the food are worth a flight across the world to experience. Do yourself a favour and put this place on the top of your "To do" list when visiting the area. Unforgettable!


Grace from Winnipeg - March 08, 2013
Beautiful atmosphere, attentive service, good food, not great...sadly our group felt it was overpriced.


Olga from Oceanside CA - August 05, 2012
Hi Jan!!!! i hope you remember me i was trying to find you guys on facebook but had no luck... please say hi to Mark for me kind rewards


craig bridges from Vancouver - May 06, 2012
DON'T stay at your all inclusive.... the food just doesn't compare.... nice setting and great service... 10/10 for the quality of food!


Donna and Frank from USA - June 12, 2010
Wonderful menu, lovely garden setting, and a fabulous staff. Filet Mignon, San Blas Shrimp, Tuna are among some of the great choices on the menu. Don't miss the daily specials as well, and finish up with a Mark's coffee.


Susan from New York, - October 30, 2009
Hands down absolutely the best food in town!


Tara Ellis from Calgary - September 27, 2009
We love this place. Excellent service, ambiance and fantastic menu. You won't be disappointed.


Ed Fladung from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - September 22, 2009
Jan's cooking is the best in Bucerias. Mark's has been the mainstay for serious cooking in Bucerias forever. Try her pan seared tuna, outrageous! You can't go wrong here!!!