Fine Dining in a Spectacular Setting

Experience the perfection that is dining in the Gran Palapa of El Pez Boutique Hotel. The space has been carefully designed to provide our guests with a cozy, intimate setting that is also open to catch the sea breezes and to offer views of the pelicans diving for fish in the Caribbean Sea.

We offer an enticing menu that features the best local meat, seafood, and produce and these are all combined into delightful dishes that are carefully crafted by our chef and his staff. Try a tropical fruit plate for breakfast, a fresh salad or delicious sandwich for lunch, and sample the catch of the day when we dim the lights for a relaxed dinner atmosphere.

The Gran Palapa is also the perfect place to try one of our signature cocktails, crafted just for El Pez by our master mixologist, and make certain to check out daily special board to discover the catch of the day or other off-menu items that are sure to please.

El Pez Head Chef Efren Rios has a long and storied career both within Mexico and internationally.

Born and raised in Guadalajara to a family that consists of three generations of chefs, Chef Efren began his own career in the kitchen at the age of 16. He then attended the College Gastronomica in Guadalajara to further his culinary training and to learn more about the fascinating array of cuisines represented in Mexico.

Chef Efren then moved to Canada where he focused on exploring the nuances of Italian cuisine, and he worked in some of the finest Italian restaurants in Montreal. These include a time with Chef Sandro Carpene, celebrated Michelin starred chef, at pizzeria Bottega in Montreal, which has consistently been voted as the best pizza in the city.

After leaving Canada, Chef Efren journeyed to Antigua and Barbuda where he was the executive chef at Paparazzi, which has received accolades as the best Italian food in the Caribbean. Efren then returned to his native Guadalajara where he took on the task of menu consulting for some of the city’s best restaurants.

In 2014 Chef Efren Rios joined the Colibri Hotel Collection as chef de cuisine and quickly assumed the role of head chef and food and beverage manager for El Pez Boutique Hotel. With a combination of his years of training in both food and wine and his in-depth knowledge of regional Mexican cuisine Efren brings his own inspiration and dedication to customer service to each and every dish created in his kitchen.

With a focus on locally sourced produce, meats, and seafood Chef Efren completely redesigned the menu at El Pez to provide the guests with a unique and comforting take on Mexican cuisine. This level of service and focus on customer satisfaction, he says, is the goal every day at El Pez Boutique Hotel.

Chef Efren speaks five languages and enjoys travel, music, reading, and exploring the unique flavors and influences of street food around the world.

salads

Green Salad

Mix of fresh greens from our garden, tossed with avocado, jicama and caramelized onion, dressed with a lime and garlic vinaigrette.

6 USD | $85
El Pez Ceasar Salad

Traditional Ceasar Salad with romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, baked garlic croutons.

8.5 USD | $120
Grilled Vegetable Salad

Fresh vegetables of the season grilled and served with an arugula salad, raspberry vinaigrette.

8.5 USD | $120
Please add to any salad

Grilled chicken, arrachera steak, shrimp or octopus.

4 USD | $60

soups

Tomato Soup

Classic tomato soup, with garlic croutons and basil.

7 USD | $100
Squash Soup

Roasted squash soup served with crunchy pork rinds.

7.5 USD | $105
El Pez Special: Seafood Pozole

Our version of the traditional seafood soup, white corn, lettuce, onions and limes.

11 USD | $155
Black Bean Soup

Served with roasted tomato, cilantro and Cotija cheese.

7 USD | $100

appetizers

Guacamole

with homemade tortilla chips.

8 USD | $110
Classic Ceviche

Fresh fish, shrimp, octopus, lime, pico de gallo and chile.

11 USD | $155
Seafood Tosadas

Order a single tostada or the trio sampler:Yellow fin tuna with a lime aioli, viuda negra spicy sauce and cucumber.Shrimp with chipotle, cueritos and jicama.Fresh scallop with pineapple and a peanut and chile sauce.

single: 6.5 USD | $90trio sampler: 7.5 USD | $105
Seafood Cocktail

Classic seafood cocktail - served in a homemade tomato sauce, pico de gallo and sliced avocado.

11.5 USD | $165

carpaccios

Octopus

Served with a traditional chimichurri, cherry tomatoes and crispy fried leek strands.

11 USD | $155
Yellow Fin Tuna

Dressed with a lemon and soy vinaigrette, chopped serrano, cilantro, avocado and a wasabi aioli.

11.5 USD | $165
Beet Carpaccio

Served with a sherry and shallot vinaigrette, goat cheese and arugula salad.

9 USD | $125

mains

Fish Fillet

Delicately poached in coconut oil with a simple mashed yuca and sautéed chaya, or Pan seared fish with a micro green salad and crispy shallots.

18.5 USD | $260
Whole Fish

Whole marinated fish served with salad, refried beans, pickled onion, guacamole and homemade tortillas. Served fried, roasted or zarandeado.

(market price)
Grilled Octopus

Tender confit of octopus finished on the grill served with a chorizo, nopal, black bean, avocado and cherry tomato salad.

20 USD | $280
Grilled Arrachera Steak

With a creamy plantain purée, grilled asparagus salad with almonds and raisins.

25 USD | $350
Chicken Pipián

Roasted chicken served with a classic Mexican pipián sauce with pumpkin seeds and cilantro, leek, hearts of palm, mushrooms and chaya.

16 USD | $225
Chef Seafood Pasta

Different seafood pasta everyday.

13.5 USD | $190

sides

Potato purée
4.5 USD | $65
French fries
5.5 USD | $75
Salad
4 USD | $55
Seasonal grilled vegetables
5 USD | $70
Handmade corn tortillas
4.5 USD | $65

kids menu

Macaroni & Cheese
6.5 USD | $90
Chicken Fingers

Served with french fries

7 USD | $100
Spaghetti Pomodoro
6.5 USD | $90
Grilled Chicken Breast or Flank Steak

Served with potato purée and salad

8.5 USD | $120
French Fries
5 USD | $70

desserts

Caramel Macadamia Tart

Toasted cashews, salted caramel with chocolate fudge and vanilla ice-cream.

8 USD | $110
Passion Fruit Vacherin

Crunchy meringue with strawberries dressed in a passion fruit sauce, homemade vanilla whipped cream and vanilla ice-cream.

7 USD | $100
Coconut Flan

Traditional Mexican flan with a sweet coconut cream.

5.5 USD | $7.5
Ice-cream

Ask our waiters for available options.

5.5USD | $75

all day bar menu

Huitlacoche Empanadas

Handmade empanadas filled with Mexican corn mushrooms and requesón cheese, poblano chile and yellow corn.

10 USD | $140
Torta Casino

Delicous torta of flank steak, avocado, tomato, lime-habanero ailoli and lettuce dressed with our house dressing.

9 USD | $125
Choripan

Sandwich with Argentinian grilled chorizo dressed up with chimichurri, dijon mustard, and a fresh coleslaw with parsley.

9 USD | $125
Shrimp or Fish Tacos

Beer battered or pan seared, served with handmade corn tortillas, guacamole, pickled onion and salsa Mexicana.

11.5 USD | $165
Fish N' Chips'

Beer battered fish of the day served with french fries and salad.

16.5 USD | $230
Hamburger "El Pez"

House ground beef burger with choice of Oaxaca or blue cheese, crispy bacon, caramelized onion, served with french fries, onion rings and pickles.

14 USD | $200
Shrimp Burger

Shrimp medallion with a chipotle aioli, Oaxaca cheese, caramelized onion, guacamole, served with french fries, onion rings and pickles.

17.5 USD | $245
Veggie Burger

Portobello mushroom, Oaxaca cheese, argula, tomato. Served with french fries, onion rings and pickles.

12.5 USD | $175