Nuevo Vallarta Grill

40949 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake
(909) 866-7355

Recent Reviews


Visiting Big Bear and we decided to try this place. We are glad we did. We were here on a Monday night and it was not busy, just us around d5:30. They did have a few to go orders. Anyway lets get to the food. Salsa and chips came promptly and were good. They didn't have the hotter version of salsa on our visit. We ordered 2 Victoria cervezas. The beer was ice cold. (Buen muerta) as they say in Mexico. My wife ordered the grilled pulpo (octopus) and I ordered Camerones a la Diabla (Devil's shrimp). The pulpo was very tender and flavorful. The beans and rice that it came with it was tasty and authentic. My shrimp was outstanding, actually the best a la Diabla I have ever eaten. The red chile sauce was nice and spicy and gave a nice kick to it. I made tacos with them as I asked for onion and cilantro on the side. We were very satisfied with our choice to dine here. We finished with flan casero (homemade). It was reminded us of the quality flans we had in Guadalajara. Overall, this place is a very great find. A typical hole in the wall. We can't wait to go back again on our next visit to Big Bear.

Ann Borja

Omg!! Customer service is amazing. Food is so yummy. A much try if u are visiting

Tiffany Bowers

The food and service were fine, but don’t trust the prices online. The online menus we saw were $4-$5 cheaper than what they are in the restaurant.

Jim Davis

Decent Mexican food at a reasonable price. Their fries are amazing, so can't go wrong with any of their options!!!

Becky S.

I've eaten here many times. This is actually my go to for Mexican food. The last couple times I went, it wasn't good. They have doubled their prices on everything since last year. In December I got a California burrito for $8.99. Went yesterday and it was $15. That's a 67% increase. I get inflation, but a 67% increase? That's just crazy to me. Also, they decreased their products. How are you going to up your prices and give less product? I posted pix below of my California burrito. It was 90% French fries. Not only that, they were old grease soaked fries from Jack in the box. No joke. I will not be eating here again.

C G.

Came up to big bear for a vacation with my family before I move across country and we stopped to have dinner from this place. Food was okay, huge portions. I ended up getting extremely sick after eating. I am writing this the day after on my way home from this vacation because of how sick I got eating this. Pick somewhere cleaner and better.

Rocky H.

My favorite Mexican food restaurant in Big Bear. Good portions, great taste, friendly staff.

Kim Hay

So, I find it's still a great place for Mexican food. Easy to forget about, tucked away in that little corner. It's tiny and unique. Only one cook ( I believe ) and one waitress when I went this time. So, a little slow because it was slightly crowded. I felt she prefered the locals and didn't know me as a local. A little impersonal and I had to ask for more salsa and my check and wait for a bit. Not too much of a problem because the food was still a fun experience. Yes, I will be back, and ask for extra salsa up front.

RAD Vlogs

Can't really complain. Was average for the price. Quality of meat was good but, some sauces tasted canned. Good service and portions.

Nora and Ryan

food was very bland!. my husband and I paid over 40 dollars for a tasteless burrito and a few enchiladas. not worth the price. the chips tasted store bought. with the many options big bear has, skip this one.

Susana L.

Had to use the laundromat next door and got hungry, so decided to order from Nuevo Vallarta. One torta one burrito and one coke. $32 plus. The worst torta I've ever had and I was told the burrito wasn't very good either. First they had forgotten the coke, but since I didn't drive away, I went back 30,mins later, and the young man did remember he had not given it to me. The one star is for his nice attitude. The lady owner/manager never bothered to say a word of welcome or crack a smile. Never going back.

Laura S.

Husband and I visited this restaurant in May, 2022. On the positive side, the salsa (and chips) were amazing; portions were generous; service was good; prices weee okay; and parking was easy. However,, our entrees (Chili rellanos) and Tosta Carne Asada were average, as best. Acceptable but not amazing.

Jam G.

When I am not in Big Bear I crave their Carne Asada burritos! When I am there I eat one burrito for each meal just so I get my fill. My husband makes his own salsa and it is hard for him to enjoy anyone else's but when I ask him what he loves about this place he said, their salsa. We can't wait to see you again, Vallarta Grill!!!

max w

Who are these other reviewers? I hate to leave a bad review but nothing was redeeming about this place. The food was really bad, the service was somehow worse. The reviews and rating were totally misleading.

Daisy S.

Little spot with good food. The sopes were a hit for our kids. Fajitas were so good! Great customer service. Glad we found this spot during our trip.

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