Best of Bucerias » Best Food & Drink » Restaurants » Karen's Place
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Current User Rating
5 out of 5 rating based on 161 votes

Address: Lazaro Cardenas #156, Bucerias  

Hrs of operation: 9 am -10 pm

Category: Best Food & Drink - Restaurants

Price Range: $120 - $348 pesos

Payments accepted:

Reservations: yes

Best known for: International cuisine, elegant setting, beautiful seaside brunch.


Karen's Place Bucerias

Outdoor dining with your toes in the sand or under our elegant palapa, Karen’s offers a fusion cuisine combining flavors of Mexico with classic dishes.

Serving simple but elegant food sourced from the best local produce alongside cocktails and a varied collection of wines.

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Live music and specials

Doug Maher on Saxophone - Thursdays
Fish & Chips - Fridays
Dos en Bossa - Sundays 


Dinner menu sample


  • Fish Tacos - Tempura fish tacos served in corn tortillas on a bed of lettuce with spicy lime-cilantro dressing

  • Frut de Mar - A tower of rare tuna, shrimp, avocado, cucumber & alfalfa drizzled with a wasabi, ginger, soya

  • Karen's Mushrooms - Breaded mushrooms caps with goat cheese and fresh herbs with a chipotle ranch dip

  • Avocado with Shrimp - Avocado filled with shrimp tossed in a lime cilantro dressing

  • Plato de Sabores - 2 Bruschettas, 2 coconut shrimp & 4 mini tostadas with ceviche 



  • Scampi Al Vino Blanco - Traditional shrimp scampi with a light cream, white wine sauce served, pasta linguine, tossed with fresh basil, garlic, tomato and shaved parmesan

  • Coconut Shrimp - Shrimp rolled in coconut with a tamarind sauce, curried lentils and fruit compote

  • Filet Mignon - With merlot au jus, sautéed mushrooms, garlic mashed potatoes & french green beans with bacon

  • Local Fresh Catch - Grilled fish filet served with a pear, tomato & fresh basil sauce, creamed potatoes and grilled vegetables

  • Karens Ribs - Tender pork ribs with my sweet & tangy BBQ sauce served with French fries and house salad

  • Vegan Bowl - Tofu, black beans, tomatoes, coriander, onion, peper, avocado, mushrooms and potatoes

  • El Trio - Filet mignon, with sauteed mushrooms, grilled fish filet with a white wine sauce served with a coconut shrimp. With tamarind sauce and garlic mash and grilled asparragus

  • Pasta Pesto Negro (V) - Handmade fresh pasta tossed with fresh basil, tomatoes, garlic & black olives. Add chicken or shrimp 

  • Salmon Black Linguini - Fresh and smoke salmon, tossed with a white wine, lime caper cream sauce
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Karen prides herself on a happy knowledgeable team that love welcoming customers as family; the slogan in the kitchen is “cocinamos con amor” (we cook with love) our hearts and passion shine through so our customers enjoy every visit to Karen’s.


Also, make sure you visit this restaurant for the very popular Sunday Champagne Brunch - Served on the beach, wonderful a la Carte Brunch with Champagne Mimosas, Bloody Mary's or traditional punch to start your day.

Special Events

This location is incredible for renewing your vows or holding that special anniversary!

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Live music | DJ | Private use of the ocean front restaurant | Buffet or served menus | Professional photographer | Wedding cake | Florist | Fireworks display. What could be more memorable than getting married in paradise - on the beach "sin zapatos" - without shoes! Click here and let Karen plan your wedding.


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Judy from Brooklyn, NY - April 07, 2011
Read about Karens this morning on the Best of Bucerias website and decided to have dinner there. It was all we hoped for and more. The food was excellent and the overall ambiance wonderful. We hope to return.


Stacey Ross from Winnipeg Manitoba Canada - February 18, 2011
We 5 girls had a lovely lunch here on the beach and we will be sure to return again next year , food was excellent and view was breathtaking. Service was great and no one coming up to sell the stuff .........


Bob & Cathy Dallaire from Gatineau,que, Canada - February 04, 2011
Karen,s place is one of the best restaurant in Bucerias,we have been going there,my wife and i for the past 6 years and were never desapointed,first off the service is awsome,the staff very friendly and accomodating,the food is exquisite and lets not forget the view,the fabiulus sunsets,highly recomend this place!


Brian from Calgary, Alberta - January 03, 2011
Had three wonderful meals there during my recent trip. Great location and service, music just right for the spot. It all comes together. Looking forward to my next visit... the eggs benni really is the best.


Phil Ackland - December 30, 2010
Karens is one of our favorite restaurants anywhere in the world. The setting, service and food are all perfectly balanced. Being able to sit and watch the sunset over a ceasar salad is a fine memory. The filet is one of the best. Ask about the special fish/prawn warp or the coconut shrimp. Just writing this is making wish we were back.


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