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Otilia's Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Paya Las Gatas | on las Gatas Beach, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
+52 755 557 1632
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Otilia's is incredibly fun, the food is great and the margaritas tasty. It really is fun to wander a few feet to the water and take a cooling plunge. We had lobster tacos, guacamole and chips. All great. When we were there I got a terrific massage on the beach. We had the BEST time. Plus, when we missed the... More 

1 Thank earing
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent an entire day on the beach enjoying the great service and hospitality of Franco. We enjoyed many ice cold beverages and the best coconut shrimp we have ever had. One of our party stepped on a sea urchin while snorkelling and Franco knew exactly how to treat it. I would recommend to anyone in the Zihuatanejo area to spend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Otilia's was by far our favorite beach restaurant on any of Zihua's beaches. It is at the quiet end of the beach, low key, well kempt and the food was delicious. We went back several times for both the Red Snapper (fried with garlic) and for David's great service. Other pluses: well spaced and comfy loungers, clean bathrooms, zero sales... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Had the grilled whole red snapper and the shrimp cocktail. Was grilled perfectly and goes great with a Corona!! The best place to put your chair in the water and relax.

1 Thank Hana D
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoy the beach and snorkelling at Las Gatas and always make Otilia's our base of operations. Lounger's are comfy, bathroom's are clean, food and drink are great, and Frank is always an attentive and interesting host. Well worth the longer walk to get to Otilia's at the end of the beach.

1 Thank SoloYYC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We love this place so much, we had to go back over and over again. Franco, the manager, is genuine and friendly. Not pushy at all. He and his team (the other Franco) make sure you are happy but they are never pushy. The food is great and the fish is fresh. Your belongings are safe as you go snorkeling.... More 

1 Thank Marie Anik P
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Try walking there from Playa La Ropa. (I am a retired fellow, with two knee replacements, and have no trouble doing this "excursion" in about 11 or 12 minutes from the South end of La Ropa. ask for Franco, his English is very good. They MAY lend you snorkeling gear. Look out for the cranberry coloured umbrellas towards the end... More 

1 Thank Robo1628
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

David makes a spectacular margarita, beautifully presented...and the fish and salsas are top notch. Prices are reasonable and service is excellent.

1 Thank Brett K
Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We were fairly comfortable here our first visit, the bathrooms are clean, friendly staff but a bit too much in your face.I got a little ticked our second visit when I order lobster tacos and just happened to be reading reviews about how you have to keep an eye out as they will give you shrimp instead which is half... More 

1 Thank GallopingGertie
Woodinville, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Can't beat this location on Las Gatas beach! You can walk along the rock path from La Ropa beach, or take the many water taxis from the municipal dock to get there. Look for the Seahawks flag (yes, the 12's are everywhere) almost at the end of the beach, and you have friendly service, feet-in-the sand, cold beer paradise awaiting.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paya Las Gatas | on las Gatas Beach, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: +52 755 557 1632
This restaurant is located on a small cove and can only be reached by water taxi from the pier. There are about 10 restaurants on this isolated cove. They have no actual address, no electricty, no telephone and all food/beverages are brought in by the water taxi's. Otilia's is mentioned many times under Things to Do on the Zihua Forum under "Las Gatas" and should be listed under Restaurants. This is a very popular place with great food and fantastic location. You can enjoy your meal with your feet in the sand and the very clear ocean water a few yards away. Snorkeling is also available from the white sand beach.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?