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Otilia's Restaurant

Paya Las Gatas | on las Gatas Beach, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
+52 755 557 1632
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster tacos” (17 reviews)
“guacamole” (20 reviews)
“red snapper” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Seafood, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Paya Las Gatas | on las Gatas Beach, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 186 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Everything is Okee Dokee and if you want another beverage the answer is always Why NOT. Love Cocoanut Shrimp, Lobster tacos and of course the Margaritas

Thank ZaZa1313
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visit Otilia’s once each trip to ZIhua to see our amigo, Franco, and to relax on Las Gatas. The beer is always cold, the food is great, and Franco is always charming. A must for us.

Thank Rob R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit the restaurant every year once or twice. The lunch options are good (especially the coconut and/or bacon wrapped shrimp). But what we really enjoy is the experience and great treatment from the wait staff. They treat us like royalty by bringing us drinks...More

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love spending my day at Otilia's!. We love Playa Las Gatas because it is beautiful and quieter than some other beaches. The staff at Otilia's - ask for a hug from Franco - is the best! The food is fantastic - my favorite is the...More

Thank Debra B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been coming here for several years. We keep coming back for Franco who takes care that you are never without food, drink or just plain quiet if that's what you choose. He is the friendliest person and a wealth of information. The food...More

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Thanks to Franco, our day at Otilia's Restaurant on Playa Las Gatas was one of true relaxation! I smile just thinking about it! In fact, it was so wonderful that we went back for a second day - couldn't get enough of the Coconut Shrimp!...More

Thank Kerry S
Reviewed 29 December 2017

And then find Franco. He’ll take good care of you and make it a memorable, comfortable visit. Don’t arrive too late or you won’t find front-row (to the water) seating. Great margaritas! (Better than the pina coladas...)

1  Thank Beth G
Reviewed 2 December 2017

My wife and I spent 2 days on Las Gatas Beach during our recent visit to Zihuatanejo. Our first day, we discovered Otilia's and we enjoyed it so much, we went back the next day. The food, drinks, and service were all excellent and Franco...More

Thank BoyerTribe
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We just went there today. Haven’t been to Las Gatas to snorkel for many years. As with so many other places that have many people,the fish aren’t plentiful anymore. The rocks to the west do have some, and the water is wonderful. I think it...More

Thank Sbmargo
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Otilia’s is a wonderful spot on a beautiful beach. It’s a tough hike over very rocky path but worth the trip. From Pacifica Grand it will take about 20 min. Wear good shoes! Franco is super friendly and served great drinks.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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14 August 2017|
Response from RasmusOne | Reviewed this property |
I would avoid this beach altogether if you have mobility issues. It is an around 10-15 minutes walk along the tightly packed beach (sunchairs down to a couple of feet within the water). There is no boardwalk as far i... More
16 March 2017|
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Response from rhondaCoquitlam | Reviewed this property |
You take a water taxi from the pier in Zihuatanejo. When you get off the boat the restaurant is almost at the very end of the beach
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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