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La Providencia

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Calle Shambala s/n | Colonia Roca Blanca, Zipolite 90704, Mexico
+52 958 100 9234
Wed - Sun 18:00 - 22:30
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friend and I had a fabulous evening there about 4 years ago when they were in their previous location. This year I was excited to take my husband and another couple of friends. We arrived on time, 6.30, were immediately told that by 8.30 we had to be OUT as they needed the table. After our appy we were... More 

Thank Vancouver_b_c_Linda
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had dinner here but it really was only average, if that. My tuna was done in balsamic and rosemary and I didn't think much of the recipe. Perhaps because the fish was lukewarm when it arrived. Service was good to start but then they seemed to forget about us.

Thank Tony R
Thunder Bay, Canada
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Zipolite has many amazing eateries but none are at the same level of La Providencia. The coconut shrimp and the goat cheese phylo apps are incredible.. all the main courses are amazing especially the various fish dishes....

Thank Russman2014
Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At first, everything was according to our expectations since we had read such good reviews and had heard only good comments about this place. The owner was very kind when we arrived. The chef came to say hello and that he would be back in one minute. Then the cat came begging and the dog with its big sad eyes.... More 

1 Thank Brigitte-Yanmori
Montreal, Canada
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388 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

It's the same restaurant in a new location. It's nearer to main street and bigger now. The 'ambiance' is wonderful. As usual, the food is delicious and the service great! You can now pay again with a credit card too!

Thank Shou1
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Excellent restaurant. The reviews are spot on. The place is no-descrip in daylight, but comes alive with chandeliers and other wonder ambient lighting in the evening. Nothing disappointed- stacked beet salad, tomato blue cheese soup, chayote soup and of course the prawns with coconut and mango sauce. Topped off with the sublime mango mousse. All four enjoyed their experience here.

1 Thank coastalVancouver
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We had dined at La Providencia twice on our last trip to Zipolite and did so again this year. The new location is more open and accommodating, and the food is still outstanding. Javier is a charming host. We absolutely loved our two meals there this year.

Thank Ericnelsonchgo
Mexico City, Mexico
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I have dinned at La Providencia several times and every one of them I keep telling myself what a great time and dinner just had! this restaurant could be place in any major city where top restaurants. Great taste; presentation; decoration etc etc Personal attention from Javier and the Chef taking care of details. Indeed a very good experience. we... More 

Thank R2ro55
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Everything is amazing - the appetizers, dinners, wine, service in an informal eclectic atmosphere. Reservation required. Highly recommended - so good we booked a second evening. The beet tower appetizer is to die for!!!!!!!!

Thank Juliet W
Dallas, Texas
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We came here at the recommendation of our Air BnB host. Wow! The food was exceptionally good. The location is quaint and nestled in the jungle. The ambiance is equally exceptional. The coconut shrimp, which all other reviewers rave about, is a must--as are the goat cheese turnovers. The mango mousse is exquisite. This place is worth a visit if... More 

Thank Erika C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$19
Mexican, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Shambala s/n | Colonia Roca Blanca, Zipolite 90704, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Zipolite
  • Phone Number: +52 958 100 9234
Located at the west end of Zipolite, close to Alquimista beach, it's a small restaurant full of surprises, great food, excellent ambiance, beautiful decor, and the best quality in all the ingredients, always trying to make our costumers have a memorable dining experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?