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Restaurante El Alquimista

Conocido | Playa Zipolite, Zipolite 70902, Mexico
0052 195 5843370
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (17 reviews)
“pizza” (15 reviews)
“shrimp tacos” (3 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
Italian, Mexican, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Conocido | Playa Zipolite, Zipolite 70902, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beach front dining at its best. Several meals there while on vacation and they were all amazing. If you like Spiny Lobster, phone and have them hold for you. Cooked on the grill with herb butter! Amazing! Check out the Carmel Lava cake for desert!

Thank seascapeguy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Alquimista's ambience puts it at the top of our list though the cuisine can be sometimes, but not always terrific. It's never bad, and it's beautiful.

Thank Marignyland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for our anniversary dinner. LOVED it. Margaritas were amazing, try the ceviche, was soooo good. Service awesome and the grilled fish was the best cook on any fish during our 3 weeks in this area. Lovely spot to spite the beach people letting...More

Thank Smarties43
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We did not stay in the hotel but we enjoyed coming to the restaurant almost every day and night to relax on the beach front in the shade of the palm thatched palapas. The food is excellent, great pizza and delicious seafood risotto. Great assortment...More

Thank Ron G
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Food was very well served and great taste. Service was at par, nothing extraordinary. They served me more tuna than I could eat! My wife had shrimp spaghetti and loved it. Prices were inexpensive and with dinner on the beach being a romantic setting as...More

Thank Martypet
Reviewed 12 March 2018

The ambiance is the first reason to visit this seaside dining place. The food and service are the next. Try the shrimp tacos which come with two fantastic sauces and order a large plate of papas fritas ... dip the papas in the two sauces...More

Thank RayMinard
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Delicious food and drinks. Polite but not over the top service. Came here a few times whilst we were in Zipolite and didn't regret it. The tuna is really fresh and delicious.

Thank nb081282
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We came here a few times for dinner and tapas and were very happy with the quality overall. This romantic setting, especially at night, with all the candles nestled in the nearby rocks make it very romantic along with the waves crashing just steps away....More

Thank Lolaladivina
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

On our third night in Zipolite we decided to finally go to the restaurant everyone had been recommending to us: El Alquimista. We got there and the first impression was brilliant: beautiful scenery and romantic atmosphere. That was the only good thing. We ordered some...More

1  Thank migelly_fish
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We ate here several times during our week in Zipolite. Granted, we were staying at the hotel but it's worth it even if you're not. Breakfast was good, lunch was good, drinks were reasonable (not the cheapest in town, mind you, but reasonable), but dinner...More

Thank Mark M
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susan m
19 February 2018|
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Response from 1alan280 | Reviewed this property |
They are only open for dinner. They will not answer the phone until late in the day. Not sure why. We have found a lot of places do not open until later in the day. Can be a little frustrating when wanting to try them at... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Conocido | Playa Zipolite, Zipolite 70902, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Zipolite
  • Phone Number: 0052 195 5843370
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