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Restaurante El Alquimista

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Playa Zipolite, Zipolite 70904, Mexico
+52 1 958 587 8961
08:00 - 23:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here four times during our week in Zipolite. It's beautiful and romantic to eat while having to toes in the sand. The vibe is relaxed and wonderful, and the service was great. The food is overall good and fresh but it's not top notch quality. The fish tacos and pizzas were great!

Thank Hanna H
Kamloops, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All I will say is fantastic location,super fresh, super tasty with great ambience. We especially liked all the candles placed on rocks and on the sand,with near perfect view of Orion. Treat yourself and go here after sunset

Thank Dave V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We had a romantic night on the beach with wine and candles. The food and the service was very good. We had wood oven pizza and fish. It's was really good.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed in the hotel here and had breakfast at the restaurant that wasn't included in the price. They have nice fresh juices to choose from and the food was good also. Nice to relax on the beach front in their chill out area.

Thank romanylucy3
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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

As always constantly good food with great view of the ocean. Good service. Extensive menu. Good drinks. Even if there isn't a breeze, the fans are there. Nice place for breakfast, lunch of supper.

Thank Victoria M
Perth, Australia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This place is more upmarket and pricey compared to other restaurants around, beautiful view of the ocean and right on the beach. This is a romantic spot! I had a goat cheese pizza, it was delicious, although it didn't come with a super thin and crisp italian base that I would have expected in a place like this. The service... More 

Thank Chrissie117
Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

You're sitting on a tucked-away beach, a nearby rock formation studded with votives rises above the foam of gently breaking waves. Does the food even matter amid such loveliness? Happily, the meals we had there did add to the experience (although Campbell's soup would have been consumed to swoons in this romantic setting). The salads, fish, and desserts were delicious,... More 

Thank sgreen
Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Absolutely PERFECT. The location and atmosphere is the best! Beautiful place on the beach, during daytime as much as nighttime. Food is delicious (especially the chocolate volcano) and service is perfect! We really enjoyed our lunches and dinners here, and the waiter (looking like Cristiano Ronaldo) was adorable!! You MUST go!

Thank Josephine C
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Beautiful lights shine around the restaurant at night. We had the lobster which was grilled and the taste was excellent.

Thank sea619
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Right on the beach with a beautiful view, this place is offers really good food and service. Not expensive.

Thank Oscar U

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mexican, Seafood, Mediterranean
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Zipolite, Zipolite 70904, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Zipolite
  • Phone Number: +52 1 958 587 8961

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