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Restaurante El Alquimista

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Playa Zipolite, Zipolite 70904, Mexico
+52 1 958 587 8961
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08:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Victoria M
Perth, Australia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Chrissie117
Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank sgreen
Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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Thank Josephine C
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank sea619
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank Oscar U
Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful setting , definitely worth a visit . Bit more expensive than the average . I went there twice .

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Thank James L
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The pizza de 4 quesos was delicious.. and eating right on the beach is a treat. Drinks are good too!!

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Thank LaPalomilla
London, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We had an amazing whole fish dinner sitting in the sand right on the beach watching the waves and surfers as the sun was setting. A very nice intimate meal with a.perfect waiter who understood our spanlish. he spoke perfect spanish and engish and was schooled in the USA. We would recommend this restaurant!

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Thank Islanders22
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

El Alquimista was a wonderful surprise. The isolated location made for a great evening. The rain kept us under cover but the setting provides "toes in the sand" seating when the rain stops. The service was perfect. The food well prepared and presented. We truly enjoyed the beach front experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mexican, Seafood, Mediterranean, Latin
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:30
Thursday
08:00 - 23:30
Friday
08:00 - 23:30
Saturday
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?