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Jul 28, 2006 01:17 PM

Zihuatenejo - Best places to chow

I will be heading to Zihua in September -- first time. I'm looking for the best restaurants in every price range, but would like to avoid the touristy spots (like those in Ixtapa). Any recs welcome! Thx!

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  1. We stayed and dined at the Villa De Sol - excellent food.... call ahead. you can eat on the beach.

    They have 2 places to eat - and on a few nights they have themes - so you might want to choose the non-themed place on those nights. It was bad food - but a little gimmicky.

    Have a blast.

    1. I stayed at Casa Que Canta and loved their restaurant -- especially for a special night out. In town, La Sirena Gorda had the best fish tacos. It's casual, outdoors & inexpensive.
      Stay away from Ixtapa though -- I had the most dreadful italian meal there on a boat in the harbor. yuck.

      1. Both Villa de Sol & Casa Que Canta have good reputations for a high-end blow out meal, the only negatives I hjave heard on either is the treatment some people who were not staying at the resorts feel they have gotten.
        Zihua is full of small, family run, reasonable to not-so restaurants with excellent Mexican and seafood.
        We love Tamales y Atoles Any downtown, La Sirena Gorda's fish tacos and other seafood are fantastic, right on Fisherman's Walk, and have always had a good meal in several of the palapa restaurants on Playa Las Gatas.
        You should try to find one or two of the Zihua boards and do some more research. Try to post back here with any finds!

        1. Here are some boards to check out. There are so many places to eat. When we were there, we loved La Casa Cafe for breakfast, De Donde Eres (next to La Casa Cafe) for dinner and hit several different places in La Madera. Try the bakeries....they're awesome.

          Both of these websites have maps, lists of restaurants and message boards. Tons of good information but you have to read through a bunch of hooey too!

          1. My vote for a nice dinner at Casa Que Canta and a more down home meal at Tamales y Atoles Any.