We will be staying at La Casa Que Canta for a one week anniversary trip at the end of May. We would greatly appreciate restaurant recommendations in Zihuatanejo (or Ixtapa).
There are a number of little restaurants at Playa Las Ropas down the street from the Casa. One has a woman's name, can't remember it though, and has very good fish dishes. I haven't been to Zihua in a while but never remembered any downtown restaurants as being particularly good.
don't waste the taxi or bus fare getting to Ixtapa. It's totally corporate and plastic. One big hotel and chain restaurant after another
Carmelita's Cafe, on on the north side of Avenida Heroico Colegio Militar, just west of the junction of Paseo del Palmar, between a car wash and a mini super market, "El Cacahuate".
A delightful, unpretentious restaurant, emphasis on freshness; open only mornings and afternoons. Closed evenings. Inexpensive. http://tinyurl.com/cv5xxvg
El Rincón Marino
Calle Salvador Diaz Miron L.
4 MZA. 8
Col. El Limon Zihuatanejo GRO
For reservations: 112 21 60
Closes plus or minus 7PM
Tell them Rosa from Morelia sent you. She says to tell you that she eats there at least 3X/week when she is in Zihuatanejo.
Nice place! A lot of restaurants may have closed for the season. There are a lot of restaurants on Playa La Ropa (where you are staying) within walking distance. I've not eaten on La Ropa but heard great things about Paty's. We go earlier in the season and dine at lots of local places around Playa Madera and Playa Municipal. However, many of them close for the season.
If you wander to Playa Municipal, don't miss Sunday evening in the Zocalo. Local vendors selling everything from empanadas (highly recommended) to flan. Not a bad one in the bunch. Lety's is just across the canal from the Marina and is known for their coconut shrimp. Good food but a little pricy.
There are a lot of restaurants in the main playa area. Check out http://www.zihuatanejo.net/ for some recommendations throughout the area (including Trocones and Barria de Potosi).