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Calle Zapoteco, Huatulco, Mexico
01 958 58 7 24 80
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Ranked #14 of 107 Restaurants in Huatulco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, French, Steakhouse, International
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Having spent 10 days in Huatulco eating fine Mexican as well as fantastic Italian food,I didn't think it could get any better with French food in Mexico, but i was wrong! L'Echalote is without a doubt one of the finest restaurants I have ever had a meal in. There were 4 of us and we ordered an appetizer and 3... More 

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Toronto
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Just a step off the beaten track, L'Echalote is a hidden gem for gorgeous French cuisine and warm, welcoming hospitality. You must try the beef medallions, they are to die for!

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Central Alberta
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

our first night here we got recommended to this neat restaurant as it was in close proximity of our condo. You instantly learn to relax. The service was good, the food was great. We will definitely be back to try some more of their great assortment on their menu.

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Our last dinner in Huatulco was magnificent at L'Echalote! It was just around the corner from our Hotel Villa Blanca. The French menu was excellent! We each had something different and it was all so good. After eating excellent mexican food everywhere else we wanted to try something different and got just what we were looking for! We had an... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Just around the corner from our hotel(Villablanca) is L'Echalote restaurant. We had a wonderful meal and enjoyed meeting Thierry, the restaurant owner with is wife. Escellent nem(apetizer) the filet mignon was made and cooked to my liking perfectly. Thank you and we will see you on our next visit. Merci Thierry

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Regina, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My wife and I love going to L'Echalote, we were sent there by a local friend otherwise you wouldn't find it just driving around. Great atmosphere, great service and great food. What else is life all about? It is a very quiet restaurant with a very nice patio along the side street. Always on our list of must-do restaurants when... More 

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Huatulco, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Last evening we enjoyed another fine dining experience at L'Echalote! Was also a nice visit with Thierry and Tina. We have been to L'Echalote many times over the past 14 years and consistently have had excellent meals and service. In our opinion L'Echalote is the best restaurant in Huatulco!

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful meal in a very clean and pleasant environment. The service was excellent...and the food was fresh and delicious. The fish was mouth wateringly good!! Very cozy and somewhat romantic.... Disfrute una comida maravillosa en un restaurant limpio y agradable. El servicio fue excelente y la comida muy fresca y deliciosa. El pescado era magnifico! Muy agradable y... More 

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Huatulco, Mexico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

As Huatulco residents and world traveler we often enjoy a pleasant dinner in L'Echalote.The owner is a real Swiss/French chef and gentleman and there is a remarkable variety of excellent food from French gourmet, fresh seafood and even some amazing Asian dishes.The staff is very friendly and absolutely honest. As comment to a previous review accusing Mexican waiters to be... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

I've been here on 4-5 occasions. I've sat with the owner at the bar, hes7 a nice Swiss guy. The food is good, gratin of seafood appetizer is nice as is the Shrimp Irene. Many different meat and fish offerings are pretty good. The problem arises every time when the check comes. As is quite common in Hustulco, the waiters... More 

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Echalote, Propriétaire at L'Echalote, responded to this review

Hi, Hank I'm Thierry, " the Swiss good guy " as you kindly said... Chef-owner of L'Échalote. I simply would like you to remember that we offer two different kinds of mezcal on the menu: " Del amigo " : 50 pesos " Reposado " : 60 pesos You asked for "Reposado", you had 3 of them, so it is... More 

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Additional Information about L'Echalote

Address: Calle Zapoteco, Huatulco, Mexico
Phone Number: 01 958 58 7 24 80
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Huatulco
Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
Cuisine: Asian, French, Steakhouse, International

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