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Carmelitas Cafe

Av. Heroico Colegio Militar. A un costado de Super El Cacahuate, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
755 554 3885
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Ranked #1 of 212 restaurants in Zihuatanejo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $11
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Native American, Pacific Rim, Healthy
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: We have parking lot.Contamos con estacionamiento privado.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: We have parking lot.Contamos con estacionamiento privado.
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This was our first trip to the area and were looking for authentic Mexican food. We found this restaurant on trip advisor and figured we'd give it a shot. Both my wife and I speak very little Spanish and still found the staff to vibe very curtious and friendly. The food was great too! I broke one of my sandals... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

You need to try this little gem...authentic Mexican. We met the owner on our first visit and she made us try all different foods. On the second trip we met her son and he was just as pleasant. Food was hot presented well. Beyond reasonable. Try this place before everyone else does.

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We went to this restaurant last year because it was number one on tripadvisor. The restaurant is located on a busy street and had parking behind it and next to it. The food was average in every way for Zihautanejo - quantity, quality and portion size. There was nothing at all wrong with it, but nothing outstanding either. After we... More

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Fresh local hand sliced fruit, fresh tortillas, fresh tomato sauce (from vine ripened fresh tomatoes), fresh eggs fresh ground coffee. Cheerful service. What breakfast should be.

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Sunnyvale, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Everyone recommends Carmelita's, and now I know why! We went between the breakfast and lunch rush. The staff was extremely friendly, and very helpful explaining local dishes that did not translate well. The food was simple and very good. Carmelita came by several times to make sure everything was ok, and chatted with us briefly when we asked about the... More

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Barra de Potosi, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

they have a very comfortable restaurant and focus on delicious food. Not a touristy place, but I'll bet it is one of the most popular spots for knowledgeable locals.

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

After many breakfast trips, we finally tried Carmelitas for lunch and it was as fantastic as all the ways it is for breakfast. Service is impeccable - so friendly. Food was fantastic, the pork special and mahi-mahi were excellent. Victor, Carmelita's son, visited with us and we were so impressed with his family's commitment to top-notch service and food -... More

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Love this place. Felt like family the first time. We went there almost every day for breakfast. Great food, very clean, service is impeccable and the fresh ground coffee is a must. A big shout out to Jose Manuel Gomez and Lisbeth!! Just wonderful people and so helpful with any questions we had about Zihua. Carmelita always came to say... More

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Came for breakfast and ordered chilaquiles, hot cakes, and huevos muñelotos(?). All the food and service was excellent. Hope to come back for other items.

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New Brighton, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

I had high expectations for Carmelita's based on rave reviews in Trip Advisor and from knowledgeable chefs like Rick Bayless and I was not disappointed. Spotlessly clean, warm atmosphere, friendly greeting, attentive service and most importantly excellent food. Homemade tortillas, great pan Dulce's, and the best coffee we've had in Zihua. Would highly recommend.

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