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El Cafecito

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Av. Hidalgo | There Is Another Restaurant With the Same Name, Near Playa Carizalillo, Puerto Escondido, Mexico
582-0516
Today
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice and Plenty Breakfast

We stopped here twice for breakfast thanks to the advice of the Hotel Staff and also TripAdv. Food is really good and plenty. It mostly has a long list of Mexican food with fresh Oaxacan Ingredients (in my opinion the best ones in Mexico). Prices are really low, I think they all are in Puerto... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
juanvzla
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Mexico City, Mexico
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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281 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mexico City, Mexico
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We stopped here twice for breakfast thanks to the advice of the Hotel Staff and also TripAdv. Food is really good and plenty. It mostly has a long list of Mexican food with fresh Oaxacan Ingredients (in my opinion the best ones in Mexico). Prices are really low, I think they all are in Puerto Escondido. The restaurant is not... More 

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seattle
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great mexican food at a great price. wonderful service. There are always a lot of customers from breakfast thru dinner.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Cafecito is always crowded with happy customers, oversized American style meals perfect to prep for a big day in the surf, good coffee, great wifi. A little more expensive but portion makes up for it. Service is great and your right across from the beach.

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Portland, Oregon
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Cafecito is great for fresh pastries, breads and other baked goods, and also for coffee. They open at 6:00 a.m. (more or less!) so for people outbound on tours it's a great place to pick up breakfast or lunch. Prices are very reasonable, service is quick and the food it good.

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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is a convenient place on the main strip. Food is cooked well & tastes OK but I think the varied menu is what drags all folks here without formalities. You can order anything to take away here which is convenient. Fresh fruit juices are good as are most things. You can request whatever you like also with or without... More 

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Kingston
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

We found loved the enchilada verde and the on site pastry. Great location on the main drag of Zicatela Beach where the locals and the tourists eat. Great value at 630 pesos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Good place, good salad! Service was so fast! I enjoyed a lot my experience at el cafecito. Muy bien! surely a place to come back

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La Salle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Stopped in here for a quick brunch one day while shopping at Zicatela. It had a very large menu and everyone found something they liked. It was also recommended by a local on a different occasion when we had forgotten that we had already been there. Worth a trip.

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Carlsbad, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The food here was great and had many menu options. The bakery is a great addition. A must while visiting.

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I'm not sure what the attraction to Cafecito is? Perhaps it's akin to Canadians waiting in line at Tim Hortons. The bakery is average at best, and the breakfast is not very good. My scrambled eggs were extremely overcooked, and not one person at my table remarked that there food was better than average. On two occasions I bought entire... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Hidalgo | There Is Another Restaurant With the Same Name, Near Playa Carizalillo, Puerto Escondido, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Puerto Escondido
  • Phone Number: 582-0516

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?