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“One Block from Villablanca Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of L'Echalote

L'Echalote
Calle Zapoteco, Huatulco, Mexico
01 958 58 7 24 80
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Ranked #13 of 107 Restaurants in Huatulco
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, French, Steakhouse, International
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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
Lac La Biche Alberta
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“One Block from Villablanca Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Ate here twice. Food was good (but not gourmet) both times, although service tended to be a bit slow even with only a few tables to wait on.

A little pricier than other local restaurants. Location, close to our hotel worked for us.

We didn't find any great restaurants in Huatulco, but this one was OK.

Visited February 2014
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Echalote, Propriétaire at L'Echalote, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Lac Labiche... On trip advisor : 13 restaurants : 5 pizzerias... 1 Drive-in... 1 Kentucky fried chicken... 2 fast-food, 1 booster juice, 1 chinese... And no good restaurant in Huatulco...? We cook on the moment, and fresh... Downhere ! But Thank you anyway.. We are a fews in Huatulco trying to give heart, good products, and different cuisine... Respecting slow food... we are just a little familiar place... expecting for you next year, calling us for a reservation if you does'nt want to have tables before yourth ...
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Thierry Faivre Wittwer
Chef-owner
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  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Oaxaca, Mexico
1 review
“Fench-Mex”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Seasonal visitors to Mexico are always looking for 'decent' restaurants and L'Échalote delivers a fine North American(with French flair) standard in a lovely Huatulco setting. Many years of service and experience have earned the owner his just rewards. Excellent food, friendly personal service, pleasant atmosphere, fair prices..... highly recommended by THIS foodie. It was an anniversary celebration, and they went out of their way to make it a special and memorable dinner, with good wishes from all the staff and a complimentary chocolate desert that was divine. Disfrutaló. (Enjoy it!)

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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ottawa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Delicious dinners”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

After our first dinner at the Echalote,we returned there every night of our stay in Huatulco.
The food was delicious. Fresh grilled fish one night, rock lobster another, Mexican food a third. We also tried the Vietnamese Nems, just as good as in Hanoi.
Xavier prepared delicious margaritas before our meal, and was attentive to our every need.
The walls are a cheerful yellow, and decorated with local paintings.
The owner is French, his wife laotian, and the restaurant is in Oaxaca .... Be prepared for an interesting menu.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
“Great Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We have visited the L Echalote Restaurant twice in out visit this year. The food and the service was excellent. My first visit I had the Greek squid, and my second the Thai salad and the apple strudel. My husband had the veal and everything was amazing!!!!! Thank you to the staff they where great!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Hualtulco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We were warned that since the place is not that large reservations are suggested but we had not problem getting in although it did fill up not long afterwards. So go early if you don't have reservations. As it is on a side street there is not much traffic so it was quite peaceful sitting on the patio although the interior also looked nice. The food was great and the service was also good. There were four of us in our party and everyone enjoyed what they ordered which is not always the case. We found other restaurants which were ok but they were not always consistent with some meals being very good and others not so great. Highly recommend them.

Visited February 2014
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