“Lovely, thoughtfully prepared food ... a must try in Zihua!”
La Gula is located on the 2nd floor of a building in the older part of Zihuatanejo. When we went, there was considerable construction on the road, but the restaurant was largely unaffected due to it's 2nd floor spot. It's a small but pretty open-air restaurant, with a very authentic feel. There were kids playing soccer down on the street below, and the vibe was very relaxed and comfortable. The food was fantastic. We started with tortilla soup and the grilled vegetable salad. The tortilla soup was the best rendition of it I've ever had - clear broth with crispy pork skins, over avocado and chile husks - so delicious! The salad was beautiful and great as well. For dinner, we had the mahi mahi in banana leaf and the skirt steak mole. I am still thinking about that steak! It was a bit more 'done' than we asked for, but this wasn't a problem because it was so tender. It was spicy and sweet, the mole perfectly prepared. The mahi was a bit dry, but still tasty. They have a decent wine list, and the service is quiet but friendly. Definitely a different and delicious experience - well worth searching it out!
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