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“As good as remembered” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carmelitas Cafe

Carmelitas Cafe
Av. Morelos S/N | Entre El Super El Cacahuate y Auto Lavado Los Primos. Interseccion a Playa la Ropa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
755 554 3885
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Ranked #1 of 219 Restaurants in Zihuatanejo
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Healthy
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: We are a family business for over 20 years we were located within the Airport Zihuatanejo, the business was called "Snack Bar - El Mirador"; but in 2008 we decided to leave the anonymity and moved to town with a new "Carmelite Cafe" concept. The mission of Carmen and Don Jesus was always clear, offer our customers the best dining experience in Zihuatanejo. During these years we have been aware of the importance of treating our guests like family. We pride ourselves everyday to trust Cafe Carmelites to treat at home; therefore, we insist that the recipes of Mrs. Carmelita, always keep the flavor of the Mexican family kitchen. We will always have an eye to providing the best quality in each of our dishes; leaving aside, a friendly smile and a humble to serve our customers heart. We cook for you like for our own home, without shortcuts, no frills, with love.
Sausalito, California
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“As good as remembered”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

Carmelites has some of the best antojitos anywhere not just in Zihuatanejo. We come here every time we visit and the food and friendly service never lets us down.

Visited June 2013
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Los Angeles
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Spectacular Little Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Because of the great reviews we decided to try Carmelitas for breakfast and it was every bit as fantastic as everyone says! The Fresh juice, squeezed to order was especially enjoyable! Maria, our server spoke excellent English (not that thats a requirement, but it helped to get to know her a bit) and gave us such great service that we decided to go back again 2 days later! Carmelitas is a great and perfect fit for such a beautiful little town! I am excited to see the place after they finish building the new outdoor oven!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Just what I was looking for in Zihua”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Carmelita’s is the classic traditional Mexican restaurant in Zihuatanejo. A covered outdoors restaurant with Carmelita usually there welcoming you to her very good restaurant. Several of the gals waiting tables speak English. I had lunch there the first time and just had to come back for breakfast the day I flew home. I would have eating there (breakfast and lunch only) several more times had I discovered it sooner.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oslo, Norway
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“The perfect brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Everything is true about the reviews for this gem. The owner and staff are sweet and helpful. Our waiter also spoke english. Food is excellent and the nearby carwash adds to the laid-back feel. We will go back before we go.

Visited April 2013
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Edmonds, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This lovely place is in a very unexpected location, but we made it a destination after tasting the food. On both occasions, we were the only non-Mexicans in the place, which is a very good recommendation.

Visited April 2013
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