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El Cafecito

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Calle Del Morro, Playa Zicatela, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico
+52 954 582 0516
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good coffe place, nice meals but the only down side with the zicatela cafecito that they rush you to leave once at the moment you finish to eat

Thank דניאל ט
Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to both locations at Carrizilillo and Zucatela and they're both superb. Excellent Mexican fare, great juices, bottomless filter coffee and generous portions. There's a reason the place is always packed!

Thank keatsontheroad
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was the best I tried in puerto, the food is very tasty, the prices descent and not expensive at all, the waiters kind and they open very early in the morning until late in the evening.

Thank שחר ב
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For so much hype about the large portions, excellent service and great food, I was surprised at the small breakfast, lack of service and 3 of the 7 people were unhappy with the food itself. The bacon and eggs didn´t have the pictured 4 nice pieces of toast, only 3 small circular ones, and the french fries were few and... More 

Thank Gregory T
New York
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to this place 3 days in a row for breakfast. Very reasonable with more than ample portions. A busy place but the service is great and very helpful. If you want to start your day off with a substantial breakfast before you hit the beach ( right across the street), this is the place!

Thank MetsNYC
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! There are two in Puerto Escondido and the one we frequented was a short walk from our amazing hotel, Villa Carrizalillo. Great food, great bakery, great service! We highly recommend it!

Thank Janet M
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126 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only stopped for a quick dinner but the menu is well equipped for locals and tourists alike. Took nachos and salad and they were tasty!

Thank Lawsonio1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

People were very nice and kind and the Mexican foods I had were cheap and great! You'll be satisfied with this shop. And also wifi is available here.

Thank Momoko N
Mexico City, Mexico
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49 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

We visited the restaurant late afternoon for some coffee and pastries. There were more service staff than guests, however, the level of attention experienced as well as the waiting time was not in line with Mexican standards. The real experience was the settlement of the bill which was MXN 78. Typical propina in Mexico is 10 %, rounded upwards, for... More 

Thank speedster1721
Alejandro R, Gerente at El Cafecito, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, we are very sorry to hear that our service was not up to standards, at Cafecito we work hard to deliver great food and service, and to make our clients feel part of our family, we will look into it with our collaborators. Also our customers are very important to us, so we are sorry... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Great place with absolutely amazing good that's well priced especially for being right on the beach front. Only quip is that there are so many options and every time we came here it was almost too hard to decide what dish to order :)

Thank Lincoln B
Alejandro R, Gerente at El Cafecito, responded to this review

We appreciate your comment, and are glad to know you found our menu to be so satisfactory. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $8
Mexican, Latin, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Del Morro, Playa Zicatela, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Puerto Escondido
  • Phone Number: +52 954 582 0516

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