We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Jose Mariscal 42, Sayulita 63734, Mexico
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

302 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 245: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Try the tuna taco, best by far ... unique experience , highly recommended ... great salsas , also had octopus and shrimp both really good

Thank Rafael N
Nanaimo, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate at El Itacate twice. Our male server was so smiley and friendly, he put us in an even better mood than we were already in. The food is good, delicious Mexican tacos, and they were more than willing to accommodate our requests for extra veggies etc. Atmosphere was great, we sat out on the street and there was... More 

Thank Kelsey R
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Grilled cheese burrito.... what more is there to say? The food was amazing, the staff was super friendly and the location was great! My favourite restaurant in Sayulita...

Thank Slofferen
Level Contributor
25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okay, they food was great, but I have to give special recognition to the Itacate tacos. Instead of a tortilla, they griddle shredded cheddar until crispy, and wrap it around your choice of fillings. It was truly one of the best things I have ever eaten! Very reasonable price

Thank David M
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small shop done right. These guys have a very good menu covering everything from seafood to veggie tacos, you can find anything of your liking. Everything we tried was fantastic, would recommend the garlic mushroom quesadilla and the octopus taco.

Thank scasti
Sayulita, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tacos, tacos , tacos... they are all soo delicious .. the fish ; the steak .. overflowing with meat 👍

Thank kshecter
Sayulita, Mexico
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend the Shrimp and the fresh Tuna tacos. If you like beef, the Filet tacos are also good. Generous portions of ingredients and they bring you grilled onions and beans as well as fresh sauces. Great place for a quick meal.

Thank claynobles
Bellevue, Washington
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have always ate here at least twice during our visits to Sayulita. This visit was a disappointment. The condiments were poorly prepared and not up to the usual standard. The steak taco had the usual large quantity of steak but it was much tougher than usual. The pineapple basil juice was almost undrinkable but the hibiscus juice was good.... More 

Thank TomS111
Langley, Washington
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Itacate is a must-visit while you are in Sayulita! It's hard to describe how wonderfully delicious this food is; really, it speaks for itself. Itacate tops my list of favorites!. I skipped the tortillas and savored the veggies, chicken and guacamole that were made to order. The fare is fresh, and the service, friendly. I would definitely go back --... More 

Thank AyBeeEye
Auburn, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best tacos I have ever had, and I have had a lot. I would recommend the pulpo (octopus) and the camaron! Service was great and the cooks are amazing. Limited seating but the table turn quickly. Jamaica and fresa agua fresca. Tasty!

Thank Jody C

Travelers who viewed EL ITACATE also viewed

Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit
Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit
Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit

Been to EL ITACATE? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jose Mariscal 42, Sayulita 63734, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Sayulita
Los tacos mas chicos de Sayulita!!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of EL ITACATE and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
7 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from EL ITACATE staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?