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La Esperanza Restaurant & Bar

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Jose Mariscal # 12 C | Col, Centro, Sayulita 63734, Mexico
+52 329 291 3271
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

Nice little gem around the corner from the main action in Sayulita...As others have mentioned you'll pay a little more, but it's worth it. Staff were laid back and genuine. After seeing my on my phone the waiter came over and gave me the internet pass code without me asking...

Thank Island_Mountaineer
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

We ate here on our first evening in Sayulita, after a long flight and five hours time difference. We were greeted warmly on arrival. We ate tuna and vegetarian spring rolls followed by aubergine stuffed with goats cheese and beef tacos. We drank a pineapple and basil margarita and two glasses of French (Languedoc) red. The bill was 465pesos. The... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Hands down the best restaurant in Sayulita. When you are tired of the "traditional" Mexican vacation food of tacos, ceviche, carne asada, house margaritas, etc. treat yourself to La Esperanza. Yes, you might pay a little more (10-20% at most) but what you get is unique and innovative dishes, super fresh and natural ingredients, and a presentation that shows they... More 

Thank mattmercer1
luciernaga8, Owner at La Esperanza Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you Matt and Julie for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful and grateful review. We love that you noticed how much we care about the qaulity of our food. It means so much to us to hear that our dinner specials have been a success. We are excited to continue to come up with new dishes and... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

Staff is friendly and knowledgable. I ordered a juice and it was pretty good! As mentioned in the title, prices are on the higher end.

Thank Andre T
Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Overpriced and not good. Stir fry and coconut shrimp were all too salty and oily with no depth. Super disappointing

Thank Ashton F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2016

We visited Sayulita several weeks ago, we had a great lunch, food was all tasty and well presented. Our big complaint was how slow it was to get the food. We understand that it is all made fresh which is wonderful, although we would have hated to have been in a rush. Maybe we should give them another chance as... More 

Thank BG&BMC
Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

We tried the tapa selection, for dinner, and they were great. The vegetables were also very fresh and cooked to perfection. The breakfast and lunch menus looked great but I will have to try those on our next visit.

Thank mote1
Atascadero, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

During 8 days spent in Sayulita, we visited La Esperanza 3 times which tells you something! Everything about it, the laid-back atmosphere, the beautiful mural on the wall, the warmth of everyone who works there, the delicious, almost-too-beautiful-to-eat food, was delightful. We especially loved the quinoa salad and the raw, vegan chocolate mousse.

Thank digbugsgotravel
Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016

We've been in Sayulita for a week and decided to go out to our first brunch at La Esperanza. My friend read all about the excellent + healthy cuisine and we were all excited to trek across town to experience it. It did not disappoint. We all had the huevos rancheros with a custom mole/chile sauce. It was the BEST... More 

Thank Elana L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016

The cool town of Sayulita does not offer much quality when it comes to food. La Esperanza is a delicious exception. Infused with local flavors, it entices the senses and offers a very healthy and tasty meal.

Thank Gpiacentini

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jose Mariscal # 12 C | Col, Centro, Sayulita 63734, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Sayulita
  • Phone Number: +52 329 291 3271
La Esperanza is a health food Resturant & Bar that creates and serves conscious and nutritious food for the health of our community. Our intention is to educate individuals about nutrition and sustainability. At La Esperanza we serve a variety of organic super foods, cold pressed juices and Local organic produce. Enjoy Gourmet health food, fresh seafood and artisan cocktails with your favorite fusions of Mexican and international flavors.

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