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“The BEST service and food in Playa las Gatas”

Otilia's Restaurant
Ranked #18 of 322 Restaurants in Zihuatanejo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Latin
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: This restaurant is located on a small cove and can only be reached by water taxi from the pier. There are about 10 restaurants on this isolated cove. They have no actual address, no electricty, no telephone and all food/beverages are brought in by the water taxi's. Otilia's is mentioned many times under Things to Do on the Zihua Forum under "Las Gatas" and should be listed under Restaurants. This is a very popular place with great food and fantastic location. You can enjoy your meal with your feet in the sand and the very clear ocean water a few yards away. Snorkeling is also available from the white sand beach.
Long Beach, California
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“The BEST service and food in Playa las Gatas”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

We looked at several reviews for places to eat and many people had already made reviews about the great service and food at Otillia's Restaurant. I have to agree- You want Franco as your server as he will take care of anything you need. The food was delicious on both days we went and whatever you need, he has a contact for. We went snorkeling with Miguel, and he was an awesome guide. Ask Franco, and he will find Miguel, you will not be disappointed.

Visited July 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Friendly staff, great food!”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Had a great fresh seafood meal with an excellent view of the beach. Franco was very attentive and gave us a lot of great information about other area attractions and restaurants. He was also very funny and entertaining and made us feel very comfortable.

  • Visited July 2013
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Seattle
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“best food in Zihuatanejo”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We went here for lunch on the last day of our trip and had the best meal yet. We both got mahi mahi fillets and the fish was very good. We also had chips with guacamole and salsa and it was also wonderful. Our server was Franco and he is one of a kind...he gave us excellent service and treated us like family.

We would certainly recommend anyone to Otilia's and we will be back on our next trip to Zihua.

  • Visited July 2013
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Kearney, Nebraska
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“Look for the pink-red umbrellas--at the far end of the beach-worth the walk!”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

You get off the water taxi on one end and this place is next to the last on las Gatas beach. We spent the afternoon there and had lobster tacos...couldn't have been a better day and service was everything. When we asked if we should get a massage, they went and got two masseurs that did a good job and were not expensive. They take cash only (not unusual for a beach place), but I thought it was reasonable. This time of year is great for avoiding crowds and getting lots of attention.

  • Visited June 2013
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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22 reviews
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“Great afternoon on the beach!”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

This a lovely little beachfront restaurant. You arrive by boat from Zihuatanejo to the beautiful Las Gatas Beach. This place is near the very end so you have to walk by all the other restaurants with their staff trying to entice you into their place! It is worth the walk. Great drinks and food. Not fancy at all but a lovely spot on the beach. Ask for Franko.

  • Visited March 2013
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