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“Spectacular Little Place!”
Review of Carmelitas Cafe

Carmelitas Cafe
Ranked #1 of 349 Restaurants in Zihuatanejo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Healthy
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, 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.
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!

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Thank bluecarrot
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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.

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Thank ChewelahBer
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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.

Thank Arild B
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Reviewed April 21, 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.

Thank shjones44
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Although it was hard to lure ourselves away from breathtaking morning view we typically enjoy while breakfasting at our hotel, the trip into Carmelitas was so worth it. The authentic food was approachable and dellcious. The service was delightful - from the warm greeting upon arrival to the helpful and patient descriptions and recommendations. There is an abundance of great local, fresh food in Zihuatanejo, but none compares to what we enjoyed here. Can't wait to return next year for lunch!

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Thank 2_of_us_ontheroad
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