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Carmelitas Cafe

Calle Heroico Colegio Militar S/N a un costado de Super El Cacahuate | Next to Super El Cacahuate o Auto Lavado Los Primos, Zihuatanejo 40890, Mexico
+52 755 554 3885
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork ribs” (39 reviews)
“corn cakes” (16 reviews)
“tortillas” (40 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Mexican, Latin, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Heroico Colegio Militar S/N a un costado de Super El Cacahuate | Next to Super El Cacahuate o Auto Lavado Los Primos, Zihuatanejo 40890, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Been meaning to try Carmelitas for years. Missed out by waiting for sure. Had breakfast one morning - green juices, cinnamon infused coffee, aporredillo and pastries. Fantastic meal! The coffee was extremely good. The server made a suggestion that I split my entree and try...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 5 days ago

A bit hard to locate (off with apple maps and google maps), but worth the search. Crafted thoughtful food. I had the mole enchiladas and my wife had the shrimp. We ate a lot of shrimp on our trip and it was the best on...More

Thank William K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and i stopped for a late afternoon meal because they are closed for dinner until next January. Real margaritas and a wonderful squash blossom quesadilla for an appetizer. Tried two their specials including the fall apart tender pork ribs. Some of the highlights...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really looking forward to having breakfast at Carmelitas Cafe and were not disappointed. On the contrary, it was one of the best breakfast experiences that we have had while on holiday in Mexico. My husband and I had "Motuleños," which seems to be...More

Thank Ruby15432
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on a Saturday evening. Sylvia greeted us with a smile and seated us at a table for two near the performers' stage. The service was very good, as was the food. We shared coconut shrimp and goat cheese salad. The coconut shrimp...More

Thank TravelingMac60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about Carmelitas is wonderful: the food is delicious, the atmosphere is lovely, and the staff is friendly, always attentive, and proud of the amazing menu.

Thank Becky L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You must make this restaurant a priority to visit when in Zihua! Best thing about it: THE FOOD Next: The service We absolutely loved eating here, multiple times!!

Thank mikeyrod27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to have a night out in Zih and Carmelitas came highly recommended and did not disappoint. They are not open every night for dinner so check first. We went on a Thursday and there was live entertainment, dancers and singers, it was very...More

Thank thelaws10142016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ventured out for our first breakfast yesterday morning, Sunday. We drove our rental car and were delighted to find a small parking lot behind the restaurant. They seated us immediately and we received a thorough set of recommendations and specials from Victor, the son...More

Thank ThreeBeasties
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carmelitas is absolutely a must visit. Breakfasts are absolutely the best in town. They were only open three nights (Th-Sat) when we visited Zihua in early March, but DO to visit. Our dinners were excellent, and the evening show of traditional dancers was so much...More

Thank juez51
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1 March 2018|
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Response from btrflytrvlr | Reviewed this property |
My friends have seen it, but I haven’t. I think it’s like a traditional Mexican songs and dance performance. Best to ask them through their website.
9 March 2017|
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Response from CarmelitasCafe | Property representative |
Hello!! Thank you for asking!! I'll give you 2 examples with different options: Example #1 • 2 coffees: $54 pesos ($27 each) • 1 eggs with ham: $58 • 1 hot cakes with chorizo: $70 • 1 orange juice: $25 • 1 fruit plate... More
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Mike K
5 February 2017|
Response from CarmelitasCafe | Property representative |
Hello! We are open for dinner Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 6 to 10 pm and the three nights we have the show, which starts at 8.30 more less.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Heroico Colegio Militar S/N a un costado de Super El Cacahuate | Next to Super El Cacahuate o Auto Lavado Los Primos, Zihuatanejo 40890, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: +52 755 554 3885
  • E-mail
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.
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