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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
“brunch” (24 reviews)
“pork ribs” (40 reviews)
“tortillas” (32 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 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 yesterday

We stopped in for lunch mid-afternoon. We were greeted warmly and offered our choice of seating, and as soon as we were seated, a fan was brought over to provide a welcome breeze in the afternoon heat. The server was happy to explain the menu...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been to Zihua many times, enjoy eating local food. and this is our favorite place for breakfast. The food is flavorful and well prepared. They make their own tortillas. The service is friendly and attentive. Recommend highly.

Thank Rob R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious breakfast with fresh ground coffee that was so good we made dinner reservations. Recommended by our taxi driver as the best breakfast in Zihautanejo. Staff was very friendly food was superb. Fresh tortillas made right in front of you.

Thank dmatne51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a short walk from Centro in Zihuatanejo, we arrived at Carmelitas, an authentic Mexican restaurant recommended by friends. A sign outside advertised a Mexican Dance show that evening. Our gracious hostess made us feel most welcome. Our server was also warm and gracious and...More

Thank Marie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate breakfast here, pancakes and bacon, eggs on a tortias. Both were delicious. The atmosphe was very pleasant , service good and prices fair. Would like to go back for the diiner , entertainment one night. Think it would be great!

Thank Bearcat4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place for breakfast and lunch. Went to dinner & show last night. Wow! It was spectacular. Highly recommend. Carmen took excellent care of our table. 😊 suzanne

Thank Suz6400
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be clear, this is a comment about the dinner/show. We have never been here for brunch or breakfast. Last year the food was creative and tasty, and the show was a minor interruption in what was an otherwise excellent meal. Unfortunately, an over amplified...More

Thank timmac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

as Always the food is superb and the family and staff who work there are just very special. This time octopus,pork ribs, and chili relleno with shrimp. Outstanding and my true happy place

Thank GRKungFuPanda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are traveling all of Mexico and Central America by sailboat (left 9/2017). This has been, hands down, the best food we've had. The owner, Carmel, is so wonderful and kind. It feels to fancy and upscale when you walk in, even though it's in...More

Thank Allison S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love visiting Carmelitas Café for breakfast. The food is so fresh and quite delicious! We were also fortunate to still be in Zihuatanejo when they started serving dinner this January! They have a fun show that they put on with dinner. The food in...More

2  Thank TahitiZ
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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