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Carmelitas Cafe

Calle Heroico Colegio Militar S/N | Next to Super El Cacahuate, Zihuatanejo 40890, Mexico
+52 755 554 3885
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“pork ribs” (37 reviews)
“squash blossoms” (21 reviews)
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All hours
Mexican, Latin, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Heroico Colegio Militar S/N | Next to Super El Cacahuate, Zihuatanejo 40890, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

So good we went twice during our stay. Fresh squeezed orange juice, fresh coffee, eggs to order, tortillas being made right next to our table (got to sample, yum)---Food is excellent, service is great and the staff is so very friendly. My wife and I...More

Thank birdhunter2
Reviewed 5 days ago

We finally were able to have "brunch" here as we don't typically go out for lunch during our annual visits. However, we are happy to say that Carmelita's lives up to its reputation. My husband had some mash up with eggs, refried beans, plantains, etc...More

Thank KathyBJax_FL
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We looked up restaurants prior to our trip and this was consistently in the top 5 of many sites and we can tell why... Amazing food, amazing service. The corn cake, the raisin loaf and the breakfast were all amazing. I asked the waitress to...More

Thank halaltravellers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every dish here is amazing in its simplicity and compexity. This is a difficult combination to master as Carmelita and her fabulous family do it with grace. care. and amazing charm.If you love Mexican food that is five notches above all others. dine here and...More

Thank Charlescasacoco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great slice of local life and food. Everyone we dealt with was so helpful and friendly. Good margaritas, guacamole and cold beers to start. Had the shrimp rellanos and what a great choice! Delicious....only open during the day, so we never made it back in...More

Thank Poodlehell
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful experience all around. Beautiful setting, amazing food and very friendly staff. Great service! Definitely need to go if you are in Zihuatanejo or Ixtapa.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the place!! Some of the best breakfast and coffee we've ever had!! The staff were so friendly and the restaurant was very clean..we had breakfast there every morning while on vacation. Highly recommend this place!!

Thank jonijuan
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Camelitas was a wonderful start to my day. Having the choices in menu made it easy on my lazy American self. The food was perfectly prepared, and a beautiful presentation. I'll come back again.

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Finally found a great breakfast place to eat at 😀 I ordered pancakes and bacon and loved them. Also had a cappuccino which was great Daughter ordered a Mexican dish and she said it was awesome!!! We are going again tomorrow before we fly out...More

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This is a destination restraunt. The food is exceptional, atmosphere is nice, service is great. There is a reason that they are ranked #2. #1 is 5 times more expensive. Carmaleta did a thing at the Mexican Embassy in Ottawa. She was on a cooking...More

Thank jdintlltd
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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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Alvin K
31 December 2016|
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Response from CarmelitasCafe | Property representative |
Hello Alvin! How are you? For now, we only serve for breakfast and lunch, but very soon we will open for dinner. Follow us on Facebook so you can receive our news! Happy New Year!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 AM
8:00 AM - 4:30 AM
8:00 AM - 4:30 AM
8:00 AM - 4:30 AM
8:00 AM - 4:30 AM
8:00 AM - 4:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Heroico Colegio Militar S/N | Next to Super El Cacahuate, 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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