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La Providencia

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Calle Shambala s/n | Colonia Roca Blanca, Zipolite 90704, Mexico
+52 958 100 9234
18:00 - 22:30
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Wed - Sun 18:00 - 22:30
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Puebla, Mexico
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 July 2016

La Providencia is hands down the best of many great restaurants in Zipolite. Paco and Javier have created a warm, welcoming environment and delicious menu. I have always had great experiences here. Don't forget to make reservations.

Thank demmettc
Norrkoping, Sweden
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183 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We had heard about this place, tucked in off a dirtroad in Zipolite. Driving there is not easy, roads get beat up and in the nighttime it get's DARK! The chef has found a style of cooking combining local produce with subtle flavours and reinventions of classic mexican coastal fare. The shrimpdishes are all succulent, butthe cochinita pibil delicious! The... More 

Thank Hampm57
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

My family and I were here for our New Years eve dinner (31st Dec 2015) and we really loved this place! There was no a la carte dinner option, instead there was a special menu due to the date we chose to eat here. But, to be honest i dont think we needed a la carte menu. We were served... More 

Thank nlir
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

I went there with my partner and we were both immediately charmed by the decor and friendly welcome we received from Javier (one of the owners). Our waiter Marcello was just as gracious and helpful. We were asked to sit in the "cocktail lounge" while they got our table ready. There, they took our order for drinks and food. The... More 

Thank Platomike
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

This restaurant offers the most sophisticated menu in the area. Food is expertly prepared and presented. It is very popular so you need reservations but definitely not to be missed. Try the chayote soup.

1 Thank Ellie M
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

This was far & away our best meal in a week of eating out on the Pacific Coast! Lovely setting, charming interior & a terrific level of execution. Creative menu options & excellent cocktails.

Thank DebM369
Whitehorse, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Wish we had more time to go back again. Interesting walk through the jungle and take your flashlight if your walking back. Great wine and margarita's, excellent choices on the menu. Service is in no hurry but it is a great place to eat and drink.

1 Thank YukonRalph
Montreal, Canada
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

With friends, with whom we were staying, in Puerto Ángel nearby, we went to La Providencia for dinner. The setting is typical, and very nice for the neighbourhood. How we ever got there is beyond me as its at nearly the end of a mud track, off another mud track, off a road.... But real table cloths and real napkins.... More 

1 Thank Gillian C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is in a lovely setting. We made reservations 3 weeks in advance as it was to be a special birthday celebration dinner and Javier was informed at that time of the birthday celebration. Two of us ordered tuna and requested it be very rare - just seared - it came thoroughly cooked through and not very tasty. The... More 

1 Thank S G
Javier G, Propietario at La Providencia, responded to this review

Birthday celebration: For special occasions people ask for special things, you didn’t… not even the dessert menu. it’s not enough to “inform” the staff, we have delivered when asked. Overcooked food: you could have returned it, or at least say something, there’s nothing we can do if we find out days later. Next time say something, it helps. We like... More 

Cody, Wyoming
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Javier and Paco are amazing. They have successfully created a dining experience that is second to none. Having dined all over the world, it can safely be said that their creations rate as highly as any restaurant I have ever experienced. Paco can fuse together culinary creations that will scintillate your senses. The seafood is so incredible and fresh that... More 

Thank David B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$19
Mexican, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Shambala s/n | Colonia Roca Blanca, Zipolite 90704, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Zipolite
  • Phone Number: +52 958 100 9234
Located at the west end of Zipolite, close to Alquimista beach, it's a small restaurant full of surprises, great food, excellent ambiance, beautiful decor, and the best quality in all the ingredients, always trying to make our costumers have a memorable dining experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?