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Restaurante El Alquimista

Conocido | Playa Zipolite, Zipolite 70902, Mexico
0052 195 5843370
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (18 reviews)
“pizza” (17 reviews)
“ceviche” (11 reviews)
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8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Hours
Italian, Mexican, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Conocido | Playa Zipolite, Zipolite 70902, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Good food, NYE expensive menu very disappointing, but still recommend to have a great dinner on the beach, and tasty drinks

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank C6105JMpeterd
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Located on the far western side of the beach, we ate here one night for supper. Not super hungry so just shared a wood fired meat lovers pizza, which was very good! They have so many culinary options on their menu so will have to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GBCheesehead
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Alquimista is a fabulous restaurant at the west end of the beach just past the big rock. Dine in the open air with your toes in the sand or under shade during the heat of the day. Service was prompt, the staff friendly and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MGSK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

El Alquimista is located at the Western end of Zipolite Beach, in walking distance to Hotel Nude. I went for dinner and the restaurant was quite packed, but got a table instantly. They have an extensive menu from which I chose Ceviche as my appetizer...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank V9387AAfrankf
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Tables, hammocks and torches adorn this restaurant where you can wiggle your toes in the sand while enjoying some local fresh fish.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gailb75
Reviewed November 30, 2018

We went nearly every day for lunch at El Alquimista. The beach view cannot be beat and the variety of food choices I think is better than many of the other restaurants. At night they put out candles all over - very romantic. The Arracherra...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank calpoidog
Reviewed November 21, 2018

I have eaten at El Alquimista many times over a couple of decades. I keep going back because it has one of the best locations on Playa Zipolite so you kind of forgive the lack of consistency in the food. I have had great meals...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nmdbr
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

Though I’ve been coming to Zipolite for several years, I had not eaten dinner at El Alquimista before last week. I don’t want them to be overrun by crowds, making it hard for me to dine, but it’s a pretty epic place. Entrees vary widely,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank driver888_12
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

I loved this place so much I came 3 times.?Not just because they’re one of the only places that accept credit card but because the food is great & location beautiful. The fish tacos were so good, I had them twice. I would come for...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank thisislyndsey
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

It’s very good, service is great and they have a lot of great options, from great seafood to oven pizzas and delicious desserts, you can go there for a whole week and you will not get tired or bored, it’s really good and the drinks......More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AristidesSalazar
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Brooke L
June 11, 2018|
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Response from SavageE | Reviewed this property |
I was there recently, if VEGAN includes fish in your case, it shouldn't be a problem, they have wonderful tuna. If not, I would try another place as it's a fancy restaurant that'll ne costly for nothing. Alquimista has... More
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susan m
February 18, 2018|
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Response from 1alan280 | Reviewed this property |
They are only open for dinner. They will not answer the phone until late in the day. Not sure why. We have found a lot of places do not open until later in the day. Can be a little frustrating when wanting to try them at... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Conocido | Playa Zipolite, Zipolite 70902, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Zipolite
  • Phone Number: 0052 195 5843370
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