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Restaurante El Alquimista

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Playa Zipolite, Zipolite 70904, Mexico
+52 1 958 587 8961
08:00 - 23:30
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is situated on a beautiful part of the beach. I had a salad with goat cheese and my husband had the fish taco. Both were very well presented and tasted very fresh. More upscale than other restaurants in the area but a nice treat.

Thank Kara2007
Omaha, Nebraska
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to go three times on our last trip to Zipolite. Each time a very warm and inviting location makes it a great evening, whether your just having drinks or a full dinner. The food is always consistently good and reliable. The only thing is they need a couple more servers or someone dedicated to only working the... More 

Thank Losvagabundos E
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El alquimista is one of the most famous places in Zipolite (hotel, resturant, bar), The decoration in very beautiful and gives the feeling of being on a private beach, at night the place create a very intimate atmosphere. The only issue is that the food is so average, The food is very average, nothing particularly good and the menu is... More 

Thank Memo C
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to El Alquimista based on our impression from the last time we were there. Service was terrible. Food was mediocre. Will not visit again

Thank Sandy F
San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is really nice, the menu has many options and the service is great! Some of the plates are not as tasty as expected, but they are good. Is a great option for couples or groups.

Thank Geminiano P
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were expecting better things here but we were a little disappointed. The appetizer, bruschetta with jamón serrano, was really good, but dinner was average. It was also very dark. Bathroom was a bit gross as well.

Thank Tony R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I would recommend for lunch or breakfast but did not enjoy our dinner. The mescal and ginger were not cooked out of the sauce for the dorado. :(

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Had a lovely seafood dinner here, great ambiance, candles and lanterns along the beach. Food was very good. Also enjoyed a nice breakfast , fruit/yogurt/granola bowl, and a nice latte made for a nice start to a lovely day.

Thank coloradotraveler29
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Excellent spot on the beach. We had the pizza and it didn't thrill us, but another diner had the tuna and loved it.

Thank Dudley D
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We walked down the beach from our hotel to eat here and it was wonderful. Higher in price than the other restaurants we tried in town, but the location on the beach was fabulous! Each table was lit by candles and the tables are on the sand, a wonderful evening! The food was very good. We had steak and pasta... More 

Thank jneef

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mexican, Seafood, Mediterranean
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Zipolite, Zipolite 70904, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Zipolite
  • Phone Number: +52 1 958 587 8961

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