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Restaurante El Alquimista

Conocido | Playa Zipolite, Zipolite 70902, Mexico
0052 195 5843370
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish” (17 reviews)
“pizza” (15 reviews)
“shrimp tacos” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Mexican, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Conocido | Playa Zipolite, Zipolite 70902, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place you're imagining when thinking of a Pacific coast restaurant. You're sitting right on the beach watching the waves and can easily forget the world around you. At night they illuminate the tables with candles and even put some on the rocks...More

Thank michamexi
Reviewed 30 April 2018

It is one of the best restaurants in Zipolite. The ambience is great, the lightning is very warm, the food is excellent, the price is good. We had to wait a while to be served but after all it was worth.

Thank emanueleviscuso
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

It is perfect for a romantic couple dinner. Great food and service at the beach. Try mezcal samples of danzantes.

Thank Julián J
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Beach front dining at its best. Several meals there while on vacation and they were all amazing. If you like Spiny Lobster, phone and have them hold for you. Cooked on the grill with herb butter! Amazing! Check out the Carmel Lava cake for desert!

Thank seascapeguy
Reviewed 22 March 2018

El Alquimista's ambience puts it at the top of our list though the cuisine can be sometimes, but not always terrific. It's never bad, and it's beautiful.

Thank Marignyland
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Went here for our anniversary dinner. LOVED it. Margaritas were amazing, try the ceviche, was soooo good. Service awesome and the grilled fish was the best cook on any fish during our 3 weeks in this area. Lovely spot to spite the beach people letting...More

Thank Smarties43
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We did not stay in the hotel but we enjoyed coming to the restaurant almost every day and night to relax on the beach front in the shade of the palm thatched palapas. The food is excellent, great pizza and delicious seafood risotto. Great assortment...More

Thank Ron G
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Food was very well served and great taste. Service was at par, nothing extraordinary. They served me more tuna than I could eat! My wife had shrimp spaghetti and loved it. Prices were inexpensive and with dinner on the beach being a romantic setting as...More

Thank Martypet
Reviewed 12 March 2018

The ambiance is the first reason to visit this seaside dining place. The food and service are the next. Try the shrimp tacos which come with two fantastic sauces and order a large plate of papas fritas ... dip the papas in the two sauces...More

Thank RayMinard
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Delicious food and drinks. Polite but not over the top service. Came here a few times whilst we were in Zipolite and didn't regret it. The tuna is really fresh and delicious.

Thank nb081282
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Brooke L
12 June 2018|
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Response from Ron G | Reviewed this property |
I don't have direct experience with the vegan side of their menu. I checked their website and Facebook site, but they didn't have any info, either. Given that el Alquimista has yoga classes, I suspect you'll be okay. If not... More
susan m
19 February 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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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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