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Carmelitas Cafe

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Avenida Heroico Colegio Militar S/N | Next to Super El Cacahuate, Zihuatanejo 40890, Mexico
+52 755 554 3885
08:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 04:30
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice patio, excellent food and good choices, friendly staff who were very helpful. We went there for lunch. They are open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday only. Apparently, they have music on the evenings they are open. I would definitely go back again.

Thank Golda M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been to Carmalita's for breakfast several times over the past two years. The menu options are abundant and all are prepared with attention to both taste and appearance. The morning pastry cart rolls up to your table so you can make your own choices (we recommend the corn bread cake). Wait staff is very attentive to every need of... More 

Thank wsmamike
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for breakfast and was packed quickly with tourists. Breakfast was good. Mosquitos or what ever was biting me during the wait. Bathrooms non functional. No flush and no water in both ladies and men's. Price was ok and service good.

Thank Rosieakalynn
Lafayette, California
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111 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the street you would not recognize this as a restaurant, but as you walk around you are drawn into a nice patio area that is comfortable. Carmelita's daughter was our hostess and she was a pleasure to talk to and very enthusiastic and helpful with suggestions. We had found ourselves ordering too much at other restaurants so we decided... More 

Thank plochez
Seoul, South Korea
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading the comments we booked a table for dinner expecting amazing home made Mexican food. We both ordered tuna and mahi-mahi. Tuna was overcooked and the garlic sauce was very oily and the mahi-mahi with escabeche was good but we had the same dish at many other restaurants. The location is not great as it is on a very... More 

Thank Louise_in_Asia
Battle Lake, Minnesota
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely breakfast here. We especially liked the Mexican coffee - coffee made with cinnamon. The owners and servers are very attentive. The ambience is very inviting.

Thank Alingrid
Bemidji, Minnesota
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girls and I tried this quaint little restaurant while in Zihuatanejo. The food was so delicious and we dined there another time while on vacation that week. Many different menu items to choose from but my girls LOVED the pancakes - they were delicious! Definitely on my list to go back to!

Thank stacybMinnesota
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for lunch recommended by our amigo Carlos. There was 6 of us. We were immediately seated and greeted with a warm smile. Our waiter Vincent could not have been more helpful. He thoroughly explained the menu, took our drink order (margaritas). Waited until we tried them and returned the ones which were too sweet, all with a... More 

Thank Eljayj
Camas, Washington
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the first restraunt we ate at on our list of want-to-dos. The food was fresh and amazing! The staff was kind and helpful! We had breakfast and will definitely be back for dinner before we leave.

Thank Cyndi M
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very welcoming staff, tasty food and fresh fruit drinks. This was our first breakfast in zihuatanejo and will eat here again before we leave.

Thank Paul V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 04:30
08:00 - 04:30
08:00 - 04:30
08:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?