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La Providencia

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Calle Shambala s/n | Colonia Roca Blanca, Zipolite 90704, Mexico
+52 958 100 9234
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18:00 - 22:30
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Wed - Sun 18:00 - 22:30
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Canada
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111 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Javier and Paco have chosen a great new location!! Of the three different ones I have been to over the years, this is my favourite. The food is 5 star as always. Had a few glitches but Javier fixed them d no problem with his usual flair. New bar addition very nice and good bar tender. Well worth the extra... More 

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Thank Victoria M
Calgary
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The food, atmosphere and staff at La Providencia are beyond compare. Make sure you treat yourself to a fabulous dinner and don't forget to make a reservation. I highly recommend the Goat Cheese Turnovers and Coconut Shrimp. Both are delicious!

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

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

La Providencia is a gem, hidden in the jungle and a joy to experience. The setting is so tranquil and romantic. The gentle music (Jose Gonzalez), the candles and lamps, beautiful white linen, and a most hospitable welcome by the owner set the scene. The service was perfect, attentive but not overbearing. Drinks arrived quickly as did our appetizers. Our... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This place is great from start to finish, the cocktails get you started and the food just gets better and better, the Camerone in coco is simply amazing as are all of the deserts.

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Thank Daniel Z
Seguin Falls, Canada
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Not only is the food out of this world but it is also terrific value. You have to go back for 4 or 5 nights to properly sample the breadth of the menu. The decor and ambiance only add to the experience. The best. Try it; you will not be disappointed.

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Thank Mailjune
Puebla, Mexico
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank demmettc
Norrkoping, Sweden
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169 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$19
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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?