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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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Tijuana, Mexico
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed there and their drinks and food one of the best, they have a variety of food from meet to sea food and chicken dishes also salads and pasta (ask fort the parmesan costar pasta) .

Thank Claudia L
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had fish tacos, ceviche, octopus and 2 drinks for 630 pesos. All was good, but nothing special. As others have noted, you can get the same quality for less elsewhere.

Thank housancris
Manitoba, Canada
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat at a table outside, on the beach, as the sun was setting and the waves were crashing nearby. Ordered a ceviche trio (pictured here) and a pizza with goat cheese and tomatoes. Very delicious food, good service and a pleasant atmosphere here.

Thank msd204
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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166 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful place this is - right on the beach with torches and candles in the sand. My plate was humongous - which I did not appreciate because I felt I had to pay for what I did not want. I ordered a grilled fish and the salad and french fries came on a separate large dinner plate -... More 

Thank Ruchei
Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great restaurant/bar, i was not expecting something like this, great great food, expensive yes, but worth it. Pizza is awesome.

Thank EricEcheverria82
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice relaxed beach bar with really friendly staff and a very relaxed atmosphere. The pizzas were delicious.

Thank Tapas R
Forest Ranch, California, United States
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here with 4 adults and 2 children. It is child friendly and has a variety menu. We ate at night with lanterns and the ocean right in the background. Many were there for a drink and snacks. we had a meal and found food for children and adults.

Thank Yvonne825
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

It's a really nice setup place in the beach with swings to play around a bit, they have nice and different cocktails well describe at the menú. It's almost at the end of Zipolite so the view it's pretty good. So? Food. It was good, the we hade the sample of ceviche with was really good, but! It had a... More 

Thank Ilce A
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We read many positive recommendations about this restaurant and even in LonelyPlanet but it was terrible restaurant with repulsive food. Maybe the owners have changed... For starters we ordered octopus dishes and ceviche- both dishes were inedible. I very like octopus dishes in Mexico, it always very fresh and tasty but in this restaurant it was definitely not fresh and... More 

Thank Ailll
Wilmette, Illinois
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We enjoyed a table near the beach. Candlelight, with the waves crashing nearby, made for a perfect evening.

Thank mofagan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
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?