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Top Choice Mexican in Bahías de Huatulco

Antojitos Los Gallos

There are few better places to eat in Huatulco than this very simple little diner serving unadulterated Mexican home-style cooking. You could start with caldo tlalpeño (a soup of chicken, veggies, chili and herbs, c…
Top Choice European in Bahías de Huatulco

L’échalote

The French-Swiss kitchen prepares top-notch French, Mexican and Mediterranean dishes. Specialties include snails, osso buco and fish of the day in a creamy leek sauce. The desserts and French and Italian wines (from…
Farm in Bahías de Huatulco

Hagia Sofia

One of Huatulco’s loveliest and most interesting day trips, this ‘agro-ecotourism’ operation includes a large organic fruit orchard and a gorgeous 500m riverside trail with 60 kinds of tropical flowering plants that…
Archaeological Site in Bahías de Huatulco

Parque Eco-Arqueológico Copalita

This pre-Hispanic site 600m north of La Bocana village was opened to visitors in 2010 and is still being excavated. Notable archaeological features revealed so far are limited to a ball court and two fairly modest t…
Italian in Bahías de Huatulco

Giordanas

The talented Italian chef here makes almost everything herself, including the pasta. Delicious options include ravioli with a choice of five fillings and nine sauces, meat or vegetarian lasagne, and some pretty good…
Bar in Bahías de Huatulco

La Crema

A lively mixed crowd of locals and visitors knocks 'em back at this quirky, dark and spacious rock- and reggae-themed den overlooking the Plaza Principal. It boasts loud tunes (often with live bands on Fridays or Sa…
Cafe in Bahías de Huatulco

Casa Mayor

Overlooking the Plaza Principal, Casa Mayor serves good organic Oaxacan coffee and is good for breakfast, baguettes, antojitos and cocktails too. A smaller branch on the far corner of the plaza does the same excelle…
Seafood in Bahías de Huatulco

Azul Profundo

Tangolunda’s big hotels offer a choice of expensive bars, coffee shops and restaurants. For a romantic, no-expense-spared dinner you won’t go wrong at the Camino Real’s Azul Profundo, right by the beach, with its de…
Mexican in Bahías de Huatulco

Restaurant La Crucecita

This inexpensive open-air spot, a block from the Plaza Principal, is dependable for fish, chicken and Oaxacan dishes. There’s an economical M$40 menú del día. Early in the day, watch the chef prepare serious quantit…
Breakfast in Bahías de Huatulco

Iguana Bar

Beneath the classy Restaurante Onix, Iguana is a sound bet for reasonably priced breakfasts and tacos and other Mexican standards. On weekends and during high season, it’s also a good place to catch guitar-strummin’…