Top Choice Vegan in Ixtapa

La Raiz de la Tierra

A vegan cafe owned by Rodrigo Sánchez of the flamenco-metal guitar duo Rodrigo Y Gabriela, this place also sells records and books and is an activities center offering salsa and guitar classes. Menu items include co…
Seafood in Ixtapa

Lili Cipriani

Walk to Playa Coral, on Isla Ixtapa's south side, for a mighty fine pescado a las brasas (grilled fish) at this beachfront palapa restaurant, where you can get in some snorkeling too. The whole fish comes served wit…
Cafeteria in Ixtapa

Nueva Zelanda Café

Step back in time at this long-standing institution, where you can order a banana split or soursop smoothie with your shrimp taco and chicken fajitas. It’s also good for breakfast, with freshly squeezed juice and de…
International in Ixtapa

Bistro Soleiado

Opposite the Park Royal hotel, this open-fronted restaurant has an extensive international menu, but is especially recommended for its delicious seafood and tender fish bathed in delicious sauces. It's also a fine s…
Seafood in Ixtapa


One of a clutch of restaurant-bars in an accessible slice of beach between the two hotel zones (follow dolphinarium signs). This is the nicest with lower-volume music, zesty micheladas (beer cocktails) and all the c…
American in Ixtapa

SF Shakers

A touristy restaurant-bar serving up buckets of beer along with familiar North American and Mexican fare such as ribs, burgers and tacos.