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Top Choice Mexican in Puerto Escondido


With romantically candlelit tables right under the Playa Principal palms, Pascale prepares original and delicious seafood, meat, homemade pasta dishes (with a choice of tasty sauces) and French desserts with rare fl…
Top Choice Beach in Puerto Escondido

Playa Zicatela

Three-kilometer-long Zicatela is Puerto Escondido’s most happening beach, with enticing cafes, restaurants and accommodations, as well as the legendary surfing waves of the Mexican Pipeline. The heart of the action,…
Top Choice European in Bahías de Huatulco


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…
Top Choice Mexican in Zipolite

La Providencia

Zipolite’s outstanding dining option, on a lane behind the western end of the beach, combines delicious flavors, artful presentation and relaxed ambience. You can sip a cocktail in the open-air lounge while you peru…
Top Choice Bar in Puerto Escondido

Playa Kabbalah

A hip beach bar for nocturnal drinks with a Zicatela crowd clustering at the bar and on loungers on the sands, and mostly electronic dance music playing to flashing fluorescent lights. The DJ nights and the Tuesday …
Top Choice Parrilla in Pochutla

Finca de Vaqueros

This ranch-style eatery with long tables in a large, open-sided barn is worth an expedition from anywhere on the coast for its superb grilled meats. It's 2km south of Pochutla on the Puerto Ángel road (M$40 by taxi)…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Mazunte

Punta Cometa

This rocky cape, jutting out from the west end of Mazunte beach, is the southernmost point in the state of Oaxaca and a fabulous place to be at sunset, with great long-distance views.
Top Choice Thai in Puerto Escondido


Superb Thai dishes – tom yum soup, red or green curries, chicken satay – and other Southeast Asian favorites are cooked up in the middle of a large, rectangular wooden bar, with alfresco log tables and benches set o…
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 Italian in Mazunte


Tiny but brilliant, this place has just a handful of tables in a corner of the Posada del Arquitecto. It serves up wonderful homemade pasta (eg in arugula-and-avocado pesto), fresh fish (eg in guajillo-chili-and-tom…