Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Puerto Escondido

Almoraduz

Almoraduz' husband-and-wife culinary alliance creates memorable flavor combinations in one of the Oaxaca's coast's few true gourmet restaurants. It's not at all pretentious. The open dining space in the rising Rinco…
Top Choice Thai in Puerto Escondido

Lychee

La Punta resembles in some ways a sybaritic Thai beach and Lychee doesn't have to try hard to meld in with superb Thai dishes – tom yum soup, red or green curries, chicken satay – and other Southeast Asian standards…
Mexican in Puerto Escondido

El Cafecito

Cafecito has cornered the market in crossover gringo-Mexican fusion food with large surfer appetites in mind. Herein are some of the best breakfasts on the coast: endless egg concoctions, huge fruit dishes, pasta an…
Mexican in Puerto Escondido

Pascale

An unlikely factory of gourmet food amid the grubbier fishing shacks of Playa Principal, Pascale prepares original and creative seafood, meat, homemade pasta dishes (with a choice of sauces) and French desserts with…
International in Puerto Escondido

Dan’s Café Deluxe

Dan was one of the founders of local legend El Cafecito and this spot next to his eponymous hotel is great for hearty, surfer-pleasing breakfasts, juices and licuados (smoothies), and healthy lunch options like sala…
Mexican in Puerto Escondido

El Nene

El Nene serves up enormous tacos (three for M$50 to M$100) and Mexican- and international-style fish, shrimp and chicken mains. Fish of the day in white wine or Cajun-style is a good choice, and you could start with…
Cafe in Puerto Escondido

Virginia's Supercafe

Hidden away behind El Adoguín, Virginia's cafe is pretty super, particularly if you're judging it by its coffee (the best in the city and roasted on site) and its waffles (chunky with inventive toppings). The ultima…
International in Puerto Escondido

Alaburger

Talk about simple. Alaburger inhabits a charcoal-y palapa under which its congenial owners have constructed a rudimentary barbecue (ie a pile of bricks). But, oh the food! Baked potatoes, pizzas, burgers and a vegan…
Seafood in Puerto Escondido

Costeñito Cevichería

Costeñito is all about its unique parrilla (grill) set up in the back of an old ‘hippie-mobile’ camper van so that you can watch your fish (take your pick from snapper, bass, prawns and octopus) being grilled in ful…
Market in Puerto Escondido

Mercado Benito Juárez

For local flavors and the true PE atmosphere, head up to the main market in the upper part of town, where dozens of comedores serve up fresh fish and shrimp, soups and antojitos (Mexican snacks) at ridiculously chea…