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Cultural in San Patricio-Melaque

Fiesta de San Patricio

Melaque honors its patron saint with a blowout week of festivities, including all-day parties, rodeos, a carnival, music, dances and nightly fireworks, leading up to St Patrick’s Day (March 17).
Mexican in San Patricio-Melaque

Tacos Scooby

This neighborhood eatery does the tastiest tacos al pastor (spit-cooked marinated pork) in town, and keeps expats coming back for the grilled ribs and seasonal prime rib steak on Sundays. Portions are generous and t…
Seafood in San Patricio-Melaque

Papa Gallo's

An offshoot of popular restaurant Roosters, this restaurant is reached by an alleyway opposite the bus station. There are tables on the sand, but it's cooler on the lovely raised platform above the beach. The seafoo…
Mexican in San Patricio-Melaque

Restaurant de Maria

A former school teacher has lovingly converted an open-air courtyard into a casual restaurant known for good Mexican breakfasts such as huevos divorciados (fried eggs in green and red salsa) and lunch and dinner ite…
Mexican in San Patricio-Melaque

Quetzal de Laura

The extensive menu at this open-air restaurant may make your head spin, but you can always go with an inexpensive Mexican breakfast, homestyle soup or the house specialty – chili pepper stuffed with shrimp or mushro…
Cafe in San Patricio-Melaque

La Flor del Café

On a friendly, brightly hued patio, this place eschews the hottest part of the day but opens mornings for tasty smoothies, juices, coffee, sandwiches and salads. In the evenings it adds a couple of heftier dishes to…
Cafe in San Patricio-Melaque

Taza Negra

This friendly neighborhood cafe has your back if you like to kick start the day with a good strong cup of joe. Chiapas-grown beans are roasted and prepared with love here, as are pastries such as the blueberry-oatme…
Bar in San Patricio-Melaque

Esquina Paraíso

This curious open-air corner bar has done its decor out of driftwood, recycled packing crates and the like; it's well worth a look. Don't expect luxury, but do enjoy the swing-seats and nightly live music.
Bar in San Patricio-Melaque


The choice spot for adult beverages. It's set above the plaza and is an open, airy bar that cranks the music up pretty loud later on.
Bar in San Patricio-Melaque

Albatros Restaurant-Bar

Dine on the terrace and dance to oldies covers at this popular beachfront bar with live music on Friday and Saturday nights.