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Otilia's Restaurant

Paya Las Gatas | on las Gatas Beach, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
+52 755 557 1632
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster tacos” (17 reviews)
“guacamole” (20 reviews)
“pineapple” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Paya Las Gatas | on las Gatas Beach, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent 2 days on Las Gatas Beach during our recent visit to Zihuatanejo. Our first day, we discovered Otilia's and we enjoyed it so much, we went back the next day. The food, drinks, and service were all excellent and Franco...More

Thank BoyerTribe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just went there today. Haven’t been to Las Gatas to snorkel for many years. As with so many other places that have many people,the fish aren’t plentiful anymore. The rocks to the west do have some, and the water is wonderful. I think it...More

Thank Sbmargo
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Otilia’s is a wonderful spot on a beautiful beach. It’s a tough hike over very rocky path but worth the trip. From Pacifica Grand it will take about 20 min. Wear good shoes! Franco is super friendly and served great drinks.

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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

My family stays at The Viceroy and calls this place the "Pink Umbrellas" because from our resort, that's what catches your eye when gazing over the ocean at Las Gatas Beach from where we are. We have come time and time again and Franco NEVER...More

1  Thank NatalieCF16
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Find Franco to make your experience exceptional. Try the shrimp tacos with a cold cerveza. Rent snorkel gear and get a guide right there. Ask Franco for a hand made cigar made locally. Perfecto.

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We walked the long stretch of sand rimming the waters of Las Gatas, following our friends who swore Otilia's was the spot to be. Our group was large - five adults and four children - and contained a problem customer: me. I have a severe...More

Thank Mandy D
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

A great beach restaurant, right at the end of Las Gatas. Some feet away from the overcrowded hustle and families on the rest of the beach. The lounge chairs were very comfortable, beer cheap, excellent table service by Franco. Guacamole and nachos were alright and...More

Thank RasmusOne
Reviewed 25 April 2017

It is worth walking away from the crowds to get to Otilia's restaurant. The service was excellent. David made some great suggestions for our lunch and was attentive but did not hassle us at all. Very friendly. The food was fresh and tasty. The spot...More

Thank martine s
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We visited here after reading reviews - the food was pretty good, but portions were minuscule - having eaten elsewhere in Zihua - we concluded that this place didn't help the reputation of giving far smaller portions for the same price to tourists. If they'd...More

Thank awptravelling
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We love this restaurant because of the solitude it brings being at the far end of Playa Las Gatas, away from all the crowds. But the best thing on every return trip we make is searching out Franco and getting reacquainted. He provides great service...More

1  Thank Jason P
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15 August 2017|
Response from RasmusOne | Reviewed this property |
I would avoid this beach altogether if you have mobility issues. It is an around 10-15 minutes walk along the tightly packed beach (sunchairs down to a couple of feet within the water). There is no boardwalk as far i... More
16 March 2017|
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Response from rhondaCoquitlam | Reviewed this property |
You take a water taxi from the pier in Zihuatanejo. When you get off the boat the restaurant is almost at the very end of the beach
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paya Las Gatas | on las Gatas Beach, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: +52 755 557 1632
This restaurant is located on a small cove and can only be reached by water taxi from the pier. There are about 10 restaurants on this isolated cove. They have no actual address, no electricty, no telephone and all food/beverages are brought in by the water taxi's. Otilia's is mentioned many times under Things to Do on the Zihua Forum under "Las Gatas" and should be listed under Restaurants. This is a very popular place with great food and fantastic location. You can enjoy your meal with your feet in the sand and the very clear ocean water a few yards away. Snorkeling is also available from the white sand beach.
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