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Carmelitas Cafe

Calle Heroico Colegio Militar S/N a un costado de Super El Cacahuate | Next to Super El Cacahuate o Auto Lavado Los Primos, Zihuatanejo 40890, Mexico
+52 755 554 3885
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork ribs” (39 reviews)
“corn cakes” (16 reviews)
“tortillas” (40 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 4:30 pm Hours
Seafood, Mexican, Latin, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Heroico Colegio Militar S/N a un costado de Super El Cacahuate | Next to Super El Cacahuate o Auto Lavado Los Primos, Zihuatanejo 40890, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were referred to Carmelita’s Cafe in Zihuatenajo last week. We’ve been coming to this beautiful town for 12 years and never knew. Delicious food, and such professional and friendly servers!! Ana was so helpful with recommendations and sincere attention. We had...More

Thank Ann D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Carmelita's is some of the best tasting food in Zihuatanejo! The servers are friendly, helpful, and speak English. The food portions are big and the food is excellent.

Thank marylee127
Reviewed 6 days ago

The reviews do not lie. This place is awesome. The service, the food, the open air atmosphere, all great. I suggest getting something that has tortillas because they are handmade fresh on site. This will be regular stop for us on Zihua trips.

Thank Kraig E
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read and heard raves about Carmelita's Cafe, but I only had breakfast there near the end of my recent visit to Zihuatenejo, I'll know better next time. It occupies a lovely covered patio space, where you can watch as corn tortillas are made...More

Thank CarolArcher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our third trip to Zihua and finally made it to Carmelitas.. We will definitely return in February. The food was wonderful and many many choices.. I recomend asking the waiters what is their favorite and authentic. Carmelita came to our table and thanked us and...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Carmelita’s Cafe will not disappoint with its consistently tasty and high quality authentic Mexican cuisine. Brunch is outstanding in this casual, breezy porch setting with Carmelita and her family greeting and serving you. These lovely people know how to please and certainly know how to...More

Thank Travelcrazed2018
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We loved Carmelitas! The service is friendly and personal and they go out of their way to make you happy. It is super clean too! We went twice! It feels like being in a little oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of...More

Thank Irene K
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Been meaning to try Carmelitas for years. Missed out by waiting for sure. Had breakfast one morning - green juices, cinnamon infused coffee, aporredillo and pastries. Fantastic meal! The coffee was extremely good. The server made a suggestion that I split my entree and try...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 18 April 2018

A bit hard to locate (off with apple maps and google maps), but worth the search. Crafted thoughtful food. I had the mole enchiladas and my wife had the shrimp. We ate a lot of shrimp on our trip and it was the best on...More

Thank William K
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and i stopped for a late afternoon meal because they are closed for dinner until next January. Real margaritas and a wonderful squash blossom quesadilla for an appetizer. Tried two their specials including the fall apart tender pork ribs. Some of the highlights...More

Thank James C
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2 March 2018|
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Response from btrflytrvlr | Reviewed this property |
My friends have seen it, but I haven’t. I think it’s like a traditional Mexican songs and dance performance. Best to ask them through their website.
10 March 2017|
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Response from CarmelitasCafe | Property representative |
Hello!! Thank you for asking!! I'll give you 2 examples with different options: Example #1 • 2 coffees: $54 pesos ($27 each) • 1 eggs with ham: $58 • 1 hot cakes with chorizo: $70 • 1 orange juice: $25 • 1 fruit plate... More
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Mike K
6 February 2017|
Response from CarmelitasCafe | Property representative |
Hello! We are open for dinner Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 6 to 10 pm and the three nights we have the show, which starts at 8.30 more less.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Heroico Colegio Militar S/N a un costado de Super El Cacahuate | Next to Super El Cacahuate o Auto Lavado Los Primos, Zihuatanejo 40890, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: +52 755 554 3885
  • E-mail
We are a family business for over 20 years we were located within the Airport Zihuatanejo, the business was called "Snack Bar - El Mirador"; but in 2008 we decided to leave the anonymity and moved to town with a new "Carmelite Cafe" concept. The mission of Carmen and Don Jesus was always clear, offer our customers the best dining experience in Zihuatanejo. During these years we have been aware of the importance of treating our guests like family. We pride ourselves everyday to trust Cafe Carmelites to treat at home; therefore, we insist that the recipes of Mrs. Carmelita, always keep the flavor of the Mexican family kitchen. We will always have an eye to providing the best quality in each of our dishes; leaving aside, a friendly smile and a humble to serve our customers heart. We cook for you like for our own home, without shortcuts, no frills, with love.
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