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Carmelitas Cafe

Calle Heroico Colegio Militar S/N | Next to Super El Cacahuate, Zihuatanejo 40890, Mexico
+52 755 554 3885
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“pork ribs” (37 reviews)
“tortillas” (31 reviews)
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All hours
Mexican, Latin, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Heroico Colegio Militar S/N | Next to Super El Cacahuate, Zihuatanejo 40890, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Being the #1 restaurant on Trip Advisor in all of Zihua, I was expecting to be delighted, but in fact I was disappointed. I found the ambiance to be like a coffee shop, with fine dining prices. I had a chile releno and a limonada,...More

3  Thank AtlantaWanderlust
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked Carmelitas so much that we made special trips through town to go there a couple of times during our visit to Zihuatanejo last week. The food was beautifully prepared and the restaurant is extremely pleasant and relaxing - best by far of the...More

1  Thank Dabur
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this restaurant. The food and service was excellent. I must try while in Zihua. We loved it so much that we went for brunch and dinner during our vacation.

Thank Sjchastain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I visited carmelitas for lunch and had AMAZING food. The staff was so nice, moving and pointing the fans at my mom. I had the Chile relleno with shrimp and cheese (amazing, and I asked for not fried) and my mom had...More

Thank Alice M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious and the service staff was so friendly. They were very sweet and humored our broken Spanish. Next time we are in town this is a must for us! You can’t go wrong with anything under the “locals flavors” of the menu. The...More

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family enjoyed breakfast here twice during our stay. It's a great hidden treasure. Their coconut, banana bread was wonderful and became a favorite!

Thank mexiscool
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we need there was fantastic. Guacamole was particularly good. Overall it was relatively cheap given the experience level of food

Thank carl s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First the positives.....Lovely setting, almost park-like with the many trees and vegetation. Ample parking is available. Waitress was excellent and able to converse in English. Food is "home made" and very delicious. Now the negative. I ordered the tuna filet which sold for 250 pesos...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome breakfast in Zihuatanejo. Fair prices for your meals. Autentique Mexican food. Service is also excellent in a very nice place.

Thank jbdelavega87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a lovely time there. We had breakfast in their open air dining room. It looked like a local favorite. My wife and I like spicy food and their breakfast didn’t disappoint! We paid in pesos but I believe we could...More

Thank JGHolman
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Questions & Answers
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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Alvin K
1 January 2017|
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Response from CarmelitasCafe | Property representative |
Hello Alvin! How are you? For now, we only serve for breakfast and lunch, but very soon we will open for dinner. Follow us on Facebook so you can receive our news! Happy New Year!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 am
8:00 am - 4:30 am
8:00 am - 4:30 am
8:00 am - 4:30 am
8:00 am - 4:30 am
8:00 am - 4:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Heroico Colegio Militar S/N | Next to Super El Cacahuate, 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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