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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
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Seafood, Mexican, Latin, Healthy
Validated Parking, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 August 2021 via mobile

We had a wonderful visit to Caremlitas for breakfast. The staff was very friendly and the food amazing! The coffee was delicious. We had the best chilaquiles, very fresh and tasty! Save room for a cinnamon roll or get it to go.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 26 July 2021

Started well with a nice welcome and comfortable spot in a well-maintained and landscaped outdoor setting. The service across the board was so wonderful and attentive. Meal was freshly prepared with great flavor combination of fresh ingredients.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 June 2021 via mobile

Slightly expensive by Zihuatanejo standards, but by far the best Mexican restaurant in town. We particularly liked the breakfasts, but everything, all day, is excellent. For a special treat try the cinnamon rolls.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 6 May 2021

I highly recommend eating at Carmelitas Café. The food is delicious. We tried the pork ribs and Tuna, so tasty !! Great service. We’ll be back.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 May 2021 via mobile

Great food in a wonderful family restaurant. We have been here many times over the years and the food is always top notch. Today’s lunch was highlighted with super fresh tuna tiritas, outstanding!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 May 2021

Look at Carmelita's photo and you know what you get: genuine, friendly service and great, great food - all at a reasonable price. Hey, Carmelita, next time I want us to take a photo and have you add it to your gallery. :)

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 23 February 2021 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast recommendations from our tour guide Lewis La Maza, one of the best breakfasts we had in Zihuatanejo this year, they had traditional food also local food at a very reasonable price. All the staff were fantastic, facility was very clean, took our...temperature had us wash with sanitizer. The coffee is worth the trip.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 1 February 2021 via mobile

Food and service good we went back twice just because we liked it. Decent prices foe good quality food.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 13 December 2020

Such a cute place! We were greeted by friendly smiles and sat immediately. We got there at lunch time and we were ravenous. It was a hot day so we started off with some fresh fruit drinks. We told our server how hungry we were...and she recommended the perfect meal for us. We both ordered our own plate and then we got this delicious Mole dish for the middle of the table. We finished it all!! Then we decided to walk off our meal by walking all the way to the beach. We highly recommend eating here.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 10 December 2020

Even I'm Mexican, there are many regional dishes and flavors completely unknown for me. An amazing choice for breakfast. Owner is always on site which guarantees the quality.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Response from 373jeana | Reviewed this property |
No they also have all the major credit cards.
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Response from Mary D | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I don't think they are open for dinner - only breakfast and lunch...
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2 March 2018|
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Response from CarmelitasCafe | Property representative |
Hello! Thank you all for helping us with the information. At 6:30, we had live music with a saxophonist, and then, at 8 pm we had a folcloric dancing show (prehispanic and music from Guerrero, Michoacán, Chiapas, Oaxaca... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carmelitas Café

Yes, Carmelitas Café offers takeaway services.

Carmelitas Café is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5