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Sal Y Pimienta

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On the beach, Zipolite, Mexico
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Halifax, Canada
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sal y Pimienta is a pretty no frills place, but the food is wonderfully delicious. The baked fish in foil is to die for, as are their choices of burgers. Wine and dine in the sand! You will be glad you did! One of the most popular dinner places along Zipo beach. It will be busy.

Thank PedBon1
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We both ordered a shrimp dinner and it was HUGE and delicious. You can probably split a meal with an appetizer. Candlelight setting makes for a romantic spot. After dinner, the Bang Bang bar is right next door for really good drinks. Our Shrimp dinners with 2 drinks was $13...super cheap!

Thank Blondie01columbus
Homer, Alaska
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best value for food you'll find in Zipolite...hands down! Amazing, I seriously mean AMAZING burgers, chicken and seafood! The Zipolite burger w/ egg and avocado is ridiculous! The prices are EZ on the frugal traveler and you will leave fat and happy! Trust me, I spent months and months in the last 2 years living just a... More 

Thank rsturg187
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in Zipolite about a week and found this to be the best value restaurant due to its cheap prices, good food and great location literally on the sand. Service is slow but the view makes it worthwhile

Thank Jamie H
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224 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was GRANDPAcking in Zipolite for 6 weeks. I tried many of the restaurants and bars around town in that time. This was one of my favourites. In Zipolite, you are hard-pushed to find a decent dinner for under MXP100. The Sal not only matches these prices but offers a beachfront location. You can get a really nice Guacamole with... More 

Thank Neville Shaun R
London, England, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Popular spot on the beach overlooking the water. Great for a sunset drink too. There is a variety of food available, which covers a range of dietary requirements, although, seafood is of course the most popular. I had some really good guacemole here too. Overall, value for money, fast and good service and ideally located.

Thank Vishna
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I went to eat here based on recommendations of some locals. I only had one fish and it was really good, but what I really likes from Sal y Pimienta is that you have an amazing view of the sunset (ask for a the tables where you can see this). As it gets a bit darker they put some candles... More 

Thank Omar J
Toronto, Canada
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140 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

In the dark on the beach you first see the glow of candles and then, as you walk closer, you see the restaurant is full of people. They created a table for us, complete with candle. We had fish, shrimp and guacamole. All were delicious and the price could not be beat! The servers were busy but attentive.

Thank Kara2007
Thunder Bay, Canada
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7 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This little spot on Zipolite beach makes the best burger and fries. It's a great spot for lunch and very reasonable..... the staff is very friendly and always willing to accommodate .... a must do for lunch or dinner!

Thank Russman2014
Chilliwack, Canada
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The fish here is outstanding - try the Mexicana - local fare - no fancy chef, but pure quality and superb flavours. And so inexpensive. You know you are in the right place when you see the owner of the snazziest restaurant in town eating at the next table on his night off!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the beach, Zipolite, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Zipolite

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?