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Restaurante El Alquimista

Playa Zipolite, Zipolite 70904, Mexico
+52 1 958 587 8961
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (14 reviews)
“fish tacos” (5 reviews)
“steak” (7 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:30All hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Playa Zipolite, Zipolite 70904, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 118 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the El Alquimista hotel and had quite a few of our meals there. All of them were of a really high quality and delicious. The prawn tacos, pasta with bacon and fish in mezcal sauce were delicious. Food wasn't very spicy probably...More

Thank Emilia H
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Great food at reasonable prices in one of the best settings on the coast. Come just before sunset so you can experience the beach scene in the daylight and enjoy the candlelit atmosphere after sunset. One of our favourite places. We've never had a bad...More

Thank huatulcophotowalks
Reviewed 21 July 2017

More expensive than La Providencia and significantly lacking the imagination, service and quality of La Providencia. We stayed here several days and the food is average and pricey for the area. Service was acceptable. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available. Based solely on the food...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We went there guided by Tripadvisor thinking that we would get a very special delicious food. We got a very tiny nothing special piece of fish with 1 zuccini and 2 carrot slices or maybe 3. We ordered chicken with mustard sauce or something like...More

1  Thank Anynin
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This overpriced place has really poor food, apathetic service, really bad cocktails and basically no love or taste. I'm sorry to be so tough here since the place itself and ambience is really nice but it's just not worth it at all. Highly disappointing experience.

2  Thank losglobos
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I stayed there and their drinks and food one of the best, they have a variety of food from meet to sea food and chicken dishes also salads and pasta (ask fort the parmesan costar pasta) .

Thank Claudia L
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We had fish tacos, ceviche, octopus and 2 drinks for 630 pesos. All was good, but nothing special. As others have noted, you can get the same quality for less elsewhere.

1  Thank housancris
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Sat at a table outside, on the beach, as the sun was setting and the waves were crashing nearby. Ordered a ceviche trio (pictured here) and a pizza with goat cheese and tomatoes. Very delicious food, good service and a pleasant atmosphere here.

Thank msd204
Reviewed 3 May 2017

What a beautiful place this is - right on the beach with torches and candles in the sand. My plate was humongous - which I did not appreciate because I felt I had to pay for what I did not want. I ordered a grilled...More

Thank Ruchei
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Great restaurant/bar, i was not expecting something like this, great great food, expensive yes, but worth it. Pizza is awesome.

Thank EricEcheverria82
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Zipolite, Zipolite 70904, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Zipolite
  • Phone Number: +52 1 958 587 8961
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