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El Lugar Restaurant and Bar

Av Alejandro Cardenas S/N | Brisas Zicatela, La Punta, Puerto Escondido 70934, Mexico
+52 954 540 7822
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good8%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“pies” (2 reviews)
“la punta” (6 reviews)
“home made” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, International, Seafood, Greek, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Av Alejandro Cardenas S/N | Brisas Zicatela, La Punta, Puerto Escondido 70934, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pies, breakfast burritos, the guacamole... all awesome. The drinks are great and the staff are the best!

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing location right at La Punta, you feel immediately at home cause the staff and owners are very friendly and take the time to have a chat with you at the bar.

Thank MiltonSpencer
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Great food at a decent price. They serve a good glass of wine as well as the coldest beer. Sue and Gus are very welcoming and personable which adds to the overall dining experience. If you go, you have to try the homemade meat pies!

Thank jack and gail v
Reviewed 11 January 2016

My brother and I visited Puerto Escondido to meet up for a surf trip. We are both from Australia but had both been living overseas. The location is great, right across the road from the La Punta break. I took a private room out the...More

Thank andrew t
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We walked in to pick up something for lunch on Sunday, they where super friendly and it was not only nicely priced but one of the best Quesadillas I've ever had.

Thank Pieter H
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Had an amazing stay at El Lugar, was a highlight of my entire Mexico trip. Great location, on the beach. Great food and coldest of beers. Best of all , Sue and Gus are the greatest hosts you could imagine. I look forward to coming...More

Thank Jeremyaust
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Struggled to leave El Lugar, always a great atmosphere and excellent food. The wave at La Punta is a lazy 15-second walk from the front door, and there's always a cheap frosty beer waiting for you when you return; heaven! The owners Sue and Gus...More

Thank Lindsay A
Reviewed 14 May 2015

I've stayed at over 15 different hotels in Puerto Escondido over the last 10 years and loved my time at 'El Lugar' the most. It will be my 'go to' hotel from now on. It's Comfortable and Clean, especially at the affordable price. Being at...More

Thank Jia O
Reviewed 26 April 2015

If you are looking for budget accommodation that is clean, quiet, secure, right next to the beach and run by friendly, caring people then El Lugar in La Punta, Puerto Escondido is the only choice. Don't waste your time looking elsewhere. Also a great bar...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

While in Puerto we ate there all the time. Lovely food, friendly atmosphere and always someone to talk to. And the most important: Sue and Gustavo who run the place and make it special. We'll be back!

Thank Kacprusia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av Alejandro Cardenas S/N | Brisas Zicatela, La Punta, Puerto Escondido 70934, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Puerto Escondido
  • Phone Number: +52 954 540 7822
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