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Restaurants

 4 Hermanos - Only the freshest seafood is served daily at this beachfront restaurant located on Playa Larga. If you're driving, when you reach the waterfront turn left and look for their sign on the right. Cel. 755-101-3482

 Amuleto - Luxurious and romantic gourmet dining in an open-air garden under the stars at this boutique hotel with a spectacular view overlooking Zihuatanejo Bay from the hillside between La Ropa and Las Gatas beaches. Reservations recommended. Tel. 544-6222

  Any - Traditional and authentic Mexican cuisine! This place is probably the most authentic Mexican restaurant you'll ever eat in. Only traditional foods here, no burgers or junk food! On the corner of Calle Vicente Guerrero and Calle Ejido in Zihuatanejo across from the Banamex bank. Tel. 554-7373, 554-7303

 Bananas - Unbeatable prices for breakfast! Delicious and carefully prepared meals. Fresh juices and fruits. Also a great place for lunch. Part of El Mango on Calle Nicolás Bravo in Zihuatanejo around the corner from the bank BANCOMER.

 Bandido's - Mingle with the locals and enjoy refreshingly cold drinks and delicious Mexican lunches, dinners & appetizers in downtown Zihuatanejo on the corner of Calle Cinco de Mayo and Calle Pedro Ascencio across from both the church and the artisans handicrafts market. They feature live music and satellite TV sports.

 Beccofino - A wonderful marriage of Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine! Excellent seafoods and pastas in a romantic setting on the waterfront at Marina Ixtapa.

 Bogart's - A hint of Casablanca decor, piano music and an air-conditoned interior combine with their excellent service and international fare to provide a wonderful ambience and a memorable experience. Located in front of the Hotel Krystal in Ixtapa. Tel. 553-0333

 Café Chuleto - Delicious seafood and innovative international dishes, located on the waterfront walkway El Paseo del Pescador in Zihuatanejo just before the Naval Station and the pier. Tel. 554-6639

 Café Marina - Delicious pizza, pastas, sandwiches and other assorted special dishes. Be sure to check the Daily Specials! This is also the place to trade in or buy used books for your reading pleasure from their ample selection. Located in downtown Zihuatanejo on the waterfront next to the town plaza and basketball court at the Casa Marina.

 Casa Arcadia - Attentive service and specializing in delicious fresh seafood at affordable prices, located on the beach in downtown Zihuatanejo next to the garden known as "Plaza del Artista". A magical place to enjoy the view of the bay. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm.

 Casa Bahía by La Gula - The owners of "La Gula" restaurant in La Madera now offer their unique style of fine cuisine at this beautiful location overlooking Zihuatanejo Bay in El Almacén, between Puerto Mío y La Noria. Cel. 755-559-0791

 Casa Elvira - A tradition since 1956, they specialize in fresh seafood and offer Mexican as well as international dishes. Located on the Paseo del Pescador on the Playa Principal in downtown Zihuatanejo. Cel. 755-120-1027. E-mail: casa_elvira@hotmail.com

 Casa Morelos - Delicious 100% fine Mexican cuisine. Specializing in seafood dishes of Guerrero. Located in the La Puerta Shopping Plaza in Ixtapa.

 Cenaduría Lupita (previously Cenaduría Antelia) - This long-time favorite restaurant since 1975 serves traditional Mexican dinners including pozole, tacos dorados, enchiladas, tamales, atole, and plátanos con leche. Located in downtown Zihuatanejo on Calle Nicolás Bravo #14. Tel. 554-3091

 Che Mangiamo - Restaurant and bar at Marina Ixtapa known for its pastas, pizzas and steaks. They also offer live music in their popular bar on certain nights of the week. One of Ixtapa's true gems! Tel. 553-0690

 Chendo's - Local seafood cooked to perfection, always fresh daily. Located on Calle Adelita in Colonia La Madera in Zihuatanejo. Cel. 755-108-9531, 755-102-9548, 755-101-4341

 Chez Arnoldo - Located near the beginning of Playa Las Gatas this family-run restaurant is not only a great place to eat breakfast and lunch but also to pass the day sunning and swimming. Their chef, Noyo, learned a few tricks while working as a chef in Switzerland! Delicious fresh fish and other local seafood are their specialties. But careful with the margaritas under the sun! Tel. 554-9132, cel. 755-129-6012. E-mail: arnoyo@yahoo.com.mx

 Chili Beans - A delightful restaurant on Ixtapa Boulevard featuring homemade chili and assorted Mexican dishes as well as standard fare of burgers for those who must. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

 Coconuts - One of Zihuatanejo's landmark restaurants located in a historical building offering fine cuisine, courtyard dining, a friendly bar, and frequent live entertainment as well as cultural events.

 Daniel's - A long-time popular beachfront restaurant specializing in delicious grilled steaks and fresh local seafoods as well as local and international dishes. Located on the Paseo del Pescador #20 on the Playa Principal next to the main plaza in Zihuatanejo. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Tel. 554-8210

 Domino's Pizza - It had to happen sooner or later. They deliver. In Ixtapa on the Boulevard above Café Onyx. Tel. 553-1333

 El Cafecito - They offer shakes, smoothies, salads, crepes, pastries, juices, and a variety of coffees. Located in Casa Marina near the gazebo at the Cancha Municipal (main plaza) in Zihuatanejo.

 El Galeon - Fine cuisine from the sea with a Mediterranean touch. Dine on a replica galleon on the waterfront at luxurious Marina Ixtapa. Tel. 553-2150

 El Manglar - Delicious fresh seafood, Mexican dishes and international fare. Located just off the beach at Playa La Ropa near the south end. Look for the bridge crossing the small lagoon where several crocodiles live. Tel. 554-3752

 El Mango - Great tacos, pozole, and other traditional Mexican dishes. Satellite TV! Located in Zihuatanejo at Calle Nicolás Bravo #9. Tel. 554-2421

 El Mediterráneo - Located next to the church "Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe" on Calle Cinco de Mayo (formerly Caprichos) in Zihuatanejo near the artesans' market. An excellent mix of regional dishes from the region of the Mediterranean Sea and Mexico including seafood and pastas. Tel. 554-1202, cel. 755-115-4010

 El Mesón de Don Chón - Delicious and succulent roasted chicken with all the fixings like you've never tasted anywhere else! Located in downtown Zihuatanejo on the corner of Calle Vicente and Calle Catalina González. Eat in or take out. Tel. 554-7617

 El Profe - A longtime popular pozolería located in Coacoyul, open Thursdays only from around 12 to 5. If you're heading south from Zihuatanejo on the Carretera Nacional 200 turn left (north) at the corner of the "Farmapronto" pharmacy.

 El Pueblito - Dine in a large courtyard in a colonial Mexican atmosphere at this restaurant offering traditional dishes of the State of Guerrero, including pozole on Thursdays and barbacoa on Sundays. Located on Avenida Morelos #249 one block from the Plaza de la Libre Expresión in Zihuatanejo. Tel. 554-8414

  El Rincón Café - They offer a variety of prepared coffee as well as desserts and sandwiches. They also sell their excellent coffee from the sierra of Zihuatanejo ground and whole bean. Open every day. Located on Calle Hermenegildo Galeana between Calle Ejido and Calle Nicolás Bravo near the corner of Calle Ejido in downtown Zihuatanejo.

 Emilio's Pizza - Mouth-watering pizza and delicious Italian and Mediterranean dishes. Located in Ixtapa at Plaza Ixsol across the street from Ixtapa Palace and the Villas Paraíso Hotel. Tel. 553-1585

 Fonda Doña Licha - A popular economical restaurant with home-style regional dishes including Pozole Thursdays. They offer breakfasts and lunches including an economical daily special known as a comida corrida. Located in downtown Zihuatanejo behind the municipal market on Calle Cocos #8, Centro. Open daily year round from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

 Fonda La Tertulia - Delicious regional dishes of breakfasts and lunches prepared with care. They offer daily lunch specials, wireless internet, and deliveries within the historic downtown area. Located in downtown Zihuatanejo on the corner of Pedro Ascencio and Hermenegildo Galeana streets. Tel. 554-9783

 Fonda Suzy - Economical and well-prepared breakfasts and lunches. A local favorite. Find their small restuarant in Zihuatanejo on Calle Nicolás Bravo about mid-block between Calles Vicente Guerrero and Benito Juarez.

 Fragolino - Italian-style gelato (ice cream) in over 40 flavors made with all natural ingredients. Located in La Puerta Shopping Center in Ixtapa, on Calle Ejido near the corrner of Benito Juárez and on Calle Juan. N. Álvarez across from the Plaza Municipal in Zihuatanejo.

 Garrobos - In downtown Zihuatanejo at the Hotel Raúl 3Marias Calle Juan N. Alvarez #52, this fine restaurant has a wide variety of local seafood as well as more traditional Mexican dishes. Tel. 554-6706, 554-2977

 Glob's Cafe - For breakfast, lunch and dinner eat in air-conditioned comfort. Two locations in Zihuatanejo: one on Calle Mangos beside the downtown Central Market, the other on the Carretera Nacional 200 Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa opposite the Palacio Municipal del H. Ayuntamiento (City Hall). Tel. 554-8188

 Inn At Manzanillo Bay - Fine cuisine by the waterfront in the restaurant of this unique Bed and Breakfast located on the beach at Playa Manzanillo near Troncones. The Chef/Owner is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy and has been featured in AAA Magazine's dining guides, Outside Magazine and the Culinary Academy's Alumni Cookbook Series.

 Ita - Cafe, restaurant and art gallery. A different kind of dining experience well worth the visit. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7:00 am to 9:30 pm  on Calle Adelita #4 in Colonia La Madera in Zihuatanejo.

 Kau-Kan - Exquisite gourmet dining overlooking Madera Beach and Zihuatanejo's Bay. "Probably the best restaurant in town!" according to Travel & Leisure.Very romantic! Find their modern adobe-built restaurant above the Hotel Irma on the road to La Ropa Beach.

 La Bocana - Located in the coconut grove at La Ropa and continuing a family tradition begun in 1965, this open-air restaurant offers a variety of regional and national dishes for breakfast and lunch, including traditional pozole on Thursdays.

 La Condesa - Enjoy fresh seafood and cold refreshments under a palm frond-covered ramada on the beach next to the lagoon at Barra de Potosí. Relax in their hammocks and enjoy your meal with your feet in the sand. Located just past the village, first restaurant on the far right (the first in the series of beachfront restaurants).

 La Gaviota - The freshest seafood and most refreshing beverages prepared with decades of experience. Located in front of the waves of Zihuatanejo Bay at the end of La Ropa Beach. Tel. 554-3816. E-mail: rest_lagaviota@hotmail.com

 La Gula - This intimate, affordable, unpretentious gourmet restaurant is a surprising discovery though practically hidden in this quiet neighborhood within easy walking distance from downtown Zihuatanejo. Located at Calle Adelita #8, Colonia La Madera. Tel. 554-8396

 La Hija del Capitán - Located in downtown Zihuatanejo at Calle Nicolás Bravo #39 above La Playa Bar. Specializing in delicious salads, juicy tuna steaks, tasty chicken wings, BBQ baby back ribs, tender 100% Angus beef steaks and hamburgers, and of course tempting desserts. All made with owner Tanya's secret recipes.

 La Jaiba Feliz - Perfectly prepared regional and national fare. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and offering daily lunch specials. Delivery within the immediate downtown area. Located in downtown Zihuatanejo on Benito Juárez Avenue on the corner of Las Palmas street. Tels. 554-2405, 554-2922

 La Perla - This beachfront restaurant at Playa La Ropa offers traditional Mexican and international fare including fresh seafood dishes. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and have a popular sports bar as well as a gift shop, clothing boutique, and walk-in humedor featuring cigars from Cuba.

 La Porteña Pizza & Grill - Although they serve delicious hamburgers and pizzas, they also have excellent cuts of beef, pork and chicken as well as fresh seafood prepared to perfection, all at reasonable prices. Located on the waterfront in downtown Zihuatanejo at Paseo del Pescador #37 in front of the "Plaza del Pescador" near the Apostadero Naval. Open daily from 2:00 to 10:00 pm.

 La Sirena Gorda - Enjoy Luis's famous seafood tacos and other delights in this cafe-style restaurant on the waterfront walkway called "Paseo del Pescador" across from the Navy offices next to the pier in downtown Zihuatanejo. A long-time favorite with locals and yachters, you'll hear some good fish stories here! Tel. 554-2987

 La Vita'e Bella - Italian. Romantic. Delicious! Italian owners Sabrina and Emanuel offer an authentic and memorable dining experience in their restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating located on Calle Hermenegildo Galeana #15 on the corner with Calle Nicolás Bravo in downtown Zihuatanejo. Cel. 755-112-2114

 Lety's - Fresh local seafood and regional fare prepared to perfection at this small family-run restaurant located in El Almacén. From downtown Zihuatanejo cross the footbridge near the pier and enter the "Hotel Raúl 3 Marías La Noria". Tel. 554-2191

 Los Braseros - Mexican fare including possibly the best tacos in town in many varieties. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. Located on Calle Ejido #26 in downtown Zihuatanejo.

 Mamma Norma & Deborah - A wonderful restaurant in La Puerta shopping center in Ixtapa. Featuring a variety of fresh seafood, homemade Mexican dishes, pastas, well-prepared meats, and delicious desserts among their specialties. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 Margaritas - Delicious 100% Mexican recipes prepared with a home-style gourmet touch. Located in Colonia La Madera at Calle Josefina Ortiz de Domínguez. Open year round Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch, and Saturday for breakfast. Offering a daily "comida corrida" for lunch. Tel. 544-8130

 Mariscos "Galeana" - The most incredible seafood dishes fresh from the sea and prepared according to local custom. Find their small restaurant on Vicente Guerrero Street next to the corner with Juan N. Álvarez Street in downtown Zihuatanejo. Open daaily for lunch and dinner. Cel. 755-110-2143

  Mi Cabaña/Pizzas Locas - One of our best kept secrets (so that we locals have a place to eat when the tourists fill up the other restaurants) located in Zihuatanejo on Calle Vicente Guerrero #7 in the first block from the waterfront across from the bakery Panadería Buen Gusto. This garden restaurant has great portions for very reasonable prices. Great BBQ ribs here as well as fine seafood (I recommend the fish broiled in aluminum!!!). Also well known for their pizzas and they deliver! Tel. 554-3569

  Mi Chayito - Delicious Chinese and Mexican dishes. Open Monday through Saturday. Located on Calle Adelita in La Madera neighborhood of Zihuatanejo, across from "La Gula". Tel. 554-5799

 Nayito's - Enramada seafood restaurant at Barra de Potosí with a family atmosphere. Enjoy lunch and cold drinks in the shade of the palm fronds on the beach with your feet in the sand. Relax in a hammock for a siesta. The second restaurant on the right just past the village (next to La Condesa). Corona beer served here!

 Nueva Zelanda - Located in Ixtapa at Centro Comercial Kiosko. A favorite meeting place for breakfast, but serving meals all day! Tel. 554-2340

 Panadería el Buen Gusto - Delicious baked pastries, cakes, rolls & breads by one of the oldest bakeries in Zihuatanejo. Get your pan dulce here (we do!). A great place for coffee & fresh juice with your breakfast rolls. Cel. 755-100-7685

 Panadería La Antigua - Mouth-watering homemade pastries and breads, located on Juan N. Álvarez between Calle Agustín Ramirez and Calle Cuauhtémoc in downtown Zihuatanejo.

 Pollos Locos - Old fashioned firewood broiled chicken and meats. Homemade style and flavor. In Ixtapa in the Hacienda shopping plaza. Tel. 553-0180

 Porto di Mare - Exquisite blend of Mexican and Italian fare. Specializing in pastas and fresh seafood. Located on the waterfront in downtown Zihuatanejo in front of the fishermen's area. Paseo del Pescador #26. Tel. 554-5902

 Puerta del Sol - Seafood and regional dishes as well as international fare, some prepared tableside. A privileged view of Zihuatanejo Bay from above La Madera Beach on the road to La Ropa. Tel. 554-8342

 Restaurant Rossy - Long-time favorite seafood restaurant on the beach with palapas and sundeck located at the south end of Playa La Ropa on Zihuatanejo Bay.

 Rufo's Grill - This small open-air restaurant offers delicious dining under the stars at Calle Adelita #1 in Colonia La Madera in Zihuatanejo. Mexican cuisine featuring fresh choice meats and seafood. Located on the corner of Calle Adelita and Calle Nuestra Señora de los Remedios near La Ceiba Suites at the bottom of the hill. Serving dinners only. Cel. 755-120-5494

 Soleiado - Across from the Park Royal Hotel in Ixtapa, this restaurant not only serves excellent Mediterranean cuisine but also has the best Eggs Benedict this side of the Río Bravo! Tel. 553-2101

 Tentaciones - Sumptuous dining in casual elegance overlooking Zihuatanejo Bay at the restaurant of this boutique hotel. Tel. 554-3005, 544-8383

 Tropic of Cancer Beach Club - A great place to hang out over a game of backgammon, sip a drink in the pool, play in the waves, or munch on snacks or full meals located at Troncones. Fish and seafood are featured but we also offer a choice of meats, chicken, salads and sandwiches. Enjoy the sunset Happy Hour!

 Villa de la Selva - Enjoy spectacular sunsets and fine dining in this very romantic restaurant in a former Mexican President's cliffside villa overlooking the bay in Ixtapa. This is one restaurant that should not be missed! Tel. 553-0462

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Bars, Nightclubs & Discos

 Bandido's - Mingle with the locals and enjoy refreshingly cold drinks and delicious Mexican lunches, dinners & appetizers in downtown Zihuatanejo on the corner of Calle Cinco de Mayo and Calle Pedro Ascencio across from both the church and the artisans handicrafts market. They feature live music and satellite TV sports.

 Barracruda - A favorite local watering hole with cold draft beer and well-mixed drinks. Located on Calle Cuauhtémoc a half block from the main plaza (zócalo).

 Che Mangiamo - Restaurant and bar at Marina Ixtapa known for its pastas, pizzas and steaks. They also offer live music in their popular bar on certain nights of the week. One of Ixtapa's true gems! Tel. 553-0690

 Christine's - This world-class disco at the Hotel Krystal in Ixtapa really gets packed on Ladies' Nights! Very popular with locals and visitors alike. On Ixtapa Boulevard. Tel. 553-0456

 Cohiiba Video Bar - Fun & lively meeting place and watering hole, located beside the Flamingo Cinema in Ixtapa.

 El Canto de las Sirenas - Restaurant and bar with excellent local guitar music by your host José Luis Cobo López. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Located at Calle H. Colegio Militar on the corner of Calle Neptuno by the bus station just off the Zihuatanejo highway. Tel. 554-6709

 La Playa Bar - Popular hangout and sportsbar offering ice-cold beer (Corona, no Sol) and favorite spirits including mixed drinks. A great place to make friends and relax as well as to enjoy favorite sports and other popular programs via satellite TV. Located on Calle Nícolas Bravo #39 in the heart of downtown Zihuatanejo.

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