Oaxaca, Mexico Food Guide: 10 Latin food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Puerto Escondido

September 8, 2020 Alice Mieles

Find out what Latin restaurants to try in Puerto Escondido. Looking for a tropical Mexican fishing village with relaxing beaches, oceanfront seafood bars and restaurants, unspoiled reefs for diving and snorkeling, and waves suitable for championship surfing? Puerto Escondido has all that plus the Laguna de Manialtepec mangrove lagoon for tours combining kayaking, boating, bird-watching, and swimming in phosphorescent waters. Regularly scheduled airline service links Mexico City and Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido Airport (PXM)Rent an umbrella at the town beach, Playa Principal, which parallels the Avenida Perez Gasga hotel and restaurant row. Stop in one of the hotels near the beach for a drink or take the family horseback riding. A small freshwater lagoon at the mouth of the river, Rio Rigadillo, marks the border with Playa Marinero, which has waves suitable for beginning surfers. The whole family will enjoy the mile-long shoreline walkway known as Andador Escénico, which leads across the rocks to El Faro lighthouse and the Sueño Posible scenic overlook. Beyond the lighthouse, Playa Principal transitions into Playa Manzanillo, a swimmable beach with clear waters extending towards Puerto Angelito. Rent a boogie board or equipment to snorkel the coral and rocks. If Playa Manzanillo gets too crowded on a holiday weekend, catch one of the water taxis linking Puerto Escondido’s seven beaches. Hire a skiff to take the family sightseeing or dolphin and sea turtle viewing. Fish for trophy sailfish or catch a dinner of yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi (dorado), grouper, roosterfish, mackerel, or snapper. Watch the experts surf the 6-15 foot swells and hollow tubes of Playa Zicatela. International competitions in August and November draw the pros to demonstrate their prowess on the Mexican Pipeline. Snorkel or surf the clear shallow waters beneath the high cliffs surrounding Playa Carrizalillo. High red cliffs, housing, and hotels surround riptide-plagued Playa Bacocho, which is good for long romantic beach walks and sunsets. For more adventure, dive Pressure Point’s tectonic plate fault lines or Punta Colarada’s volcanic overhangs, ledges, and lava rock swimthroughs. If you are lucky you will see lobsters, stingrays, moray and snowflake eels, barracudas, yellow tangs, parrotfish, and puffers.
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10. Casa Gente Nube El Restaurante

Carr Costera SN Frente al Batallon A Una cuadra de Zicatela, entre Cabañas Edda y Gasolinera, Puerto Escondido 71986 Mexico Mexican, Latin, International, Contemporary, Fusion Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Table Service, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +52 954 582 0579 http://www.casadelagentenube.com
Casa Gente Nube El Restaurante

Temporarily Closed We need to make improvements during the months of August, September and October and will open again on November 1st 2019

Reviewed By Jerry T

A nice clean open atmosphere with a great view of the ocean from above the trees with a fresh sea breeze.The staff was very friendly, great food,We ate there multiple times, we will be back!Thank You Jerry:We are happy to know you liked, hope to see you back soon.Sincerely

9. Chicama Peruvian Food

Calle Alejandro Cardenas Esquina Heroes Oaxaquenos & Alejandro Cardenas Peralta, Brisas de Zicatela 71980 Mexico Peruvian, Seafood, Fusion, Healthy, Latin Dinner Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Full Bar, Free Wifi +52 954 141 7428 https://www.facebook.com/ChicamaBarRestaurant/
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5 based on 59 reviews

Chicama Peruvian Food

Primer Restaurante Peruano en Puerto Escondido, hacemos el mejor Ceviche de la ciudad

Reviewed By performxl

We´ve had it in Sativa, Costeñito and others and Eric´s ceviche is off the charts. PLUS, if you´re into anticuchos-peruvian grilled beef heart-get ready to have some of the best. Their staff is awesome (Joaquin and Vero especially). We went to Chicama many times during our trip.

8. Estrellas Gourmet

Boulevard Benito Juarez, Puerto Escondido 0000 Mexico Mexican, Latin Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +52 954 582 3420 http://www.facebook.com/Entre-Estrellas-Gourmet-202557243131679/
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4 based on 98 reviews

Estrellas Gourmet

Reviewed By cyprusbeachgirl6

Absolutely loved this restaurant, the food was delicious. We loved the bread baskets, the fresh juices , authentic dish choices and how friendly everyone was. I also was happy they treated the local dogs nicely and had water bowls out for them . That's a plus for me when there are so many strays and with the heat. They care about their community and what's happening. We visited this establishment a few times and enjoyed our meals every time. I like that it's colorful and it just looks like a happy place.

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7. Filomena

Benito Juarez 306 Corner with Camino a Carrizalillo, Rinconada, Puerto Escondido 71983 Mexico Bar, Mediterranean, Fusion, Argentinean, Seafood, Latin Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Table Service, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +52 954 126 0624 https://www.facebook.com/filomena.cocinaartesanal/
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5 based on 46 reviews

Filomena

Reviewed By TockShaa

We went last night and WOW! What a treat. I had ”the puerco” and it was amazing with a delicious risotto. My wife had quinoa salad that was exquisite. The prices were good and the wine too! Thank you for a great dinner we will come back once more before the end of our stay.

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6. La Olita

Brisas de Zicatela 70934 Mexico Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Grill, Fusion Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Waterfront [email protected] +52 954 183 1099 http://www.facebook.com/La-Olita-162495200623663/
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4 based on 380 reviews

La Olita

Reviewed By Hampm57

This place has moved into bigger space, still on the road leading down to Zicatela beach.The menu is small and made up by tacos, served x3 and either vegetarian, seafood or meat. Tortillas are fried and the taco piled high with whatever you ordered, fresh cabbage avocado and cream. Sauce served on the side. Chile de arbol sauce particularily good!Service is accomodating, allowing you to mix and match tacos. If peckish, share one order, if hungry get one each!

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5. El Cafecito

Boulevard Benito Juarez 1 Section C Local 11 Rinconada, Puerto Escondido 71983 Mexico Mexican, Latin, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +52 954 582 3465 http://www.facebook.com/ElCafecitoPuertoEscondido/
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4 based on 1274 reviews

El Cafecito

Reviewed By BBleich

Busiest place on the beach, which is a good sign. They have a large menu with a good choice of food. We had breakfast, which came fast and tasted good.

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4. Espadin

Av. Carrizalillo No 125 Inside hotel Villas Carrizalillo, Puerto Escondido 71980 Mexico Mexican, Latin, Seafood, International Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +52 954 582 0995 http://www.villascarrizalillo.com/Dining.html
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4 based on 299 reviews

Espadin

Reviewed By mumontherun123

We had a nice meal in the restaurant. The food was ok but not much choice for the kids. The lemonade with mint was delicious. The view was amazing and it was nice to get the cool breeze which blows through the restaurant. Would recommend for the view.

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3. El Nene

Boulevard Benito Juarez 14A, Puerto Escondido 71980 Mexico Latin, Seafood, Mexican, International, Contemporary, Healthy Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar [email protected] +52 33 1175 4842 https://www.facebook.com/RestaurantElNene
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4 based on 262 reviews

El Nene

We will be closed for holidays until the 3 rd of June, 2019.

Reviewed By RemoA

We went to El Nene and got confirmed what all the reviews said. Wonderful fresh Moules I shared with my wife. I followed with the Burger and my wife had the fish filet. Great dinner and very recommendable. Bon Apetit!Dear Remo:Thank you very much for having come to El Nene because of the reviews you read. And thank you also for having confimed by yoursel what the recommendations said.We appreciate your comments and are happy to know that your food was as good as expected.Hope to see you again!

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2. Almoraduz Cocina Mexicana de Autor

Boulevard Benito Juarez Locales 11 y 12 Fraccionamiento Rinconada Seccion B, Puerto Escondido 71983 Mexico Mexican, Latin Lunch, Dinner Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Servic [email protected] +52 954 582 3109 http://www.almoraduz.com.mx
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4 based on 360 reviews

Almoraduz Cocina Mexicana de Autor

Our restaurant offers Author Mexican cuisine, which is based on using the products of the region to offer unique dishes with great style.

Reviewed By Hampm57

We have as tradition to go and enjoy the samplermenu with a friend whenever we’re in Puerto. It has added up to a number of visits over the years and we’ve seen the restaurant evolve into an evermore creative and daring menu. It serves regional food with flair and now uses a lot of more unusual ingredients as wild herbs, naked crabs and special types of rare chiles. The menu is always a treat, and most plates are seriously tasty and well put together leaving you satisfied and also having tried flavours and ingredients you wouldn’t otherwise know.The small caveat is the almoraduz now train their staff exceedingly well, almost eradicating the personal touch replacing it with perfect professionalism and a standardized service. This is of course the mark of good leadership and. Ision, but we did miss the personal touch and warmth of earlier .Thank you very much for all your visits! You are always welcome to Almoraduz.We are happy to know that you like our restaurant and you enjoy all the time our menu.We will take your comment to improve our service adding the charming touch of the oaxacan hospitality.We hope to see you very soon.Chef Quetzalcoatl Zurita

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1. Turtle Bay Restaurant

Boulevard Benito Juarez Rinconada, Puerto Escondido 71980 Mexico Mexican, International, Latin, Seafood Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service [email protected] +52 954 147 7469 http://turtlebay.com.mx
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4 based on 491 reviews

Turtle Bay Restaurant

Garantizamos la calidad de todas nuestras especialidades, ya que empleamos productos frescos y los más altos estándares de higiene, lo que hace destacar el sabor de cada una de nuestras selectas recetas. ¡PLATILLOS REPRESENTATIVOS! COCINADOS con INGREDIEN

Reviewed By teresa j

What a wonderful discovery to find Turtle Bay, very clean. I had a delicious fresh (and I mean fresh) parmesan crusted cheese mahi mahi fish. Our waiter Erik was very prompt and helped with our selection, they had my favorite wine as well. We will be back. Trixie

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