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Restaurante El Alquimista

Playa Zipolite, Zipolite 70904, Mexico
+52 1 958 587 8961
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish tacos” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Mexican, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Playa Zipolite, Zipolite 70904, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On our third night in Zipolite we decided to finally go to the restaurant everyone had been recommending to us: El Alquimista. We got there and the first impression was brilliant: beautiful scenery and romantic atmosphere. That was the only good thing. We ordered some...More

Thank migelly_fish
Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate here several times during our week in Zipolite. Granted, we were staying at the hotel but it's worth it even if you're not. Breakfast was good, lunch was good, drinks were reasonable (not the cheapest in town, mind you, but reasonable), but dinner...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have the share for 2 people. It would have been enough for 4 people. try the Daiquiris, Strawberry and Banana where delicious. the atmosphere was spectacular for a romantic dinner or a group of friends. Service was excellent

Thank 203Explorer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard a lot about this place and were pleasantly surprised during our first visit some time ago. We went back in February and we were not impressed at all. It was below average!

Thank Silvia266
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location on the beach was amazing. All the locals we asked about this restaurant thought it was very good so made us feel more comfortable about going.

Thank 1alan280
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ambiance, the ambiance is just the beginning. The food was exquisite and the service was awesome. This alone is one of the reasons to visit Playa Zipolite. You've gotta eat at this restaurant.

Thank AttractionUSA
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Wow! Last night agh Oaxaca beaches and this place was the top of the cherry! Best mahi mahi fish I’ve tried with sweet potato and a glass of wine. The dessert blowed my mind with a sweet caramel volcano, the candles and the location (last...More

Thank Jackiepnk182
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Truly a hidden gem.This is gourmet food served at budget prices.Service was great and is probably the best ocean view for evening diner that you can possible get.Very romantic place to share a meal.

Thank Chuck F
Reviewed 2 January 2018

You just can't beat the location of this restaurant and for dinner with the candlelight and a soundtrack of crashing waves it is a very romantic spot. But the night we visited the servers were a bit thin on the ground and we had to...More

1  Thank mynci
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Alquimista is the chillest place to spend a day lounging around or dine alone with friends in Zipolite. Situated at the west end of the Adoquin (Main Street) passed Shambaka. it has 2 nice little beaches, plenty of sun chairs and/or tables to enjoy the...More

Thank SavageE
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susan m
19 February 2018|
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Response from 1alan280 | Reviewed this property |
They are only open for dinner. They will not answer the phone until late in the day. Not sure why. We have found a lot of places do not open until later in the day. Can be a little frustrating when wanting to try them at... More
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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
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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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