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Restaurants in Zihuatanejo Ixtapap

A Tour of the Local Cuisine in Zihuatanejo Ixtapa


For most people, dining out is an essential part of any vacation. Experiencing local cuisines adds another dimension to the overall travel experience. And if you're someone who loves food, then you're in luck, because Zihuatanejo Ixtapa has over 200 restaurants to choose from. From Italian to Chinese, from Mexican to seafood, and from sushi to American burgers, there's a little something for every palate. In this blog post, we'll take you on a tour of the local cuisine in Zihuatanejo Ixtapa, highlighting some off-the-beaten-path options that are sure to transport your taste buds.


No visit to Mexico is complete without indulging in some authentic Mexican cuisine. And Zihuatanejo Ixtapa does not disappoint. The local food scene is vibrant, and the fresh ingredients used in traditional dishes make a world of difference. From the ubiquitous tacos and quesadillas to lesser-known delicacies like pozole (hominy soup) and tamales filled with savory ingredients like chicken, pork, or cheese, Mexican food is a must-try. There are also quite a few family-owned taquerías and beachfront restaurants that serve delicious seafood dishes like ceviche and grilled fish, which you can wash down with a cold beer or a refreshing margarita.

If you're in the mood for something more exotic, why not try some sushi? As strange as it may seem to some people, sushi has become increasingly popular in Mexico in recent years. There are quite a few sushi bars in Zihuatanejo Ixtapa, and some of them are among the best in the country. The sushi rolls are often a fusion of Japanese and Mexican ingredients, resulting in unique and flavorful creations. Some sushi bars offer only traditional sushi, while others also serve dishes like ramen, tempura, and fried rice.

If you like Italian food, you'll be happy to know that Zihuatanejo Ixtapa has some great Italian restaurants. Most of them are located in the Zihuatanejo downtown area, and they serve classic Italian dishes like pasta, pizza, and risotto. The selection of wine is also impressive, with many imported varieties available. You'll feel like you're in a trattoria in Rome.

For those who love steak or burgers, there are several restaurants serving up delicious cuts of meat and juicy burgers. The portions are usually generous, and the sides are often creative. If you're not in the mood for meat, you can try some American-style comfort food like mac and cheese, chili, or hot dogs.

Lastly, if you're looking for something other than Mexican cuisine, why not give Chinese food a try? The Chinese immigrants who settled in Mexico brought with them their culinary traditions, which have blended with the local flavors. You can find many Chinese restaurants in Zihuatanejo Ixtapa, and the food is often a mix of sweet and spicy flavors. You can order dishes like sweet and sour pork, Kung Pao chicken, and stir-fried vegetables.


Exploring the local cuisine is an essential part of any vacation, and Zihuatanejo Ixtapa offers a diverse selection of restaurants that caters to all tastes. Whether you're looking for some traditional Mexican food, sushi, Italian, or Chinese dishes, you'll find plenty of options to choose from. It's also worth noting that many of the restaurants in Zihuatanejo Ixtapa are small family-owned businesses, which means that by dining at them, you're supporting the local community. So, do yourself a favor and go on a culinary adventure in Zihuatanejo Ixtapa—you won't regret it.

A great meal doesn't have to cost a fortune.  Many of the better restaurants are very reasonably priced. A few closer restaurants will deliver to the resort upon request for a fee.  Pacific Vacation | StayPV recommends BandidosCoco Bahia Botanas & Tapas, El Mediteranneo, and Chuleto, all within walking distance from the resort.   Ruben's HamburgersBeccofinoBistro Soleiadio, are in Ixtapa, a ten-minute taxi ride. Be sure to read about new restaurants on the StayPV blog at https://www.staypv.com/blog/categories/food-drinks

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