Mazunte is a small beach town on the Pacific coast in Oaxaca, Mexico (15°39′53″N 96°33′14″W / 15.66485°N 96.55388°W / 15.66485; -96.55388). It is located 22 km southwest of San Pedro Pochutla on coastal Highway 200. Mazunte is located some 10 km to the west of Puerto Angel and just about 1 km from San Agustinillo and 264 km south of the capital of Oaxaca. There are two etymologies for the name. Some sources state that “Mazunte” is derived from a Nahuatl phrase, “maxotetia” which means “please deposit eggs here.” However, older residents of the community state that it is from the word “mizontle,” used by locals to refer to a crab species that used to be very abundant in the area.
Things to do in Mazunte
4 based on 64 reviews
4 based on 261 reviews
Estrella Fugaz is a terraced bar-restaurant behind Rinconcito beach where you can enjoy ocean views and the sounds of waves in a cozy, intimate atmosphere. We offer breakfast served with exotic natural fruit juices and great coffee, as well as a selected choice of Mexican, international and vegetarian cuisine for lunch and dinner. At sunset, our lounge is the perfect place to unwind whilst enjoying funky tunes and a refreshing cocktail or an ice-cold beer. Follow ON facebook estrellafugazmazunte and instagram estrellafugazmazunte .
I ordered the arrachera steak and should have asked the price ahead of time. It was over $20 but wasn't of good quality. The vegetables and mashed potato accompaniments were swimming in grease. The view of the beach is nice but really not worth the price.
4.5 based on 32 reviews
Also a posada type small hotel. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner - a mainstay of Mazunte's community, as popular with locals as it is with Mexican and foreign tourists. Especially known for its pizzas, the restaurant also does excellent Mexican classics such as enchiladas and enmoladas and chilaquiles. For breakfast, they do crepes, yogourt, granola and very nice smoothies.
I landed on this place two days into my 10 day stay in Mazunte and was glad I did. Regina runs the place mornings and afternoons and serves up breakfast all day. A simple menu, but everything she does is done nicely, from the crunchy granola on the bio yogurt, to her enchiladas, which were the best I had the opportunity to try.
Evenings belong to Rodalfo, who obviously knows something about Italian food - his lasagna bolognese rocked, even with Mexican cheese, and although I didn't get a chance to try his pizza, I hear it's really good.
Atmosphere is laid-back and service here is generally casual, but very friendly and accommodating - if you want less cream on your enchiladas or more granola on your yogourt, just ask, and if you are not getting the salt & pepper fast enough, just get up and get it yourself. At night they dim the lights and turn up the music a bit - which seems to be quite varied and good.
Rodalfo also runs the posada guest house, adjascent to the restaurant, which looked clean and quiet enough, and maybe cheaper than others of similar quality which are right on the beach - less than 100m away.
4.5 based on 216 reviews
Located at the west end of Zipolite, close to Alquimista beach, it's a small restaurant full of surprises, great food, excellent ambiance, beautiful decor, and the best quality in all the ingredients, always trying to make our costumers have a memorable dining experience.
We’ve eaten at this little charmer in all 3 of their locations, and will continue to seek them out. The food is excellent and we’d recommend having a reservation- if you arrive as they open you might get lucky but it really fills up.
4.5 based on 176 reviews
I'll make this short and sweet. We have been coming here for years and the quality of the pizza is wonderful! Get the largest option and take the leftovers back if you have a fridge. There is hardly any difference in price between the two sizes. The drinks are also excellent. LOVE their Margaritas!!!
4 based on 9 reviews
from the fishing boat to the your plate. In our restaurant Amarte Mar ZOA's Chef Carlos Tapia enhances the Mexican Pacific region cuisine, using the freshest fish and seafood. Catch of the day, handcrafted ingredients produced in ZOA's Vegetable garden, and seasonings prepared by local artisans are the main supplies for our dishes.
If you want to jet ski, parasail, watch Television, get splashed on by kids in the pool....go someplace else. If you want to relax, enjoy breathtaking views, fall asleep in a hammock, lay on the beach, decompress, be somewhere where nobody can find you...this is the place.
We had cabana #1, with beautiful views, that made us never want to leave. The staff and chef are beyond compare. Marcos, the manager, makes sure that your every need is taken care of, the 2 chefs are available to make anything you desire, and prepare special fresh fish dishes that are unbelievable.
The little sleepy town of Mazunte, and a large local beach is just down the driveway, and a block away. It is fun to walk the little town, talk to the friendly local people and just chill out. This is a remote paradise, with 5+ star facilities and service.
4.5 based on 149 reviews
Located on the beach and on the main street of Zipolite Posada México Hotel & Restaurante offers breakfast from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 6 p.m. Come to our Italian / Mexican cuisine, appetizing dishes prepared with care with fresh products, enjoy our Tasty pizzas baked in the wood-fired oven and happy hour with delicious natural fruit cocktails from 2 pm till 10:30.
I don’t know why it is saying on trip advisor that they only open until 11am maybe it should be 11pm. Because they serve food the whole day. And everything is just delicious. They also have gluten free pasta, vegan options and of course vegetarian food. The view and the atmosphere is beautiful. The staff is really nice, quick and do speak English. Also it is run by a family which I think is really nice.
Totally recommend that place :)
4.5 based on 401 reviews
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 grilled meat which took ages to come out. The moment the meat arrived at our table three big black dogs surrounded our table and stayed there for the rest of the evening. The meat: well I was truly tempted to give it to the dogs; I didn't do it out of etiquette. The chicken breast was raw, the chorizo was super soft and kind of sweet and the rest of the meat was simply unremarkable. The salad looked several days old and the potatoes were marinated in a sauce that was not nice. Nobody came to try to do anything about the harassing dogs or asked us if everything was ok. We ate qickly and left the place a bit shocked, trying to understand how this place has so many good reviews.
4.5 based on 121 reviews
We stayed in Zipolite for 10 days and this was hands down the best place for breakfast.
Great Mexican fare but also tasty bagels and strong cappuccinos.
Tucked away on a dirt road near the creek - half the fun is finding this place even when you know where you should be looking. It’s so hidden away!
Don’t be put off by the appearance from the entrance, inside it’s got a nice garden and great setting overall. Must try for Zipolite!
Warning - it is closed on Tuesday for breakfast.
4 based on 13 reviews
This place does not look like much but they prepare excellent pizza in a stone oven. Among the best quality food we have found in Mazunte. It would be nice if they put some more effort into the furniture, lights and decoration, we almost did not go in because it does not look very inviting, but the pizza is great.
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