Las Cupulas, Quinta Real: perfect view of Tangolunda Bay...
The Quinta is one of two non-inclusive's on Tangolunda Bay. It is an intimate hotel comprising 28 rooms, lushly landscaped, impeccable design details and a perfect view of the bay. For dinner I started with a seabass and octopus ceviche with cactus salad in a soya and habenero vinaigrette (105.00). Then had chilies stuffed with cheese and grasshoppers on a red and green sauce (60.00). For my main dish, mahi mahi with a lime and fresh vanilla sauce (150.00). For dessert, crisp apple and walnut tamalito with guanbaya sherbert (55.00). All the dishes were well prepared - the only quibble, I wish the chilies hadn't been breaded. To drink, I had a couple mezcals and a glass of a Mexican white, Fume - which I found a bit thin and weak. I would also recommend coming here for afternoon drinks.
Don Porfio's: Lot's of Fun
The whole experience was great. Went with a co-worker and his family. The drinks were cold. The food was very tasty. The service was quick.
The staff would goof around and have a mock show with little instruments. They manage to get my kids and one of Arnie's daughters up there with them. It was like our own little party.
Favorite Dish: It was all good.
- Food and Dining
- Family Travel
Best carne al Pastor
Announce itself as providing some old recipy for carne al pastor which is spiced meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie.
Serves them as five small tacos (2,50 USD) or a plate (about 4 USD if I remember correctly)
I do not know their hours of operation, we were always eating some between 20-22h, 1-2hrs before completing with some more food from other restaurant or cafe.
This restaurant does not offer much variety, there is only one reason to go. For me it is a good enough one :).
It is the best I found anywhere in Mexico
Favorite Dish: Tacos de carne al pastor
Deep Blue: Quite a Surprise!
Each night, the Beach Club restaurant at the Camino Real Zaashile is transformed into Deep Blue - a contemporary sophisticated dining experience. The atmosphere, service, presentation, food - everything - was outstanding.
Favorite Dish: Tequila shrimp with capellini and Lobster casserole (a philo-dough bowl filled with risotto, various types of mushrooms, and huge pieces of lobster meat).
Dona Celia: lobster specialties....
Had dinner here my last night - along the water's edge, beneath a starry sky - a moist evening breeze. Started with a shrimp and octopus cocktail, once again served in a large parfait glass, then had lobster a la Dona - which was nicely seasoned but not extraordinary
Alebreges Del Mar: local specialty....
This was my most expensive meal while in Huatulco - I must admit though I had 5 mezcals (60.00) throughout the day. All the restaurants line the beach and have palapas, lounge chairs, etc. My belongings were safe while I swam. I started with a small mixed seafood ceviche (100.00) - very simple, clean distinct flavors. I decide to try the Hawoi(?) pineapple - a pineapple stuffed with jumbo shrimp wrapped in bacon, roasted slices of poblano and pineapple, drizzled with a cream sauce and a sprinkle of fresh corn and cilantro (250.00). This was a very rich dish but fell a bit flat for me. Maguey is powdery tan sandy beach - a bit make shift and rough around the edges (which I like) and seems to be a popular local place for family outings. The water is clear green and calm, great for swimming.
Ve-El-Mar: dine at the water's edge
After spending 2 days in the resort, I wanted a dose of reality and went to Santa Cruz, which is where the cruise ships dock. Maybe it was because the tables are literally at the water's edge but something about the setting made this a real sweet spot for me. Started with a large mixed seafood cocktail (90.00) - a 1950's soda fountain glass filled to rim with various seafood in a slightly sweet spicy sauce. Ordered a whole pescado, grilled (100.00) - which was moist and pleasing.
To drink - mezcal on the rocks (40.00-50.00?) The setting was perfect - a constant breeze, the occasional vendor selling either hats or coffee - it just felt more authentic/real compared to the resort. At dusk I walked around Santa Cruz - not really much to look at but, I think, better than
La Crucecita. I did watch a procession of locals going to church, singing and carrying banners - their plaintive voices rising and falling.
Chez Binni, Camino Real Zaashila: Oaxacan and French cuisine...
Seating under massive orcher barrel vaults that open towards the Pacific past swaying palm trees. Service was attentive - a solo guitar player. Being that Huatulco is a resort town - prices everywhere were very similar. Defintely a nice setting.
Favorite Dish: Lobster quesedilla with pineapple pico de gallo; red snapper with roasted banana and mango sauce; crepes with Oaxacan chocolate and bananas; all dishes were well prepared and reflected an assured touch.
Restaurant Oasis: Hmmm, more food…
Of course we tried more then one restaurant, but Oasis was the best in price > quality…
Although, in a Australian T-shirt, I am eating delicious shrimps in Huatulco ;-)
• The most delicious regional food…
• Catch of the day seafood…
• Sushi – Tepanyaki…
Restaurant Oasis…: Don't miss this place…
Restaurant Oasis was the place we went almost daily. That means, by morning for breakfast if I didn’t slept in, or had not a hangover. By evening when we where not taken tour. Most of the time we had lunch in the afternoon on one of the beaches, but at the evening we where staving again.
On the picture you see down the restaurant and up, the hotel room we had…
Cuisine in general...: Hmmm, nice food…
Fine food is a tradition among the Oaxaca’s. Dishes like mole, tlayudas, tasajo and quesillo must be enjoyed, to take back with you a taste of Huatulco flavour. Mexican and international cuisine is available in most restaurants and hotels. And, if you like seafood, Huatulco is the right place to enjoy delicious shrimp, lobster, squid and many others…