5 Great Places to Eat and Drink in Huatulco, Mexico

Try Oaxacan delicacies like grasshopper tacos and mole, eat fresh seafood and watch the sunset over dessert.
 

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Terra-Cotta Restaurante & Café

This locally loved, affordable restaurant is located in Huatulco’s downtown area of La Crucecita and is most popular for its sweets. Grab a seat on the patio and order the carrot cake for dessert or the French toast stuffed with coconut cream for breakfast.

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El Sabor de Oaxaca

This is the spot for authentic Oaxacan dishes. It’s located just off the main square in La Crucecita. Menu highlights include chicken with black mole (a slow-cooked, spicy sauce) and grasshopper tacos. There’s also a kid-friendly menu with burgers and fries.

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Don Porfirio

If you’re craving seafood, head to open-air Don Porfirio in the Tangolunda area next to Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa. There are jumbo-size margaritas, the steak and potatoes are cooked in a smoky grill outside and the shrimp is cooked tableside. The steak and lobster is a popular choice.

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Los Gallos

If you don’t care so much about style and decor but you want to dig into some classic Mexican food, go to Los Gallos. This small, affordable, family-owned restaurant is best known for its chicken soup (get it even if it’s hot outside). The chicken enchiladas and flautas (like a taquito) are also delicious, especially when paired with an ice cold cerveza.

Frida’s Street Food

Frida’s Street Food is a great place for a quick stop for shrimp tacos and burgers. The blue food truck is adorned with a painting of Frida Kahlo and there is a covered seating area set up underneath string lights so you can sit down with a margarita if you want to stay awhile.

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