The best food spots in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Puerto Escondido is a hub of tonnes of restaurants and cafes, but where is really worth your money? Why have average tacos (and trust me I worked through a few), when you can have the best of the best? Let’s taco-bout the best munch in Puerto.




If you read my previous post, you’ll have seen that I promised the best fish tacos in Mexico. Or Puerto Escondido at the every least. I’m here to deliver that promise, on a silver platter.

Pepe is a genuine star in Puerto Escondido. I heard about him before I even stepped foot in Puerto. Both for his amazing fish tacos, and crazy stories. Everyone who has been to Pepe’s Tacos, has a memory of one of his wild conspiracies. And let me tell you, behind the bonkers, there’s a damn good taco chef (Is a taco chef a thing?). Check out this little documentary for an insight on how tacos quite literally saved his life.

Now these tacos are HUGE, so don’t order them as you would normally. Two is a good amount, 3 at a push. The fish and prawn ones are my favourite. Don’t expect anything fancy. This place is quite literally a shack outside. And you might not get your food so quickly, Pepe spends more time talking than cooking sometimes.

    Where: Primera Sur 127, Libertad, 71984 Puerto Escondido

    When: Closed Tuesdays. Open 15:00 – 22:00 every other day.


La Punta / Zicatela

Again, 10/10 fish tacos. This is another spot that was recommended to me before I’d stepped foot in Puerto. You can be the judge. There’s not too many seats here, and its down a sweet little alley way. So be prepared to be up close and personal with other guests.

If you’re feeling a little ‘spicy’, why not try a michelada? They’re what I can only describe as a Bloody Mary and a beer having a baby. Truly, I think the tomato versions are absolutely vile. But why not try, then once you go further down Latin America, you can try it with passion fruit and mango juice, and they’re simply a treat.

    Where: Alejandro Cárdenas Peralta S/N, entre Heroes Oaxaqueños y Benito Juarez, Brisas de Zicatela, 70934 Puerto Escondido, Oax.

    When: Closed Mondays. Open 12 – 23:00 every other day.


La Punta / Zicatela

Now don’t head here if you’re expecting gourmet, or even good service. But, what they do have is good sushi and cold beer. And when considering what my priorities are when I’ve spent a long old day in the Mexican heat, these two things just about ticks off my list.

This place had about 3 tables, all the staff were seemingly a little high and we may have gotten the wrong order 3 times. But the sushi got in the end was delicious & cheap. So, as long as you’re not in a rush, and not entirely bothered what turns up at your table, I would definitely recommend stopping off at Sushingon Station.

    Where: Puebla, Justo Salvador Maldonado esquina, Brisas de Zicatela, 70934 Brisas de Zicatela, Oax.

    When: Closed Mondays. Open 16:20 – 23:11 every other day.



El Sultán serves up delicious Middle Eastern food which makes the perfect pre or post beach snack. I only had the hummus and mango juice here. But I may or may not have come back twice afterwards for the same thing. The mango juice is absolutely delightful, and good hummus is difficult to come across in Latin America. When you find some, don’t miss it.

The restaurant itself is also a treat to be in. The staff are so friendly and helpful, and you can sit around tables on the floor with cushions, and most importantly, fans.

    Where: Boulevard benito juarez s/n fraccionamiento Rinconada 71983, Puerto Escondido, Oax.

    When: 8:30 – 21:30 every day.



You want waffles? You got it. No matter what topping you want, they will almost definitely have it. They have sweet, savoury, vegan, gluten free and any flavour your heart could desire. I went churro style with cinnamon and sugar, and added some extra bananas too. They also have huge shakes if you’re feeling super sweet!

    Where: Boulevard, Rinconada, 71983 Puerto Escondido, Oax., México

    When: Closed Thursdays. 8:00 – 16:00 all other days.



Cafe Nopal is a delicious brunch spot with a lovely roof top terrace. I went for a smoothie bowl and a frappe. Although this cafe is a little further out, it’s worth it for the fresh brekkie, especially if you’re staying around central.

    Where: Mantarrayas 2, Rinconada, 71983 Puerto Escondido, Oax.

    When: Closed Tuesdays. 07:00 – 15:00 every other day.


Now you know how to Munch your way around Puerto Escondido, you might as well find out other ways to spend your days. As much as I wish you could spend your days eating, and only eating, that sadly isn’t (always) the case. But, at least now you know how to Munch and Mooch your way around Puerto Escondido, to the best of your ability.

That being said, maybe it’s not your cup of tea. How about other Mexico spots?

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