Typical food of Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Due to its location, seafood dishes are typical in Zihuatanejo

Some regional specialties include fish and shrimp tacos, pescado a la talla, and the delicious tiritas de Zihuatanejo (strips of fish marinated in lemon, chili and red onion). Other seafood greatly appreciated by visitors is lobster, the Zihuatanejo red clams, oysters, and octopus.

Some restaurants offer a specialty called the Seafood Plate Special, which is so abundant that two people can share it, and it often includes two types of fish, shrimp, prawn, crab, octopus, and rice.

The typical drink of Zihuatanejo is coconut water, which also may be mixed with an alcoholic beverage. Don't miss the most popular soft drink in the coast of Guerrero: Yoli, a lemon-flavored soft drink, which has over 60 years of history in the region.

If you wish to taste these dishes in an authentic Mexican atmosphere, Zihuatanejo has countless loncherías or fondas that serve typical meals at very affordable prices; the best option is visiting the municipal pier in Zihuatanejo. In downtown Zihuatanejo you can also eat tamales and pozole; a recommendable restaurant is Tamales y Atoles Any. El Arrayán, Otilia's Restaurant, and Patio Mexica are other options.

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<p>Fish tacos</p>,Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Fish tacos

Corn tortilla with fried or stewed fish.

<p>Pescado a la talla</p>,Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Pescado a la talla

Fish seasoned with chilli peppers and spices, grilled over charcoal fire.

<p>Lobster</p>,Zihuatanejo, Mexico


You can enjoy it fresh and cooked to taste.

<p>Tiritas de Zihuatanejo</p>,Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Tiritas de Zihuatanejo

Strips of fish marinated in lemon, chili and red onion.

<p>Coconut water</p>,Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Coconut water

Enjoy it cold, either alone or combined with your favorite liquor.