Villa del Sol Resort Zihuatanejo
La Marea Restaurant Outdoor Dining

Zihuatanejo Restaurants & Nightlife

Throughout our beachside resort, a host of dining options await, starting with handcrafted drinks in the bar at La Marea, where you’ll also enjoy breakfast, brunch and dinner made with fresh and local ingredients in a lively open-kitchen setting. 

And be sure to plan an evening at La Villa, the signature restaurant of our Executive Chef Jorge Ildefonso, who creates inspired sea-to-table cuisine with a contemporary Pacific-Mexican twist under our palm thatched palapa and on our beachfront patio. 

All of our menus are sourced in partnership with local fishermen and farmers, and we offer an array of private or custom dining experiences and celebrations that are limited only by your imagination.

Meet Executive Chef Jorge Ildefonso 

Inspired by his family kitchen in Guadalajara, where he and his eight brothers ensured that everyday family meals were big productions, Chef Jorge has sharpened his skills in the most exclusive kitchens at Five Diamond resorts across Mexico. Having worked alongside innovative chefs from Loreto to Los Cabos and the Riviera Maya to Puerto Rico, he is known for his dedication to local ingredients ignited by his creativity with diverse new styles and flavors.

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La Marea Restaurant Beachfront Seating

La Marea

For casual beachfront ambience and handcrafted cocktails, La Marea — named for “the tide” — is a favorite go-to restaurant and bar on Zihuatanejo Bay.

Serving a fresh selection of seafood and local organic ingredients for breakfast and lunch, the main dining room features a dramatic open-kitchen design where guests and local neighbors alike enjoy a lively front-row culinary experience.

Zihuatanejo's only vegan and vegetarian menu is also available — as are special requests like a private table on the beach or even a full-blown mariachi band. And with a day's notice, we will accommodate your special desires or dietary needs with pleasure.

Restaurant open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 8am to 10pm.

La Marea Bar open daily, 8am to 11pm.
Daily Sunset Hour food and drink specials, 6pm to 7 pm.

La Villa Restaurant Terrace Seating

La Villa

Alongside the sands of Playa La Ropa, overlooking the clear blue waters of Zihuatanejo Bay, La Villa is as ideal for dining al fresco under our candlelit palapa as it is for a romantic dinner under the stars on our adjoining terrace.

Executive Chef Jorge Ildefonso’s inspired sea-to-table menu at La Villa takes full advantage of the tremendous bounty of the Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa area. 

Having forged close ties to the local fishing and farming communities, Chef Jorge sources the freshest, naturally raised seafood and flavorful ingredients con mucho gusto. 

The result is a local treasure, with a menu that is both innovative and familiar, infused with Mexican tradition and sophisticated, international flair.

From tuna, mahi-mahi, marlin and red snapper to octopus, lobster, shrimp and sea scallops, the catches are fresh and expertly prepared every day of the week. 

Reservations are not required — join us from 6 pm until 10 pm nightly.

Sweet Corn and Poblano Soup

Zihuatanejo Custom & Private Dining Experiences

Whether you’re dreaming of a romantic sunset dinner for two, planning a milestone event or looking to learn the nuances of tequila, contact us to create a private or custom dining experience for your upcoming visit.

La Marea Bar Tequila and Ceviche Tastings

Daily Tequila & Ceviche Tasting

Join us at La Marea Bar for tequila and mezcal tastings — from crisp platos and blancos to peppery reposados, the woody aromas of añejo and the mysteries of mezcal. Our own tequila maestros will enhance your experience with ceviche pairings and tasting notes while uncovering the origins of the blue agave.

La Marea Bar open daily, 8am to 11pm.
 

Tequila & Ceviche Tastings Daily 4 pm to 11 pm.
Daily Sunset Hour food and drink specials, 6pm to 7 pm.
Reservations required.

 

La Marea Restaurant Dining on the Beach

Signature Dining On La Playa

Say “yes” to the barefoot elegance of your own private palapa on the beach with your toes in the sand on Playa La Ropa.

Reservations required.

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