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La Providencia

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Calle Shambala s/n | Colonia Roca Blanca, Zipolite 90704, Mexico
+52 958 100 9234
18:00 - 22:30
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Wed - Sun 18:00 - 22:30
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent restaurant. The reviews are spot on. The place is no-descrip in daylight, but comes alive with chandeliers and other wonder ambient lighting in the evening. Nothing disappointed- stacked beet salad, tomato blue cheese soup, chayote soup and of course the prawns with coconut and mango sauce. Topped off with the sublime mango mousse. All four enjoyed their experience here.

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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dined at La Providencia twice on our last trip to Zipolite and did so again this year. The new location is more open and accommodating, and the food is still outstanding. Javier is a charming host. We absolutely loved our two meals there this year.

Thank Ericnelsonchgo
Mexico City, Mexico
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have dinned at La Providencia several times and every one of them I keep telling myself what a great time and dinner just had! this restaurant could be place in any major city where top restaurants. Great taste; presentation; decoration etc etc Personal attention from Javier and the Chef taking care of details. Indeed a very good experience. we... More 

Thank R2ro55
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything is amazing - the appetizers, dinners, wine, service in an informal eclectic atmosphere. Reservation required. Highly recommended - so good we booked a second evening. The beet tower appetizer is to die for!!!!!!!!

Thank Juliet W
Dallas, Texas
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here at the recommendation of our Air BnB host. Wow! The food was exceptionally good. The location is quaint and nestled in the jungle. The ambiance is equally exceptional. The coconut shrimp, which all other reviewers rave about, is a must--as are the goat cheese turnovers. The mango mousse is exquisite. This place is worth a visit if... More 

Thank Erika C
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a month in Zipolite and dined at La Providencia four times. It is a charming restaurant in a lovely jungle setting, with gorgeous lighting, nice music, and a warm and generous approach to hospitality. We loved all of our meals but thought the stand-out dishes were the goats cheese turner over starters, which I can... More 

Thank adventurix
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This could be considered top notch cuisine in any major city in the world in my opinion. Have eaten here 3 times and still walk away shaking my head.

Thank vancan
Puebla, Mexico
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unexpected perfection in Zipolite. Stellar food, excellent atmosphere and warm, engaging staff. An exceptional experience after a long day of surf and sun.

Thank demmettc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We heard good stories about La Providencia and after having our dinner here we must agree: this was really delicious! Definitely the best food we had in Mexico so far! We went for the shrimps: my friend with tamarind, myself with coconut/mango. Both dishes were equally outstanding, with the taste of the ingredients perfect in balance. Together with a delicious... More 

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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Javier and Paco have chosen a great new location!! Of the three different ones I have been to over the years, this is my favourite. The food is 5 star as always. Had a few glitches but Javier fixed them d no problem with his usual flair. New bar addition very nice and good bar tender. Well worth the extra... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$19
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Shambala s/n | Colonia Roca Blanca, Zipolite 90704, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Zipolite
  • Phone Number: +52 958 100 9234
Located at the west end of Zipolite, close to Alquimista beach, it's a small restaurant full of surprises, great food, excellent ambiance, beautiful decor, and the best quality in all the ingredients, always trying to make our costumers have a memorable dining experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?