Zihuatanejo de Azueta, a beautiful coastal town in Mexico, is known for its delicious seafood and traditional Mexican cuisine. But if you are looking for traditional Mexican breakfast as well as a something like pancakes, that can be a little harder to find.
La Jaiba Feliz was our best find for breakfast on this trip, because it was affordable, family-friendly, and one block from the beach.
This spot has a lot of good breakfast choices, pancakes, eggs and ham, etc. as well as traditional lunch items like hamburgers and quesadillas. The omelets were good, as well as the fruit plate. The kids all got hamburgers and seemed to enjoy them. The orange juice is fresh-squeezed and they have coffee as well as other traditional drinks and foods.
Here are some traditional breakfast dishes to try at La Jaiba Feliz:
Pozole: Traditional pozole is made with pork, hominy, and a variety of dried chiles. It is often served with a variety of accompaniments such as chopped onion and radish, cilantro, and lime wedges. It is usually served in a large bowl and is meant to be shared among family and friends.
Chilaquiles: This is a popular breakfast dish in Mexico, and you can find it at many restaurants in Zihuatanejo. This dish is made from tortilla chips that are lightly fried and then simmered in a spicy tomato sauce with onions and other seasonings. They are typically topped with cheese, crema, and avocado.
Fresh Fruit, Granola, and Yogurt Plate: Zihuatanejo is known for its fresh fruits, including papayas, mangoes, and pineapples. We had a papaya and melon plate the day that we visited and it was very good. They will offer you yogurt and granola as a topping if you like.
Overall, there are many delicious local foods to enjoy for breakfast in Zihuatanejo. Whether you prefer sweet or savory dishes, you are sure to find something to satisfy your taste buds.
Isla Ixtapa, located in the state of Guerrero in Mexico, is a beautiful and secluded island that is perfect for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation. Playa Coral, one of the island’s most popular beaches, is a great place to spend vacation time with kids, and it is safe for swimming for young people (bring water shoes, though, there is coral and rocks the deeper you go and can be sharp on tender feet!).
Here are some tips on how to enjoy a fantastic family vacation in Playa Coral, Isla Ixtapa:
3. Enjoy Local Cuisine: There are plenty of restaurants on Isla Ixtapa that offer delicious local cuisine. Don't miss out on the opportunity to try fresh seafood dishes such as ceviche, grilled fish, and shrimp cocktails. We ate at several restaurants during our trip, but the best food was at Lili Cipriani, which had some of the best octopus ajillo that we have ever tasted! The prices were reasonable for the island and we were able to pay with a card, so we could get travel points, which was nice.
In conclusion, Isla Ixtapa and Playa Coral are the perfect destinations for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation. With beautiful beaches, crystal-clear water, and a variety of activities to choose from, there is something for everyone to enjoy. So pack your bags, grab your sunscreen, and get ready for a memorable vacation in Playa Coral, Isla Ixtapa!
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