The first post in Bucerias Love is about food. Our family loves to eat and we have different interests; my husband and I love Mexican; traditional and especially seafood! But after being in Mexico for a while we often like to expand our pallets and thankfully, there are a growing number of dining choices to fit every budget. Our son, hard to believe, is not a huge fan of Mexican food but loves pasta and burgers. But he’ll eat a bean and cheese burrito or a taco here and there too (we are working on that).
Of the listings below, there is something for everyone and likely your vacationing group will enjoy more than a few or perhaps all of the offerings.
Here are our top 5 Bucerias restaurants (in no particular order):
Greek / Mediterranean food in Mexico!
1 – “Sandrinas”
The environment, art and gift boutique, art and wine gatherings and Sandrina herself make this a no-brainer (and our son LOVES her pasta).
Italian (Tuscan) food in Mexico!
2- “Toscana Mia”
I discovered this newer restaurant on our last visit and it was excellent. Some of the best pasta I’ve ever had, actually. Not only was it good but it was busy with tourists and locals alike, a good sign (and it was a WINNER with the 9 year old pasta eater). Call for a reservation or you might not get in!
On the beach under a palapa.
3 – “Karen’s Place”
Breakfast lunch and dinner. Excellent salads, burgers and still one of my favorite fish tacos in the area. They have expanded out a bit onto the beach and have a really neat bar area too. Recently it’s been our first stop restaurant for dinner upon arrival.
Our 15 years and counting favorite.
4 – “Mark’s Bar and Grill”
This place is close to our heart and we have gotten to know the owners, Jan and Mark, well over the years as well as their long term staff like the delightful Pancho behind the bar. Contemporary and creative cuisine, mariachis that entertain nightly and the restaurant is snuggled between both of Jan’s boutique’s with art, gifts, pottery, linens and more collected on their travels through Mexico.
Economical, local and delicious.
5 – “Tacos Lindas”
Low key, home cooked with love, bring your own booze if you’d like.
***Since this post, I feel I MUST add a restaurant to this list. It happens to be right next to our vacation rental and our family all loves it. La Postal serves thin crust pizza (some of the best we’ve EVER had and with gluten-free options), pastas and salads in a very relaxed garden setting. They also have a gelato stand outside on the corner so if you feel like something sweet after your meal, you can’t miss this.
There are so many restaurants in Bucerias you will never go hungry, trust me. And every time we go there are more. And you always have the street vendors in the square selling tacos, chocolate covered churros (I had one of those for the first time recently and oh my…) and other treats. We have also enjoyed Adautos’s on the Beach (great margaritas), Mar y Sol (try their “Seafood Pan) and Rosa Mexicana (lovely lit up garden through a gate on Lazaro Cardenas).
Happy eating and stay tuned for more Bucerias travel tips from gringos turned locals.
Interested in Bucerias for your next vacation? Check the calendar and book our HomeAway oceanfront condo. All of the above restaurants are within an easy walk to our place.