I’m honestly not one to make a whole write-up on restaurants in a place I lived, but Sayulita has some great spots to eat, and I had to share!
From my favorite Mexican breakfast ever to delicious churros to where to get mimosas… I hope this helps you find some cool restaurants in Sayulita to visit during your time here.
Table of Contents
- Restaurants in Sayulita
- Breakfast Restaurants in Sayulita
- Lunch and Dinner Restaurants in Sayulita
- Places To Eat in Sayulita for Dessert
- Where to Go Food Shopping in Sayulita
- More Around Sayulita
Restaurants in Sayulita
PS – I lived here for a total of about nine months, so I did a pretty good job of testing out most places in town for you!
Breakfast Restaurants in Sayulita
This is where I would eat my brekkies. They all have some sort of lunch option as well and are perfect for brunches if you’ve had a rough start to your day.
1. Anchor Cafe
Bagel sandwiches are my thing here! They also have delicious smoothie bowls and chia bowls. I loved how they are just off the main drag but still in the mix of being in the center of town.
2. Yah Yahs Cafe
Another vote for their brekkie bagels! English muffins, regular western breakfasts, etc. are on order here, and I LOVE their Dirty Chai.
If you have a sweet tooth, you NEED to order their cinnamon buns.
This spot was the closest to my house and one of the first places I tried.
It became my favorite restaurant in Sayulita for breakfast! The only issue is their chilaquiles are so good I can’t get myself to order anything else.
So chilaquiles and an agua fresca is my regular order here, and it’s the best in town if you were to ask me. I also need coffee when I get up, and I liked theirs a lot, so I got my bags of coffee from here to bring home.
The owner was handed down his father’s organic coffee farm. I even smuggled some coffee bags back to the US with me I liked it so much!
4. Tierra Viva
The fish ceviche and guac are good here, and the calamari is tasty, but I can’t lie, I like Tierra Viva for brunch.
They have a yummy shrimp benedict for brekkie and mimosas, and that’s sometimes all I want! They also offer a coworking space on their second floor.
You’ll miss this spot if you don’t look out for it; it’s down a small alley and set in a cute courtyard.
They have excellent breakfast options like avo on toast, shakshuka, and other favorites. Great coffee and chai, too! They are definitely a bit pricier than some of the other spots, though.
Healthy foods, sandwiches, and super yummy shakes! And they have a very cute dining area.
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Lunch and Dinner Restaurants in Sayulita
7. Naty’s Tacos
If you want a quick, authentic, flavorful taco, Naty’s will be a good choice! This a great lunch spot with meat, vegetarian and vegan options.
Their prices are cheap (like $1.25 for a taco), and the service is quick and good. They have some tables out on the street and down a little alley.
8. Gaby’s Tacos
You might not notice this taco stand because it’s almost quite literally a hole in the wall, but their fish tacos are some of the best in town.
You can order them and sit on the plastic stools on the sidewalk or take them across the street to sit on some concrete benches.
The fish is perfectly battered, and she has some toppings for you to add, like spicy onions and sauces. It’s anything but fancy, but it’s SO good, don’t miss this spot!
9. Pizza Venezia
Honestly, their sign that says “Best Pizza in Mexico!” might actually be true! It’s definitely the best pizza in town.
Your pizzas are cooked in a brick oven, and they let you put any toppings you want on it for $5. Not bad! The staff are nice, and no matter how busy they get, they quickly put out food.
I also rarely ever order pasta at restaurants, but there’s next-level pasta here if you have a craving for it!
10. La Rustica
Pizza and pasta again, but slightly more upscale. Their mushroom truffle pizza was very good. But while I enjoy the food here, I honestly still kind of like Pizza Venezia a bit better!
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11. Miranda Pizza
As if we didn’t have enough pizza options, I feel obligated to say we liked this pizza spot too. What makes them unique is their sesame-sprinkled crust and delicious red sauce. They also serve some excellent passion fruit margaritas
Their new location just outside of town was also close to us, which helped.
12. Mary’s Restaurant in Sayulita
Located on a bustling street, Mary’s Tacos is a good option for a sit-down Mexican restaurant in Sayulita. Big portions, good meat, vegetarian options, and great prices. Boom.
13. Bichos Tacos
Bichos Tacos restaurant in Sayulita is set in a cute garden, and they serve up some quick and good Mexican food.
They have a huge bar full of toppings you can pile on top as well. It’s super casual and not too far from the beach.
14. Casa de Chile Relleno
I like this location because it’s also on one of the hectic streets, but you can sit down and enjoy the action on the street from above because they have a second floor.
They have a good mix plate with Chile Rellenos, of course. And their nachos are bigger than your face and are served with tons of good salsa.
Their waitstaff was always kind, attentive, and willing to chat and make a joke.
15. Public House
Go here if you have a craving for burgers and fries. They are SO good, and for all my vegetarians out there, they have a veggie burger and the Impossible Burger!
I also love their location because they have a great second-floor balcony for people watching over the square.
16. Tacos Tal Ivan
It might not look like much, but just on the street in the main square, you can’t help but notice Tacos Tal Ivan.
There’s a huge slab of al pastor being shaved here every day, and Garrett (My Mexican partner) says the al pastor tacos are delicioso!
For my veggos, they have mushroom and cheese tacos. They are cheap, easy and open late. They also have two locations in case one is too busy.
17. La Fogonera
Offers the best chorizo tacos in Sayulita, according to Garrett, featuring homemade chorizo.
The vegetarian tacos with hibiscus flowers are a unique treat. Enjoy a variety of spicy to mild sauces, friendly service, and a cool, funky jungle-cave ambiance with intriguing lighting.
18. Casa Paraíso Restaurante Bar & Hotel
Enjoy their specialty, Paloma cocktails, with great views from the top deck bar. Don’t miss the tuna guacamole starter!
The venue offers a great dining experience, and if you’re a guest, there’s a really cool pool here.
19. El Italiano Sayulita
Small quaint restaurant with a pizza funghi to die for. The pizza-making process is a show in itself since the chef literally gets elbow-deep in the dough!
Enjoy hand-stretched perfect dough with the perfect ratio of ingredients made by an Italian right here in Sayulita.
Places To Eat in Sayulita for Dessert
I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but here’s where I went when I got the craving…
No name little spot just over the bridge. They set up and serve churros starting around 4-5 pm! I’ve marked it on the map because there’s really no other way to explain where it is!
They serve regular food as well, but they are quite famous for their chocobananas. It sounds exactly like what it is—a banana covered in chocolate. It’s perfect and not too sweet, which I love.
They are right in the central square, have great service, and a full menu for breakfast and dinner, too, but are popular for their choco-banana treats. If you want to take it a step further, order the choco-banana coffee! YUM!
22. Wakika Ice Cream Shop
Good fruit bars to cool you off on a hot summer Sayulita day. Period.
A haven for vegans and chocolate lovers alike, offering delicious no-bake vegan brownies, a variety of unique chocolates, and a rich, frothy chocolate drink mix that’s surprisingly dairy-free.
A perfect spot for satisfying your sweet tooth. We bought treats to bring home… they did not last long.
This is a fresh find in Sayulita for me. I love their fantastic happy hour with two-for-one mojitos and margaritas featuring quality liquor and fresh fruit mixers.
The service is friendly, and the food is delicious. Highlights include the chile relleno and pastor quesadilla, both well-known dishes here. Don’t miss out on their homemade chips and guac!
Possibly the best pita falafel spot around… OK, fine, it’s the only one in town.
This place is run by genuinely nice people, and despite its small size, the food, including perfectly moist falafel and freshly dressed pita, leaves you surprisingly full and satisfied. The cozy setting with a few tiny tables adds to its charm.
Where to Grab a Drink
Feeling a bit parched? While literally everywhere will have, at the least, cervezas being served up, here’s a quick run down on where I love to grab a drink…
- YamBak – Your go-to spot for awesome craft beer and hanging out late.
- Bar Le Zouave – Super chill spot mixing Moroccan and Mexican vibes, super cool place to be.
- Tierra Viva – Did someone say mimosas and brunch?! Woo!
- Las Sireanas – Amazing beach bar for a drink, especially in the quieter parts of the beach.
- Goat Beach Club – Awesome bar with swings instead of chairs, right on the beach!
- Sayulita Public House – Perfect for grabbing a beer and people-watching from the second floor.
- Escondido Bar – The top spot for some really amazing cocktails (just a heads up, it’s a bit pricey).
- Barrilito Sayulita – Love watching people here while enjoying a beer, right by the main square.
- Lucid – Great for Happy Hour deals and super close to the beach. Also a fun place to hang out at night. But, staying in a hotel nearby? Maybe think twice.
- Cava – This small bar is all about mezcal, offering around 50 different kinds!
- Luna’s – It’s a regular restaurant, but their Happy Hour rocks with 2-for-1 margs or mojitos at just 100 pesos!
Where to Go Food Shopping in Sayulita
Since I lived here for around nine months in total, for anyone visiting for the long term, I wanted to give a quick summary on where to go food shopping.
- Paninos Express Sayulita – Are you a coffee and fresh bread snob like us? Great, this is where to go to get your coffee to brew at home and some delicious baked bread!
- Alas Blancas Store – This is where you should go to the ATM and find a few needed goods like a beer for the beach, a bottle of soy sauce, or some quick snacks on the go. We like how they ring everything up with a computer screen for you to see the price. There’s no shady sh*t happening here.
- Groceries/Produce – There are a few spots we like going to; our two favorites are on the main highway here and here. The latter has a nicer staff but has a smaller selection. For in-town groceries, we go here.
- Fresh Fish – You can go here or around here (there is no pin on Google) for fresh fish and seafood. The latter is harder to find and literally seems like someone’s house because it kind of is; there’s no sign or anything. You’ll be able to smell the fish from the outside, though. That one is our favorite of the two because it’s a bit cheaper.
- Foreigner groceries – You can go here for some nice but expensive organic stuff or here to find some more “specialty” stuff you might find back home.
I hope you found some great restaurants in Sayulita to visit during your stay!
Nina Ragusa is an adventurer, messy bun master, breakfast fan, and full-time travel blogger. She’s been abroad since 2011 and blogging on Where in the World is Nina? for nearly as long. Nina helps people like you move around the world while making money. She loves talking about how to work abroad and online to travel longer!