Places to eat in Sayulita Mexico on a budget

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Sayulita is a small town on the pacific coast of Mexico. It was first “discovered” by travellers in the 60’s looking for good surf spots. To this day the town is a haven for surfers especially beginners. However the town has an eclectic mix of travellers, expats and locals giving it a multi-cultural vibe. Even though Sayulita is low key compared to neighbouring Puerto Vallarta the town is most definitely on the tourist map which is pushing up prices during high-season.

With that in mind, we went out to find good, local places to eat that won’t burst your wallet. Here is what we found:

Places to eat in Sayulita Mexico on a budget

El Itacate

Places to eat in Sayulita, Mexico on a budget

This place has the best rib-eye steak tacos not just in Sayulita but all of Mexico! We came across it on our first day in Sayulita whilst visiting the amazing organic market. It’s right on the street up from the bridge with tables on the road giving it an Asian vibe. The address is: Jose Mariscal 42 Even though we have been to many other great places this is the one we keep coming back to and with prices starting at £1.25 a taco who can blame us!

Tacos on the Street

Places to eat in Sayulita, Tacos on the StreetEven though they are not technically on the street, Tacos on the street has real authentic Mexican street food. With a lovely courtyard setting, ultra friendly service and great prices this is the place to unwind and let the world go by. The place is on the Corner of Rodriguez and Av. Revolucion. Try the brownie for a cheeky dessert!


Places to eat in Sayulita, Marias

Another place right on the street (there is a theme forming here) Maria’s is as authentic as you can get. From ultra fresh Ceviches, to Chorizo burritos for breakfast. The two ladies that run the place make the best Chili Rellenos anywhere. Apparently if you ask for the fish special the day before you receive a whole fish, grilled with a wonderful sauce, beans and rice. We have not tried this yet but we will be! Maria’s is on Revolution street.

Places to eat in Sayulita, Marias Fish

For a small town Sayulita has plenty of places to eat. From fine dining to cool cafes where the surfers hangout. We wanted to promote and highlight local run restaurants that are cheap, authentic and most importantly, good!

Buen provecho!

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