Some of the best restaurants in Nayarit can be found in Sayulita. Restaurants in Sayulita, Mexico combine the sun, the sand, and the joy that comes with the perfect frozen margarita or ice cold Cervezas in a casual plaza café surrounded by a canvas of eye-popping colors.
Sayulita restaurants serve the region’s freshest seafood: crispy filled tacos, tangy ceviche or the local specialty — grilled Huachinango Saradeado – (a citrus marinated local red snapper grilled over mesquite) and serve it up with a certain energy that mixes the beauty and comfort and a knowing that this is exactly what the doctor ordered. From luxury restaurants to low key local dining under a rustling palapa, great Sayulita restaurants and the best restaurants of Bucerias, San Pancho and Punta de Mita, too, can be found along the nearly 200 miles of Riviera Nayarit’s scenic Pacific coastline.
The following are some of the best places to dine al fresco in Rivera Nayarit:
Chevicheria at W Punta de Mita is an oceanfront bohemian oasis, perfect for enjoying savory ceviche under a hatch-roofed venue. A menu filled with authentic Latin American recipes has made their catch-of-the-day cuisine a must try when visiting the destination.
The beach in Bucerias is lined with almost a dozen restaurants where you can dine under a roof, or sit along the beach with your feet in the sand. Select from a variety of cuisines – Mexican, Italian, seafood or barbecue to enjoy your dining on the beach.
Blue Fish Restaurant at Grand Luxxe in Nuevo Vallarta by the pool overlooking the sea is renowned for its many ceviche options with different types of fish or preparations from Mexican to Asian, served with a dramatic display of tall fresh fried fruit and vegetable chips.
Bahia Restaurant at the Four Seasons in Punta de Mita has a spectacular spectrum of the freshest local seafood at their beachside restaurant, grilled and served with a variety of sauces or just lemon and garlic.
Watch the surfers as you drink or dine at Don Pedro’s. Located on the top surfer’s beach in bohemian Sayulita, the restaurant offers the most incredible views from its open-air rooftop bar and restaurant, which serves Mexican and international fare.
Sink your feet in the San Pancho beach while you indulge in five different types of agua chile at Las Palmas. Try the traditional Nayarit green version, and be sure to also get a taste of the chef’s creations: red, black, orange and a special agua chile made with fresh sliced coconut.
Follow the locals from San Blas to Las Islitas Beach, driving down a sandy road lined with family owned restaurants with palapa roofs. Chopped salad and grilled fish are the specialties here. Order your meal, then jump into the warm sea for a swim before dining. A gourmet must: El Delphin. Cordon Blue-trained Chef Betty Vazquez put this lazy beach outpost on the map with her inspired treatments of fresh seafood dishes mixing classic Mexican with artful French wisdom.
Novilleros Beach has a wonderful open air, family owned restaurant that has an extensive menu of Mexican and local Nayarit dishes. Enjoy fresh juices, Mexican beers or stop the passing cart filled with coconuts for a refreshing cold coconut nectar.