Since 1984, the place to unwind after a long day on the beach has been Las Margaritas. Sitting at the circular bar, under the palapa, conversations between old friends and new acquaintances is easy. A full complement of fine liqueurs means the talented barkeep can make any drink, from a time honored favorite to the latest trendy creation. Not just luscious drinks, but delicious botanas (snacks) are available all day long and well into the night (hours are: 3:00 to midnight, Tuesday through Sunday).
While Las Margaritas is one of the oldest bars in Ixtapa, it was completely renovated by its new owners in 2009. The original style was retained, highlighted by the beautiful wraparound wood bar. Several tables scattered throughout the outdoor space allow for more private dining and provide a stunning setting for late night meals from the special dinner menu.
Las Margaritas is located on the main road of Ixtapa, near all the major hotels, in the center of the Los Patios Shopping Center. The other two shopping centers are close by as is the movie theater and other fun stuff. Free parking abounds and a taxi stand is right out front in case alternative transportation is necessary.
Owner/operator Florian is able to schedule Las Margaritas for special events for up to 30 people. He speaks English, Spanish, German, and French and is on-premises most days. He is a long time Zihuatanejo resident and has run hotels and restaurants, including El Castillo, in the area for more than 30 years.