Munching and snacking my way around Sayulita, I stumbled upon El Atazcon Restaurant. While I only planned for a quick bite with the family, I ended up chatting and dining my way well into the evening, while filling four little tummies. When it was time to leave, the whole family was smiling from ear to ear. Needless to say, we have been returning again, again, and again. El Atazcon Restaurant is sure to become your new favorite spot for traditional Mexican cuisine in Sayulita.
For All Tastes & Cravings-
Eating out with the family can be a real treat. However, if you have picky eaters, dining out can be difficult and tricky. At El Atazcon, they know how to accommodate all eaters, small and big, young and old. You and your family don't have to be afraid that your food will be too spicy or that your flavor needs will not be met. On the other hand, if you do prefer some Mexican fire, there's a fine selection of homemade spicy salsas to choose from. Don't eat meat? At El Atazcon there are plenty of vegetarian options to choose from on their menu. There truly is something for everyone at this restaurant. Furthermore, El Atazcon is alway happy and able to cater to their guests needs, whether it be allergies or food intolerances, so feel free to ask a staff member if you have any specific dietary needs or requests.
Kids Play area-
El Atazcon is family owned, run by Abel and his wife. Together with his family, he has been living in Sayulita for over eighteen years. Abel knows that meal-time is best enjoyed with family, and it shows in the warm and inviting atmosphere they create at their restaurant. For example, they have designed a special play area for kids which they can use while they wait for the food to be prepared. In this area you will find a small table with chairs, some coloring books, and toys. At El Atazcon, children can be children and adults can relax knowing their kids have a fun space to enjoy.
Breakfast Buffet from Heaven-
If you’re heading to Sayulita and are eager to try a delicious and surprisingly affordable breakfast buffet-style, you will have to stop in at El Atazcon. Every day, El Atazcon serves a scrumptious breakfast buffet offering different Mexican dishes, such as Rajas poblanas with corn, Chilaquiles, Tamales, Sopes with panela, Beans, and other more Westernized classics like eggs with ham, eggs with veggies, meat, soup, pancakes, fruit, yogurt, and much more. For only $99 pesos for all you can eat, we consider this one of Sayulita's precious gems!
El Atazcon's best-selling dish and an absolute must-try is the delicious roast lamb. For children, some say El Atazcon has the best lentil soup in the region! After trying both ourselves, I must say I absolutely agree. Oh, and did I mention, El Atazcon's tortillas are 100% handmade corn tortillas that match perfectly with all the beautiful, fresh, and local ingredients? Each meal is a treat that you don’t want to miss out on.
You can find El Atazcon restaurant conveniently located on the Sayulita Boulevard (Av. Revolucion 122B). There is plenty of street parking available. They serve breakfast, lunch and early dinner, and are open from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. For more information, please visit their Sayulita Life WebPage.
*Written by: Inge Poell