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Slice of Heaven in Huatulco

By: Kenneth Shapiro

 La Crema restaurant, Huatulco, Mexico

Sally (left) and Julee (right) Shapiro get ready to enjoy pizza from La Crema restaurant in Huatulco, Mexico.

On a recent trip to Huatulco, Mexico, with my family, we found ourselves craving a taste of home. One evening, we ventured into the nearby town of La Crucecita where we heard there was some truly outstanding pizza — maybe some of the best anywhere in Mexico. We asked a few locals in town and each one knew exactly what restaurant we were talking about.

La Crema is located on the second floor of a building right on La Crucecita’s main plaza, giving guests outstanding views of all the action taking place in the plaza. The decor is bohemian and psychedelic, with a shabby chic hippie vibe. The service is friendly and accommodating, and everyone made us feel at home — it’s easy to see why the restaurant is so popular with travelers. It seems like an ideal place to hang out, have a few cervezas and soak in the charming ambiance of small-town Mexico.

We were certainly not disappointed with the pizza either. The star at La Crema is its clay oven, which helps make a thin, perfectly crispy crust. Plus, the Mexican cheese and local ingredients that are used as toppings are incredibly fresh — undoubtedly created or grown in the region. My family loved the pizza so much we actually ordered a second pie just to take with us and eat the next day.

I can certainly understand why, during the high season in Huatulco, customers apparently wait in line to get into the La Crema.

And, after all, who doesn’t love great pizza?

 

La Crema, Hualtulco, Mexico

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