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?