Brad's Split Coconut Bar
Marinero, Brisas de Zicatela, Oax., Mexico
Blues, Beer and BBQBrad's Split Coconut has been going strong for over 12 years in Puerto Escondido, and its latest location under a set of shady palm trees on Marinero Beach is its best. Grab a plastic chair, dig your toes into the sand, and dive into a rib dinner, burger, or fish from his "bone suckin' good' barbecue.
Despite experiencing a serious accident during Hurricane Carlotta in 2012, owner Brad Lopez Benning, who hails from Atlanta via Mexico City, returned with a new lease on life and inspiration for "The Split." Located directly on the beach, this bar is a fun place to hang out, listen to the waves, watch a sports game on the big screen TV, or play a game of horseshoes.
The Split Coconut also hosts the annual Puerto Music Fest.