Top things to do

Gardens in Los Mochis

Jardín Botánico Benjamin Francis Johnston

This verdant park occupies part of the former estate of Benjamin Johnston, the American who founded the sugar mill around which Los Mochis grew up in the early 20th century. Beyond an array of international trees an…
Seafood in Los Mochis

El Farallón

A furiously air-conditioned, swanky seafood restaurant with a far-ranging selection of dishes: stick to the tried-and-tested Mexican and Sinaloan dishes (rather than fusion-style sushi rolls and the like) and you wo…
Seafood in Los Mochis

The Tuna Shop

This sophisticated and thoroughly contemporary self-described 'fish kitchen' is a real find. The menu includes an excellent tuna burger, salmon teriyaki and dorado (dolphin fish) tacos, and you'll even find a select…
Cafe in Los Mochis

Alma Mía

Excellent coffee drinks, friendly staff and even valet parking at this perky coffee shop on the main square. Good breakfasts (M$50 to M$80) are served too.
Mexican in Los Mochis


In a strip mall next to the Jardín Botánico, this buzzing diner is an all-Mexican affair, with superb breakfasts, hamburgers, generous salads, antojitos (typical Mexican snacks) and beef dishes. Hungry? Come for the…
Museum in Los Mochis

Casa del Centenario

This one-time family home was built in 1945 by Conrado Ochoa Beltrán, then superintendent of the Ferrocarril Mexicano del Pacífico and second in command of the United Sugar Company. Today it houses government office…
Museum in Los Mochis

Museo Regional del Valle del Fuerte

Set in a small two-story building, this museum covers the history of Sinaloa state from precolonial times to the present. One section highlights Los Mochis – it's growth and economic importance as a top sugar produc…
Tacos in Los Mochis

La Cabaña de Doña Chayo

A simple yet enjoyable place with delectable quesadillas, burritos and tacos with carne asada (grilled beef) or machaca (spiced, shredded, dried beef). It's fearsomely popular, and yet even at busy times the welcome…
International in Los Mochis

El Leñador

Middle-class Mochis descend on this excellent burger, steak and shrimp restaurant, oddly popular with both families and the young and beautiful. Chips are served with three fantastic salsas.