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Top Choice Seafood in Puerto Peñasco

La Casa del Capitán

Up on Cerro de la Ballena (Whale Hill), the mirador (lookout) behind the Old Port, the views from this restaurant, wrapped by an open-air terrace, and with some intriguing B&W photographs of the ‘old’ (pre-mass-…
Top Choice International in Puerto Peñasco

Chef Mickey's Place

Eponymous chef Mickey has been cooking up a storm here for years, and you'll be hard pressed to find better quality and innovation elsewhere in town. Steak, seafood and fresh fish dominate the eclectic menu, with so…
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Coffee’s Haus

This German-Mexican co-owned café is justly famous around town for its great breakfasts, apple strudel, excellent coffee and numerous salad selections.
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Mariscos Lolita

Spacious and clean, with orange-shirted waiters moving efficiently about, Lolita’s is always a sound choice for steaks, burritos, enchiladas and breakfasts as well as seafood. It’s 50m off Blvd Juárez toward Playa E…
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El Rinćon de Regina

A festively decorated hideaway on a quiet street in the Old Port serving tasty Mexican specialties at affordable prices. Try the molcajete specialty of meat, shrimp, cheese and nopal in a green sauce.
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Restaurante Mary’s

Of the mostly touristic eateries along the Old Port waterfront, breezy Mary’s is the one where locals most often eat. It’s right next to the little fish market and famed for its fish, shrimp and scallop tacos.
Bar in Puerto Peñasco

JJ’s Cantina

There are spectacular views over Cholla Bay, particularly at sunset, from this popular bar-restaurant, an expat favorite, which has live music and pool tables. Skip the food and just enjoy a few sundowners in a Mexi…
Cafe in Puerto Peñasco

Kaffee Haus

A long-standing favorite, this local institution remains an excellent choice, with its enormous breakfast served daily until 2pm, great house burger and superb apple strudel, to name just a few menu highlights. It's…
Mexican in Puerto Peñasco

La Curva

A good place to remind yourself you're in Mexico rather than north of the border, this restaurant is the opposite of the glitzy beach restaurant, and you'll barely see a wristband in the whole place. Huge plates of …
Island in Puerto Peñasco

Isla San Jorge

Also known as Bird Island, Isla San Jorge is one of the best boat excursions in northern Mexico. This rocky island 40km southeast of Peñasco is home to nesting sea birds and also a large community of sea lions (whic…