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Top Choice Fusion in San Blas

Restaurant El Delfín

Under the direction of internationally renowned chef Betty Vázquez (a judge on Mexico's MasterChef), this restaurant at the Hotel Garza Canela serves an impressive array of rich gourmet foods and international wines…
Top Choice Beach in San Blas

Playa Las Islitas

The best beaches are southeast of town around Bahía de Matanchén, starting with Playa Las Islitas, 7km from San Blas. To get here, take the main road toward Tepic and turn right after about 4km. This paved road goes…
Top Choice Mexican in San Blas

Ofro's

For honest and delicious home-cooked cuisine, head to this family-run place on the main street. It's a simply but appealingly decorated setup that does good breakfasts, great shrimp, plus chicken and potato tacos – …
Seafood in San Blas

Mysis III

Sitting pretty about 2km south of the San Blas–Tepic Hwy, on Playa Las Islitas, this palapa seafood restaurant whips up excellent shrimp dishes, tostadas and a flavorful caldo de pescado (fish soup). The calm beach …
Seafood in San Blas

Caballito del Mar

This is among the best of the seafood enramadas (thatch-covered, open-air restaurants) lined up along Playa El Borrego. Popular menu items include the cóctel de camarón (shrimp cocktail) and pescado zarandeado (gril…
Fortress in San Blas

La Contaduría

This hill is the site of San Blas' original colonial settlement. It's worth visiting for the views and to stroll around the ruins of the 18th-century Spanish fort, where colonial riches were once amassed and counted…
Mexican in San Blas

Redwitch

An amiable Mexico City couple runs this small palapa-covered restaurant with Friday dinner specials that change weekly. The house specialty is the encremadas (enchiladas topped with creamy cilantro sauce), just like…
Beach in San Blas

Playa El Borrego

The beach closest to the town is Playa El Borrego, at the end of Azueta – look for the jet aircraft. It's a long sweep of gray sand with decent waves backed by a string of casual bar-restaurants. Swimming can be tre…
Zoo in San Blas

Cocodrilario Kiekari

On the river, this crocodile nursery rears toothy reptiles that later get released into the wild as part of a repopulation program. There are also some non-release crocs, felines (jaguars and lynxes) and other capti…
Seafood in San Blas

Restaurant La Isla

Someone here really likes seashells. A longtime local fave, this charismatic, fan-cooled seafood joint has been around for more than three decades. You might try the camarones a la diabla (shrimp in spicy sauce) or …