Plenty of dining choices in Rocky Point
Rocky Point (Puerto Peñasco) has some excellent restaurants serving Mexican food. But, there are also some fine Italian, Japanese and American specialties. See a list of the most popular restaurants below.
Most of all, Rocky Point is known for its fresh seafood, caught the same morning and served within hours of catch at some restaurants.
The best dining in Rocky Point is located along the downtown main street near the fish market and just off the main street, like the Blue Marlin.
While dining in Mexico was once cheaper, the cost difference in tourist towns like Puerto Peñasco is becoming smaller. Expect to pay $7-12 US dollars for a full Mexican plate (2 tacos, beans, rice) and more for chicken or fish dishes.
Relax and dine with friends at the edge of Sea of Cortez on a local downtown Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point) restaurant. Enjoy fresh seafood and tacos. Photo by Robert Zucker, 2009.
Street vendor and restaurants serve individual tacos (fish, chicken and shrimp) for about $1.50 US each. Popular taco stands can be found throughout the downtown area, and places like Chino's taco house. Ask around to the locals to find Chinos Tacos.
Some menus in Mexican restaurants list their prices only in pesos (10-11 pesos equal about one U.S. dollar). Don't be too shocked when you see a taco for $15.00. In US dollars, it is about $1.50.
Tips are expected in Mexican restaurants and range between 15-20% as standard in the US.
Puerto Peñasco Restaurants
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Blue Marlin (El Marlin Azul) - 34 Limeon Ave. Phone: 388-0056. The Blue Marlin restaurant specializes in fresh fish and other seafood dishes, is located half a block up from the fish market. The family owned by Homero Ortega, an oceanographer who ran a fish store on the same site. In 1966, he turned the business into the popular restaurant it is today. Photo left: dining Inside the Blue Marlin, Rocky Point. Open noon to 10 p.m. daily; closed Wednesdays. Restaurante y Ahumadora.
JJ's Cantina - 383-2270 58 Seaside Ave, Cholla Bay. JJ's is the popular hangout just outside of Rocky Point. In nearby Cholla Bay, JJ's has been a popular warmup spot for nearly two decades. Plenty of beer and food with lots of inside and outside seating by the edge of the bay.
Puerto Peñasco buffets
These restaurants offer buffet dining. See addresses, phone numbers and descriptions below:
Italian Dining in Puerto Peñasco
Japanese Restaurants in Rocky Point
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