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If you are looking for a wonderful restaurant in Rocky Point where you can have a good time with your friends and family, then please allow us to offer some assistance. My favorite part of every trip is stopping at a new restaurant or taco stand and seeing what they have cooking! You can find just about anything you could imagine to eat, even in Rocky Point. German, Italian, Sushi, American, and a lot of Mexican… which is always the very best! Rocky Point is well known for its shrimp and fish dishes. We have enjoyed Coconut Shrimp, Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, Garlic Shrimp, Shrimp Coctails, and one we thought was unique, Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Peaches. You can also find some wonderful fish dishes made with Flounder fish or some Flaky Red Snapper. Don’t forget the tasty Fish Tacos sold at just about every taco stand in town. The best thing about the restaurants is the family atmosphere they have. If you go to the same place again and again, you will see the same familiar faces of people who have worked together to serve you for year now, and many years to come. Here are some photos of our favorite restaurants around Rocky Point, including a few taco stands, and a few places you might not have expected to ever see in Mexico. We have put them in Alphabetical Order for easy serching. We also made a map to show where the restaurants are located around town, Just click Map.
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Black Dog - If you have a taste for some great Fried Chicken and Ribbs, then stop by The Black Dog. Black Dog is located on the main street that leads to the Las Conchas turn-off, just after the Red Cross. They have a standing shuffle board, live music (on occasion), and a relaxed atmosphere. Stop in and try some good eats!
Burger King - You can’t stop progress folks, so please don’t shoot the messenger, okay! It seems to be a big hit with the locals, so if you just can’t wait until your back in Gila Bend, stop in and try a “Mexican” Burger King hamburger today. Burger King is on the main road into town, on the right side of the road.
Coffee’s Haus - This cozy little restaurant called Coffees Haus has some of the best pastries and cakes I have ever had in my life. The owners, Lily & Uwe, have brought a European Style menu to Rocky Point, and it is some of the best in town. They only serve breakfast and lunch, and they fill up very early, so you have to hurry to get a seat. Even if you have to take it with you, or eat in the car, it’s well worth the stop. The Coffees Haus on the main road across from the Safe Marina, just after the large anchor. Here is the link to their wonderful website, so you can see the yummy dishes they can make for you to take on your return trip home. Visit www.coffeeshaus.com for menus prices and additional photos.
Casa Del Capitan – Welcome to La Casa Del Capitan, the restaurant with the best view in town! The La Casa Del Capitan sits on top of Whale Hill, overlooking the beautiful Sea of Cortez. This restaurant has some wonderful Mexican dishes, and a few American favorites too. You can sit inside, or enjoy the ocean view outside on the large patio. Mariachias come by on occasion to play for you. Come by on your next visit. You won’t be dissapointed!
Coffee Point - Here is a new little coffee house, close to the Baseball Stadium, on the main road (Hwy #8). Stop by and enjoy a hot cup of coffee and a bagel to get your day started right. We would love to see you!
Costa Brava - Some folks might remember the Costa Brava when it was on the Malecon many years ago. Now, it’s on the hill, right before the Friendly Dolphin. The have rebuilt this beautiful 2 story home into a restaurant with a beautiful entry with fountain and tables, wood railings, bar, and upstairs patio seating. They have some wonderful dishes to serve you when you stop in. I really enjoy the Breaded Flounder with Tarter Sauce, and my wife loves the Bacon Wrapped Shrimp in Honey Butter Sauce. Costa Brava is back with a bang! Stop by and see what your “new” favorite dish is. We’ll see you there….
El Catorce - Welcome to El Catorce Restaurant at the Sonoran Sun Resort. This beautiful restaurants offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all set in a decrative Mexican atmosphere. El Catorce has great service, along with wonderful Mexican and American dishes for you to enjoy. After your meal, you may want to make your way upstairs for a game of pool or shuffle board. You also have 2 flat screen tv’s to keep you up to date on the latest game or boxing match. Come try El Catorce on your next visit. We will save you a table, okay!
El Poblano – If you want to have some really tasty tacos, then stop by El Poblano Taco Stand. El Poblano is located next to the Baseball Stadium on the main road into town. They make the best tacos in town – El Pastor! They are a night operation, usually opening at around 6pm. Come try some of the best tacos in town!
Flavio’s – Here is a great retsuarant overlooking the beautiful Sea of Cortez. Welcome to Flavio’s Restaurant, located at the very beginning of the Malecon (fish & shrimp market). Flavio’s is a great place for lunch or dinner, offering authentic Mexican meals, and a few American favorites like Steaks and Burgers. You can sit on the patio and drink your beer or margarita while you enjoy the ocean breeze. Flavio’s is a great place to enjoy a nice meal during sunset! Stop by on your next visit to the Malecon.
Friendly Dolphin – Here is one of our favorite restaurants in Rocky Point. The Friendly Dolphin is owned by Gaston and LuLu, who have always treated their guest like family. The Friendly Dolphin is decorated with many beautiful colors from Mexico, and the walls bare hundreds of photos of friends, family, and past guest, who have come to know Gaston and his wonderful restaurant. Open for lunch and dinner, you can sit inside and soak in some of the amazing history, or you can sit outside on the patio and enjoy the cool breeze. If you are truly fortunate, you may see Gaston come out in the dining room some time and sing for you and your guest. I am told he has a beautiful voice. Come enjoy some amazing dishes at The Friendly Dolphin. Gaston will greet you at the door with a smile and a hello!
Hacienda Las Fuentes – Hacienda Las Fuentes is a wonderful new restaurant offering New Mexico based recipes surrounded by Old Mexico architecture. The spacious dining rooms and cascading aqueduct are just hints of the charm you will find when you dine with us. We will offer you a variety of Seafood and Authentic Mexican dishes for you to enjoy, and we recommend you sit outside on our patio and enjoy some live music. Coctails and appetizers will be available until 11pm. Stop by the window near the bar and watch how they make the fresh Tortillas and Sopapillas in the kitchen each day. We welcome you and all you guest. Have a good time in Mexico!
La Curva – Here is another family favorite that is “off the beaten path” a little, but worth looking for. They make a deep fried Chimichanga with Bean and Beef that is really, really good. La Curva is basically (parallel) 1 block north of the main road, Benito Juaraz Blvd. If you facing the pedestrian overpass (coming into town), you would turn left and drive to the stop sign. Then, turn left again and drive about 1 minute. La Curva is on the right side of the road. Enjoy a strawberry margarita while you wait for your meal, and watch the time just fly by! We look forward to seeing you soon.
La Terraza – If you just have to have a hamburger while you are in “Mexico”, and your not in the mood for Burger King (too American), then stop by La Terraza. An american friend of ours who lives in Rocky Point told us about La Terraza, and I am so glad he did!They have some really tasty burgers folks, No Joke! La Terraza in on the main road, next to the train tracks by the pedestrian overpass. It is a quiet little place that serves burger, and only burgers, but they are some of the best in Rocky Point, I promise! Stop by and enjoy an old American favorite made with a touch of Mexico.
Lapa Lapa - Welcome to Lapa Lapa, which has become a nice new addition to Rocky Point. Lapa Lapa is located on the Malecon, right across from The Point. This upstairs eatery has a patio and bar. They have taken the lunch and dinner menu up a notch by adding a touch of class to your dining experience. Stop by Lapa Lapa on your next visit. We would love the company!
Lolita’s – Have you ever been to Lolita’s before? NO?! Well, it’s time you did. This cozy family restaurant really took off years ago when MargaritaVilla closed its doors. The locals had to find a new place to have an affordable, satisfying meal. That brings us to Lolita’s. Lolita’s serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with hearty portions at a small price. They also have a breakfast buffet, to save you even more money while filling up your bellies! Lolita’s has expanded its restaurant twice in 2006, adding more seating and a larger kitchen for its staff. Lolita’s is next to Pharmacy Hegar. Come try a tasty meal at Lolita’s today. We love the company!
Max’s Cafe – Max’s Cafe, a favorite for many locals and tourist, has added some new items to it’s menu, and is now serving dinner, along with breakfast and lunch. Max’s Cafe has always been known to have a great breakfast menu, and they also offer free internet use to anyone who stops by (time limit). Max’s Cafe is now serving a new dinner menu with items like Filet Mignon Gorgonzola and Sicilian Crab Stuffed Mahi Mahi. Max’s Cafe is infamous when it comes to a great meal in Rocky Point, so stop by on your next visit. You will love the choices!
Ocean View Seafood & Steak House - Are you ready to try the new restaurant at the beautiful Sonoran Sky Resort? The Ocean View restaurant, appropriately named, sits below one of 3 pools, with a beautiful view of the Sea of Cortez. You can enjoy a nice appetizer like Shrimp Coctail and Crab Coctail (when available), or a wonderful dinner like Seafood Lazagna or Salmon Portobello. Don’t forget to order your favorite coctail like Piña Colada or Golden Margarita. You can also enjoy 17 different Liquers to choose from, or your favorite cold beer. The “Sky” is the limit at the Ocean View Seafood & Steak House at the Sonoran Sky Resort on Sandy Beach. See you there!
Pollos Lucas – If you want to enjoy some really good grilled chicken, then make some time to stop by Pollos Lucas. Pollos Lucas is on the main road, just before you reach the pedestrian overpass. You want to look for the large Palapa that looks like it’s on fire from all the smoke from the large grill. All they make at Pollos Lucas in Chicken with a side of cabbage, red onions, salsa, and flour tortillas. They have some of the best chicken in Rocky Point. In fact, they just opened a Pollos Lucas 2 in Sonoyta, only minutes from the border.
Puesta Del Sol – Welcome to the Puesta Del Sol, located at the Playa Bonita hotel. This wonderful beach front restaurants offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a stunning view of the Sea of Cortez. You can enjoy the breakfast buffet, or wait until lunch or dinner and try a wonderful Mexican favorites like Flounder in Wine Sauce and Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Cheese. They even come to you table now and cook your mael right in front of you! Now that’s living in style. Peusta Del Sol is a large restaurant with plenty of seating, so large groups and weddings are always welcome. Stop by and try some great meals at Puesta Del Sol. We will have a cold drink waiting for you.
Santana’s Coffee Casa – Have you ever driven through the Malecon and noticed a green “starbucks” type sign with Pancho Villa in the center? No, your not crazy. It is the sign for Santana’s Coffee Casa, which is down the street from the park with the statue (on the Malecon). Santana’s Coffee Casa serves breakfast and lunch, and they serve coffee as good, or better, than Starbucks. Santana, Marla, and Baby Scott are the owners, and they are the nicest people you will ever meet. Stop by and say hello on your next visit. Maybe you’ll want to stay for breakfast or lunch. The food is really good!
Sr. Amigo – Here is another restaurant on the Malecon with good service, great food, and they have an excellent view of the ocean. Behold Sr. Amigos., which has indoor seating downstairs, and patio seating upstairs. They serve lunch and dinner, and the choices are very tasty. We had the Bacon Wrapped Shrimp in Peaches at Sr. Amigos, and it was really, really good! Come and have drink, listen to some mariachis, and enjoy a nice meal while you are entertained by all the ocean activities. We will greet you at the door!
Senor Shrimp II – Welcome to Senor Shrimp II, which is located on the Malecon, facing the Sea of Cortez. This cozy little eatery is open for lunch and dinner. Senor Shrimp II is owned by Julio, who is a true gentleman. He always greets his guest at the door with a smile and a handshake. Come upstairs on our patio, sit back, have a cold drink while watching the day unfold. They have a nice menu with authentic Mexican dishes, and some American favorites as well. Come by and have lunch with us. “Julio will make sure you have a good time!”
Shark Bite – Here is another great addition to the Malecon in early 2006. Shark Bite is owned by Santana, Marla, and Baby Scott, who also own Santana’s Coffee Casa. This family business, which is open for lunch and dinner, has a touch of American influence with it’s burgers and fries, but the huge margaritas are all Mexico baby! Stop by and watch your favorite sports event on Santanas Tv, while you sip a strawberry margarita at sunset. Shark Bite is upstairs, facing the ocean. Come by on your next visit, okay!
Sonoran Grill – Welcome to the Sonoran Grill, located at the Sonoran Spa Resort. The Sonoran Grill is a wonderful restaurant owned by Jonny and Maxi, who also own Max’s Cafe. Jonny and Maxi pride themselves on having the best service available, and some of the best food in Rocky Point. You can find one of the tastiest Filets here at the Sonoran Grill, along with other treats like Sizziling Chicken or Beef Fajitas, Grilled Salmon, or Blackened Flounder with Shrimp. They only make 1 desert, which is a Double Rich Chocolate Cake, and it is to die for! Stop by the Sonoran Grill and grab a table inside by the bar, or sit outside and enjoy the ocean breeze. Jonny and Maxi love the company!
Taco’s Luis – Here is another taco stand you need to find if you want to enjoy some tasty tacos. Taco’s Luis is a small family business that has a huge local following. Taco’s Luis is only open from 6am to 10am, so get an early start if you don’t want to miss all the eats and treats. Taco’s Luis is located close to the main road (Benito Juarez Blvd), on the corner of Av. Constitucion. If you are up early, and are looking for a bite to eat, Taco’s Luis is the place for you!
The Point – This is the only restaurant in Rocky Point that actually “sits” on the ocean. The Point was built on the Malecon, right on the Sea of Cortez. This multi-story restaurant is a great place to watch your favorite sporting event on the big Tv, while you enjoy your lunch or dinner. Serving mostly Mexican favorites, you can always find an American dish or two. Come sit on our patio, enjoy the cool breeze, and watch the ocean activities like Parasailing and Banana Boats. The Point is great place to visit. We hope to see you on your next time your in town!
The Reef Piano Bar - If you are looking for an upscale, fine dining experience, then the Reef Piano Bar is the perfect solution. The Reef Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The have the Piano bar upstairs, with a stunning view of the Sea of Cortez. We have heard that it is a little more expensive that other restaurants, but when the meal arrives at your table, you will see where the extra money went. The Master Chef has taken your dining experience to the next level, with style, decor, and presentation. If you have a desire to wine and dine some important people, then we highly recommend The Reef Piano Bar. You won’t be dissapointed!
If you have any additional questions about the restaurants, or about Rocky Point itself, please feel free to call our Sea Side Phoenix Office at 602-404-2982 or 1-866-785-2350. We are always happy to help.
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We have a number of menu’s from local restaurants in Rocky Point, Mexico, we would like to share with you. Please be aware that some menu’s are shown in Spanish, and also with Pesos. If you see a steak for $120.00, it’s $12.00 American, not $120 dollars, just so you know. We hope you truly enjoy your next meal in Rocky Point! New Restaurant Map & Listings.
Agave Restaurant - Located at the end of the Malecon (Fish and Shrimp Market), next to Vina Del Mar Hotel.
Costa Brava – Located on the same hill that leads to the Friendly Dolphin, on the left side, just after El Rincon de Regina’s.
Friendly Dolphin – Located up on the hill, facing the Marina, (after you pass the Malecon, Vina Del Mar, and begin to head back toward town).
Hacienda las Fuentes - Located on fremont Blvd., close to Reggie’s.
La Casa Del Capitan – Located up on the hill, above the Vina Del Mar, over-looking the ocean and Malecon.
Lapa Lapa – Located on the Malecon, across from The Point (and public restrooms).
La Terraza Burger & Grill – Located next to the train tracks, at the stop sign on the right side, after the light with the pedestrian over-pass.
Latitude 31 – Located across the street from the large anchor, (as you drive toward the Malecon), up on the small hill.
Los Juanes – Located about a 1/2 block off the road, next to the Pink Cadillac Bar.
M.O.A.B (Mother of All Burgers) – Located across the street from the entrance to Manny’s Beach Club.
Max’s Cafe - Located across from Pinacate Condos, close to Sea Side Office.
Ocean View Seafood & Steak House – Located at the beautiful new Sonoran Sky Resort on Sandy Beach, facing the ocean.
Porto Finos Italian - Located on the corner where the Malecon begins, facing the ocean.
Señor Shrimp II – Located on the Malecon, across from Shark Bite, next to small statue.
Sushi Sun - Located on the corner where the dirt road leads to Playa Bonita & Beach front condos (across from Keno’s Store).
The Lighthouse – Located next to Las Casa Del Capitan, up on the hill above the Malecon, over-looking the ocean.
You hope this may inspire you to try something new, or just see what else they have to offer you at your favorite restaurant that you haven’t tried yet. Their are so many wonderful restaurants in Rocky Point that the choices are endless, and the prices are amazing….. Enjoy amigos!
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