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Mazatlan Restaurant Reviews for Guests At Mazatlan Beach Condos

Mazatlan restaurant reviews in Mazatlan are not always consistent because the food can be very inconsistent.  For some reason, I think restaurant owners fail to follow the cardinal rule of making  the chef part owner.   When the restaurant becomes very successful, the chef is hired by someone else.     However, I am listing here my own tastes along  with those of  Sheila Madsen at Mazatlan Life.  Some may have changed in the recent months.     They are not in alphabetical order and reflect our own tastes and observations.    However, they are somewhat current. This is the list I would give my guests.   For a more complete listing of Mazatlan Life’s suggestions,  please visit their website at www.mazatlanlife.com.

  • El Bife in Plaza Machado. Try petit fillet, Gaucho salad and lam
  • La Bohemia – a fun place for drinks, pizza and a small bite.
  • El Presidio Mariano Escobedo and Ninos Heroes – Classy, beautiful place.   Food is very good and menu changed although recent reports that head chef might have left. Still a beautiful garden for a drink.
  • Topolo Plaza Machado Great restaurnt. Great tapas, pork shanks, and tuna tartar.
  • Casa 46 – Very upscale restaurant on the levellof El Presidio.
  • Las Brochetas 1000 Rafael Buelna– Try the sirloin brochette or the barbecued chicken.
  • Water’s Edge Bistro Sixto Osuna #48 Beautiful place with an adventurous menu
  • Surf’s Up Beach Case Avenida Ernest Coppel #52 Try the coconut chicken curry
  • Morena’s Taste of India Sixto Osuna #26 Try Samosas and spicy Thai shrimp curry
  • Compania Minera Ninos Heroes Huge assortment of tapas. Try the Torta Cubana
  • Hector’s Bistro Very upscale food and homemade pates and sausages. In the old French Reynaud Building.
  • Mahi Sushi Bar Cameron Sabalo, Plaza Lomos Best sushi in Mazatlan
  • Life en Espanol – Sheila called it an upscale cantina. A bar serving plates of food to share. Beautiful contemporary spot for a drink and a bite.
  • Gaia Bistrot in Plaza Machada International with many pastas and salads.   Try the chicken breast infused with coconut, jumbo shrimp with light jalapeno sauce.. The paella is ready around 2:00
  • Kit Cat Pizza Deli  Sixto Osuna #22 at Plasa Machado Pizzas, juice, bring your own wine and no service fee
  • Aca Los Charros on De La Marina in front of Home Depot Mixed reviews, but packed. Try pulled pork and pineapple.
  • La Fiera Camaron Sabalo #1968 Try the grilled octopus and the panna cotta.
  • Ocean Grill Avenida Del Mar #1113 Great fish choices.
  • Villa Italia Camaron Sabalo by El Cid This used to be great now ordinary. Maybe you are just really missing a bowlof pasta.
  • Casa Canobbio Plaza Machado Pasta and thin crust pizzas.
  • Playa Mazatlan  This is a  favorite.  Not for the food but for the music, the atmosphere.  The first place I stop when my taxi pulls in from the airport.  At night, order the flaming shrimp.  In the day, order the huge salads, the shrimp cocktail  and the fajitas.  Love their margaritas even though a little sweet.
  • El Aljibe – This is a new restaurant in Centro   Lower level was described by Shiela as left bank Paris. Try pasta with seafood or the pozole.   Portions are large
  • La Bohemia Plaza Machada Bar and tapas. Try the mussels, fettuccini with wild mushrooms , mahi mahi.
  • Casa Loma Gaviotas Ave # 104 This has been there forty years so something must be good. Great American drinks and I go for the Caesar Salad made at your table and the steak tartare.
  • Il Mosto Plaza Machada Try the lamb and the steak.
  • Pedro y Lola’s is attentive with drinks. We love the pork shanks and the tortilla coup. downhill. They have great nightly music.
  • Macaws fun light lunch
  • El Shrimp Bucket, Avenida Olas Altas 126-11 Great shrimp, tacos and the est tortilla soup. Ocean view sunsets.
  • La Copa De Leche, Olas Altas Been there over fifty years. We like a taco and a beer there. Great morning place or to watch the sunsets.
  • Panchos Av. Playa Gaviotas 408 Great place any time of day. We love for breakfast, lunch and dinner and great ocean views. Pancho runs it with a tight hand.
  • Chili Pepper Av. Camaron Sabalo 300 Here a long time and always good. Great spot on the beach.
  • La Copita – They have great pozole
  • Tony”s On The Beach Av. Camarón Sábalo 3001  A great place directly on the sand.
  • Panaderia & Restaurant Panama Av Cameron Sabalo SN There are actually several of these. They do not serve alchohol but some of the very best food. Try them for breakfast. Go in and load up on bakery items. Be sure to try the barbecued ribs.
  • Looney Bean Coffee. Olas Tltas 166. Wonderful latte. Great small bites.
  • El Bigote El Surgentes 404  Best carnitas ever.  Get there for lunch. Take home a meal with fresh tortillas.
  • Fat Fish Calz Cameron Sabalo. Large portions of fish. Reviews are up and down.
  • El Tunel Carnaval 1207 Fun fun place especially Theater night. One long tunnel across from the theater with the best pozole ever.
  • El Fish Market Camaron Sabalo 1504 We come for fish tacos.
  • Mr. Lionso Playa Bruja Cerritos Beach. Order the coconut ship and lobster. Best coconut shrimp in the world in a beautiful shack on the beach.
  • F.I.S.H. Av Gabriel Ruiz 3 I loved this place. Sort of modern, not a lot of atmosphere and on a side street in the Golden Zone.   I still remember the meal.
  • Gus Gus Av Camaron Sabalo 1730 I ate there once. Great tacos.
  • Los Arcos Camaron Sabalo 1019 Always great seafood, but I must admit I have not been there in a while.
  • La Costa Marinera Privada del Cameron S/N. This tends to be touristy, but their seafood platters are so good and so much fun. A fun place on the sand.
  • Rico’s Café Camaron Sabalo 1432 Great coffee breakfasts and sandwiches. A nice walk form our place
  • Angelina”s Latin Kitchen C alle Venustiano Carranza No. 18  Funky atmosphere.  Great food and sangria
  • Seafarer Directly across street from Playa Escondida.  Must enter from drive.  Fun with lots of music and dancing.  Good food
  • Cerritos Beach Restaurants At the point, many very small restaurants.  Great for breakfast, a burger or try barbecue rib night.
  • Zab Thai Av Camaron Sabalo #102 Best Thai food almost ever. Could not believe I found this in Mazatlan and they even deliver!