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Restaurants & Where to Eat in Mazatlan
Mazatlan is considered the Shrimp Capital of Mexico, so it comes as no surprise that this delicious crustacean is found in practically every dish, in all the Mazatlan Restaurants. Whether it is in a cocktail or cooked with a secret recipe, you cannot leave without savoring the shrimp specialties found in The Pacific Pearl.
Not everything here is about shrimp though; dishes are varied, the ambiences in the restaurants of Mazatlan are just as diverse and there is a menu to fit every taste and budget. We should mention, however, that throughout history Mazatlan has attracted immigrants from all over the world, therefore you will find all kinds of food from famous fast food chains to specialties from China, Italy, Japan, Spain and more.
Time passes when you enjoy a fabulous meal, with good company in a beautiful place. In Mazatlan, mealtime is very important, come and enjoy it with us!
Mazatlan dining is always a fabulous experience!
Bistro Sea Garden
Admire the beauty of Mazatlan from the panoramic terrace of the Bistro Sea Garden. Highlight your evening with fresh margaritas and cocktails or enjoy a truly romantic dinner watching the sun falling behind the horizon. Exquisite fusion cuisine, a relaxed atmosphere and friendly service are waiting for you at this charming restaurant in Mazatlan.
Cafe Pacifico is a real tradition in downtown Mazatlan. It is located on the opposite corner to the famous Canobbio's Arcade, in front of the Plazuela Machado square. Cafe Pacifico is a favorite among locals, especially those with deeper roots in Mazatlan. Don't forget to stop by Cafe Pacifico any evening and try the house specialty, the ''Pacifico Sunset''.
El Shrimp Bucket
Mazatlan was El Shrimp Buckets' birthplace in 1963 and it is still located in its original spot. In case you didn't know, it was the first restaurant by the Anderson chain, owner and creator of famous franchises, such as Carlos n Charlie's and Senor Frogs. Always an enjoyable meal for the whole family!
Lovers of exotic food will be fascinated with the Egyptian Cafe, where both locals and tourists meet to try the authentic Egyptian cuisine. They also serve delicious Turkish coffee and perhaps after eating try the "shishas", a traditional water pipe to smoke fruit-flavored tobacco.
Guadalajara Grill is an excellent option to enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine in a colorful atmosphere, full of folklore and fun, as is typical of the Anderson chain, owners of this picturesque restaurant. We recommend you to order the "Camarones Mango" (mango shrimps), or the traditional "Pollo relleno en mole" (stuffed chicken with mole sauce).
The liveliest atmosphere of the Golden Zone is without a doubt at Gus Gus, a place where dining is always a great experience. Gus Gus is truly a show, and you will soon be enjoying the live music, the scrumptious food and the company of your friends. Spend a great night in this restaurant that has become one of the most popular restaurants in Mazatlan with international visitors.
Il Mosto is a traditional Italian restaurant that serves delicious cuisine and has an elegant yet cozy atmosphere. Offering mainly freshly made pizza and pasta, Il Mosto also features an outdoor area where you can enjoy the breezy sunsets while savoring your meals.
La Casa Country
If you are looking for an exclusive Mexican atmosphere, the finest steaks, and the best regional cuisine, along with live music, then you must visit La Casa Country (the Country House). This restaurant located in the Golden Zone features everything you need to spend a wonderful evening.
La Cebolla Morada
Another favorite restaurant with visitors is La Cebolla Morada (the Purple Onion), which combines a traditional atmosphere with excellent flavor, superb service and opening times from early in the morning to late at night. The Purple Onion has live music daily, a well stocked bar, along with an extensive menu that includes meat and seafood. Considering its lively atmosphere and its karaoke nights, it is not very difficult to understand why this is one of the most frequented restaurants by visitors.
A truly Mexican atmosphere, traditional Mexican flavors, modern TV screens and a superb location in the Golden Zone are just some of the reasons to visit one of the best places to eat in Mazatlan.
Even though seafood is central to the gastronomy of Sinaloa, its culinary specialties are varied in their origin and ingredients. Another platter that has won popularity both locally and nationwide is Chilorio which is shredded pork marinated with a special kind of chili and served with a spicy sauce with a unique flavor; very popular for breakfast. Grilled chicken, Sinaloa style is another specialty that has won fame outside the State because of its delicious flavor. Mazatlan restaurants also offer the mochomo, which is a spiced beef loin and yet another favorite is baked pigeons and shrimp marinated in lemon juice, stuffed with cheese, covered with bacon and grilled.
Sr. Pepper features a refined and exclusive atmosphere, succulent steaks and professional service. The wine list and its sophisticated specialties make it the perfect choice for a romantic dinner. If you are looking for a juicy seasoned steak, or want to savor succulent jumbo shrimp or fresh lobster, then this is the right place.