Mazatlan Restaurants, Fresh Seafood and Traditional Mexican Dishes
Famous for seafood, Mazatlan restaurants offer traditional dishes from many regions of Mexico and Sinaloa in addition to international and American favorites. Here is a short list of restaurants you can expect to see many local at.
The Market, Lunch for $2-$3? Upstairs at the Central Market you'll find a dozen or so lunch restaurants serving a good selection of seafood and other dishes, nothing fancy but a great price.
Dining with famious local
Pedro Infante at El Tunel
Cenaduria El Tunél, Plaza Machado. Popular inexpensive traditional Sinaloan dishes, grilled chicken, beef, best Pozole. El Tunél has received many distinguished honors, regarded as one of the best authentic restaurants in Mazatlan. Website
Copa De Leche, On the waterfront at Playa Olas Altas, traditional Mexican menu, open for breakfast.
Doney's, Mariano Escobedo 610. Popular family restaurant, Mexican menu.
Le Sorelle, Olas Altas 16. Fine dining overlooking Olas Altas bay at Casa Lucila. European menu full bar, open for breakfast, lunch & dinner
Memorial Cafe, Plaza Machado. Choose from 40 kinds of cake at Gabino's sister's upscale place, pastries, espresso, popular breakfast spot
Tacos Martin, on Najera, three blocks from the Fishermen's Monument. Carne Asada, El Pastor and other popular tacos, quesadillas and more. Open at night only.
Huevos Rancheros at
Te Amo Lucy's
Te Amo Lucy's, Constitutcion 622, off the Plaza Marchado. Features many traditional dishes not usually found in Mazatlan. Real Oaxacan Mole, Chiles Rellenos, Steak Arrachera, good coffee, full bar, open for breakfast, closed Mondays.
Market Breakfast, A tub of fresh juice, and breakfast offerings featuring everything from fish to steak, all for a few pesos at the Mercado G. Carrasco on Najera, three blocks up from the Fishermens Monument. Join in with the locals at one of the community tables.
Grab a spot at a community table, order a 'BiG Gulp' of freshly squeezed juice and join the locals!
The states of Sinaloa and Sonora have their own specialties that have become popular all over Mexico. Try some of these:
Pozole, Sinaloa style: Pork and hominy stew, served with onions and cabbage to sprinkle over.
A la Plaza: Chicken or beef, served with vegetable, potatoes, lettuce, onions and corn tortillas. This dish can vary, sometimes with a sauce.
Gorditas: Fried rounds of thick corn tortilla dough, spread with refried beans, can be topped with various meats, cheeses, sauce and anything else that might sound good.
Arrancheras: Skirt steak, usually grilled and served with guacomole or salsa, beans and tortillas.
Birria: A meat stew/soap, usually made with beef but some regions use lamb or goat The dish is spiced with onion and coriander and thickened by hours of simmering.
Chilorio: Something for breakfast, shredded pork, seasoned with vinegar and chile.s