El Centro is not the place for the coffee junky, most places serve instant. However, good espresso and other coffees can still be found.

21 de Marzo in front of the Cathedral. Coffee, bagels, sandwiches and other lunch items.

50 Sixto Osuna near Olas Altas beach. A gift shop with a coffee stand at the entrance. Etinika also has an excellent collection of handcrafts.

Plaza Machado, see left

Constitutcion 622, see left

On every table, fresh hot tortillas and salsa.

A fish lunch at the Central Market will set you back $3.00

NOTE: Credit cards are not accepted by many small businesses including restaurants.
Many smaller restaurants do not serve alcohol, most don't mind if you bring your own.



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.

See also SEAFOOD restarants, BARS

La Puntilla is packed for lunch at 3pm, see Seafood

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.

Copa De Leche, On the waterfront at Playa Olas Altas, traditional Mexican menu, open for breakfast.

Doney's Mely'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. Website

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.





The states of Sinaloa and Sonora have their own specialties that have become popular all over Mexico. Try some of these:
  Grab a spot at a community table, order a 'BiG Gulp' of freshly squeezed juice and join the locals!

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