There are thousands of restaurants in Mazatlán. We will discuss a large selection of the best restaurants for visitors and residents of Mazatlán based on our many years of eating out in Mazatlán. We will give you a mix of different types of restaurants (e.g. street food, regular restaurants, restaurant/bars, sports bars, outdoor restaurants, etc.) serving different types of food (e.g. mexican food, seafood, healthy food), in different locations in Mazatlan (e.g. Golden Zone, Cerritos, Olas Altas, Plaza Machado) at various price points (e.g. cheap, reasonable, expensive) and provide information for you to contact them to make reservations and give you our opinion on why you should go to these restaurants.
Most of the big hotels also have fabulous restaurants. We especially love the weekend buffet at the Hotel Playa Mazatlán and the eggs benedict at the Inn at Mazatlán!
Mazatlán also has many street vendors selling hot dog and tacos. Most of the hot dog vendors are located in the Golden Zone near the Nightclubs to feed all the hungry people coming out of the nightclubs late at night! In other parts of Mazatlán, there are street vendors that serve taco and seafood on the street!
There are also fast food and chain restaurants.
December 2017 Update: It is the start of a new season so we thought that we would give everybody an update on the restaurant scene in Mazatlan. The restaurants that everyone are talking about this season are Hector's and Casa 46 near the plaza machado. As for food, everyone is raving about the clam chowder at F.I.S.H.. A resident of Mazatlan claims that you can pick any menu item at Hector's and it will be awesome! We didn't get a chance to try Casa 46 which is on the 2nd floor on the west side of the plaza machado, but with the location I don't think you could go wrong. On the less fancy side, it was good to see Mariscos Puerto Azul rebuilt after it burned down a few months ago.
If you have any restaurants that you recommend, please contact us and we will add it!
Only eat in restaurants or from street vendors that do high volume.
beachfront restaurants: El Corriente, Diegos Beach House, Mr Lionso, Surf's Up Cafe
olas altas: Fish Market
old town/downtown: Presidio, Compania Minera, Topelo, Panama, Burger King
plaza machado: La Tramoya, Pedro and Lola, Casa 46, La Bohemia, Beach Burger
playa norte: ?
malecon: , El Corriente
golden zone: Twisted Mamas, Friends, Gus and Gus-Golden zone, Panama, Marys, Lucky B's, Zab Thai, McDonalds, Burger King, Carl's Jr, Subway, Vittore, Agatha, F.I.S.H., Allegro, Gringo Lingo, Panchos
sabalo country: Diegos Beach House, La Catrina, Los Zarapes, Fiera, Fish Market, Chili's Pepper
marina mazatlan: Pacific Park, Gus and Gus-Marina, La Mona Pizza, La Tostaderia Del Mar, Fish Market
cerritos: Mr Lionso, Last Drop, Roy's
emerald bay: Surf's Up Cafe
On June 8, 2011 there was a fire at the Mariscos Flores restaurant at Cerritos. This restaurant was completely destroyed and 2 others were damaged.
new: Veintiocho, La Tostaderia Del Mar, Casa 46
fancy/fine dining: Presidio, Compania Minera, Hectors, Fiera, Topolo, Casa 46, Agatha
cafes: Allegro, Rico's cafe, Ta' Cafe in Fiestaland
seafood: Fish Market, F.I.S.H., Puerto Azul
pizza: La Mona Pizza, Rin Rin, Nandos, Dominos
fast food: McDonalds, Burger King, Carl's Jr, Subway, Dominos
buffets: Hotel Playa Mazatlan, Hotel Costa De Oro chains: Panama, Sanborns
mexican: Panchos, Margaritas, Mr. Lionso
chinese: La Muralla
on the beach:
vegetarian/healthy: pura vida
meat: Las Brochetas
thai: Zab Thai
tacos: Taco Time
gringos: Twisted Mamas, Munchkins, Friends
all types of food: Panchos, Panama, Gus y Gus
best fancy restaurant: Presidio
best tacos: Taco Time on Av Camaron Sabalo
best hot dogs: Leos-street vendor across from Burger King on corner of Avenida Camaron Sabalo and Bugambilia!
best breakfast: Surf's Up Cafe
best buffet: Hotel Playa Mazatlan
best healthy food: Pura Vida on Bugambilia
best seafood: F.I.S.H.
best beef: Las Brochetas
best sandwiches: Marys
best pizza: Nandos
best with live band: Gus and Gus-Golden Zone
best mexican: Panchos in Golden Zone
highest quality for reasonable price: Panchos in Golden Zone
best on the beach local restaurant: Mariscos Puerto Azul
reader's choice: email us the name of your favorite restaurant!
Agatha is a new (2017) fancy restaurant in the Golden Zone. It is located almost across the street from the Ramada Resort. It is an upscale restaurant. There are both indoor and outdoor sections. The decor is very modern with a fabulous long bar and lit inner courtyard. We have eaten here and the food is excellent.
Address: Avenida Playa Gaviotas 225, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82110
Allegro Caffe is a cafe that serves food. They have 2 locations: Golden Zone and Downtown. They serve all the specialty coffees that you would expect and food We haven't eaten there, but our friends have and they all rave about the great breakfasts.
Address: Golden Zone: Avenida Camaron Sabalo 336, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82110
Address: Downtown: Calle Belisario Dominguez 1403, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82000
Facebook: Allegro Caffe Facebook
Casa 46 is a new fancy restaurant located in the Plaza Machado in the old town of Mazatlán. It is located on the 2nd floor of the plaza on the corner, with it's entrance on the side street. They have both an indoor and outdoor section. The outdoor section looks out over the plaza. We have not eaten here yet, so we cannot comment about the food.
Area of Town: Plaza Machado
Address: : Constitucion 79, Centro, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82000
Facebook: Casa 46 Facebook
Chili's Pepper is a long-time beach-front restaurant in Mazatlan. We have not eaten here yet so we cannot comment on the food or service.
Area of Town: Sabalo Country
Address: : Avenida Camaron Sabalo 500, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82000
Facebook: Chili's Pepper Facebook
Compania Minera de Panuco is the sister restaurant of the Presidio. It is a modern air-conditioned upscale restaurant. The cooks are the same as for the Presidio so the food is excellent, however, it is in a more modern setting than the Presidio. It has large TVs showing sports and a long bar which makes it a little less formal than the Presidio. We have eaten here a number of times and the food is excellent. We have generally eaten here rather than the Presidio when the outside temperature is too high! The shrimp tacos are one of our favorite dishes.
Area of Town: Old Town
Address: : Blvd Ninos Heroes, Centro, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82000
Facebook: Compania Minera de Panuco Facebook
Diego's Beach House is a restaurant/bar located right on the beach north of the Golden Zone in Mazatlán. It is open air with parts that have a roof and parts that don't have a roof. So, you can sit in or out of the sun. They also have some tables right on the beach.
They host the all you can drink Brenster Beach Bash on Tuesday afternoons from mid-Oct to mid-Apr each year. They also have bands after the Brenster Beach Bash and on many other nights of the week.
Originally, it was a BBQ restaurant, but the menu has expanded greatly to include fish, shrimp, wings, and salads also. We still recommend that you try the BBQ items!
Address: Privada Florida #100, Sabalo Country, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82100
Facebook: Diego's Beach House Facebook Page
There are 3 El Fish Market restaurants in Mazatlan: Olas Altas, Sabalo Country, and Marina. It is a seafood restaurant. The Olas Altas location is located right on the main strip and has an indoor and outdoor section. On weekends, there is live music at the Olas Altas location. We have eaten at the Sabalo Country and Olas Altas locations and the food is excellent.
Address: : Olas Altas: , Avenida Olas altas No.3, Centro, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82000, Phone: 669-910-1389
Address: : Sabalo Country: Camaron Sabalo 1504, Sabalo Country, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82110, Phone: 669-913-4997
Address: : Marina Mazatlan-Plaza Gallerias: Avenida La Marina Local 184, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82110, Phone: 669-688-3204
Facebook: El Fish Market Facebook
Ernie Tomatoes was a popular restaurant in the 1990s in Mazatlan. It was originally located in the Golden Zone, then moved north to Sabalo Country. It closed in the mid 2010s. It was fun like Señor Frogs restaurant and had a giant tomato hat that you could wear!
Fat Fish is a primarily BBQ Ribs restaurant in Sabalo Country area of Mazatlan. Although the name implies it is a seafood restaurant, and it does have seafood, it is primarily known for its BBQ Ribs. There are 3 El Fish Market restaurants in Mazatlan: Olas Altas, Sabalo Country, and Marina. It is a seafood restaurant. The Olas Altas location is located right on the main strip and has an indoor and outdoor section. On weekends, there is live music at the Olas Altas location. We have eaten at the Sabalo Country and Olas Altas locations and the food is excellent.
Address: : Avenida Camaron Sabalo 1996, Sabalo Country, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82100, Phone: 669-176-2220
Hours: 8am-9pm daily
Facebook: Fat Fish Restaurant Facebook
Fiera is a fancy restaurant located in the Sabalo Country area. We haven't eaten at Fiera yet, but have heard that the food is fantastic.
Address: : Avenida Camaron Sabalo 1306, Sabalo Country, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82100, Phone: 669-913-1685
Hours: 8am-10pm(11pm Fri/Sat)
Facebook: Fiera Restaurant Facebook
F.I.S.H (Fresh International Seafood House) is obviously a seafood restaurant. It is located in the Golden Zone in the spot where Mr. A's restaurant used to be. It is high quality seafood at a mid-range price. In late 2017, everyone was raving about it's clam chowder being so good! It has both an air-conditioned and outside section. We have eaten here a number of times and the food is excellent!
On Friday and Saturday nights, they have a large band that plays Mexican pop songs. The restaurant patio usually fills up with a younger Mexican crowd which makes it feel more like an outside bar than a restaurant.
Address: : Gabriel Ruiz No 3, El Dorado, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82110, Phone: 669-916-3474
Hours: 12pm-11pm(1an Thu/Fri/Sat)
Facebook: F.I.S.H. Restaurant Facebook
Note: Friends is closed for the season. It will reopen on October 1, 2018!
Friend's Diner is new as of 2017 and is Canadian-owned. It is located in the heart of the Golden Zone. This is definitely a "gringo" restaurant. You will get big portions for a medium-price. We have eaten here many times and the food is average. The restaurant has entertainment such as live music and karaoke a few nights a week during the high season. They also have a few TVs on which they will show NFL, CFL, and NHL games, although the TVs aren't great. The owner of this restaurant used to own the Saloon.
Friends Diner has daily specials, e.g. Mon: Pasta, Tue: Pork Chops, Wed: Cabbage Rolls, Thu: Fish and Chips or Garlic Shrimp, Fri: Lasagna, Sat: Meat Loaf, Sun: Fried Chicken
Friends Diner will be serving Canadian Thanksgiving dinner in 2018 for those Canucks who need their turkey!
Address: : Laguna 300, Las Gaviotas, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82110, Phone: 669-913-6066
Facebook: Friends Diner Facebook
Gringo Lingo has been in the Golden Zone for many years. It used to be more of a Senor Frogs type tourist restaurant with waiters that performed a dance every night. Now, it is less busy and just more of a normal restaurant. The food and service are reasonably good.
During the hot summer months they put in windows and air-condition the inside part.
Address: : Avenida Playa Gaviotas 313, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82110, Phone: 669-916-7512
Facebook: Gringo Lingo Facebook
This is a restaurant/bar that has both an indoor air-conditioned section and an outdoor section. Some nights they have live music in the outside section.
Address: : De Las Garzas 13, Las Gaviotas, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82110, Phone: ?
La Catrina is a restaurant/bar located in the Sabalo Country area of Mazatlan. It is an open-air restaurant that has a large bar. It primarily caters to foreign tourists, but has a large local clientele as well. It has TVs that show sports such as NFL Games. It also has weekly entertainment such as karaoke, singers, and bands.
The prior incarnations of this restaurant were called the Purple Onion and Tres Amigos.
Address: Calle del Delfin, Sabalo Country, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Facebook: La Catrina Facebook Page
Las Brochetas is one of the gems of a restaurant in Mazatlán. It is located just on the outskirts of the Golden Zone. It is an open-air restaurant with plastic furniture on a busy street, but with the best beef in Mazatlán! They don't have a liquor license so you can bring your own wine or beer. The meat is fabulous! We have eaten here many times. Our favorites are the mocajete (Meat soup in stone bowl) and the meat brochetas! We think that they have the best mocajetes in all of Mazatlán! This is the place that you will see people all dressed up, bringing their own wine, sitting in plastic chairs on a busy street and totally enjoying the food! We highly recommend Las Brochetas for the "atmosphere" and for the best meat!
Address: Avenida Rafael Buelna 8, Lomas de Mazatlán, Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Facebook: Las Brochetas Facebook Page
La Casa Country is a long-time restaurant in Mazatlan. It is located in the Sabalo Country area of Mazatlan. It is a large indoor restaurant with parking. We have not eaten here so we cannot comment on the food or service.
Address: Avenida Camaron Sabalo, Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82110
Facebook: La Casa Country Facebook Page
La Mona is a pizza restaurant. There are 2 locations: Marina and Old Town
Address: Marina: Paseo de La Isla 2219 local 10, Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82110, phone: 669-916-0606
Address: Old Town: ?, Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82100, phone: 669-981-5610
Facebook: La Mona Marina Facebook Page Facebook: La Mona Centro Facebook Page
This is a restaurant located at Cerritos that is open-air. They have karaoke(Mondays, Saturdays) and bingo (Thurdays) weekly. They also have a free pool table.
Daily specials: Mon: Italian food, Tue: BBQ Ribs or Fish and Chips, Wed: Pizza 3x2, Fri: Rib Eye, Sat: Venezualan Food, Sun: Steak and Lobster
Address: Avenida Sabalo Cerritos #3500, local 2014, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82000, phone: 669-988-1111
Facebook: Last Drop Facebook Page
golden zone, part-canadian owned, popular with motorcyclists, bands on weekends, prime rib nights
olas altas, gringo bar, comfort food, thanksgiving and christmas dinners
golden zone, mexican food, beautiful courtyard, karaoke
This is a palapa (grass roof) seafood restaurant right on the beach in front of the Malecon. It serves fabulous seafood for a low price. In summer of 2017, it burnt to the ground, but we are pleased to say that it has been rebuilt and it is better than ever. You can sit either right on the beach under tents, or on a cement floor under the palapa. We love this place and go there at least once a week for lunch whenever we are in Mazatlán
Note that there have been other restaurants with the name Puerto Azul. This is the one directly across from the Hotel Plaza Amigo (big green hotel) on the Malecon!
Address: Avenida del Mar 46, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82000
Hours: 11:30am-7pm daily
Facebook: Mariscos Puerto Azul Facebook Page
Mr A's was a long-time restaurant in the Golden Zone. It closed in the mid-2010s.
This is a place that has food trucks, a golf driving range, and batting cages.
Address: Avenida La Marina, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82100
Hours: 8am-11pm daily
Facebook: Pacific Park -Food Truck and Golf -Facebook Page
golden zone and downtown locations, chain restaurant in Mazatlan, indoors, air-conditioned, full menu, famous for pastries and cakes
golden zone location, large menu, excellent service, one of best restaurants in Mazatlan, outside and inside sections, beach entrance, ocean views
sabalo country location, large menu, excellent service, one of best restaurants in Mazatlan
-plaza machado, outdoor seating on plaza, indoor seating, music
This is one of the beautiful restaurants in Mazatlan. It is located inside the courtyard of a very old house in the old town of Mazatlan. There are vines and old trees growing. The bar is very long and spectacular. The food is very upscale and very good. We have eaten at the Presidio a number of times and the food and service are excellent!
Area of Town: Old Town
Address: : Blvd Ninos Heroes 1511, Centro, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82000
Facebook: El Presidio Facebook
-golden zone, healthy food restaurant, smoothies, wraps, etc., high quality food.
This is an upscale Italian restaurant located in the Golden Zone and in the Old Town of Mazatlan.
Our review: We have eaten here and the food and service were fantastic! We highly recommend it.
The Saloon was a nice little Canadian run Sports Bar in the Golden Zone that served comfort food and allowed you to catch most of the Canadian and US sports. The owner closed it down and now runs Friend restaurant a few blocks away.
Señor Frogs, the famous restaurant chain, was started in Mazatlán. It was the restaurant that put Mazatlán on the map as a party town allowing patrons to get drunk and dance on the chairs and tables! There was always a Señor Frogs restaurant in Mazatlán up until 2017 when the last location closed. There are still many Señor Frogs stores selling the merchandise, but unfortunately you will have to go to other cities to eat at a Señor Frogs now!
The Sheik was a fancy restaurant located in the Fiestaland (Valentino's) castle complex. It closed in 2016.
Surf's Up Beach Cafe is a laid-back style cafe located in the Emerald Bay area of Mazatlan. It is located right on the beach. It serves fancy coffees, breakfasts(until noon), and sandwiches. They also have regular live music.
Address: Avenida Ernesto Coppel #520, Nuevo Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82112
Hours: 9am-4pm Wednesdays to Sundays
Newly opened in December 2017, La Tostaderia Del Mar is located right on the island inside the marina in Mazatlán. This restaurant has great views of the marina!
As this restaurant has just opened up, we have not eaten here yet so cannot give a personal review.
Address: Paseo de La Isla 66, Marina Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82100
Phone for Reservations: 669-163-8150
Facebook: La Tostaderia Del Mar Facebook Page
Address: Constitution 509, Centro, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82000, phone: 669-985-5033
Facebook: La Tramoya Facebook Page
Note: Twisted Mamas usually closes for the summer and reopens in early October each year.
Twisted Mamas is a restaurant/bar located right in the middle of the Golden Zone in Mazatlán. It has both indoor and outdoor sections. It is open seasonally for the fall-winter tourist season. It is Canadian-owned and operated by Cindy Bieber. It offers a full menu and there are bands on many nights. It also brings in tribute artists to perform monthly.
For the 2018-2019 fall-winter season, Twisted Mamas is again having it's Tribute Artist show. Last season they are bringing in Elvis, Roy Orbison, The Blues Brothers, Buddy Holly, Neil Diamond, Jimmy Buffet, and Patsy Cline tribute artists. See our Mazatlán Events Calendar for dates and more details.
Twisted Mamas is one of the few places in Mazatlan where you can get turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day (both for Canada in October and USA in November) and Christmas dinner. Normally, these dinners sell out so you need to reserve as soon as possible.
Twisted Mamas is located 1 block in and a few doors in to the right from the Panama restaurant on the main street (Ave Camaron Sabalo) in the Golden Zone or if you are coming the other way 1 block in from the Shrimp Factory and a few doors in on the left. This is almost across the street from where the now closed Jungle Juice bar is.
Address: Laguna 500, Zona Dorada, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82100
Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 669-129-2021
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 3pm-11pm, closed Mondays
Website: Twisted Mamas Facebook Page
Email: email@example.com Facebook: Twisted Mamas Facebook Page
This is a new restaurant for fall 2017. Juan, who used to be a server at the Saloon, runs this restaurant. It is on a quiet side street a block in from the new Holiday Inn hotel. It has funky decor. It has an inside and an outside section. Also, there is live music 7pm-10pm Wed to Saturday.
Our review: We haven't eaten here yet, so we can't comment on the food, but the place looks cool and would be willing to give it a try!
Address: Boca del Mar 28, Zona Dorada, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82100
Facebook: Veintiocho Facebook Page
Vittore is an upscale Italian restaurant that is part of the Ramada Mazatlan Hotel. It has been open since 1997. In fall of 2017 they have made some renovations to the front of the restaurant. It has an inside and an outside section.
Our review: The food and service are good at Vittore. If you are looking for some good Italian food we would recommend this restaurant. It is also a good place for a quiet romantic date!
Prices: Medium to High
Address: Avenida Playa Gaviotas 100, Zona Dorada, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82110
Yoopers was a gringo sports bar in the Golden Zone. There have been a number of restaurants in this location since Yoopers.
Zab Thai serves more traditional asian dishes. It has been around for many years in the Golden Zone. The current location, in the back of Lucky B's, is small and not very fancy. They do deliver.
Our review: We have eaten here a number of times. It is probably the best asian food that you can get in Mazatlan, but would only be average in a city such as Vancouver. The place is not fancy and they don't always have everything on the menu available. So, if you are in Mazatlan and are craving some asian food, this would be the place to go to.
Address: Avenida Playa Gaviotas 404 Unit#11, Zona Dorada, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 82110
Hours: 12pm-9pm, closed on Wednesdays
Facebook: Zab Thai Facebook page