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October 17, 2019

Drink & Dine

Where to go for Christmas & New Year’s in Rocky Point 2017

While many families traditionally enjoy New Year’s Eve in Mexico with a family dinner at home, there are ever more options around town for dinner, dancing, and a regular fiesta to ring in the año nuevo!  Plus, it’s good to keep in mind that Christmas Eve is traditionally the night families in Mexico get together […]

2017 Thanksgiving ideas!

As is tradition, Thanksgiving has its spot on the beaches of Rocky Point as several restaurants pull out the turkey and all the trimmings to offer families a great meal – without having to do it yourself (or clean up).  Here’s a list of some of the options around town – reservations highly recommended!  Happy […]

Valentine’s Day options in Rocky Point

Valentine’s Day is certainly one of the busiest times for area restaurants! In addition to lovers dining out, in Mexico the very ample “Día del Amor y de la Amistad” (Day of Love and Friendship) invites amigos and familia to enjoy February 14th together. If you’re looking to take in one of Puerto Peñasco’s great […]

Leonel Soto in Concert “Nuevos Vientos”

Local musician, teacher, and director of ITSPP’s “rondalla” (university guitar group) Luis Lugo may never have imagined himself as an event producer, yet this year has sparked a wave of guitar strapping troubadours with the goal of presenting their artistry in different concert venues. On November 21st, Lugo, along with Cine Club Primera Toma, A.C. […]

Anita y Jesus’ Sweet 16!

Undeterred by roadwork along Calle 13 in recent months, the family run dining room of Anita & Jesus just recently celebrated their 16th anniversary at the spot where they first began in 1998, at the corner of Calle 13 and Venustiano Carranza.  The family, originally from Mexicali, came to Puerto Peñasco for the first time […]

Sippin’ tequila at Banditos

By Shandra Keesecker-Rivero “When you order a shot of tequila here, you get Mexican Moonshine silver tequila,” explains Dan Jellum as we sip our shots under the popular palapa bar near Sandy Beach, soon to be officially christened by AZ son and musician Roger Clyne as Banditos. Jellum, who humbly admits his role as part of […]

Churros Locos? Not your typical churros

Corn churros with jicama, peanuts and chaca-trozos, along with cups filled with strips of jicama and chips are the daily specialty of Gilberto Mata Bustamante, better known as “El Pelón” Mata. At his stand, located since the 1980s on his front porch on Calle Simón Morúa (about two or three blocks down from the Guadalupe […]

Dolce Vita comes to the neighborhood!

We could see preparations going on for weeks. Fresh paint. Bread baskets on the wall. The promise of Italian delights and savory treats! Quaint tables set up next to carefully placed plants are all part of the new restaurant Dolce Vita, a promising venture by Chef Luca of Pane e Vino and his wife Karina. […]

Burrito Fix @ la Eti

Accustomed to getting up at 3 a.m. daily to prepare machaca with papas and frijoles, Maria Elena García and her husband Ramón Perez have been serving up their famous “Burritos de la Eti” for more than 30 years in Puerto Peñasco. Situated on the side of Technical Middle School No. 37, best known as “La […]

La Cita Café

By Azucena Mazón Founded in 1957, La Cita Café has been a place where fishermen, doctors, business leaders, and Puerto Peñasco natives have taken time to delight in dishes prepared as if they were made at home. After living in Puerto Peñasco for 7 years following her arrival from Puebla where she first worked as […]

A cooking class with Chef Mickey two years in the making

Contributor: Robert Farrell I had been promising myself that I’d do it…I had been promising it to myself for a couple of years. Finally, over the Cinco de Mayo weekend, I fulfilled that promise: I took one of Chef Mickey’s cooking classes to expand my kitchen skills. Chef Mickey (Chef Mickey’s Place, Blvd. Fremont at […]

Dining with 2013 TOP Chef Neftali Ponce at Mayan Palace

By MoKa Hammeken We received an invitation from Mayan Palace and Chef Neftalí Ponce for a tasting of the winning dishes from the 2013 Taste of Peñasco, secret ingredient: coffee. We couldn’t pass up this opportunity so confirmed we would be attending. The appointment for the tasting was at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 8th. […]

More than just a dish, chili is a serious sport

By Shandra Keesecker That’s chili, not chile. What is the difference you may ask? Let’s just say that chili is the red-hot dish (TexMex style) while chile is the plant or pod (and of course there’s Chile the country). Speaking of pods, in the competition world of Chili, pods are also individual chapters of the […]

The Chef Mickey Experience + chiles en nogada

Honestly, I don’t call myself a person with a virtue for cooking – I’ve been known to burn water for coffee…or bread for sandwiches. That’s why when I was invited to join a cooking class with Chef Mickey (in Plaza del Sol, along Blvd. Fremont), my only thought was “Oh goodness…what did I get myself […]

Barra Vieja to reopen: Now in Mirador!

Some say it’s an icon, others talk about the amazing mojitos served up at the cozy bar tucked away toward the end of Calle 13, or karaoke alongside pool tables and a dance floor…it was Barra Vieja… and now it’s back! Tonight, April 14th Barra Vieja reopens but in a new spot,now in the Mirador. […]