Where to Eat in Mazatlan: The Best Restaurants and Bars

October 6, 2017 Rebbecca Marino

It's a historic capital. It's a beach resort. It's a lively, romantic town. Whatever you look for in a Mexican vacation is on the menu in Mazatlan. Returning travelers rave about the welcoming Mazatlecos, who treat you like old amigos, as well as the beaches, the food, the weather, the music and the feeling of never wanting to leave.
Things to do in Mazatlan

1. Pancho's

Avenida Playa Gaviotas 408 | Zona Dorada, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$196 - HK$785 +52 669 914 0911
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Pancho's

Reviewed By Deewee32 - Chilliwack

Tough to beat the price, atmosphere, and service from Panchos. Definitely will go back again. Order the coconut shrimp or fajitas.

2. La Concha

Av. Camaron Sabalo S/N | El Cid El Moro Beach Hotel, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$8 +52 669 913 3333
Excellent
65%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 200 reviews

La Concha

El Cid El Moro resort is home to this comfortable palm-roofed, oceanfront seafood restaurant. Its delicious cuisine offers guests and visitors a variety of international dishes including fresh and tasty seafood in the ideal setting. Enjoy some of Mexico's most incredible sunsets from the spacious outdoor Terrace as the sun dips behind the three Islands. It is an experience you'll never forget.

Reviewed By kokomeister - Calgary, Canada

La Concha is one of the most perfect places to have breakfast in Mazatlan. You simply can not beat the view or the impeccable service. The breakfast buffet is huge and caters to everyone. Every single person that attended to us was amazing even if they weren't our server. They run this place like a machine and I didn't see any kinks. We thoroughly enjoyed every meal we had here.

3. Los Arcos

Av. Camaron Sabalo # 1019 | Between Hotel El Cid and The Palms Resort. Zona Costera, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico Takeout, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$39 - HK$157 +52 669 913 9577
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 245 reviews

Los Arcos

Reviewed By Robin K - Elmhurst, Illinois

Alberto was our server and he was excellent. We asked him for recommendations for sea food dishes and they both turned out to be fantastic. We had the flan for dessert and that was very good. Will go back soon.Thank you for your comment. It´s very important to us to know our customer's experience in Los Arcos. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the service, food and a delicious dessert. We hope to see you soon.

4. Rico's Cafe

Camaron Sabalo 1432 | Golden Zone, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night HK$31 - HK$78 +52 669 913 1444
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 409 reviews

Rico's Cafe

Rico's Cafe opened in 2000 as Mazatlan´s only cafe. Our simple desire was to inspire customers by offering an inviting place to enjoy Mexico's best coffees prepared by our expert baristas. Today we enjoy a loyal following of locals as well as tourists who seek out our homemade breakfasts, sandwiches, salads and specialty crepes. We also offer freshly-baked breads and pastries, frappes and imported teas, in addition to our coffees which we roast on the premises. Rico's terraces are a great place for groups to gather, our booths are ideal for private conversations and our long tables in front of the main bar are great for people watching and meeting others. Free high-speed Internet, music and personalized service make this a second home for many customers. You will leave inspired, and say "Que rico!"

Reviewed By matrixgord - Minneapolis

I'm Mexican, so I cook Mexican food often at home. After a week of Mexican Food I just wanted something different. We stopped at Rico's and I ordered a Chicken Salad Sandwich. My Sandwich came with a side salad of mixed greens and vinaigrette..but the Sandwich...The Chicken Salad was overflowing out of the home baked thick toasted bread slices. The Chicken Salad was made with chopped nuts, celery, and raisins or grapes..I couldn't tell which since I ate it so quickly. It was delicious, moist and filling. My husband ordered french toast, eggs and bacon, and he said his meal was just as good. We didn't order coffee or juice, but we did sit close enough to be able to watch the staff cut up fresh fruits for juices, grind coffee and make up the orders. We will go back to Rico's next time we are in Mazatlan.

5. La Casa Country

Camaron Sabalo S/N | Sabalo Country Clib, Mazatlan 82100, Mexico Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Free Wifi Mexican, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch, Late Night HK$39 - HK$392 +52 669 916 5300
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 271 reviews

La Casa Country

La Casa Country restaurant is characterized by offering delicious entrees of the finest American Cuts of Angus Beef, tasty Mexican food combos & steaks, table side hand made to taste fresh salsas & a variety of sea food platters; all served in a fun and friendly western style atmosphere.Our staff is trained & committed to La Casa Country principles: Quality, Attention & Festive atmosphere; this ensure that customers will savor an unforgettable experience.

Reviewed By Dany Z - Coronado, California

I love these old Country style steak houses, this is that to perfection! Get a huge steak with a baked potato, but male sure you have the tripe appetizer a d always get the guacamole. Everything is always cooked to perfection and I strongly recommend getting the cabreria chillona medium rare.

6. Mary's

Av Camaron Sabalo, Mazatlan, Mexico Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$8 913-0090
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 418 reviews

Mary's

Reviewed By Angelique D

This is a fun touristy place, great if your looking for North American cuisine. We arrived just before noon, they asked if we wanted the breakfast or lunch menu, we got lunch. There were three of us, we ordered a Philly cheesesteak, a traditional cheeseburger and the blue cheese burger. The service was good, the staff we had spoke English pretty well. I am not sure I would ever go back, only because it didn’t feel like I was in Mexico. The food was alright, not fabulous but not bad. Great portion size for the price.

7. Topolo

Constitucion #629 at Benito Juarez, Mazatlan 82000, Mexico Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$39 - HK$110 +52 1360660
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 854 reviews

Topolo

Reviewed By warren161 - Caledon, Canada

Topolo has the best service in Mazatlán.
The complimentary homemade salsa made tableside is delicious and fresh tasting.
The waiter noticed I was trying every chair at our table, he brought a short back chair from another set.
I could suggest they re-spring and cover the high back chairs. Spoke with other customers who had the same complaint.
Would recommend the seafood enchilada. The Mexican platter the mole sauce was delicious, the Chile poblano coating was soggy.

8. Los Zarapes

Ave. Camaron Sabalo, Mazatlan, Mexico Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$8
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 227 reviews

Los Zarapes

Reviewed By Jzjsolo - Saskatchewan, Canada

Loved the colourful decor. The best mango margerita ever!! Highlights were salsa and guacamole made right at the table and served with delicious fresh chips. Excellent food. We enjoyed the floor show with dancers in colourful costume and a lovely and personable singer.
We will certainly be back next visit!
The only problem was that I was too full at the end of the meal! Next time my husband and I would share an entree. ( if we can agree on one lol)

9. Carlos & Lucia's

Calzada Camaron Sabalo # 2000 | Golden Zone, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar Mexican, Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +52 669 913 5677
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 214 reviews

Carlos & Lucia's

Great Cuban restaurant toward the north end of the Golden Zone.

Reviewed By Dan Q

We happened upon Carlos and Lucia's while looking for lunch. Having a love for Cuban food we thought it would be fun to experience the Mexican take on this cuisine.
I had the pulled pork and my wife had the chicken with peppers. both dishes came with plantains and Cuban style rice with black beans.
My dish was fantastic. Rich savory pork flavor with a hint of chili that was soaked with sauce. After cleaning up the pork I used the rice and beans to mop up the remaining pork sauce for a simply heavenly finish to this fantastic dish. The plantains I usually try to save for dessert, but they were too good to restrain myself and were gone before I was done with the pork.
My wife's chicken was excellent as well. Moist, but not soaking in sauce, it was also distinctly chili flavored, but not spicy.
We were fortunate enough to be served by Carlos himself. He told us of his time in the States and some history of his restaurant. The place is a nice street side establishment that is mostly open air with lots of shade and fans to keep you cool in the summer months.
If you're looking for a local family run place to get some great food, visit Carlos and Lucia's. You will be delighted.

10. Angelina's Kitchen

Calle Venustiano Carranza No. 18 | Atrás del Hotel Freeman en Olas Altas, Mazatlan 82000, Mexico Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night HK$102 +52 669 910 1596
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 481 reviews

Angelina's Kitchen

A nice "bohemian" style place ....Enjoy the taste of our latin passion!....Mediterranean style kitchen with a touch of mexican ingredients....Beer, wine, cocktails and soft music to enjoy!

Reviewed By Julie C

For our last evening in Centro Historico, my husband and I decided to visit Angelina’s Kitchen. It had been recommended by friends, and we are so glad we made that our last meal in this part of Mazatlan. The service was attentive, and the food...MoreGracias !! Please come back again... it is so nice to read good comments from happy people with our restaurant.

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