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This week’s newsletter: July 1, 2020

San Carlos and Guaymas Photos

Our beautiful magenta coastline, by Carlos González Nemer

Thousands of students celebrated their graduations last week in a “new normal” way, via car convoy. Congratulations Grads! Some of the bilingual schools are looking for ways that the San Carlos community may be able to participate virtually to help with English learning. Stay tuned to What’s Up San Carlos for details if you are interested. by Zulema Assalia 

This photo of Martini Cove was originally published by National Geographic in 1955 and was recently rediscovered by the OCV.

Marinaterra Beach Club, by Leonel Garza Sánchez

San Carlos Weather, News & Marketplace

News & Marketplace

  • Join us on Facebook for photos, event updates and more (more than 11,000 people already do).
  • Happy Canada Day, July 1
  • Happy Independence Day USA, July 4
  • The Telmex office in San Carlos is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. You can pay your Telmex bill online ( or at an OXXO (bring your bill, small service fee will apply). Otherwise you can pay it at their main office in Guaymas, located at Av. Alfonso Iberri Y Calle 21 Esq. Col. Centro, open Monday to Friday from 9am – 2pm. For servicing, call 800-123-0000 (ask to speak to an English operator if necessary).
  • Franco Ciapara from Colibri Restaurant & Bar is offering to shop for you at COSTCO in Hermosillo on Saturday, June 27. Besides the cost of your items purchased, a tip for this service is appreciated. For more details or to place your order, please contact Franco at 622-112-9311, or Alex at 622-115-3466 or email with your order.
  • There is sports equipment, vehicles, boats, houses for sale and rent, and more, listed in the Classifieds. There are also people looking for items, so if you have any to sell, list them now — it’s free.

San Carlos Weather Forecast

Wednesday will be partly cloudy, Thursday through Saturday will be mostly sunny and Sunday into next week will again be partly cloudy. The forecast on Wednesday is for some clouds and light to moderate rainfall with possible thunderstorms.

The daytime temperature will be 34 – 36 C (93 – 97 F). Night time temperatures will be 25 – 27 C (78 – 81 F). Daytime humidity will remain just below 50%. From early evening through the mornings, humidity will be higher.

Tropical Depression Four-E is located a few hundred miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja. The system is on its way to becoming a remnant low this afternoon and should gradually spin down during the next day or two over cool waters while it moves slowly northwestward.

Keep an eye on the weather at our San Carlos Weather page with satellite images and live weather feeds.

From the Office of the Comisario

Recently, there was a brushfire in San Carlos that quickly got out of hand because we haven’t had rain and there is lots of dry grass and weeds everywhere. A call was made to the Guaymas fire department, but they were busy and had no trucks available to help with our fire.

Thankfully, the San Carlos police as well as a private water truck company did an excellent job controlling and eventually putting out the fire.

Last season, the owner of HERMOGAS/Windstar Gas L.P. donated a First Responder fire truck to San Carlos, but our town does not have experienced volunteer firefighters. To enable San Carlos to have the ability to take care of these infrequent fire situations when necessary, the Comisario is asking for the community’s help. If you are or were a firefighter or have volunteer firefighting experience or if you are willing to become part of this volunteer group, we need you!

Please contact Comisario Enrique Gamez at 622-101-5761 or email: for more information.

Also, the Comisario is asking for monetary donations to buy required equipment such as: shovels, rakes, gloves, uniforms, radios, tools, helmets, etc. Kindly send donations via PayPal through the San Carlos Foundation link here. Make a note that it is for “Firefighters” and it will go towards the volunteer firefighting needs in San Carlos. Thank you!

COVID-19 Numbers in Guaymas, Sonora & Mexico today

There were 175 new cases in Sonora today for a total of 8,708 confirmed cases. There were 24 deaths today for a total of 894 in Sonora. In Guaymas, there were 91 new cases this week for a total of 340 cases and 2 more deaths for a total of 39.

Of the 8,533 confirmed cases in Sonora yesterday, 1,245 had recovered, 870 died, 5,566 have mild conditions, 852 are hospitalized, 656 in serious condition including 65 on ventilators.

Click here for a useful link that is updated daily, giving the COVID-19 stats for Sonora (

Today, Mexico had 5,432 new cases and 648 deaths for a total of 226,089 confirmed cases (134,957 have recovered) and 27,769 deceased.

Plans to Reopen

The new Traffic Light of Epidemiological Risk that was presented by López-Gatell on June 28 and covers June 29 to July 5, has Sonora still in the red (high risk).

Frequently Asked Questions:

When will beaches, marinas, other businesses start to open? When cases stop rising and the hospitals aren’t saturated. To change from red to orange, there needs to be a two-week decrease in hospital occupation and occupancy below 65%. In Sonora, hospitals in Hermosillo, Nogales, Guaymas, San Luis Río Colorado, Cajeme, Navojoa and Caborca, are at or near capacity. At orange, a gradual opening of businesses can start.

  • Quédate en Casa (Stay Home) remains in effect.
  • The beaches remain closed.
  • The marinas are closed.
  • Rental boats for diving, fishing, etc., are regulated by the Secretary of the Navy which has not yet authorized the reopening of these businesses.
  • There are travel restrictions at the borders between the US and Mexico and the US and Canada until July 21, 2020. Travel continues to be limited to “essential travel” only. Sonora’s Secretary of Health, Enrique Clausen announced today that he is asking Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to enforce the border closure to nonessential traffic from the US to Sonora.
  • In Hermosillo there is a 6:00pm – 6:00am curfew. Businesses must be closed and there’s no travel without a transit permit during these times.

Rescate Update

Rescate services continue to be reduced to “Emergency Only”.

The incidence of COVID-19 in Sonora remains high and hospitals in Guaymas and Nogales are reaching capacity. Rescate urges all San Carlos residents to continue to stay at home and take all measures to avoid the risk of infection.

Rescate needs to continue the restrictions of our services to identified emergency situations only, so that we can maintain sufficient staff to continue to provide ambulance and emergency services. Please contact a local doctor for all non-emergency situations.

We regret any inconvenience these restrictions may cause but they are necessary to ensure that we can continue to respond in case of emergency.

Rescate has provided emergency services to people that have subsequently been diagnosed with COVID-19. We are trying to screen people beforehand, but we are aware of individuals who required our services to address an emergency that was later found out to be due to the virus.

We are also aware (through conversations with the local physicians) of other San Carlos visitors or residents who have been diagnosed as being COVID-19 positive.

Given this, it is important that everyone continue to use precautions including wearing face marks when out in public, proper physical distancing and good handwashing (or hand sanitizer) as the risk of exposure is a real one.

Emergency numbers

  • Rescate at (622) 226-0911 for Emergency Calls Only.
  • 911
  • 065 Cruz Roja
  • Sentinel Unit Covid-19 “Guaymas Norte”, 622-221-0108
  • COVID-19 direct line for Secretary of Health, Sonora 622-216-2759
  • CIMA Hospital 662-259-0900
  • IMSS 622-222-5237
  • IMSS toll-free number for COVID 19 issues 800-222-2668
  • The Mexican Secretary of Health hotline 800-0044-800.
  • Police 622- 224-0105
  • Comisario, Enrique Gamez 622-130-7338
  • Comisaria 226-1400
  • US Consulate General in Hermosillo 662-690-3262

Other News Around Town

Chicken Poop Bingo, July 4

Several years ago, Robert lost his leg in a motorcycle accident. His friend Nico lost his leg in an industrial accident 16 years ago and has had prosthetics which have broken and he needs a replacement. Many of you know that since the accident, Robert has started a chicken farm in Nacapule Canyon. Nico is managing Mr. Iguana’s restaurant in town.

You are invited to take part in a “Chicken Poop Bingo” fundraiser to help them pay for two prosthetic legs. Here’s how it works:

* Purchase a square on the Bingo card for $10 USD or 200 pesos each. You may purchase as many squares as you like.
* Square purchases may be made through PayPal: or dropped off at Santa Rosa Market in San Carlos before the event.
* Purchase must include your name and email address so we are able to identify the purchasers and pay the winner.
* Squares are randomly selected and assigned to the purchaser from a blind draw as the squares are purchased.

The first fundraiser will take place on Saturday, July 4.

Mabel, the chicken, will be placed on a table to strut her stuff, and she’ll eventually make a “deposit” onto one of the squares. The owner of that square will receive a deposit back to their PayPal account in the amount of 5,000 pesos!

We will live stream the event on both Facebook and YouTube. Click on one of these links just before 10:00am on July 4 to watch the action! Thank you to the community for your donations and to George Gadsby for organizing this fundraiser in order to help Robert and Nico!

Food Relief Programs – How you can help!

These groups continue to accept donations to help the needy people in and around San Carlos during this pandemic. If you can, kindly donate to:

1. Castaway Kids provides “despensas” to needy people every week, such as those pictured on left. Donate here.

2. Greg & Elizabeth Hovey of San Carlos Fruits & Veggies continue to serve 3 local orphanages weekly — Ancla de Amor, Hijos del Rey and Agua y Mas. Pictured on left are kids from Agua y Mas. Donate via PayPal at or give your donation directly to Greg at HammerHead’s on Saturdays when you pick up your fruits & veggies.

A huge “Thank You” to everyone involved in organizing these relief efforts, and to everyone who is donating money. Together we are making a difference in the lives of these families and children


SBPA Matching Grant

One of our great supporters is going to match all donations made to the SBPA by Thursday, July 30, 2020. For every dollar that you donate, she will double it up to $4,000 USD.

Please make a donation now — your contribution will be doubled and it will help SBPA keep working during the COVID-19 challenge.

Click on our website, then the “Donate” button (which will take you to PayPal, here).

Please donate if you can and thank you for your support over the last 25 years.

Caroline Durand, President SBPA

Las Rescatistas: Patches, Pookie and Pansy

Introducing Patches, Pookie and Pansy. These baby girls are still a little shy but love to be hand-fed bits of chicken while you pat them — that’s the way to their hearts. All Siamese-mix, about 7 weeks old now. After they are wormed and start their shots this week, they’ll be available for adoption.

Contact Las Rescatistas if you’d like to meet them, by Facebook Messenger (Las Rescatistas), or by calling 226-1966 or US (707) 885-6400.


Live from Mulligan’s Island — Mark Mulligan on Mondays at 5:00pm

Tune in next Monday, July 6 at 5:00pm (San Carlos time) to watch Mark Mulligan, joined by special guest Rudy B, perform online via Facebook — Live from Mulligan’s Island.

During this time of social confinement, Mark will be entertaining us from his backyard bar, singing all your favorites. He’ll also take requests, and show some pictures of beautiful San Carlos for those of you who have gone back north.

To join in next week, simply click on Mark’s Facebook page next Monday at 5:00pm. You can also scroll down on his page to watch previous shows, or click on this YouTube link.

“Thank You” Mark for continuing to entertain us as we Stay Home. An online tip jar is available at

Thanks to Karen Stewart and Seaside Realty for sponsoring these shows.

Diving Report

While we are still waiting to go diving and snorkeling due to the coronavirus, let’s take a look at some of our favorite marine critters and do a little daydreaming…

This week’s pick is the colorful butterflyfish family. There are two species that are seen regularly at all the local dive sites around San Carlos, as well as at Isla San Pedro Nolasco – the yellow Barber Butterflyfish and the whitish 3-Banded Butterflyfish.

Butterflyfish are generally small, oval disks — 3″ to 6″ as adults. Their name says it all … butterfly equals brightly colored with interesting patterns on their bodies. These patterns consisting of dark bars on both of these species are meant to confuse predators by obscuring the eye. “Which is the front and which is the back of the fish?” asks Mr. Predator.

Usually seen in pairs, at certain times of the year they can be seen in large aggregations. They prefer to stay in their home range, as do many species of fish. Butterflyfish may be seen picking at sea fans or sucking in microscopic zooplankton with their tiny mouths.

A close relative is the beautiful Moorish Idol. They can be seen at both Isla San Pedro Nolasco and at various local dive sites, but they are not plentiful and some years they are nowhere to be found. It is a special treat if you do see one.

Hopefully, we will be back in the water soon so we can look for these colorful fish while diving or snorkeling.

by Annette Felix and Feliza Rios, El Mar Diving Center,


Embarcadero Cocina + Bar

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, Embarcadero Cocina + Bar is temporarily closed.

Embarcadero Cocina + Bar has reopened at Marinaterra Hotel with a new menu and an extensive choice of wines and cocktails.

Enjoy indoor seating, at the bar and on the patio overlooking Marina San Carlos — with the World’s Best View.

A breakfast buffet is served from 6:00am to 1:00pm. From Monday to Friday, there’s a special price of 140 pesos for women. The cost on weekends is 210 pesos and weekdays 180 pesos.

There is also an à la carte menu.

For more information and a map, click here.
Phone: (622) 225-2020 EXT 04
Address: Hotel Marinaterra on the Malecon at Marina San Carlos.

The Palapa Bar and Caddy Shack Sports Bar

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, The Palapa Bar and Caddy Shack Sports Bar are temporarily closed. 

The San Carlos Country Club and Golf Course has something for everyone!

The Palapa Bar by the pool has beautiful views overlooking the golf course and San Carlos, and is open every day from 7:00am to 4:00pm every day.

The Caddy Shack Sports Bar is indoors, and is open every day from 4:00pm – 9:00pm. Come and enjoy all your favorite sports on our big screen TVs.

Our food and drinks menu is available in both restaurants. Start your day off with some hearty breakfast with your choice of eggs, omelettes, hot cakes, chilaquiles, and more. Or, come by for lunch or dinner. Salads, soup, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, pastas, meat, chicken and seafood dishes are all available on our extensive menu. We also have a fully stocked bar with all your favorites!.

You don’t have to be a golf club member to eat at La Palapa Bar or the Caddy Shack Sports Bar, or to buy a Day Pass for the pool (summers only).

We host and cater events! Contact us for your wedding, anniversary, birthday bash, club or organization’s function, or any special event.

For more information, our menu, and a map, click here.
Phone: (622) 226-1020 & (622) 226-1102
Address: in the San Carlos Country Club, between Loma Bonita and Solimar.

La Palapa Griega

Enjoy delicious Greek food, seafood, and cold drinks in the open-air, palapa covered restaurant on the beach.

Our friendly staff is waiting to serve you.

Tuesday food special: Gyro Tuesdays with 80 pesos gyro, from 5pm – 8pm.

La Palapa Griega is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, 10am to 8pm.

La Palapa Griega accepts credit cards (Visa and Mastercard).

For questions or reservations, call 622-226-1888. Click for more information and a map.

El Mar Restaurant

Enjoy air conditioned beach-front dining at El Mar Restaurant on La Posada Beach.

Breakfast: Omelets, Egg McMuffins, Huevos Rancheros, Eggs Benedict, Chicken Fried Steak and more.
Lunch: Burgers, Cheese steaks, Create Your Own Salads, Chiles Rellenos, Enchiladas, Mexican Combos, Fish & Chips, Tortilla Soup, Sandwiches, Fish, Chicken, Steak, Filet Mignon, Shrimp. We Cook Your Fish.

Daily Specials include:
Tuesday: Chiles Rellenos ala Isabel
Wednesday: Pork Ribeye with Apple Sauce
Thursday: Fettuccini Alfredo with Shrimp
Friday: Fish & Chips
Saturday: Coconut Shrimp

Beer Selection: Tecate, Tecate Light, Amstel, Bohemia, Coors Light, Heineken, Indio, Miller, XX Lager, XX Ambar.

Hours: Open Tuesday through Sunday, 8am – 3pm, serving Breakfast and Lunch. Closed on Mondays. For your reservation or to place a take-out order, call 622-226-1008.
For Information on our Meeting Room, Event Center or Wedding Planning, call 622-226-1003.
For additional information and a map click here. Follow us on Facebook.

Captains Club

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, Captains Club is temporarily closed. 

Captains Club is the best “harbor hangout” in town. Our restaurant/bar, located just south of the Marinaterra Hotel, is open to everyone. We serve the coldest beer in town and the freshest food available. Try our BBQ grilled burgers, beer battered fish and shrimp tacos, and our famous Cahuamanta soup in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Savor one of our delicious pizzas made in our wood fired pizza every day starting at 5:00pm. Guaranteed you’ll love it or we’ll buy you a beer!

Remember — You catch it and we cook it! We’ll cook your fish anyway you like it, with 2 sides. Click here for more information and a map.

Follow us on Facebook. Website: Call 622-226-2123.

Delfines Bar and Grill

Delfines Bar and Grill has been recognized with a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, based on the consistently great reviews we’ve earned! San Carlos’s finest international dining experience with a full service bar and bilingual staff.

NOW SERVING BREAKFAST: 99 pesos breakfast daily from 11am – noon.
Lunch: 12 fresh, flavorful and unique sandwiches with a variety of soups and salads.
Dinner: International fair of 18 specialty entrées each served with soup or salad, starch and seasonal veggies. Kung Pao Chicken, Proscuitto/Asiago Chicken Pasta, Ginger Citrus Shrimp, Fire Thai Filet, Fresh Catch of the Day and many more. Please click map and menu below, or see menu at All menu items are available for take-out except breakfast.

Delfines features San Carlos’s only Teppan table, a great show and perfect for special occasions, available for parties of 6 or more by reservations 622-226-0499.

NEW Hours: Open every day from 11am – 8pm. Limited in-room dining available. Curb-side take-out is available, as well as FREE home delivery. Call 622-226-0499 for your reservation or take-out order. Click for map and menus.

Sunset Bar & Grill

Just a short 7 minute drive from town, on the old Club Med beach, you’ll discover this one-of-a-kind handcrafted restaurant.

Sunset Bar & Grill offers a healthy, concise late lunch & dinner menu, and top shelf unique mixed cocktails, fine tequilas, bacanora & mezcal.

Choose from an eclectic array of appetizers & sides to accompany your grilled main. Our grill Chef masters the perfect doneness you request on the top cut black Arrachera beef, the fresh catch of the day or the gourmet sirloin burger.

The brick mesquite oven deepens the flavors of the handmade flatbreads and pot pies. The weekly gourmet specials are designed to please your senses.

Sit on a rope swing while sipping a signature Mojito or pick any repurposed wooden spool table to watch the sun dip into the ocean … you will be drawn to the numerous décor details that create an unsurpassed ambiance.

If you are looking to spend an amazing evening on the beach with thoughtfully prepared food & cocktails, served in a tantalizing ambiance – don’t leave town without experiencing the Sunset Bar & Grill – the sexiest restaurant on the beach!

New Hours: Open Every Day from 12:30pm – 8pm. Click here for the menu and a map. Follow us on Facebook. For reservations, call 622-109-0003.

Soggy Peso Bar

Originally the only small shack on a desolate beach, the Soggy Peso Bar remains the quintessential traveler’s dream of a Mexican beach bar.

Improved over the past 12 years, this daytime & evening beach bar maintains its rustic vibe; even the locals say they feel like they’re on vacation when they’re at the Soggy.

From the freshest Mexican style seafood to the best margarita, the live music to world music, the spectacular sunsets to the friendly staff, laying in the hammocks to marveling at the kiteboarders, your experience at the Soggy Peso will feel complete.

For the non-seafood lover, the small menu boasts great paninis & salads, guacamole & bean bowls. For the seafood lover, the signature crab tostada, shrimp quesadilla or Mexican seafood cocktail are a must. The original owner and long standing staff members strive for consistency in providing a quality experience.

For visitors & locals alike, take the time to experience Soggy’s good vibe, and savor a cold beverage & delectable light fare with two feet in the sand at the best little beach bar in town!

Hours: Open every day from 11am – 7pm. Click here for the menu and a map.

HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille

It’s Hammer-Time! Check out the best sports bar in town. Located at the San Carlos Marina, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille is your best choice for great meals, cold drinks and great atmosphere. Come watch the sun set behind Tetakawi and the boats come and go from the marina.

Enjoy the ambience of our air-conditioned, re-designed pub and fabulous outdoor patio and Margarita Bar! Our unique menu of pub style food includes appetizers, lunches and dinners with favorites such as Dry Rub Ribs, the Dockside Chop Salad or the HammerHead Burger, all made from scratch with only the freshest ingredients.

Check out our daily food and drink special while you watch your favorite games on one of our 7 large TVs. Serving Pizza every day! Time for a new t-shirt or hat?… check out our merchandise on sale.

Are you a beer lover? HammerHead’s is the only bar in all of Sonora state supplying micro beer from Baja Brewing Co. made and bottled out of San Jose Del Cabo. Choose from award winning Cabotella (Lager), Baja Blonde (Pale Ale), and Baja Black (Obscura) and Baja Stout (Stout). Delicious and refreshing…try one today.

Hours: Open daily from 12pm – 8pm. We have FREE WI-FI and we do “Take-Out” (10% discount on Take-Out orders). Call us at 622-226-0152 and follow us on FacebookClick here for more information, menus, and a map.

Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar

Tortuga’s is your fine dining experience in San Carlos. Tortuga’s continues to serve the best meals in town with our Fresh Food Bistro menu. All of the menu items come from local fresh sources. All of our famous meats (Prime Rib, Rib Eye, Filet Mignon), Special Catch of the day, Spicy Tuna, Field Salad and a few new dishes are hand-picked to ensure you’re getting the best.

The Bristo is open 3:00pm to 11:00pm Monday to Friday and 1:00pm to 11:00pm, Saturday and Sunday. Every Friday, try our Prime Rib special which includes one glass of wine for 540 pesos. Call early to reserve (622-226-2051) as the Prime Rib always sells out — it’s delicious! The Saturday special is our famous Beef Wellington (425 pesos).

Tortuga’s Bar is open and we welcome you from 8:30am to 11:00pm. Come in, have fun, laugh a lot, and try the Best Hamburger in San Carlos, and a few new dishes like crab cake and marinated eggplant. Open in the morning serving fresh coffee, a special French sweet bread, Eggs Benedict, and all your favorites.

Food & Drink Specials:
Monday: Enchiladas (95 pesos) + Margarita (60 pesos)
Tuesday: Mexican day: Taco Tuesday (25 pesos) + Tequila (40 pesos). Tortilla soup, fajitas and fish tacos with 50% discount. NEW
Wednesday: Shepherd’s Pie (35 pesos) + Cerveza Nacional (30 pesos)
Thursday: Italian day: Beef Tostada (35 pesos) + Cerveza Nacional (30 pesos). Fresh pasta, lasagna, chicken parmesan, Tiramisu with 50% discount NEW
Friday: Chile Relleno (110 pesos) + Margarita (60 pesos)
Saturday: Fish Finger Tacos (90 pesos) + Mojito (60 pesos)
Sunday:  special breakfast buffet (130 pesos) 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Check out the website for more information and menu. We have takeaway —  see the menu on . Call 622-226-2051 for reservations and takeaway. We are following all of the directions from the Health Department to take care of your well-being and offer the highest quality of service.

Colibrí Restaurant & Bar

We welcome you to the Colibrí Restaurant & Bar, a garden oasis like no other in San Carlos. Located in the north-west corner of Plaza Las Palmas (where the CEA water company is located) in the center of town, Colibrí (which means “hummingbird” in English) is your best choice for an intimate, romantic dinner or for a fun outing with a bunch of friends.

With many separate dining areas, the choice is yours. Enjoy your favorite meal in our indoor, air-conditioned restaurant; eat outside in the enclosed garden area; or have a view of the ocean on our outdoor patio upstairs — with seating for over 100 people, we’re ready for your group, large or small. We have a well-stocked bar, including beer and wine.

Our menu is full of unique dishes that is sure to satisfy the most discerning palate. The restaurant features Tapas (small plates), International entrées, and mouth-watering desserts. You must also try our delicious mesquite wood-fired pizzas. We also serve a full breakfast. Come in and check out our delectable culinary delights! We hope Colibrí will become a favorite of yours.

Hours: In-room dining (by reservation only) and take-out is available from 11am – 10pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Click here for more information about our Specials and Take-out options. Reserve or place your take-out order by calling 622-115-3466. Follow us on Facebook.

La Bartina 64

Effective Thursday, June 25, La Bartina 64 is opening again.
New hours & a New Menu!

Looking for a casual dining experience in the heart of San Carlos with views of the beautiful Sea of Cortez! Then look no further than La Bartina 64 – located upstairs in the Seascape Plaza.

With three seating areas to choose from, you can have it all. Sit on our outdoor patio while sipping a refreshingly cool cocktail; enjoy a modern, clean and comfortable dining experience indoors; or head out to the rooftop patio with padded couches, chairs, a bar and music.

Our specialty is our gourmet food! We have a varied menu to please all palates: salads, ceviche, tostados and tacos, burgers, steaks, shrimp, sashimi and much, much more, including dessert. You’ll also enjoy our fully stocked bar with over 14 wines available, Modelo brand beers, and exotic cocktails.

At La Bartina 64, you can dance the night away with Assterisko or other live music, or take in all the sports action on one of our 8 big-screen TVs savoring our popular Juicy Lucy burger and a nice cold beer. With seating for over 140 people, there’s always room for you to enjoy yourself at La Bartina 64. Birthday promotions — come with a party of 4 or more and your meal is free! Celebrate your special day on Friday – buy one bottle and the 2nd one is free.

Happy Hour: 2 x 1 Margarita and Beer on Thursdays and Fridays from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

Hours: Open Thursday to Sunday from 7pm – 9pm. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. We have FREE WIFI and we do “Take-out”. Follow us on FacebookClick here for the New Menu, more information, and a map. For reservations, call 622-226-0968.

Blackie’s Restaurant & Bar

Blackie’s Restaurant & Bar has been a staple in San Carlos for over 20 years, offering a delicious dining experience and excellent service for its national and international guests.

Our charming upscale restaurant serves favorite authentic Mexican dishes such as our popular Shrimp Guillermo and Meat, Chicken or Shrimp Fajitas. If you are in the mood for the best cut of Sonoran beef like our Rib Eye Steak, or Raspberry Chicken, or perhaps a Fish au meunière, come hungry because our international menu has a variety of food options that will please any palate. Start your meal with a Caesar Salad, prepared for you table-side by our welcoming and friendly staff, and end it with a refreshing complimentary after-dinner drink. Come in today and find out why we are rated one of the top San Carlos restaurants on TripAdvisor!

Weekly Food Specials: Ask your server for the Daily Specials from Friday to Sunday. Blackie’s Restaurant is offering 10% off if you pay in cash.

Happy Hour: Monday to Friday, 3pm – 6pm; Saturday & Sunday, 2pm – 5pm. 2 x 1 Beer Specials on Tuesday and Thursday: Tecate Light, Dos Equis

Hours: Open Tuesday to Sunday from 7am – 8pm. Closed on Monday. Follow us on Facebook. We have FREE WIFI and we do “Take-out”. For reservations, call 622-226-1525. Click here for the menu, more information, and a map.

Turquesa Restaurant

At Turquesa Restaurant, admire the beautiful Sea of Cortez and watch the sunset from our outdoor patio or air-conditioned restaurant.

Located across the street from Charly’s Rock and next to the Hacienda Tetakawi hotel, Turquesa Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7:00am – 7:00pm. Enjoy a traditional southern Mexican breakfast, the popular Skillet de Pastel Azteca. This lasagna-style dish is made with chicken and corn tortillas with a red chile sauce.

For lunch, try our delicious Rib-eye tacos, Shrimp Chimichangas, or an Avocado Pizza. With beef, fish, and shrimp on our menu and a fully-stocked bar, we have something for everyone.

With your meal, why not try one of our special artisanal beers, RREY London or RREY Kolsch, crafted in the city of Monterrey and brewed to perfection as per the German tradition.

Tacos & Beer Special: Come in Monday to Friday from 1pm – 6pm and enjoy something from our new One Dollar Menu! Tacos, Burritos, Tostados, Shrimp Cocktail and Beer (Tecate & Tecate Light) — all for only $1 USD.

Hours: Open Monday, Wednesday – Sunday from 7am – 7pm (closed Tuesday). Follow us on Facebook. We have FREE WIFI and we do “Take-out”. For reservations or your take-out order, call 622-103-0416. Click here for more information.

Los Arbolitos de Cajeme

Los Arbolitos de Cajeme in San Carlos welcomes You!

Los Arbolitos de Cajeme has been serving its clients delicious meals for the past 25 years and is one of the most popular restaurants in the State of Sonora. Los Arbolitos prides itself on its excellence in cuisine and on its customer service. Come on in and give us a try. If you are a guest of San Carlos, staying at a hotel or rental unit, ask for your coupon to receive a 10% discount on food consumed in our restaurant.

Our San Carlos restaurant has the freshest seafood, the best Sonoran beef cuts, and the nicest and largest outdoor palapa-covered patio that has striking views of the Sea of Cortez. Watch the dolphins swim by or the sun set while you enjoy a fantastic meal any day of the week.

Your meal begins with our complimentary in-house tortilla chips and sauces. Start with one of our many appetizers, including soups and salads, tacos and tostadas. Follow that with our popular Shrimp dishes, like Boston or Ranchero Shrimp. Looking for a bit more heat? Our Shrimp a la Diabla won’t disappoint. We also offer 7 different options for fish fillets. Our seafood is always fresh and has a unique and characteristic northern Mexican flavor. Prefer to have some meat? Then try the mouth-watering Arrachera steak, cooked to perfection and served with rice and salad.

You must try our famous Molcajetes – – you choose either a hot or cold option, filled with a delectable assortment of seafood or with shrimp, steak and chicken.

We are licensed and carry an assortment of beers, wine, spirits, and cocktails.

Hours: Open every day from 11am – 6pm. Follow us on Facebook or check out our website. We do “Take-out” and Delivery (free). Call 622-226-0076 or 622-132-7000 for your reservation or take-out order. Click here for more information and a menu.

Tequila’s Restaurant & Bar

You haven’t experienced San Carlos, Mexico until you’ve been to Tequila’s. Named after Mexico’s national drink, Tequila’s Restaurant & Bar is the quintessential Mexican experience. We also specialize in Seafood!

Our Sports Bar has been family-owned for almost 35 years. Tequila’s welcomes you to enjoy breakfast (we make the best chilaquiles rojos in town), lunch (try one of our delicious gourmet burgers), and dinner (we’re famous for our chili rellenos) at our spacious restaurant located at the side entrance to the Marina, just past Marinaterra hotel.

With Daily food specials, Daily Happy Hours, 2 Pool Tables, 4 big-screen TVs, DirecTV with all sports (NFL, MLB, NBA), free wifi, and lots of parking, Tequila’s is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the best Mexican and seafood in San Carlos. Bienvenidos!

Enjoy the patio bar where we sell “raspados”, smoothies, milkshakes, ice cream, and nachos. Dogs are welcome at this dog friendly restaurant on our nice sunny covered terrace.

Drink Special: 20 pesos ($1 USD) Draft Beer, Indio or Tecate Light. All day – Every day!

Daily Food Specials:
Monday: Mexican Combo, 130 pesos
Tuesday: Chimichangas (beef or chicken), 115 pesos
Wednesday: Fish Filet, 135 pesos
Thursday: Chiles Rellenos (cheese), 115 pesos
Friday: Seafood Soup, 120 pesos
Saturday: Shrimp Spaghetti, 140 pesos
Sunday: Bloody Mary’s, 55 pesos

Hours: Open every day (except Wednesday) from 8am – 9pm. Closed Wednesday. FREE-WIFI. We do Take-Out. Call 622-226-0545 for Take Out and 622-149-0066 for Reservations.

Hair of the Dog

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, Hair of the Dog is temporarily closed.

Welcome to Hair of the Dog! Our restaurant and bar has a laid-back, casual setting, where guests are free to have as much fun as possible as they are entertained by their surroundings — dancing to a live band, singing karaoke, playing some pool, watching all the Games & Sports on our 3 big screen TVs, and more. Our servers work hard to ensure you have a great experience at Hair of the Dog.

We are conveniently located right along the main street in San Carlos, with lots of parking at the back of the restaurant.

Join us indoors in our air-conditioned restaurant, or enjoy your food and drinks on our outdoor patio. We’ve got plenty of room for your party!

Our extensive menu has something for everybody. Hungry? We’ve got buffalo wings, 11 different burgers, BBQ ribs, fish and shrimp dishes, pasta, salads and vegetarian meals. Try our delicious sandwiches too, including the popular Club Sandwich. We also have lots of snacks, including onion rings, chili cheese fries, quesadillas and tacos.

Follow us on Facebook. Click here for more information, a menu and a map.

La Terraza Bar

At La Terraza Bar, savor the taste of authentic Mexican food.

Located on the main street Blvd Manlio Fabio Beltrones, beside the Pemex gas station and across from Los Jitos hotel, La Terraza Bar is open every day except Tuesday for a late breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy a traditional Mexican breakfast, the popular San Carlos Eggs. With 2 fried eggs, chilaquiles, toast and beans, you’re sure to start your day off right.

For lunch or dinner, try our delicious Terraza Burger with fries, our Chiles Rellenos, or one of four types of Enchiladas. Can’t decide — then the Mexican Combination platter is the perfect choice. Or, try the Molcajete (for 2 people). Delicious shrimp, chicken, and steak served with melted cheese and a side of marinade sauce, beans and guacamole. With beef, fish, shrimp and salads on our menu and a fully-stocked bar, we have something for everyone.

You can eat inside our comfortable air-conditioned restaurant, or outside on the patio while you watch your favorite sports team on TV. We’ve got games at the patio bar — Dominoes, Checkers, Backgammon, Cards, and more. Just ask your server. Come out, have a drink, and have some fun at La Terraza Bar.Happy Hour is every day! From 3:00pm – 6:00pm, enjoy 2 x 1 Margaritas, or 2 x 1 Tequila shots.

Weekly Food & Drink Specials:
Monday: Menudo/Pozole & Salads, 95 pesos.
Wednesday: Taco Fish / Taco al Pastor, 25 pesos.
Thursday: Chilaquiles, 80 pesos; Tecate Light, 20 pesos; Tequila shot, 50 pesos.
Friday: $1 USD Beer (Indio, Tecate Light, XX Lager).

Hours: Open every day (except Tuesday) from 11am – 7pm. Closed on Tuesday. We have FREE WIFI and we do “Take-out.” Call us at 622-226-0676. Click here for more information, our menu and a map.

Mr. Iguana

Check out Mr. Iguana. Where every day is Happy Day!

Mr. Iguana has it all. We serve breakfast (we make the best chilaquiles in town), lunch (try our most popular Mr. Iguana burger made with rib-eye steak) or 7 other gourmet burger options), and dinner (we’re famous for our Mega Nachos, Fish tacos, and Club Sandwich) at our spacious restaurant located right along the main street in San Carlos.

With Daily food and drink specials, live music almost every night, a fully-stocked bar, 2 Pool Tables, Corn hole games, 10 big-screen TVs, 2 Projectors, DirectTV, free wifi, and lots of parking, Mr. Iguana Burger is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the best Mexican food in San Carlos. We have a secured parking lot on weekends.

Hours: Open Every Day from 8am – 8pm. We have FREE WIFI and we do “Take-out.” For your reservation or take-out order, call us at 622-124-1691. Click here for more information, menu, and a map.

Marvida Taproom & Kitchen 

The craft beer revolution finally comes to San Carlos, as the only LOCALLY BREWED craft beer debuts at Marvida Taproom & Kitchen. This is REAL craft beer from kegs (not bottles), and the difference is right there, on your palate. We’ve got all your favorites: IPAs, Stouts, Hefeweizen, Blonde Ales, and more. Beer flights are available too. Come in often to see what’s new on tap at our microbrewery. And if beer is not your beverage of choice, we offer wine and a full bar.

No beer this good can be quaffed without the best food in San Carlos. Whether it’s delicious hand-made pizza, tasty burgers including the popular Marvida Shrimp Burger, Chicken Drumsticks, Aguachiles, signature salads and creative side dishes, Marvida’s got you covered. For meat lovers and vegans — there’s something for everyone on our menu!

We are located at Marina San Carlos, in front of “I” dock. Enjoy the best craft beer AND the best views in town. With both indoor and outdoor seating, you can watch the yachts come in and out of the marina and the sun set while savoring a perfect meal. We are pet-friendly, but please keep Fido outside. Don’t worry about the marina parking fee. With your Marvida receipt, you’ll be reimbursed your fee when you leave. And remember to check out our cool merchandise for sale.

Weekly Food & Drink Specials:
Tuesday: Taco Tuesday – 25 pesos/taco.
Wednesday: 2 x 1 Margaritas, all day long.
Saturday and Sunday: New Brunch Menu.

Hours: Open Tuesday to Sunday from noon – 8:00pm. Closed on Monday. Follow us on Facebook. For reservations or for your take-out order, call 622-124-1624 or WhatsApp 622-176-0348. No pets indoors please. Click here for more information, the menus and a map.

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