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This week’s San Carlos newsletter: December 6, 2023

San Carlos and Guaymas Photos

Roaring 20’s murder mystery at Colibrí’s in support of Seguro y Sano – Sana y Protegida (women’s shelter) was well attended and raised much needed funds for this worthwhile cause. Congratulations to all involved.

A fun and festive Christmas Parade in Guaymas, ending with the traditional lighting of the tree

Having a whale of a good time in San Carlos, by Octavio Orosco

San Carlos Weather, News & Marketplace

News & Marketplace

  • Join us on Facebook for photos, event updates and more (28,000 people already do).
  • For the month of December, any client of Lupita’s Salon can drop off their business card at the salon for a chance to win a wonderful Christmas gift.
  • La Calaca Tacos y Cerveza has new Winter food & drink promotions and daily 2 x 1 Happy Hour. See their restaurant listing below for more information.
  • The next SBPA free Spay / Neuter clinic is this weekend, Saturday, December 9 & Sunday, December 10 at the Ranchitos location from 7:30am – 3:00pm. Please tell your friends and neighbors.
  • Join the “sewing Bee”, led by  by Phyllis Levine, at Club Deportivo on Tuesdays at 10:00am.
  • Everyone is welcome to join the beach volleyball group on Thursdays at the beach beside Delfines Condos at 3:00pm until sunset. Prior Experience is Encouraged! For more info, WhatsApp Mandy at +1-737-444-6249 or email mandylterry@gmail.com.
  • Tuesday, December 12 is El Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe, which is a national holiday in Mexico. Santuario de Guadalupe in Guaymas has daily masses and celebrations that started on December 1 and last for 12 days (schedule). On December 12 at 5:00pm, there is a pilgrimage to the Sanctuary from the Guaymas obelisk.
  • A new issue of SonoraEs is now available – this magazine promotes economic development and tourism in the state of Sonora.
  • Businesses, if you’re looking to reach a wide audience, contact us today about advertising on What’s Up San Carlos. The What’s Up San Carlos newsletter is sent to over 7,200 people every week, the website gets more than 10,000 unique hits a month and we have more than 42,000 people following us on Facebook. To advertise on What’s Up San Carlos, contact Sue Fehrle at sue@whatsupsancarlos.com or WhatsApp 622-122-4353 and check out our advertising options.
  • 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

This week we’ll have mostly sunny skies. The daytime high will be 30 C (86 F) on Wednesday, 29 C (83 F) on Thursday and between 26 – 27 C (79 – 81 F) the rest of the week. The night time highs will be 14 – 16 C (57 – 60 F).

There’s no rain in the forecast. Winds from the NW will pick up on Friday afternoon through the weekend.

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

Ocean Camp San Carlos Travel Adventures presents:

Departing February 19, 2024. Three Cities in Central Mexico — SPACES HAVE OPENED UP!

This great tour offers a little bit of everything: a chance to learn about one of the most amazing of Nature’s wonders; walk the narrow, cobblestone streets in a city that reminds us of old Italian towns; and pay a short visit to the ever expanding Mexico City.

We start in Valle de Bravo, the quaint little town located west of Mexico City in the highland mountains by a big lake. Known as the Switzerland of Mexico, Valle de Bravo places us near the Nature Reserves where the Monarch Butterflies spend their winter after migrating from the Northern cold regions. After two nights here, we move on to Taxco, a smallish city that is home to the world famous silversmiths: skilled artists that masterfully shape the precious metal into real pieces of art. We end this tour in the sprawling Mexico City, formerly known as the Federal District of Mexico. We stay long enough to visit some of the most famous landmarks and sites.

This seven day tour includes round trip air Hermosillo – Mexico City, private transportation between San Carlos and Hermosillo airport, 6 nights lodging based on double occupancy, private transportation in our destinations, breakfasts every day, day visit to a Monarch Butterfly Reserve, local tours, bilingual escorts, and more. For more information, please visit our webpage here or our Facebook page.

Also, ONE seat on each of our Whale Watching Tours departing on January 25, 2024 and February 1, 2024 has opened up. NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT.

And, we have one cancellation for a couple of seats on our Spring Copper Canyon Tour departing March 21, 2024.

Lastly, a group is forming for our Oaxaca Tour to take place for one week in the second half on October 2024. Let us know if you are interested in joining.

If you are interested in any of the above and would like to have more information, send us an email to oceancamptours@outlook.com with the name of the tour in the Subject line. We have a Facebook page! Check it out to see pictures of our tours and “like” or “follow” it to receive updates and news about our tours.

Cheers! Mark and Miguel

Christmas Bonuses are Due by December 20

Under Mexican law, all employees (including maids, gardeners, cooks) deserve a Christmas bonus (it is called an Aguinaldo). It also creates and keeps a good, healthy relationship with your employees.

Christmas Bonuses are due by Wednesday, December 20, 2023, according to the Ley Federal del Trabajo, Articulo 87. The law states that the minimum bonus must be the equivalent of 15 days of base salary (you can, of course, give a bigger bonus).

For part time employees, the equation is: (number of days worked in the year / 365) x 15 x salary.

So, for example, a gardener who works 1 day per week and earns 200 pesos, would be entitled to (52 / 365) x 15 x 200 = 428 pesos. To simplify, if you have a worker who works 1 time per week and has worked for you all year, use a multiplier of 2.14 times the salary (using the previous example, 2.14 x 200 = 428 pesos).

Here are a few Spanish phrases for your note or Christmas card:

*  Los mejores deseos para ti y tu familia en esta temporada. / Best wishes for the holiday season to you and your family.

* Feliz Navidad  y próspero Año Nuevo. Gracias por tu ayuda durante todo el año. / Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for all your help this year.

* Mis deseos sinceros para que éstas Pascuas estén llenas de alegría. / My sincerest wishes that these holidays be filled with joy.

This Week’s Special Events

Guaymas CINEMEX Movie Theater

Cinemex, the movie theater in Guaymas shows movies in Spanish and oftentimes in English.

Click here to see this week’s movie listings, showtimes, and ticket prices in Guaymas. On the right you can select the days of the week to see which movies are playing and in which language. The movies change on Thursdays and are usually in the theater for only a week, so check the link on Thursday to see what’s new.

This week, Wonka and Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning are playing in English.

It is recommended that you buy your tickets at the movie theater.

5th Castaway Kids Thrift Store Anniversary, December 9

At Castaway Kids Thrift Store, we are celebrating!

This wonderful project that unites the community and supports various Castaway Kids projects such as supporting young people to continue their studies, giving music classes and providing training to mothers is celebrating 5 years in its current location.

The Thrift Store will have a 50% off sale on Saturday, December 9, from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

This building, in addition to being a great support for Castaway Kids through the Thrift store, is the place where many children and young people have found new friends, meaning in their lives through music, they have learned English, they have found volunteers who with love and respect guide them. It has been for the women of the community a place where they can learn a new skill, where they can continue their education, where they can meet with other women to learn from each other. It has been transformed into a collection and distribution center in cases of natural emergencies, and much more.

So come out, find a great bargain, and support Castaway Kids!

Rescate Marketplace, December 9

Every Saturday, browse the goodies for sale at the Rescate-sponsored Marketplace in the Rescate Clinic parking lot next to the Thrift Store from 9:00am – 1:00pm.

Many vendors will also be selling their wares at the Marketplace, including food, fresh fruit and vegetables and handcrafted items.

There will be live music to entertain you as you shop.

All vendors are welcome (artisans, cooks, crafters … no tianguis). Vendors should call to reserve a space at call 622-126-2112 or 303-246-0275.

Thank you for supporting Rescate de San Carlos.

Beginner Pickleball Lessons, December 11

Do you want to learn how to play Pickleball — the fastest growing sport in North America!

Then come out to the new 14-court pickleball facility and learn from our Teaching Pro, Kevin Duff. Kevin is bilingual and will teach you how to play this fun and addictive sport.

You’ll have a 1 hour lesson, including instruction, practice, and play. The Intro to Pickleball lesson will take place on Monday, December 11 starting at 11:00am. If you can’t make it on the 11th, book your place for the following Monday.

The cost is 350 pesos.

Please wear court shoes, and bring your water. Paddles and balls will be available for your use.

To reserve your spot, contact Kevin at +52 622-147-2979 (call or WhatsApp). Join us and become part of the San Carlos Pickleball Club, the biggest club in Latin America!

Dave Ross Concert, December 12

On Tuesday, December 12, the San Carlos Yacht Club is hosting a Taco Tuesday and live music by Dave Ross. Dave is from Pinetop, Arizona and plays all the songs you love to hear, like Jimmy Buffet, Gordon Lightfoot, Mark Mulligan, The Eagles, and much, much more.

The Bar & Club open at 3:30pm and dinner and the concert start at 5:00pm.

The cost for Taco Tuesday is 250 pesos per member, and 300 pesos for non-members. The plate comes with 3 tacos of your choice between Pastor and Carne Asada, served with rice and beans.

The event is open to the Public.

Sounds like fun? For membership requirements and an application, visit our website at San Carlos Yacht Club or contact Luisa, the Club’s Office Manager, at 622-226-0163 or email: officemanager@sancarlosyachtclub.com. Boat ownership is NOT required to be a member. Come join us – it’s a great way to meet new people.

Merry Melodies, December 13

On Wednesday, December 13 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the San Carlos Plaza, enjoy an evening of music by the talented Orquesta Filarmónica Juvenil Fray Ivo Toneck .

These inspiring students are 8 to 24 years old, navigating full-time school alongside their musical journey. They invite you to share in an evening of emotion, joy and the transformative power of music.

The event is hosted by Vive Real Estate in support of the youth orchestra.

Tickets are available now and cost 300 pesos ($20 USD) and includes admission and hors d’oeuvres. Drinks will be for sale.

Where to buy tickets: Vive Real Estate, Santa Rosa, San Carlos Plaza, Galeria Bellas Artes, Fray Ivo Conservatory. You can also buy tickets at the door on the day of the event.

Entertainment Calendar

Wednesdays

  • Jack Wheeler. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Sensa Nova. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Doug on Piano playing Christmas music. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Blackie’s Restaurant.
  • Sahuaro. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, La Calaca Tacos y Cerveza.
  • The Three Guys. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Sector 7. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, La Zurda Beer Co.
  • Flor de Lyz. 7:30pm – 10:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.

Thursdays

  • The Dudes. 4:00pm – 7:00pm, La Catrina Restaurant & Gallery.
  • Sensa Nova. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Cadenza. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Doug on Piano playing Christmas music. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Blackie’s Restaurant.
  • Grupo Zero. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Utopia. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Marvida Taproom & Kitchen.
  • Lorena Robles. 7:30pm – 10:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Bad Rumor, 8:00pm – 12:00am, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.

Fridays

  • Los Dorados. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Acoustic Nova. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Restaurante Casa Manolo.
  • Mariachi. 6:00pm – 8:00pm, La Catrina Restaurant & Gallery.
  • Doug on Piano playing Christmas music. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Blackie’s Restaurant.
  • Luis on Sax. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, La Cotidiana 1922.
  • Bad Rumors. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Mar Caribbean Band. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Utopia. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Rooftop Bar at Casa María Boutique Hotel.
  • Sayonara. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, La Calaca Tacos y Cerveza.
  • Lorena Robles. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Malibu. 8:00pm – 12:00am, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Son Desierto. 8:00pm – 11:00pm, Marvida Taproom & Kitchen.
  • Assterisko. 8:00pm – 11:00pm, Hair of the Dog.

Saturdays 

  • The Dudes. 2:00pm – 5:00pm, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Assterisko. 3:00pm – 6:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Danny Moreno. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Hair of the Dog.
  • Salsa Music. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, La Catrina Restaurant & Gallery.
  • Doug on Piano playing Christmas music. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Blackie’s Restaurant.
  • Lorena Robles. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, La Cotidiana 1922.
  • Assterisko. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Leslie Karolina. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Sangre Latino. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Rooftop Bar at Casa María Boutique Hotel.
  • Cadenza Band with Laura. 7:30pm – 10:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Malibu. 8:00pm – 12:00am, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Sayonara. 8:00pm – 11:00pm, Hair of the Dog.
  • DJ Karlo. 8:00pm – 12:00am, Marvida Taproom & Kitchen.

Sundays:

  • Son Desierto. 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • The Dudes. 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Hair of the Dog.
  • Grupo Escala. 3:00pm – 6:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Doug on Piano playing Christmas music. 3:00pm – 8:00pm, Blackie’s Restaurant.
  • Malibu Lite. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Utopia Unplugged. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Acustic Hits Duo. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Jazz con Ramon, 7:30pm – 10:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Sayonara Reggae. 7:30pm – 10:30pm, Marvida Taproom & Kitchen.

Mondays

  • Yambé Jazz. 7:30pm – 10:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.

Tuesdays

  • Tío Cortez. 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Hair of the Dog.
  • Ramon Baby Serna. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Live Music. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Marvida Taproom & Kitchen.
  • Dany Moreno. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Sensa Nova. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, La Calaca Tacos y Cerveza.
  • Santa Lucia. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Doug on Piano playing Christmas music. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Blackie’s Restaurant.
  • La Sula Blues Band. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Hair of the Dog.
  • Alfredo. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.

Future Events

GLP Pickleball Tournament, December 16

Join the excitement on the pickleball courts! You’re invited to our thrilling GLP Tournament on Saturday, December 16. This event is for everyone and is a fun team-style tournament modeled after the format and rules of Major League Pickleball.

Teams consist of four players (players can register as individuals or as teams) and all teams will play a Round Robin, followed by play-offs. There is no gender requirement, although we will do our best to create the most balanced teams in each of the divisions. There are novice, intermediate, intermediate-advanced, advanced and open divisions. The tournament organizers may combine divisions if necessary depending on the number of registered teams.

The event is a one-day event on Saturday and your team will play a minimum of 5 matches. The cost is 600 pesos per person.

Grab your paddle, rally with the best, and let the games begin!

Register here now.

San Carlos Drag Show, December 17

On Sunday, December 17, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar is hosting a San Carlos Drag Show, Christmas Edition.

The drag show starts at 6:00pm.

Come out to watch all of your favorites perform, including Astica Michaels.

There’ll be a live DJ throughout the evening.

There is a cover fee of 150 pesos at the door — tickets are 125 pesos in advance.

Reservations are a must as the shows often sell out. Call 622-115-3466 today.

Let’s have a Holly, Jolly Christmas at Colibrí’s!

Christmas Dinner to go from Tortuga’s

This season, let Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar do the cooking for you.

Order your Christmas turkey with gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, sweet potato puree, stuffing and homemade bread for 2600 pesos.

There’s enough to feed 10 – 15 people.

Order before Wednesday, December 20 by calling 622-226-2051.

More Future Events – Save the Dates:

  • December 15. La Manga Posada – a Christmas Party for the kids of La Manga at the Elementary School in La Manga.
  • December 16 – 24. Las Posadas – nine days of traditional festivities.
  • December 21. Posada Fundraiser with Castaway Kids music school students. 5:00pm, La Calaca restaurant.
  • December 22. Lighted Boat Parade. Watch the Parade of Lights from waterfront restaurants like La Palapa Griega and El Mar Restaurant or the beaches. The boat parade will start at dusk (approx. 5:30pm) from the San Carlos Marina. The lighted boats will be going along the shoreline past the beachfront restaurants down to San Francisco beach and then turn around and come back to the marina.
  • December 24. Noche Buena (Christmas Eve). Christmas Eve dinners around town.
  • December 25. Navidad (Christmas Day). Special dinner at Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • December 28. Día de los Santos Inocentes (The Holy Innocents) is a National Holiday similar to April Fool’s Day, celebrated with lots of practical jokes.
  • December 31. Fin de Año / New Year’s Eve. Parties around town.

Other News Around Town

Clean up San Carlos, December 9

Clean Up San Carlos! is a group of local volunteers who work together to beautify our surroundings.

This Saturday, December 9, the whole community is invited to help.

We will meet at the 4-way stop at the OXXO near Athleticlub San Carlos. See map on right.

Join us, outside, and help keep San Carlos beautiful! Everybody is welcome.

** Bags and gloves and safety vests will be provided. Don’t forget to bring your drinking water.
** We have a few Grabbers on hand, but please bring your own if you have one.  

Please join our Clean Up San Carlos! Facebook group for announcements, schedule changes and progress reports.

Thank you, Anne Lewis, cleanupsancarlos@gmail.com

Spread love and joy this Christmas

Spread the joy this season by sponsoring a child from a low-income community (La Manga and Santa Clara) with a special Christmas gift! Your generosity can make a world of difference and bring smiles to young faces.

Where: San Carlos Pickleball Club has 45 kids’ names on a Christmas tree at our Pro-Shop (located inside First Step Home Concept Store in Seascape Plaza). Everyone is encouraged to choose a name or two from the tree.

What to give: A toy and some shoes or clothes.

The Christmas Posada for the kids will be on Friday, December 15, so please deliver the gifts to the same location in Seascape Plaza by Thursday, December 14. You are also invited to this Christmas Posada in La Manga. More details to follow.

Let’s come together to create magical moments for these children and make this holiday season brighter for everyone.

Castaway Kids Needs for Winter

Last year, all of Santa’s Helpers made Christmas wishes come true for our Castaway Kids!

This year, Santa needs your help to fill our winter coat closet! Our focus is on the children that participate in the After School Club. If more coats are gathered we will find others in need.

If you are interested in donating a coat (boys and girls sizes 8 – 20), hats, or mittens, or donating money to be used toward the purchase of a coat, please contact Michelle Gletne at:

Phone or WhatApp: 1-559-339-8018
Email: mgbanker80@yahoo.com

Thank you for your “warm” hearts!

Fishing & Birding Report

Fishing Report

There’s plenty of boats on the water for some hot bites. The bite continued to stay strong last week if you were out early. The Seamounts produced a number of yellowtail, with a few bonita and Sierra in the mix. The yellowtail were chasing lots of bait on the surface, with boils in the first couple of miles. The fish were of good size too!

A few decent reports came from the Island. The water warmed up there, but I didn’t hear of anyone targeting pelagics. A couple small Dorado were found though. A few corvina were caught in the Bahia.

We’ve had lots of nice mornings, although it got a bit crowded on the weekend. Fishermen were catching each other!

by Bryan ReplogleTeam Margarita Sportfishing, repsilon@aol.com

Birding Report

Hola Birding Enthusiasts,

We had 16 for our regular Thursday outing and went to the settlement ponds at the Rincón del Ensueño development on the west side. The ponds have been there for years and are lovely if you overlook the fact that they are for primary sewage treatment; but, the birds definitely love them and, therefore, so do we.

The ponds are home to approximately 10 Least Grebes, 3 Soras, 2 Great Kiskadees and wintering grounds for various ducks. The first to arrive in the fall were the Blue-winged Teals and a couple of female Ruddy Ducks. We now have numerous Redheads as well and Lesser Scaups. A couple of male Vermilion Flycatchers were our constant companions as well as the tiny, secretive and very flitty Blue-gray Gnatcatchers and Ruby-crowned Kinglets. We did not see the Great Kiskasdees that are usually there but a beautiful male American Kestrel frequently perched on a nearby palm and gave us good views. We left a little early to take advantage of the two for one offerings at the Sunset Grill and were able to observe some Blue-footed Boobies diving for fish.

My Bird of the Week is the Western Meadowlark. This is a bird that we normally see once or twice during a season but we are now seeing between 6 and 11 of them every time we visit the Marina Seca slough. Meadowlarks like to forage in open grasslands and meadows or along marshes and road edges and our slough would certainly count as a marsh.

The Meadowlark is aptly named as it likes to forage in meadows but it is not a lark. It is more closely related to blackbirds and in the winter they are sometimes seen in mixed flocks with other blackbirds and starlings. It inhabits open areas from the Northern Great Plains west to Pacific Ocean tidelands, and from sea level to mountain meadows at 12,000 feet. Because it is widely distributed in the US, has colorful plumage and a lovely song, it is very popular and is the state bird of six states (only exceeded by the equally lovely and widespread Northern Cardinal — seven states.) Its Spanish name in Mexico is Pradero del Oeste.

They are easily identified from the front by their bright yellow breasts and V-shaped black bib and from the back by the thick white edges to the tails. If you are not familiar with them, I urge you to stop by the Marina Seca slough for a look. They are usually in the grass using their strong bills to pry open the soil and uncover insects but they often will also perch on the stalks and bushes in the slough.

The Birding Group will meet this Thursday, December 7 at 8:00am at the Esterito Cafe located at the end of San Carlos Bay near the fish camp. You do not need to be an experienced birder to join our group. If you do not know anything except that you want to know more, our group will help you learn. If you are an experienced birder and just want to know other birders, then join us and share your knowledge. Please bring your water, sun and insect protection, and a chair. And your binoculars, of course. Outings last until around 11:00am and we usually go out to lunch afterwards. If you have any questions, sightings to share, or comments, please feel free to contact me at maryltannehill@yahoo.com. I wish you happy birding wherever you are.

by Mary Tannehill; photo by Rada SC
sources: allaboutbirds.org and birdsoftheworld.org

Happy Hours and Food Specials

Embarcadero Cocina + Bar

Embarcadero Cocina + Bar at Marinaterra Hotel has 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 7:00am to 1:00pm. From Monday to Friday, there’s a special price of 190 pesos for women. The regular cost is 270 pesos. Children are 140 pesos.

There is also an à la carte menu.

Happy Hour is Every Day! At the bar, Martinis: 2 x 90 pesos; Draft Beer: 2 x 40 pesos.

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

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 & drink specialsGyro Tuesdays with 80 pesos gyro, from 5pm – 8pm. Add French fries for an extra 30 pesos, or a Greek Salad for 40 pesos. Margaritas are 70 pesos!

Friday food special: Roasted Lamb ready by 4pm

La Palapa Griega is open for lunch and dinner, Monday – Saturday, 11:00am to 9:00pm and Sunday 10:00am – 8:00pm.

Entertainment:
Tuesday: Ramon Baby Serna, 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
Wednesday: Jack Wheeler, 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
Thursday: Sensa Nova, 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
Friday: Los Dorados, 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
Saturday: Assterisko, 3:00pm – 6:00pm.
Sunday: Grupo Escala, 3:00pm – 6:00pm.

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 & Dinner: 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
Sunday: All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet, from 8am – noon, 140 pesos
Beer Selection: Tecate, Tecate Light, Amstel, Bohemia, Coors Light, Heineken, Indio, Miller, XX Lager, XX Ambar.

Hours: Open Tuesday – Saturday, 7am – 9pm; Sunday, 8am – 9pm. Closed on Mondays. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 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.

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 and 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!

Entertainment: Wednesday: Sensa Nova, 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Thursday: Cadenza, 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Friday: Bad Rumors, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Saturday: Assterisko, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Sunday: Son Desierto, 1:30pm – 4:30pm, then Utopia Unplugged, 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Tuesday: Dany Moreno, 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

Sunrise @ Sunsets! Sunset Bar & Grill invites you to come try our breakfasts on the beach! Enjoy the quietest time of day and the calmest waters on the beach sipping a Cappuccino or a Sunrise Mimosa!  Sunsets would like to invite you all to enjoy this quiet and beautiful experience and offer you an EARLY BIRD HAPPY HOUR! During December, from 9:00am to 11:00am, Thursdays to Mondays (closed Tuesday & Wednesdays), we are offering 2×1 on many drinks and 50% off most menu items (all identified by a red star on the menu)! There’s no parking entrance fee until 11am.

Hours: open at 9am Thursday to Monday, closing at 10pm Thursday, Sunday and Monday and at 11pm Friday and Saturday. Serving breakfast & lunch from 9am to 3pm and dinner starting at 3pm. Open 3pm – 10pm on Tuesday and Wednesday for dinner. Click here for the menu and a map. Follow us on Facebook. For reservations, call 622-109-0003.

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 specials 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.

Entertainment: Thursday: Bad Rumor, 8pm – 12am. Friday: Malibu, 8pm – 12am. Saturday: The Dudes, 2pm – 5pm; and Malibu, 8pm – 12am. Sunday: Malibu Lite, 5pm – 8pm.

Hours: Open every day 11:00am – midnight. Closed Tuesday. We have FREE WI-FI and we do “Take-Out” 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 Restaurant Bistro is the ideal place to enjoy delicious and selected Specialties. We have more than 10 years as a place of Tradition in San Carlos, Sonora. You can come with your family and friends, with your partner or celebrate an important event or your birthday!

Our Gastronomic Excellence and International Specialties is what distinguishes us: Prime Rib, Beef Wellington, Filet Mignon with Pepper Sauce, Catch of the Day, Red Pepper Crusted Tuna Thai Style Shrimps and Beef Burgundy are just some of them.

In the morning we serve Coffee, fresh homemade sweet Bread, Eggs Benedict, Chilaquiles, Mimosas. In the afternoon enjoy a delicious glass of house wine, accompanied with our Tortuga’s Table (Roast pork sausages with a side of melted cheese) or try the best Burger in Town. Enjoy our Bistro everyday from 3:00pm to 11:00pm. We have the best terrace in San Carlos, with incredible views and live music everyday. We also offer Chef at Home service. As well as Private and Corporate Events for groups.

All of our ingredient are fresh, carefully selected and come from local sources. In addition, in our facilities we use renewable energy to help the planet. Come and enjoy a very pleasant moment with the people you love at Tortuga’s Restaurant Bar.

Entertainment: Monday: Yambé Jazz, 7:30pm – 10:30pm. Tuesday: Alfredo, 7pm – 10pm. Wednesday: Flor de Lyz, 7:30pm – 10:30pm. Thursday: Lorena Robles, 7:30pm – 10:30pm. Friday: Mar Caribbean Band, 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Saturday: Cadenza Band with Laura, 7:30pm – 10:30pm. Sunday: Jazz con Ramon.

Make your reservations: Telephone: 622-226-2051; WhatsApp: 622-123-7527
Check out the website for more information and menu.

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; have some pizza and a beer or cocktail in our new bar section, 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.

Now open for breakfast! 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. Come in and check out our delectable culinary delights! We hope Colibrí will become a favorite of yours.

Food & Drink Specials: 
Wednesday: Glass of wine and three tapas, 100 pesos.
Wednesday & Friday: Get a free Mimosa with your order of Eggs Benedict.
Friday: During Lorena Robles’ performance, 2 x 1 martinis.

Entertainment: Tuesday: Santa Lucia, 6pm – 9pm. Wednesday: The Three Guys, 6pm – 9pm. Thursday: Grupo Zero, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Friday: Lorena Robles, 7pm – 10pm. Saturday: Leslie Karolina, 7pm – 10pm. Sunday: Acustic Hits Duo, 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30am – 11pm. Closed on Monday. 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.

Hair of the Dog

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! Please note that there is no smoking inside or outdoors on the patio.  

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.

Entertainment: Tuesday: Tío Cortez, 5pm – 7pm; La Sula Blues Band, 7pm – 10pm. Friday: Assterisko, 8pm – 11pm. Saturday: Danny Moreno, 5pm – 8pm; Sayonara, 8pm – 11pm. Sunday: The Dudes, 3pm – 6pm.

Hours: Open Monday – Sunday from 11am – closing, except Closed on Wednesday. FREE-WIFI. We do Take-Out. Call us at 622-150-8719. Follow us on FacebookClick here for more information, a 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 Iguana” 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. Become a Member of the Marvida Club — a beer club with lots of perks. Ask us for details. And remember to check out our cool merchandise for sale. Growlers for sale and can be filled “to go”!

Weekly Food & Drink Specials:
Monday: 2 x 1 Margaritas, all day long.
Tuesday: Taco Tuesday – 45 pesos / taco. Now we also have a Vegan options (mushroom and cauliflower tacos).
Thursday: Thirsty Thursday — 3 x 2 house beers and 2 x 1 commercial beers all day long. Wear your favorite football team’s jersey and get free snacks.
Saturday and Sunday: Brunch Menu available from 10am – 2pm.

Entertainment: Tuesday: Live Music, 5pm – 8pm. Thursday: Utopia, 7pm – 10pm Friday: Son Desierto, 8pm – 11pm. Saturday: Live DJ Set, 8pm – 12am. Sunday: Sayonara Reggae, 7:30pm – 10:30pm.

Hours: Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: noon – 10pm; Friday, noon – midnight; Saturday and Sunday, 10am – midnight. Closed on Wednesday. Follow us on Facebook. For reservations or for your take-out order, call 622-124-1624 or WhatsApp 622-176-0348. No pets unleashed please. Click here for more information, the menus and a map.

La Calaca Tacos y Cerveza

Are you craving a taste of authentic Mexican cuisine? Look no further than La Calaca Tacos y Cerveza. Step into La Calaca and be transported to a vibrant world of Mexican culture. Our colorful and lively decor sets the stage for an unforgettable dining experience.

At La Calaca, we believe that tacos are an art form, and we have perfected the craft. Our talented chefs use only the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients to create mouthwatering taco creations that are bursting with flavor. From traditional favorites like carne asada and al pastor to innovative tacos like grilled portobello mushroom, every bite is a symphony of deliciousness.

Our friendly staff is ready to welcome you with open arms and guide you through our menu, ensuring that every visit is a memorable one.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your friends, bring your appetite, and come taste the flavors of Mexico at La Calaca Tacos y Cerveza. Trust us, it will be an experience you won’t soon forget. ¡Buen provecho!

Check out our Winter food & drink specials and Happy Hours in the poster to the left.

Entertainment:
Tuesday: Sensa Nova, 6pm – 9pm.
Wednesday: Sahuaro, 6pm – 9pm.
Friday: Sayonara, 7pm – 10pm.

La Calaca is open Monday to Thursday from 8am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday from 8am to 12am and Sunday from 8am to 11pm.

For more information and for reservations, call 622-138-9930. Follow us on Facebook. For more information and the menu, click here.

Altamarea Restaurant, Cucina Italiana y … más

Altamarea Restaurant, serving authentic Italian cuisine and more, is NOW OPEN in San Carlos.

Owned by executive chef Danilo Sodano, Altamarea (meaning “high tide”) is sure to become your favorite place to enjoy delicious meals inspired by the tastes and ingredients of Italy, in a beautiful setting at Marina Real. Comfortable air-conditioned indoor seating is currently available in our tastefully decorated restaurant. Outdoor seating is also available.

Watch the yachts head out or the sun go down as you savor a dish of Fettuccine with Asparagus and Scallops, Lasagna Bolognese, or Grilled Rib Eye. Start off with a soup or salad, or an appetizer of Grilled Spicy Shrimp or Burrata di Mozzarella. If you are in the mood for Mexican fare, we have several dishes to choose from, including Chamorro Adobado, our marinated pork shank, Stuffed Roasted Poblano Pepper, and more. And you must try our gluten free Caprese Cake, Tiramisu, or Churros for dessert. We are fully licensed, serving all your favorite mixed drinks, beer, and wine. Breakfast à la carte is served on Sundays only, starting at 10am. Start your day off right with some hot cakes or waffles, an omelet, Eggs Benedict, chilaquiles, and more.

Chef Danilo has been a restaurateur for the past 40 years, owning successful restaurants in Italy, Brazil, and throughout the US, including his current family-run business in Scottsdale, Casa Mia. He is passionate about his craft and the food he puts on the table, ensuring his customers have an authentic Italian cuisine experience. Altamarea is located in Marina Real, by the parking lot closest to the gas station dock. There is plenty of free parking available.

Birthday Special: Join us for your Birthday Celebration with 4 other guests, and you’ll receive a complimentary meal, plus a shot of limoncello for you and your friends!

Hours: Open Monday – Thursday, 5pm – 9pm. Friday & Saturday, noon – 10. Sunday breakfast from 10am – 1pm; dinner from 2pm – 9pm. Closed on Tuesday. For reservations or for your take-out order, call 622-113-3563 (restaurant) or 622-172-9298 (cell). Click here for more information, the menus and a map.

Restaurante Casa Manolo

¡Olé! may be the first word that comes to mind as you enter Restaurante Casa Manolo and see our Flamenco Dancer wall mural. Our restaurant has a varied and eclectic Mediterranean Cuisine inspired menu that is sure to please you. What are you in the mood for? Beef, pork, chicken, seafood, pasta, or vegetarian food — we have it all.

Dine in style with one of our gourmet meals; sip on a refreshingly cool cocktail; listen to live music on Friday evenings; enjoy a delicious meal and a beer while watching the boats come and go from the marina, or just take in a spectacular view from the comfort of your seat on our outdoor patio. We are conveniently located at Marina San Carlos, upstairs next to the Yacht Club and above Barracuda Bob’s.

Some of our more popular menu items include: Seafood Paella — perfect for sharing (we also have Veggie Paella and Squid Ink Paella) and Beef tenderloin with mashed potatoes and asparagus. And don’t forget the Tapas — over a dozen to choose from including smoked salmon, serrano ham, lomo Ibérico, Spanish chorizo and more. We also serve several salad options, and appetizers, such as Patatas bravas and Andalusia squid rings.

We will reimburse you if you park in the Marina San Carlos paid parking lot. Just head up the stairs and our culinary delights await you.

Food & Drink Specials:
Tuesday: 2 Tapas and a glass of Wine for 100 pesos, from 2:00pm – 9:00pm.
Thursday: Tapas sampler with the purchase of your bottle of wine.

Entertainment: Friday: Acoustic Nova, 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

Hours: Open Tuesday – Thursday, 2pm – 10pm. Friday and Saturday, 3pm – 11pm. Sunday, 2pm – 10pm. Closed on Monday. We have FREE WIFI and we do “Take-out”. Follow us on FacebookClick here for the Menu, more information, and a map. For reservations or your take out order, call 622-170-4558.

La Catrina Restaurant & Gallery

We have the freshest seafood in town. Feast on one of our many delicious Shrimp meals — breaded, garlic, coconut, mango, rancheros, or try a sampling with the Shrimp Carousel. If you’re in the mood for fish, select from 5 fish fillet options, including our popular grilled stuffed fillet with crab and shrimp.

For starters, try our stuffed peppers with marlin or shrimp; our tacos, quesadillas, or a Seafood Cocktail. And you must order our famous Molcajetes — you choose either a hot or cold option. We’ve got Ceviche and Aguachiles. Not in the mood for fish? We have Creamy Green Chicken Enchiladas, chicken and hamburgers, Filet Mignon and Rib Eye. We also serve a buffet breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays, from 8:30am to noon with all your favorites!

Come in to browse all the Mexican handicrafts we have in the gallery. Artwork for your walls, wooden painted dining chairs and benches, hats, and lots of colorful home decor for you or for that perfect gift — it’s here and for sale. We can also make and/or design indoor and outdoor furniture for you — wood, metal, parota — whatever you need.

Food Specials, from noon – 4pm:
Monday: Meat Chicken Toasts, 35 pesos
Tuesday: Cooked beef and red or green enchiladas with rice, 135 pesos
Thursday: Chicken baguette with potatoes, 130 pesos
Friday: Sopes, accompanied with Bichi broth of consume, 35 pesos

Entertainment: Thursday: The Dudes, 4pm – 7pm. Friday: Mariachi, 6pm – 8pm. Saturday: Salsa Music, 6pm – 9pm.

Hours: Monday – Saturday, from noon – 9pm. Sunday: 8am – 9pm. Closed on Wednesday. Follow us on FacebookClick here for more information, and a map. We deliver for a small fee. To make your reservation or for your delivery, please call 622-123-2584 or 622-151-7798.

Piccolo Restaurant

Savor the tastes of Italy at San Carlos’ premier Italian restaurant, Piccolo.

We are one of the first restaurants established in town celebrating almost 30 years in business! Under new ownership, we have added some delicious new menu items, while preserving those dishes that have been the favorites of our clients for the past three decades. On Sundays from 7am – 1pm, we are now serving a Breakfast Buffet!

Our popular appetizers are breaded fried zucchini and the garlic mushrooms. Then feast on our many tender chicken or beef options, cooked to perfection and served with pasta and a house salad. Or try the lasagna or Italian-flavored pasta dishes — the Pasta Combination platter gives you a variety of three types. In the mood for fish? Check out our Weekly Specials for delectable meals that include fish or shrimp. We also have a fully stocked bar and serve the best margaritas in town.

Piccolo Restaurant is located along the main street in San Carlos, across from Santa Rosa’s grocery store. We have plenty of parking next to the restaurant. With both indoor and outdoor seating for over 60 people, we can accommodate your group, large or small.

Two of our most popular meals that you have to try are the Baked Pork Chamorra accompanied with Spaghetti aglio e olio and sun-dried tomatoes or for the really hungry meat lovers, a 400 gr Rib Eye Lasagna!

Happy Hour: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2pm – 5pm: 2 x 1 glasses of house wine
Food & Drink Special: Oven-baked Brisket and Fettucine, plus a glass of wine & a crepe dessert for only 298 pesos.
Show the ad and receive a free Zucchini appetizer with your meal!

Hours: Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 2pm – 10pm. Saturday: 1pm – 10pm. Sunday Buffet from 7am – 1pm; Sunday regular menu from 2pm – 9pm. Closed on Tuesday. Follow us on Facebook. For reservations or for your take-out order, call 622-226-0503 or 662-244-6417. Click here for more information, the menu and a map.

La Zurda Beer Co.

Just look for the building with the rooster murals on it, and you will have discovered La Zurda Beer Co., San Carlos’ newest and coolest gastropub.

At La Zurda, you will find a dozen or more craft beers — you must try our own Rooster Crow and Ezequiel. Many Sonoran breweries are also represented, such as the popular Buqui Bichi from Hermosillo, and others from Obregon and Nogales. Treat yourself to some out-of-state beers from Tijuana, Mexicali, Chihuahua and Ensenada. Choose a flight of 5 beers for the perfect sampler! We have 16 beers on tap and will change them up frequently — come in to see what’s new!

Combine your artisanal beer with a delicious wood-fired pizza! Meat Lovers, Margarita, Shrimp, and 4-cheese are some of the most popular. We’ve also got several dips to share, and some special seafood entrees, caprese salad, and a delicious elotes blanco con mayonesa de chiltepin. For dessert, you must try our innovative Sweet Pizzas, either with fruit and mezcal or with smoked caramel.

While we pride ourselves on our craft beers, we also serve cocktails and mocktails. With names like Bombshell, Mundo Groovy, and Astronauta Marino, you are sure to find something to your liking.

La Zurda Beer Co. is located on main street Tetakawi Blvd, just past Boyes Burgers and across from the Ley Supermarket. Our friendly and bilingual staff is happy to serve you.

Wednesday Entertainment: Sector 7, 6:30pm – 9:30pm; & Drink Special: 3 x 2 national beers
Friday: 3 x 2 on all our Cocktails

Hours: Wednesday & Thursday, 5pm – 11pm; Friday, 5pm – 1am; Saturday, 2pm – 1am; Sunday, 2pm – 11pm. Closed on Monday and Tuesday. We have FREE WIFI. Follow us on FacebookClick here for the Menu, more information, and a map. Call 644-250-6640 for any inquiries.

Bonifacio’s Restaurant

Bonifacio’s offers an eclectic fusion cuisine inspired in Mexico. Our restaurant features exquisite dining with breakfast (served from 8:00am – 2:00pm Saturday and Sunday only), lunch and dinner menus full of creative authors cuisine dishes including the freshest seafood, meat, chicken, and vegetarian meals. For lunch, try our best-in-town Bonifacio’s hamburger & fries and , the Santa Fe grilled chicken burger, or our popular beef tenderloin tacos.

For dinner, experience the relaxed elegance of our indoor dining as well as our casual terrace garden. Start with one of our many International appetizers such as our tasty flatbreads, tapas, stuffed dates, and more. As an entrée for seafood lovers, you must try our Teriyaki seared Tuna with our hidden mango-pees and avocado salad, or our popular Hibiscus Flower Shrimp Crown over rice. Meat lovers can enjoy several Beef and Pork Ribeye and Tenderloin specialties, cooked to perfection. We also serve many chicken dishes including a Roasted Grilled Chicken Breast over garlic mashers.

And don’t forget to order a delicious caramel crepe with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Whichever meal you choose, it is sure to delight your taste buds!

The bar is fully stocked with a wine and water cellar. With lots of seating both indoors and outside, our restaurant boasts excellent views of the main square, Tetakawi mountain, and the San Carlos marina. Our friendly staff is bilingual and ready to serve you. We have plenty of free parking behind the restaurant and also by the church. We are ready to host your special Party / Posada with several set menu options.

Hours: Open Every Day! Monday  –  Friday from 12pm – 11pm. Saturday and Sunday from 8am – 2am. We have FREE WIFI and we do “Take-out”. Click here for the Menu, more information, and a map. For your reservation or take out order, call 622-227-0515 or 622-109-0031 or 622-118-6394 (Manager).

El Oeste Steak House

Discover the authentic taste of Sonora at El Oeste Steak House in Guaymas in the Gamma Guaymas Armida Hotel — serving the best meat in the state since 1981.

El Oeste Steak House invites you to embark on a culinary journey that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Our talented chefs are masters of the grill, expertly preparing the finest, hand-selected cuts of beef and other meats. T-Bone, Sirloin, New York, Rib-Eye, Arrachera, are just some of the options available, seasoned and grilled to perfection. Every bite is an explosion of flavor and tenderness, making every visit a memorable dining experience.

While we’re known for our mouthwatering steaks, our menu also boasts a variety of options to satisfy all tastes. From fresh seafood to chicken, pasta, hamburgers, tacos, and a salad bar, there’s something for everyone. Start off with an appetizer like our popular queso fundido or artichoke dip with shrimp, and end your meal with a piece of pie, flan, or ice cream.

Choose from a selection of National and International wines to perfectly complement your meal. We also have a full bar with your favorite cocktails, liquor and beer.

Whether you’re marking a special occasion or simply enjoying a night out, our restaurant is the perfect place for celebrations, date nights, family gatherings, and more.

November Entertainment and Food & Drink Specials:

Paella Saturdays: 350 pesos for a traditional Valencian Paella, from 1pm – 6pm.
Saturday & Sunday: Enjoy 2 x 1 glass of white or red house wine with your meal, from 7pm – 9pm.

Hours: Open Monday to Sunday, from noon – 11pm. We have FREE WIFI. Follow us on FacebookClick here for the Menu, more information, and a map. Call 622-225-2800 ext. #4 or WhatsApp 622-240-5857 for your reservations or Take Out order.

La Cotidiana 1922 

If you haven’t been to San Carlos’ only “speakeasy”, then you don’t know what you’re missing — or what’s behind the bookcase! Fashioned after establishments from the Prohibition era, La Cotidiana 1922 evokes a similar ambience and style of exclusivity and mystery in its design, intimate atmospheres, and presentation. Our restaurant was made for you to socialize, drink, enjoy great food, music and entertainment.

We are located on the 2nd floor of the new Casa María Boutique Hotel. We offer indoor and outdoor seating. Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Our varied menu showcases the best of Mexican cuisine with a contemporary twist. From soups, salads, and tantalizing appetizers bursting with authentic flavors to sumptuous seafood dishes crafted from the freshest local catch, glazed salmon, carousel shrimp, chicken campesina, mouthwatering cuts of beef, and much more — every bite is a celebration of taste.

Savor handcrafted cocktails and an extensive selection of fine wines that complement each dish perfectly. Let our expert mixologists surprise you with innovative concoctions or enjoy classic favorites with a modern flair. Whether you’re dining indoors surrounded by elegant décor or enjoying the al fresco experience on our terrace, every moment is magical.

Our Rooftop patio on the 5th floor of the Casa María Boutique Hotel offers breathtaking views of the San Carlos marina, Tetakawi mountain, and captivating sunsets. Here you will find a snack menu, or you can order from the restaurant menu.

Parking is free — just let the guard at the hotel gate know you are coming to the restaurant and you can park your car securely in our covered area. Reservations recommended for an unforgettable dining affair. ¡Te esperamos!

Happy Hour weekdays from 3pm – 5pm:
* 2 x 1 draft beers; 50% off mixed drinks at La Cotidiana 1922
* 2 x 1 drinks all evening at the Rooftop bar

Entertainment at La Cotidiana 1922: Friday: Luis on Sax, 6pm – 9pm; Saturday: Lorena Robles, 6pm – 9pm.
Entertainment at the Rooftop bar: Friday: Utopia, 7pm – 10pm; Saturday: Sangre Latino, 7pm – 10pm.

Hours: La Cotidiana 1922 is open Every Day from 8am – 10pm. The Rooftop bar is open on Thursday from 5pm – 10pm; Friday and Saturday from 5pm – midnight. We have FREE WIFI. Follow us on FacebookClick here for the Menu, more information, and a map. Call 622-227-0002 ext. 3 or WhatsApp 631-111-0734 for your reservations or Take Out order.

Explore San Carlos: Tours and Excursions

Team Margarita Sport Fishing

San Carlos offers outstanding sport fishing year-round and our Team Margarita charter boats can adapt to whatever fishing style you prefer. We practice “catch and release” on all billfish, but other varieties can be excellent food for the table. Light tackle or fly-fishing enthusiast? We can set you up!

Check out our weekly Fishing Report on whatsupsancarlos.com.

We can also host sunset cruises, eco-cruises (whale watching, dolphins, birds, etc), and snorkeling trips. We specialize in sailing trips, kayak excursions, and windsurfing. Boat, kayak, and equipment rentals available. Click here for more details.

Phone: 622-855-5926 or 622-227-0219 (San Carlos Office); 1-520-232-2103 (U.S. & CAD)
Website: www.scaaMexico.com
Email: repsilon@aol.com

Bichaá Transportes (Vans & Tuk Tuks)

Introducing the Ultimate Transportation Solution in and to San Carlos: Bichaá Transportes, a Van and Moto Taxi Services!

Do you want a convenient and reliable way to navigate through and to San Carlos? Look no further! Our Vans and Moto Taxi Services are here to revolutionize your transportation experience in San Carlos — our fleet of modern vans and tuk tuks (motorized rickshaw taxis) will get you to your destination safely.

Here’s why you should choose our Van and Moto Taxi Services:

Versatile Fleet: We offer Vans and Tuk Tuk (motorized rickshaw taxis) to suit your specific needs. Need ample space for a group outing, event or a ride from the Hermosillo Airport? Our spacious vans are perfect for accommodating larger groups comfortably. If you prefer a fun ride in San Carlos with panoramic views, our tuk tuks are ideal to take you to any location, restaurant or to check out all the sights in San Carlos.

The new restaurant, La Zurda Beer Co., is partnered with Bichaá Tuk Taxi and Tours. On Wednesdays, you can take a tuk tuk to the restaurant and your first beer is on La Zurda, as well as the trip back to your place.

Safety First: Your safety is our top priority. Our drivers adhere to strict safety protocols to guarantee a secure journey. Additionally, our vehicles are regularly inspected and maintained to ensure optimal performance.

Convenient Booking: We’ve made booking a ride effortless. Send us a WhatsApp message, give us a call or send an email to schedule a pickup.

Order Bichaá Transportes by sending a WhatsApp Message or a call to 622-171-8298

Email: bichaamx@gmail.com
Visit our website: bichaa.com

Experience the convenience, reliability, and comfort of Bichaá Transportes. We’re dedicated to making your journey as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Oasis Tours San Carlos

Oasis Tours has a fleet of large, comfortable catamarans that are available for all of your special occasions. Charter your own boat, or take one of our Scheduled Tours, leaving from Dock M at Marina San Carlos:

Oasis has a Sunset Cruise on Saturday evenings. Contact us for the departure time. This 2-hour cruise takes you along the bay of San Francisco beach, hitting the highlights for optimum picture taking and a beautiful sunset. The cost is 600 pesos per person.

Oasis has a Breakfast with Cruise on Sundays at 9:30am. This 2-hour cruise includes a selection of your favorites — hot cakes, omelets, chilaquiles, sweet rolls and fruit, with coffee, milk, orange juice, and mimosas. The cost is 650 pesos per person.

For your Personal Charter, we have several sizes for your every need – here are the boats and capacities:
* Oasis: 25 people
* Oasis II: 20 people
* Dhow unique wooden boat:  16 people
* La Vikina: 6 adults and 2 children

All of our boats are equipped with restrooms, lounge chairs and tables, snack & drinks bar, music/ Bluetooth for you to listen to your favorite music. For your safety, the boats have life preservers and first aid kits. Our Captains are certified and the staff are bilingual. Oasis and Oasis II have paddle boards, floats, and marine mats available for you or the kids to play with when anchored.

For more information or to reserve your spot, click here or contact:

Facebook: Oasis Tours SC
Website: Oasissancarlos.com
Email: oasissancarlos@gmail.com
Cell or WhatsApp: 622-142-6777 or 622-169-4231

Gabby’s Yacht Rentals

Gabby’s has been delivering fun and safe yacht rentals for more than 32 years.

We can do it all…from a couple of people for a few hours to a full day for forty, our quality boats, experienced captains and friendly crew will ensure you have an experience you’ll always remember. We offer sightseeing and sunset cruises, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, celebrating your special event, or anything that you want to experience on the Sea of Cortez. With yacht charters in both San Carlos and Guaymas, we’ll help make sure you and your guests enjoy all the spectacular scenery, water and wildlife that this area has to offer.

Now available — Guaymas Bay tours!

Leaving from the Guaymas Port, learn about the town’s history as you explore the bay, see several unique islands, unspoiled beaches, caves and arches, as well as dolphins and sea lions. Gabby’s Yacht Rentals are one of the few charter boats licensed to offer a memorable 1, 2 or 3 hour tour from the Guaymas marina.

Our yachts are fully equipped for parties, sport fishing, and cruising the beautiful islands around San Carlos and Guaymas. They include restrooms, sun shade, safety equipment, modern VHF radio & GPS navigation, and comfortable chairs. Some even have sleeping berths. Click here for more information.

Gabby’s Yacht Rentals has a storefront location in the corner unit at Marina San Carlos. Come in to check for availability and rates and to make your reservation, or contact us:

Office Hours: Monday – Sunday, 8am – 8pm.
Office #: 622-688-1906
WhatsApp/Cell: 622- 125-1875
Facebook: Yates De Renta Gabbys
Website: gabbysyachtrental.com
Email: gabby@gabbysyachtrental.com

Pearl Farm and Sunset Cruises with No Le Hace

The boat No Le Hace is offering 2 types of tours for you. The boat is air-conditioned and has a restroom. It leaves from the Iguana Dock (right in front of Marvida Taproom & Kitchen) at Marina San Carlos.

1. Pearl Farm on Tuesdays from 9am – noon: 

What a unique experience. Take a Boat Tour from Marina San Carlos to Guaymas — enjoy a 2-hour scenic cruise and then have a tour of the one-of-a-kind Pearl Farm (Perlas del Mar de Cortez). You’ll have an opportunity to purchase a special piece of pearl jewelry back in San Carlos. Snacks will be provided. Watch this video.

The cost is 500 pesos or $30 UD per person.

2. Sunset Margarita Cruises every Thursday from 4:30pm – 6:30pm:

Enjoy unlimited Margaritas and snacks as you explore the Sea of Cortez on this evening sunset cruise. There’s enough room for 30 passengers so come with your family and friends to experience the beautiful San Carlos shoreline, playful dolphins, and the best sunsets in the world.

The cost is 500 pesos or $30 USD person.

To make your reservation for the Pearl Farm or the Sunset Margarita tour, please call 622-176-0348 (Mex) or 602-677-7383 (US).

We are also available for Private Group Outings. Just give us a call and we can arrange whatever you need on the water!

El General II Boat Charter

Serving San Carlos and Guaymas for over 35 years!

“BEST Charter in San Carlos… El General (Captain Lichi Vazquez) and his crew are amazing and the only charter that we care to use. His boats are all extremely clean and well equipped. His staff are professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and highly attentive. The Best of the Best, hands down!” – Paul & Shannon, Colorado

FISHING (4 hour minimum): Sport Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Trolling

All fishing excursions include quality fishing equipment and bait. A complimentary, freshly prepared lunch is served at the end of each fishing excursion (fish, ceviche, sashimi, quesadillas, guacamole/chips).

CRUISES / EVENTS (hourly charge): Sun Set Cruises; Snorkeling; Eco / Sightseeing; Holidays; Birthdays, Anniversaries; Photo sessions; Marriage proposals; Company Events

OUR FLEET: El General has several Yachts to choose from, depending on your needs and budget:
* El General II: 33 foot motor yacht with multiple decks; Max 15 people.
* Son of a Fish: 28 foot motor yacht, Max 12 people.
* Sea Horse: 28 foot motor yacht; Max 10 people.

All boats come equipped with purified water, restrooms, lounge chairs, music / Bluetooth, life preservers and first aid kits. Captains are all certified. Click here for more information,

CONTACT US: Our Yachts are located on Dock “K” at Marina San Carlos.
WhatsApp/Cell for Captain Lichi Vazquez: 622-116-3650 for more information and/or for your reservation. English spoken.
Instagram: generales_sancarlos
Email: elgeneralfishingteam@gmail.com

Calendar for Thrift Stores & Book Stores, Church Services, Sports

Rescate Treasures Thrift Store: Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00am – 1:30pm. 622-240-8285. Rescate Treasures is seeking donations – small appliances, furniture, clothing, tools – any and all donations. Thank You!

SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe & CRRIFS gift shop are open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00am – 2:00pm. The Shoppe is located in Marina San Carlos and validates parking. Learn more about SBPA (providing spay & neuter services for local animals) and CRRIFS (our local turtle conservation program). Please help support SBPA and CRRIFS by shopping here for books, calendars and turtle and wildlife items.

Castaway Kids Thrift Store: The Castaway Kids Thrift Store is open Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Our Student Coordinator, Kristian Vizcaino, is also in the office at the Castaway Kids Education and Donation Center every Wednesday and Thursday between 9:00am and 3:00pm. We also continue to expand the items that we are featuring on the shopping page on our website.

Tecalai Library: Open to the public on Fridays from 9:00am to noon. The library operates on a leave-one, take-one basis or you can make a donation.

Sports, Outdoor Activities & Clubs:

Pickleball: There’s open play for members at the San Carlos Pickleball Club Courts from Monday – Saturday mornings. For more information, including membership, click here.

La Liga de Arte: Mondays, 9:00am, Tecalai Clubhouse. All mediums, all levels, are welcome. We get together and paint, share art information and ideas, have teaching workshops on different types of art techniques, critiques if requested and we have 2 community shows in January & March.

Alcoholics Anonymous of San Carlos have regular meetings at La Posada beach, under the tree, every Monday at 7:00am, Wednesday at 10:00am and Saturday at 10:00am. Visit the website for more info.

Club Deportivo:

  • Mondays: Bridge at 12:30pm. All are welcome.
  • Tuesdays: Sewing Bee at 10:00am, and Bingo at 5:30pm.
  • Wednesdays: Dance Lessons at 11:00am. Learn many styles of dance.
  • Thursdays: Ping Pong at 3:00pm. For information, call Fern at 622-164-3220 or 622-164-3220. Come join us for fun games.

Beach volleyball: Thursdays at the beach beside Delfines Condos at 3:00 P.M. until Sunset. Prior Experience is Encouraged! For more info, WhatsApp Mandy at +1-737-444-6249 or email mandylterry@gmail.com.

Church:

San Carlos Community Church: We are an international and non-denominational church. We have public worship services on Sundays at 9:00am. All are welcome to join us.

San Carlos Borromeo Mass schedule: Sunday at 8:00am in English and 11:30am and 5:00pm in Spanish and a Spanish Catholic mass at 9:30am, at Capilla Nuestra Señora de Lourdes, across from Playa Algodones. Also, there is bilingual rosary at 9:30am on Tuesdays in the main church.

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