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This week’s San Carlos newsletter: May 15, 2024

San Carlos and Guaymas Photos

A large solar storm created a colorful night sky, by Leonardo Rodriguez

Here is another beautiful image captured on the same night, by El Desierto Photography

The broad billed hummingbird is such a stunner! San Carlos is blessed with the large variety of birds seen throughout the year. Thank you to our Birding Outing leader, Mary Tannehill, for educating us in her “Birding Report” each week (see below). photo by Sarah Bowlin

San Carlos Weather, News & Marketplace

News & Marketplace

  • Join us on Facebook for photos, event updates and more (28,000 people already do).
  • Starting this week, the SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe is open on Thursday – Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Come and find something good to read! You can buy a bag and fill it at any time for 150 pesos with a wonderful promotion only on Saturdays for the half price of 75 pesos.
  • Wednesday, May 15 is Teacher’s Day in Mexico.
  • It’s May, and that means warmer water temps. Check out “Explore San Carlos: Tours and Excursions” below to see what you can be doing on the water — diving, fishing, boat tours in San Carlos & Guaymas — now is the time to get in and on the water!
  • Franco Ciapara from Colibri will shop for you at COSTCO and at PETCO in Hermosillo on Friday, May 17. For more details or to place your order, contact Franco at 622-112-9311 or email: francociapara@gmail.com. Cash payments only. The service has no cost but a tip is appreciated. Franco would like to THANK the community for their support over the past 4 years!
  • 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 18,000 unique hits a month and we have more than 52,200 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 29 C (86 F) on Wednesday and Thursday, rising daily to 34 C (93 F) on Sunday. Nighttime highs will be between 18 – 23 C (64 – 73 F).

The morning humidity is starting to rise, getting above 50% most mornings and as high as 70% early Thursday.

The 2024 Pacific hurricane season begins on May 15 in the eastern Pacific and ends on November 30. Be ready for hurricane season by taking action today. Find their hurricane prep resources here.

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

This Week’s Special Events

Science Cafe, Pufferfish & Porcupinefish, May 17

On Friday, May 17, Buena Onda Bakery & Coffee is hosting a presentation called “Pufferfish and Porcupinefish: Personal Defense Experts”.

Come and learn about the interesting adaptations that pufferfish and porcupinefish have developed to survive.

The presenter is researcher MSc Nathaly Salas Mejía of the Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste S.C. CIBNOR Guaymas.

This presentation is part of a series of talks organized by CafeConCienciaSC.

It starts at 6:00pm. Drinks and pastries will be available for purchase during the event. Click here for a map to Buena Onda.

Admission is free and there is no need to make a reservation. The information will be in Spanish and pre-recorded audio in English

Saturday Market, May 18

The Saturday Market will be on May 18 from 8:00am until noon in the Church Square, between Bonifacio’s and Tortuga’s restaurants.

Every Saturday, you can shop for fresh produce, homemade goodies and crafts, like tamales, canned goods, pepper jelly, chili rellenos, key lime pie, cinnamon rolls, cookies, bread, fresh orange and grapefruit juice, jewelry, dog treats, sea glass jewelry, and more.

Vendors are welcome. Contact CeCe at: cseastar@gmail.com for details.

Seaside Realty Open House, May 18

Browse through Seaside Realty‘s Open House on Saturday, May 18, from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

* 323 paseo los Manglares: 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms stunning waterfront property. Solar-powered home with an Ecar hookup. Click here for the listing.

* 350 paseo los Manglares: 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms home with impressive outdoor living area and Margarita deck with panoramic views of the water and San Carlos. Click here for the listing.

* 359 paseo los Manglares: 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms waterfront home with decks overlooking the ocean. Click here for the listing.

For more information, contact Karen Stewart at 622-226-2188 or stop by the Seaside Realty office in Plaza Arrecifes (behind the ARCO gas station).

Ceramic art making and Bacanora tasting, May 18

On Saturday, May 18, come out to Evamar, a new housing development in San Carlos (see map), and take part in a unique cultural workshop called BAAB (Barro y Bacanora). This sensory experience celebrates the cultural roots of the Sonoran desert — merging ancestral ceramics with the authentic flavor of Bacanora.

It will be from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

Included are all the tools & materials and instruction needed to make your own ancestral ceramic work of art, as well as a guided tasting of Bacanora made exclusively in the state of Sonora. The guide and artist, Daniel Plascencia, is bilingual.

The cost for the event is 1100 pesos (or $62 USD).

Spaces are limited. For more information and/or to make your reservation, please call or WhatsApp 662-139-0550.

This workshop is co-hosted by Vive Real Estate.

Tote Bag and Tapas, May 19

On Sunday, May 19, come out to Colibrí’s and do something unique.

You are invited to be part of this arts & crafts workshop by creating your own Tote Bag, guided by artist Maruca.

It’s from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.

The cost is 850 pesos which includes all materials, and a house drink or a glass of wine and 3 tapas.

Don’t miss it.

To book your spot, call 622-115-3466.

Swimming lessons start at Athleticlub San Carlos, May 20

On Monday, May 20, Athleticlub San Carlos is starting its Swimming Lessons.

It is for all levels and ages.

It’s never too late to learn how to swim.

For more information, visit the club or call 622-226-0700 or WhatsApp 622-227-2778.

Russian State Ballet, May 20

On Monday, May 20, the Russian State Ballet will be in Guaymas showcasing “Quijote & Scherezade”.

It features two ballets: “Quijote,” based on the novel by Miguel de Cervantes, and “Scherezade,” based on the tale from “One Thousand and One Nights.”

The show starts at 8:30pm and will be at the Fray Ivo Toneck Civic Auditorium in downtown Guaymas (see map).

Tickets are available online here or at the auditorium box office. VIP seats cost 880 pesos and general seating costs 550 pesos.

For more information, call 622-138-8404.

Yacht Club Soup & Salad Night, May 21

Come join your friends at the San Carlos Yacht Club on Tuesday, May 21 for All-you-can-eat Salad Bar & Gallina Pinta soup!

This event is Open to the Public and is a great opportunity to check out the club and meet members.

The Club & Bar open at 4:30pm, and the kitchen begins serving around 5:00pm.

The meal is 275 pesos for members and 325 pesos for non-members.

Upcoming Events: Every Tuesday at 4:00pm – Boat Club on the Patio, everyone welcome!

Sound 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.

Entertainment Calendar

Wednesdays

  • Jack Wheeler. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Sahuaro. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, La Calaca Tacos y Cerveza.
  • Acoustic Hits Band. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, KCs Sport & Bar.
  • Flor de Lis. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Pianist Emilio Baez. 7:00pm – 8:00pm, La Cotidiana 1922.
  • Assterisko. 7:30pm – 10:30pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.

Thursdays

  • Ramon Baby Serna. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega. NEW
  • Cadenza. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Piano Music by Doug. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Blackie’s Restaurant.
  • Disco de Vinil. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Sector 7. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, La Zurda Beer Co.
  • Sayonara Band. 7:30pm – 10:30pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar. NEW
  • Bad Rumor, 8:00pm – 12:00am, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.

Fridays

  • Cabana Ron. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega. NEW
  • Acoustic Nova. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Restaurante Casa Manolo.
  • Piano Music by Doug. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Blackie’s Restaurant.
  • Bad Rumors. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Santa Lucia. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Bonifacio’s.
  • Mar Caribbean Band. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Utopia. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Rooftop Bar at Casa María Boutique Hotel.
  • Luis on Sax. 7:30pm – 9:30pm, La Cotidiana 1922.
  • Grupo Zero. 7:30pm – 10:30pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Assterisko. 8:00pm – 11:00pm, Hair of the Dog.
  • Malibu. 8:00pm – 12:00am, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.

Saturdays

  • The Dudes. 2:00pm – 5:00pm, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Assterisko. 3:00pm – 6:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Rock Jam’s Acoustic Set. 3:00pm – 6:00pm, La Zurda Beer Co.
  • Piano Music by Doug. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Blackie’s Restaurant.
  • Assterisko. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Sangre Latino. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Rooftop Bar at Casa María Boutique Hotel.
  • Cadenza Band with Laura. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Karaoke. 7:30pm – 10:30pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Dany Moreno, Acústica. 7:30pm – 10:30pm, La Cotidiana 1922.
  • 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.
  • Grupo Zero. 10:00pm – 1:00am, La Catrina Restaurant & Gallery.

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.
  • Malibu Lite. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Utopia Unplugged. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Acustic Hits Duo. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Piano Music by Doug. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Blackie’s Restaurant.
  • Lou & Est, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Sayonara Reggae. 8:00pm – 11:00pm, Marvida Taproom & Kitchen.

Mondays

  • Gilberto & Norma. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, La Calaca Tacos y Cerveza.
  • Yambé Jazz. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Live Music. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, La Catrina Restaurant & Gallery.

Tuesdays

  • Live Music. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Marvida Taproom & Kitchen.
  • Dany Moreno. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Cadenza. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, La Calaca Tacos y Cerveza.
  • Piano Music by Doug. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Blackie’s Restaurant.
  • Three Guys. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Luis Villa, Jazz. 7:30pm – 10:30pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.

Future Events

Festival del Pitic, May 23 – 26

Fiestas del Pitic is a celebration of Dance and Music in Hermosillo. From Thursday, May 23 to Sunday, May 26, there will be daily national and international musicians and performers in 15 venues throughout the historic center of Hermosillo.

Fiestas del Pitic is a cultural event celebrating the 323rd Anniversary of the founding of Hermosillo, the capital city of Sonora.

Hombres G will open the event on Thursday, May 23 at 10:00pm at the Pino Suárez Forum. Take a trip through time with hits from yesteryear such as ‘Martha has a pacemaker’, ‘ I love you’, and ‘Attack of the Crocodile Girls’.

On Sunday, May 26 at 10:00pm at the Pino Suárez Forum, the 90’s Pop Tour All Stars will close the event with a musical show led by iconic artists of the 90’s such as OV7, Aleks Syntek, Fey, Erik Rubín, JNS, Caló, among others.

All performances are free. Find the full program here.

Ladies International Fishing Tournament, May 24 – 26

The 30th Annual Ladies International Fishing Tournament takes place on May 24 – 26 (Memorial weekend).

The Entry Fee is $125 USD per angler. Register online here. Dinner tickets cost $35 USD.

Rules: Mexican law requires a fishing licenses. Billfish are catch and release only. Read all the rules here.

There will be a “No Host” Cocktail Party at 5:00pm on Friday, May 24 at the San Carlos Yacht Club for Registration.

The Fishing Tournament will begin at 7:00am and will end at 3:00pm each day.

The Awards will be presented on Sunday, May 26 at 6:00pm at the Awards Banquet at the San Carlos Yacht Club. You are encouraged to bring your partner and captain. However, extra tickets for Guests are limited to availability.

For more information, contact Kathy Rodgers at 622-120-7869 or write info@sancarlosfishingtournaments.com.

Tucson Sailing Club Spring Regatta, May 24 – 26

The Tucson Sailing Club in conjunction with the San Carlos Yacht Club presents the 43rd Annual International Cup Regatta on May 24 – 26.

The annual regatta is a multi-day sailing event and includes a number of festivities. See the events schedule here.

You will be racing a single distance race each day of a two-day competition around a course of islands and marks.

For more information (i.e., Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions), visit the Tucson Sailing Club‘s website or contact Brian Dolan, Race Chair: 520-850-2876 or bfddolan@arizona.edu.

The registration fee is $60 USD for members and $65 for non-members. The fee includes race registration only.

Regatta registration here. All sailors are invited to enter the race.

Yacht Club / Rescate Fishing Tournament, May 31 – June 2

The Yacht Club / Rescate Fishing Tournament will take place from May 31 – June 2.

It promises to be a fun time, as always, with lots of prizes including new daily angler awards. This is an event where a lone angler could enter and for no more than the entry fee, walk off with several thousand dollars in prize money. There are Daily Angler Awards and both Fun Fish Jackpots and regular Jackpots.

The entry fee is $200 USD per angler, which includes tournament swag and the Awards Dinner (there’s no boat fees). The Captain’s Package is $60 USD and includes the Award Dinner and tournament shirt. Register here. Other buy-in jackpots are available. Everyone who registers before May 15 will get their Boat Name printed on the team angler tournament shirts.

Read the rules here.

There will be a “No Host” Cocktail Party at 5:00pm on Friday, May 31 at the San Carlos Yacht Club for Registration, and Jackpot Entries. Bring all video cameras that will be used.

The Awards Dinner will be Sunday night with doors open at 6:00pm at the San Carlos Yacht Club.

You are encouraged to bring your Captain and guests to both events.

Fishing will take place Saturday and Sunday from 7:00am to 3:00pm.

Cruce de Bahia Algodones, June 16

On Sunday, June 16, swim 2k or 1k in beautiful Bahía Algodones in the Cruce de Bahia Algodones Swim Competition.

The cost is 450 pesos for adults (choose 1000 or 2000 mts) and 350 pesos for kids swimming 300 mts. Register here.

Pick up your race kit on Saturday, June 15 between 1:00pm and 5:00pm at the San Carlos Plaza Hotel.

A video and more information are on the event Facebook page.

Even if you are not participating, come out and enjoy the morning races.

More Future Events — Save the dates:

  • May 24 – 27. Memorial Weekend. Monday, May 27 is Memorial Day in the US.
  • May 30. Circo Americano, Circus in Guaymas near Home Depot. All week long.
  • June 1. Día de la Marina (Mexican Navy Day). Official Mexican holiday. Celebration in Guaymas.
  • June 2. Elections throughout Mexico, including Guaymas voting for a new Mayor. Ley Seca will likely be in effect this weekend.
  • June 14 & 15. Marinaterra Dorado Derby.
  • June 16. Father’s Day in Mexico, Canada & USA. Special meals around town.

Other News Around Town

Clean up San Carlos, May 18

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

This Saturday, May 18, the whole community is invited to help.

At 8:00am, we will meet at the intersection of the Bypass road and the OXXO near Athleticlub San Carlos (see map). 

There are only a few more clean ups before we finish the season. Please join us if you can.

** 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

NEW Emergency Hospital in Guaymas

Last week, a new Emergency Hospital was inaugurated in Guaymas by the San José Sonora Medical Group.

The San José Emergency Hospital (Urgencias San José) is open 24 hours a day to address any emergency health services of the community.

It has state-of-the-art medical equipment and doctors & nurses specialized and trained to provide the highest quality of service. The hospital includes a Shock Room, Observation Area, Plasters and splints, Radiology and Imaging (X-rays and Ultrasound), Clinical Analysis Laboratory, Pharmacy, Ventilators, Monitors, Transfer Incubators and more.

The hospital is located on Agustín García López Boulevard in Guaymas, next to the Mexican Red Cross (just past the Nissan car dealership). See Map.

It was also announced that the San José de Guaymas Hospital located in San Carlos will be inaugurated this summer.

These will be a boost for the economies of the area, as well as a trigger for medical tourism in both Guaymas as an important port town, and San Carlos, a popular tourist destination.

Fishing & Birding Reports

Fishing Report

I knew that summer was here when I saw the first indigo Guayacan blooming Monday morning. Right after the last report, word of dorado spread. A few 30 pound dorado have been caught, with some 40 pounders lost. The marlin were thick in close, but a little tough to bite. We had a good follow by a sail just a couple miles out on Tuesday, and followed that with a surprise 15 pound dorado.

The weather is turning and the conditions are changing daily. We did have an amazing run of large yellowtail in close this week and it is still going on. Locations up the coast and at the Island are still producing. Yet we were able to fill the cooler in a few hours in flat conditions in a couple hours a mile from town.

Things are happening with crazy bait around, and the weather is very nice.

by Bryan ReplogleTeam Margarita Sportfishing, repsilon@aol.com

Birding Report


Hola Birding Enthusiasts,

It was a beautiful day for birding last Thursday and the 6 in our group headed to the Rincón del Ensueño development near the old Paradiso. This past Tuesday a Least Grebe pair had been far more attentive to the nest than in past weeks so we suspected the eggs were about to hatch.

We were right and there was a brand new chick peeking out from the parent’s back (pictured above left). In addition, we spotted another pair with three chicks on the back. Since Least Grebe parents only carry the babies for about 5 days, we could be certain that this pair’s chicks were also quite young. We spent most of our time baby watching but also spotted a Yellow and Wilson’s Warbler and a Ladder-backed Woodpecker landing and going into its nest. In all, we saw 23 species. We finished early and went to El Mar restaurant for breakfast.

My Bird of the Week is the Crested Caracara (pictured above right) which we spotted on Saturday at the Ojo de Agua watering hole. Its Spanish name in Mexico is Caracara Quebrantahuesos.

Allaboutbirds.org sums it up perfectly when they state “The Crested Caracara looks like a hawk with its sharp beak and talons, behaves like a vulture, and is technically a large tropical black-and-white falcon.” We spotted it when it flew down to join a group of Black Vultures for a bit of social grooming. Social grooming is also called allopreening and is when one bird grooms another. Normally, it is between mated birds or among flocks but it has been documented previously between Black Vultures and the Crested Caracara. We have seen it twice at Ojo de Agua where a large flock of Black Vultures congregates.

In the US, the Crested Caracara is only found in a few southern states. We only occasionally see it here. However, if you venture south of Empalme, you will begin to see it perched on utility poles.

While the Crested Caracara will never turn down a bit of carrion (dead stuff), it actually has a very diverse diet. In addition to feeding on carrion, the Crested Caracara consumes a wide array of live prey, including mammals, birds and their eggs, turtles, lizards, snakes, frogs, crabs, earthworms, scorpions, insects, and other invertebrates. It sometimes hunts from perches or on the wing (for carrion) but mostly forages on the ground. We are always quite excited when we see one here.

The birding group will meet this coming Thursday, May 16 at 7:30am at the Mariscos Esterito Cafe located at the end of San Carlos Bay near the fish camp and across from the Red Cross station. 

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. The outing will last until about 11:00am and we 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
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 110 pesos; Draft Beer: 2 x 60 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.

Monday Special: 1/2 BBQ ribs special with French fries or Greek salad, 165 pesos; Piña Colada, 80 pesos. From 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

Entertainment:
Wednesday: Jack Wheeler, 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
Thursday: Ramon Baby Serna, 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
Friday: Cabana Ron, 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: 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.

Hours: Open Monday to Thursday from 1pm – 9pm, Friday and Saturday from noon – 10pm, and Sunday from 11am – 9pm. 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, 6pm – 9pm. Tuesday: Three Guys, 6pm – 9pm. Wednesday: Flor de Lis, 6pm – 9pm. Thursday: Disco de Vinil, 6pm – 9pn. Friday: Mar Caribbean Band, 7pm – 10pm. Saturday: Cadenza Band with Laura, 7pm – 10pm. Sunday: Lou & Est, 6pm – 9pm.

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.

Entertainment: Tuesday: Luis Villa, Jazz, 6pm – 9pm. Wednesday: Assterisko, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Thursday: Sayonara Band, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Friday: Grupo Zero, 7:30pm – 10:30pm. Saturday: Karaoke, 7:30pm – 10:30pm. 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: Friday: Assterisko, 8pm – 11pm. Saturday: 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.
Saturday and Sunday: Brunch Menu available from 10am – 2pm.

Entertainment: Tuesday: Live Music, 6pm – 9pm. Saturday: Live DJ Set,8pm – 12am. Sunday: Sayonara Reggae, 8pm – 11pm.

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: Monday: Gilberto & Norma. 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Tuesday: Laurita and Cadenza, 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Wednesday: Sahuaro, 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

La Calaca is open Monday to Thursday from 8am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday from 8am to 12am and Sunday from 8am to 4pm.

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 has new owners and is under new management. Santos — the same owner as Piccolo’s, is the new owner.

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.

Altamarea is located in Marina Real, by the parking lot closest to the gas station dock. There is plenty of free parking available.

Hours: Open Monday – Saturday, 2pm – 10pm. Sunday, 10am – 9pm. Closed on Tuesday. For reservations or for your take-out order, call 622-146-0628 or 622-113-3563. 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.

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: Monday: Live Music, 6pm – 9pm. Saturday: Grupo Zero, 10pm – 1am.

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!

Hours: Open Monday, and Wednesday to Saturday: 2pm – 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.

Entertainment: Thursday: Sector 7, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Saturday: Rock Jam’s Acoustic Set, 3pm – 6pm.

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.

Entertainment: Fridays: Santa Lucia, 7pm – 10pm.

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.

May Daily Food & Drink Specials:
* Lobster, available for a limited time only, served in a variety of ways (see ad).
* Beef Tenderloin & pasta with serrano peppers, for 295 pesos.
* 2 x1 Glass of house Wine (red or white), from 6pm – 8pm.

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: Wednesday: Pianist Emilio Baez, 7pm – 8pm. Friday: Luis on Sax, 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Saturday: Dany Moreno Acústica, 7:30pm – 10:30pm.
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.

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!

This week’s specials: Molcajete, Grilled Lobster, Steak & Lobster, Stuffed Chiles with Shrimp, Spaghetti with Lobster Tail, Basil Pesto Salmon, Salmon Fillet on Pasta, Pork Ribeye with Rosemary Sauce, Teriyaki Chicken Breast, Chicken Parmesan, Chicken stuffed with Green Chile and Cheese … all with sides and salad. Wednesday: fish & chips or four pork tacos for 200 pesos, includes a XX lager beer.

Entertainment: Piano music by Doug, 6pm – 9pm, every Tuesday and Thursday – Sunday.

Hours: Open every day but Monday from 2:30pm to 10:30pm. Closed 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.

Club Londres Restaurants

Club Londres Restaurants is the latest food-offering concept in San Carlos where multiple restaurants share a common space. The location is the former Captains Club restaurant, just up the street from Marina San Carlos. The two new restaurants, Barba Roja and Pasillo Londres, share this space.

Originally the first food truck in Hermosillo, Barba Roja has expanded its business to include 2 restaurants in the capital city, and is NOW OPEN in San Carlos. While popular for their Tostadas – they are especially famous for the special homemade sauces that you must try on your meals. The name-sake dish, Barba Roja, combines Shrimp ceviche, marinated fresh tuna, octopus in black sauces, mango, and avocado with a touch of chipotle aioli. The Bucanera and Tostitos Juan Pedro are also must. They use the freshest seafood in town! Several Aguachiles and Cocteles dishes are available, as well as delicious flavored ice cream. They’re also offering wood-fired Pizzas — using the same recipe from Mike of the former Captains Club. All your old favorites are back!

Pasillo Londres also started in Hermosillo and has expanded with a second restaurant in San Carlos. Here you will find the best breakfasts in town with dozens of options to start the day off right. From classic favorites like the Lupita Omelet or the Nayeli Eggs Benedict, to the delectable Red Velvet Waffles with Oreo cookies, pecans and hazelnut butter, their innovative dishes will surprise and delight every palate. The fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth pancakes come in a variety of flavors such as chocolate, mixed berry, corn pancakes with chile verde sauce, or lemon pancakes. To drink, enjoy a velvety cappuccino, a smooth latte, chai or just a regular coffee — all are sure to please.

For breakfast or later in the day, indulge in our new Fish & Chips dish, or one of 7 types of Chilaquiles, bagels, sourdough bread sandwiches, croissants, and healthy yogurt bowls. There are also several smoothies and juices available. Ask about the Secret Menu for more specials!

Specials: Saturday: Enjoy 2 x 1 mimosas from 9am – 1pm.

Hours: Pasillo Londres: Open Monday to Friday from 8am – 3pm; Saturday & Sunday from 8:30am – 4pm. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Call: 662-256-9643.
Barba Roja: Open every day from 9:00am – 6:00pm. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Call: 622-226-0932.
FREE WIFI and “Take-out” available. Click here for the restaurant menus, more information, and a map.

Restaurant Café Café

Restaurant Café Café in San Carlos is Now Open. Experience Homemade flavor in every bite!

Located on the main street in San Carlos (previously Rosa’s Cantina), our air-conditioned restaurant is open daily serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our varied menu has something for everybody. Breakfast options include House Specials, omelettes, eggs to order, including one of Spain’s most beloved and iconic dishes – Huevos Estrellados, pancakes, and several types of Chilaquiles.

For lunch and dinner, we’ve got seafood, chicken, beef, and vegetarian options for you. Sandwiches, burgers, quesadillas, fajitas, chicken salad, garlic shrimp and enchiladas are just some of our most popular menu items.

Unique to Restaurant Café Café is an affordable Menú del día (set priced menu of the day). For 165 pesos, dine on your choice of soup, a main meal, and flavored water.

Make your birthday extra special and enjoy our gift to you – a complimentary breakfast! To enjoy this treat, bring along a friend who will spend at least 200 pesos and show us your ID as proof of your special day.

We also provide delivery service — ask us for details when you call us at 622-690-7039 with your order.

Food Specials: 
Monday: 99 pesos Chilaquiles (red or green) from 7am – noon.
Monday to Thursday: 2 x 1 on Antojitos (snacks) seen on flyer from 3pm – 8pm.

Hours: Open Every Day from 6am – 9pm. We do Take-Out & Delivery. Call us at 622-690-7039. Follow us on FacebookClick here for more information, a menu and a map.

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

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

San Carlos’ One and Only Sailboat Cruise

Introducing San Carlos Sailboat Cruises.

This beautiful Leopard 45 sailing catamaran offers 2 cruises a day: 11:00am – 2:00pm and a Sunset Cruise from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.

Beer, wine, coke and water are included along with light snacks. You are also welcome to bring your own.

We depart from L dock at Marina San Carlos.

We are available for private charters and special events too.

We comfortably accommodate up to 20 people with seating in both the front and back or enjoy the net for sunbathing. We are equipped with a restroom, life jackets and a bilingual staff.

Website: sancarlossailboatcruises.com
WhatsApp: 622-172-9068
Facebook: San Carlos Sailboat Cruises
Email:sancarlossailboatcruise@gmail.com

We look forward to hosting you on a luxury sailing tour,
Richard and Tammy Spoon
Owners, San Carlos Sailboat Cruises

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 Thursday – Saturday 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.

Alcoholics Anonymous San Carlos have regular meetings throughout the week. See the full schedule here.

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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