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This week’s San Carlos newsletter: February 28, 2024

San Carlos and Guaymas Photos

Good morning San Carlos! by Lisa Lindgren

Members of the Country Club and of the ladies biking group were just two of the many groups and individuals that took part in Sunday’s walk to end domestic violence, organized by Seguro y Sano – Sana y Protegida.

Hundreds of bikers participated in this weekend’s successful “San Carlos Beach & Desert Rally”, by 93.3

The San Carlos Rotary Club’s Mardi Gras party at Club Duo was so much fun. Our wonderful community showed up once more to support education and everything that the Rotary Club does to help kids. A special shout out to The Dudes for their great performance and to Marinaterra Management for their collaboration in this event.

San Carlos Weather, News & Marketplace

News & Marketplace

  • Join us on Facebook for photos, event updates and more (28,000 people already do).
  • The movie “Dune: Part 2” is currently showing that it’s playing in English this Friday at the CINEMEX theater in Guaymas. Check again on Thursday when they update the movies & showtimes to confirm.
  • The Annual General Meeting for Rescate Services is on Monday, March 4 at 10:00am at the San Carlos Yacht Club.
  • This is the LAST WEEK of Sunset Bar & Grill’s 2×1 breakfast promotion. Take advantage of the last few days of this amazing deal and free parking from 9:00am – 11:00am through Saturday, March 9. Thank you to the winter community who came out to enjoy this promotion. Starting Monday, March 11, Sunsets will offer a new summer schedule & menu to be announced soon.
  • 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 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

There’s a slight chance of rain on Wednesday. Saturday will be mostly cloudy and the rest of the week we’ll have mostly sunny skies. The daytime high will be between 24 – 26 C (73 – 78 F) and the night time highs will be 14 – 15 C (57 – 59 F).

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

Property Taxes are Due

To all home owners — your Property Taxes are due.

This year, there is a 15% discount if you pay your Property Taxes at the San Carlos Tax office by March 31, 2024. You will receive your official payment receipt (recibo oficial) right away once you’ve paid at the office.

The San Carlos Tax office is located in Plaza las Palmas (by the CEA water company), and is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am – noon only.

Payments are accepted by cash (Mexican pesos only), Mexican check, VISA or Mastercard credit card, or debit card. You need to have your tax number, so bring a receipt from a previous year.

You can also pay your property taxes online here or print this year’s bill to take to the office.

This Week’s Special Events

Marvida’s 1st Anniversary Leap Year Party, February 29

On Thursday, February 29, join us at Marvida Taproom & Kitchen as we celebrate our 1st Anniversary Leap Year Party — we opened 4 years ago on the last leap year — February 29, 2020.

We will be celebrating all day with an Oyster Bar hosted by Chef Antonio Amavizca @chefantonioamavizca from 1:00pm – 6:00pm. Oysters are 50 pesos.

We’ll be giving away delicious pastries until they run out, and have 2 x 1 on all Craft and National Beers all day long.

In addition, the first 100 customers will receive raffle tickets for a chance to win one of 10 gifts comprised of merchandise and Marvida gift certificates for consumption.

Enjoy live performances by Son Desierto from 3:30pm – 6:30pm, and then Sayonara from 7:30pm – 10:30pm.

Come and join us for the party at the Marina San Carlos malecon.

Mariachi Revelacion Mexican Night, February 29

Back by popular demand, “MARIACHI REVELACION” will be performing once again at Colibrí restaurant on Thursday, February 29.

The show starts at 6:00pm.

There will be a Special Mexican Menu prepared for you:

* Charro beans as a starter
* Chiles en Nogada with rice
* Buñuelos for dessert

The cost for the set menu is 500 pesos per person.

Our regular menu will also be available.

Please call 622-115-3466 for your reservation.

RE/MAX Open House, March 1

RE/MAX First Choice Realty will be hosting an Open House Event in San Carlos on Friday, March 1 from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

Locations: Solimar, Royal, Loma Bella and Country Club (see list on flyer).

Maps are available at RE/MAX’s office in Plaza Arrecifes (behind the ARCO gas station), or click here for a map.

Call 622-226-1800 for more information.

Open Flea Market / Tianguis, March 2

Bahia Storage will have a Tianguis / Open Flea Market on Saturday, March 2 from 8:00am to 10:30am.

All sellers are welcome to set-up between 7:00am and 8:00am. The 150 pesos per car vendor fee goes towards educational needs in the community. All vendors are welcome.

For more information, call Miguel at Bahia Storage at 622-173-0060 or email

Rescate Marketplace, March 2

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.

Ceramic & Crafts Sale, March 2

On Saturday, March 2 from 11:00am – 3:00pm at Club Deportivo, browse the beautiful ceramics display and items for sale.

Come see the latest that our talented members have been working on and buy pieces for your home and yard.

Featured will be plates and bowls hand painted by local artists which can be purchased and for 250 pesos filled with a choice of soups and/or a baked potato bar.

All proceeds will be used to support the building of the women’s shelter.

Also many hand crafted products will be for sale and there’ll also be a bake sale. Please join us, no cover charge.

Cabezas de Loro House Concert, March 2

On Saturday, March 2, Cabezas de Loro (Parrot Head) are hosting a house party and concert with singer/songwriter, Thom Shepherd.

Thom Shepherd will be on stage. San Carlos folks have heard several of his songs that Mark Mulligan has recorded including “Simplify” and he wrote “Same Beer, Different Can”. Thom is a great entertainer as will be seen as he sings his popular song “Djibouti”.

The doors open at 1:00pm, and the live performance is from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.

The cost is 300 pesos to be paid at the door.

The location for the concert is at Jeff and Michelle Gletne’s waterfront home in Villa Hermosa at 96 Loma Bonita. See map.

BYOB, friends, chair, and an appetizer to share if you’d like.

Come and help us “Party with a Purpose”.

Ostioneros de Guaymas basketball, March 2

Ostioneros de Guaymas play basketball in the CIBACOPA league, which plays from mid-March to mid-May. The finals run through June.

The CIBACOPA Basketball League starts its 2024 season on March 1. Ostioneros de Guaymas’ home opener is against Hermosillo Rayos is on Saturday, March 2 at Gimnasio Municipal Guaymas at 8:30pm (map).

You can follow them on Facebook for more information.

Color Fun Run, March 3

Run or walk and enjoy an explosion of color at the Color Fun Run on Sunday, March 3 at 9:00am.

This 5 KM run will start and end at Club Duo located along the main street in San Carlos.

The entry fee is 300 pesos or 350 pesos with a CHIP. A CHIP is necessary to record the participant’s race finish time.

Registrants will receive protective glasses, colored powder, an event T-shirt, and a chip to record your time (for 50 pesos more).

All proceeds will be donated to Estoy Contigo, which helps people with cancer and their families.

Sign up at Marinaterra Hotel & Spa.

For more information, visit Estoy Contigo’s Facebook page.

Huichol Art Show & Sale, March 4 – 6

From Monday, March 4 to Wednesday, March 6, there will be a display of fine Huichol bead work at the Tecalai Clubhouse.

They will be available:
Monday: 11:00am – 5:00pm.
Tuesday & Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm.

Returning to San Carlos are Rosendo Carrillo de la Rosa and his wife Celia from Santa Catarina, Jalisco. They are members of the Huichol indigenous people.

The Huichol have a long history of beading, making jewelry and decorating bowls and other figures, including stunning animals and decorative masks. The brightly colored beads are fastened with wax and resin, in very intricate and beautiful patterns. Many of the designs have religious and cultural significance, often induced by visions which occur during peyote rituals.

It is worth a visit just to view the pieces, and many of us will not have the opportunity to see this traditional beaded art at any other place or time. The prices are very reasonable. Come and enjoy.

Entertainment Calendar


  • 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.
  • Piano Music by Doug. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Blackie’s Restaurant.
  • The Three Guys. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Flor de Lis. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.


  • 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.
  • Piano Music by Doug. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Blackie’s Restaurant.
  • Disco de Vinil. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Sector 7. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, La Zurda Beer Co.
  • Utopia. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Marvida Taproom & Kitchen.
  • Bad Rumor, 8:00pm – 12:00am, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.


  • 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.
  • Piano Music by Doug. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Blackie’s Restaurant.
  • Santa Lucia. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Bonifacio’s.
  • 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.
  • Grupo Zero. 7:30pm – 10:30pm, 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.


  • Vino Tinto Acustic. 10:00am – 1:00pm, Club Londres.
  • 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.
  • Danny Moreno. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Hair of the Dog.
  • Salsa Music. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, La Catrina Restaurant & Gallery.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Piano Music by Doug. 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.
  • Lou & Est, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Sayonara Reggae. 7:30pm – 10:30pm, Marvida Taproom & Kitchen.


  • Yambé Jazz. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.


  • 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. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, La Calaca Tacos y Cerveza.
  • Luis Villa, Jazz. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Piano Music by Doug. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Blackie’s Restaurant.
  • Three Guys. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • La Sula Blues Band. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Hair of the Dog.

Future Events

Rotary Carne Asada, March 9

On Saturday, March 9 from 11:00am to 2:30pm, the Ranchitos School PTA and the San Carlos Rotary Club will host the 32nd annual Carne Asada Fiesta.

This event will be held at the Ranchitos Primary School (turn off Tetakawi Blvd at Coralitos, go past the Athleticlub and follow the signs).

There will be special musical and dance presentations in beautiful costumes including folklorico dancing and mariachi music.

An authentic Mexican carne asada meal will be prepared and served by the parents of the children who attend this school. The bar opens at 11:00am and that includes the famous San Carlos Rotary Margaritas and Bloody Mary’s along with other refreshments.

Don’t miss out on this special event! Come for the food (Carne Asada), entertainment, drinks and fun. It’s the cutest show in town. The food is tasty and plentiful and there is excellent entertainment. But the show stoppers are always the brightly costumed students from the Ranchitos school who perform several traditional dances.

The cost is 400 pesos ($20 USD) per person. Purchase your tickets from the folks in front of Santa Rosa or CIBanco and at the Rescate Marketplace. Everyone is welcome. All proceeds support school improvements at the Ranchitos Primary and Kindergarten school.

Vino Fest, March 9

Marinaterra Hotel & Spa is hosting the 6th annual VinoFest Wine Festival on Saturday, March 9 at Club Duo (map).

This year will once again have a Bacanora Pavilion and regional craft beers, as well as regional and international wines. Several restaurants will also be offering food for sale.

There will be entertainment throughout the festival. Headlining the event is popular Mexican singer, María José.

The cost is 1750 pesos in the general area, and 3500 pesos for the VIP area. Tickets are on sale at Marinaterra Hotel and online here. For more information, call 622-225-2020 ext. 2 or email:

The proceeds of this event will be donated.

Find more information here.

Castaway Kids Beach Party, March 10

The Beach Party is back!

After a 3-year hiatus, our biggest event in San Carlos is returning. On Sunday, March 10, we will be enjoying an afternoon of the best music that San Carlos has to offer. All of your favorite bands will be donating their time and talents to entertain you between Noon and Sunset at Sunset Bar & Grill.

Join us for drink and food specials, 50/50 raffles, special prize raffles and a whole lot of fun. The Chicos de San Carlos (our own Castaway Kids kid’s music group) will also delight you with their music.

Tickets are 250 pesos in advance and include a Welcome drink and free parking. Tickets will also be available at the door for 300 pesos, but if you do not have a ticket you will have to pay for your parking at the gate. Tickets are available for purchase at the Castaway Kids Thrift Store, La Calaca, Vive Real Estate and Sunset Bar & Grill. All proceeds will support the Castaway Kids Music Program.

Bring your own beach chair if you want to lounge on the beach and wear your Soggy Peso shirt to get a free shot of Tequila! We look forward to getting the community together.

San Carlos Follies, March 12

San Carlos …. It’s time for the Follies!

Join us for a hilarious night of skits, songs and overall silly entertainment.

Show Dates: Tuesday, March 12, Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14.

Show Location: El Mar Theater, 6:30pm.

Tickets: All tickets are General Admission and cost only 400 pesos

Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. There will be a raffle and Rescate will host a table for membership purchases.

Tickets for the SBPA sponsored, San Carlos Follies, are now available. Tickets can be purchased at Coldwell Banker Realty during business hours, at both CIBanco and Santa Rosa on given days and at the Rescate Market this coming Saturday!

Purchase your tickets for this inaugural event and support the SBPA.

Rescate Grand Bazaar, March 16 – Vendors Welcome

The annual Rescate Grand Bazaar will be held on Saturday, March 16, from 9:00am to 2:00pm in the Town Square by the Catholic Church (the Rescate Marketplace is cancelled on the 16th).

It will feature numerous vendors selling goods such as beautiful jewelry, arts, gifts and local crafts. You can also buy delicious baked goods, hamburgers (sold by Rotary), and Tortuga’s Bloody Mary’s and other drinks.

Come enjoy a stroll, browse the Market Place, listen to live music and have a bite to eat and a drink. There will also be live music and a raffle. All proceeds benefit Rescate Emergency Medical Services.

Spaces are still available for rent for you to showcase and sell your wares. Please contact Connie 303-669-8387 to reserve your space and for more information.

St. Patrick’s Pickleball Bash, March 17

Don’t miss out on the San Carlos Pickleball Club’s End of Season Pickleball Bash!

Date: Sunday, March 17, from 8:00am – 2:00pm

Format: The San Carlos Pickleball Club will be hosting a Competitive Skill-based Round Robin Tournament
5 games guaranteed (2 hours play)
Team Cabbage vs. Team Corned Beef

No partner needed: Mixed partners will be paired by the Tournament Directors (or if needed, gender partners)

Register on Court Reserve by Skill Level: 3.0, 3.5, 3.75, 4.0, 4.5

Registration closes: Thursday, March14

Cost: 400 pesos for members and 500 pesos for non-members. Please pay in pesos when you arrive at the courts to check-in.

Questions: If you have any questions, you can contact the Tournament Directors:
* email Theresa (“T”) at or
* WhatsApp Debbie at 1 (970) 318-1409

Tequila Toast to the Winning Team around 1:30pm
Come ready to play hard and party harder!!!

More Future Events – Save the Dates:

  • March 8 – 9. Oceans Week, Sponsored by ETER in La Manga. Conferences. Beach Cleaning. Evening Event.
  • March 16. Rescate Grand Bazaar. 9:00am – 2:00pm, Catholic Church.Plaza.
  • March 16. Corrie Remembers show. 6:00pm, San Carlos Community Church. Free, but ticket required. Contact Debbie Hays for tickets: 505-934-8770,
  • March 17. St. Patrick’s Day Green Beer & Dinners around town (i.e., La Palapa Griega).
  • March 17. St. Patrick’s Day Dinner / Dance at Club Deportivo. Tickets go on sale in front of CIBanco on March 1 at 9:00am.
  • March 18 (third Monday in March). Benito Juárez’s Birthday Memorial. This is an official Mexican holiday and schools and many businesses are closed.
  • March 23. Liga de Arte Spring Show. 9:00am – 3:00pm, Tecalai Club House.
  • March 24 – 30. Semana Santa (Easter week). March 28, Maundy Thursday. March 29, Good Friday.
  • March 31. Easter Sunday.

Other News Around Town

Clean up San Carlos, March 2

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

This Saturday, March 2, the whole community is invited to help.

At 8:00am, we will meet along the road between OXXO and the Tetakawi trailhead (see map).
There is a wide shoulder on the road to park. There’s lots of roadside trash to be collected.

** 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,

CRRIFS – Falcon Release (he’s back)

At the end of January, we rescued a Peregrine Falcon in Guaymas with a broken wing and unable to fly. We took him to CRRIFS and after weeks of treatment we decided it was time to release him.

He flew away but stopped about 800 yards away to rest. The next day a Ranchitos neighbor reported a falcon walking down F street. He is now back at CRRIFS, with his injury healed, but in need of exercise. We used to have a big aviary that was broken by last summer’s horrible sandstorm. If we can fix it and put it back up, he could practice his flying and go back home.

If you can help us get our aviary back up, we would love to give you a tour of our Wildlife Rescate Center and meet our Peregrine Falcon. Call or text us at 622-152-9934.

CRRIFS – we are Much More Than Turtles!
Center for Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Investigation of Fauna Silvestre (Wildlife)

Birding Report

Hola Birding Enthusiasts,

We had 22 for our outing this past Thursday. I split the group and David Jasper took a number to the Rincón del Ensueño development and I took the rest to the Marina Seca slough by the boatyard.

My group had a nice sighting of the elusive Virginia Rail and at least 6 Sora (also rails). We also had a Chihuahuan Meadowlark mixed in with our Westerns making all future identifications more complicated. We had 30 species in total.

David’s group of 13 found an egg in the Least Grebe nest that some of us spotted two days earlier. It is not in a very protected spot so we will have to be careful on future trips there to give it a wide berth. They had over 35 species. We joined up at the Sunset Grill for an early and delicious lunch.

My Bird of the Week is the Gray Vireo. Most people have heard of sparrows, warblers and other species even if they wouldn’t know them if they saw them. Vireos, however, are another matter. Most non-birders have never heard of them. Vireos are small to medium passerines (perching) birds. They resemble warblers but have thicker bills. Vireos usually have a little white between the eye and the bill and chubby little bills with a tiny hook on the end. There are 13 species of Vireo in Canada and the US but others reside in Mexico, Central American and the northern part of South America. Its name in Mexico is Vireo Gris.

Our little friend was spotted at the Ojo de Agua watering hole north of La Manga. It was perched on a limb waiting for a safe time to drop down for a drink. We heard the trilling call before we spotted it.

In its breeding range in the hot and arid mountains of the southwest US, it prefers to eat insects. Studies have shown, however, that when it comes to northwest Mexico and Baja California Sur, it prefers our lowland scrub especially where there are elephant trees and changes its diet to fruit when it is available.

The birding group will meet this coming February 29 at 8:00am 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. 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 I wish you happy birding wherever you are.

by Mary Tannehill
sources: and

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.

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.

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 (January 31 only), 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.

Until March 9 – 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 February, from 9:00am to 11:00am, Thursdays to Mondays (closed Tuesday & Wednesday), 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, 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: 
For the whole month of February, Colibrí restaurant is offering a Valentine’s Breakfast Special — 2 breakfasts including coffee for 310 pesos; and 2 x 1 Mimosas.
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: The Three Guys, 6pm – 9pm. 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: 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.

Tuesday: Sensa Nova, 5:30pm – 8:30pm.
Wednesday: Sahuaro, 5:30pm – 8:30pm.
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 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, 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 informati

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.

Specials: From Monday to Thursday, Bonifacio’s now has an All-you-can-eat Salad Bar from noon to 2:00pm. And from Thursday through Saturday, enjoy a Taco Bar (4 tacos max) during Happy Hour, from 4pm – 6pm.

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.

January Food & Drink Specials:
Daily: Grilled Lobster, available for a limited time only.
Daily: Bacanora Fest, 130 pesos
Saturday and Sunday from 6:00pm – 10:30pm: Glass of Sangria for 75 pesos

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.
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, Chicken stuffed with Green Chile and Cheese, Salmon Fillet on Pasta, Truffled Chicken Breast, Spaghetti Pomodoro, Spaghetti with lobster tail, Fish Fillet … all with sides and salad. Chef’s suggestion: fresh lobster tail from Baja. Wednesday: fish & chips or four pork tacos for 200 pesos, includes a XX lager beer.

Entertainment: Sunday: Piano music by Doug, 3pm – 8pm. Tuesday – Saturday: Piano music by Doug, 6pm – 9pm.

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.

Oréganoo’s Tortas, Subs & Salads

Oréganoo’s Tortas, Subs & Salads is Now Open in San Carlos!

Oréganoo’s is the newest restaurant in the Seascape Plaza and has you covered for all your favorite homemade sandwiches, subs, salads and desserts. Come in and try one of our delicious and affordable breakfasts including scrambled and fried eggs, pitas and bagels, bacon, ham and sausage, hash browns and your favorite Chilaquiles salad.

Ready for lunch or dinner? Embrace the tastes and flavors of traditional Mexican cuisine by choosing a torta — a Mexican sandwich filled with a plethora of different ingredients and toppings. Each ingredient adds a particular flavor to the torta, leading to our distinct Oréganoo’s taste. For example, La Sonora torta is filled with Rib eye steak, Ures cheese, panela cheese, beans, guacamole, cabbage, tomatoes and mayonnaise. La Cubana is filled with breaded beef steak, pork, Argentinian sausage, ham, Monterrey cheese, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes and mayo.

We also serve traditional sandwiches — the Chicken Ranch being one of our most popular. We’ve also got Roast Beef, Italian and Philly sandwiches, as well as Pulled Pork. All our tortas and sandwiches are accompanied by French fries. For a lighter fare, try our Greek or Florida salads.

Oreganoo’s is located along the main street in San Carlos, in the Seascape Plaza (heading out of town, just past the new condo tower being built along the beach). There is plenty of free parking in the plaza.

Tuesday Special: Buy one Chicken Ranch Sandwich and get the 2nd one for half price!

Hours: Open daily from 8:30am – 6:00pm — closed on Wednesdays. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We have FREE WIFI and we do “Take-out”. For reservations or your take-out order, call 622-113-3721. 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.

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

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)

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

Visit our website:

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
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

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

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.

WhatsApp: 622-172-9068
Facebook: San Carlos Sailboat Cruises

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

Club Deportivo:

  • Mondays: Ceramics at 9:00am.
    • Bridge at 12:30pm. All are welcome.
  • Tuesdays: The Sewing Bee has moved. Please contact Phyllis Levine for more information –
    • Bingo at 5:30pm (free popcorn).
  • Wednesdays: Dance Lessons at 4:00pm. Learn many styles of dance. Everyone is welcome – you do not need a partner.
  • Thursdays: Ceramics at 9:00am.
    • 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: Saturdays at the beach beside Delfines Condos at 11:00am. Prior Experience is Encouraged! For more info, WhatsApp Mandy at +1-737-444-6249 or email


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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