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This week’s San Carlos newsletter: October 21, 2020

San Carlos and Guaymas Photos

Cloudy sunset, by Carlos González Nemer

Desert night sky, by Carlos Arguelles

Calm waters in the Soldado estuary, by Zahin Glez

Waxing crescent moon above Omar Arriaga and his Sonora Jazz Trio performing at the Sunset Bar and Grill, by Pete Skinner. See below for a listing of all the entertainment in town this week.

Prehistoric looking Pelican fishing for its dinner, by Guillermo Soberón

News & Marketplace

  • Join us on Facebook for photos, event updates and more (more than 11,000 people already do).
  • The outdoor Rescate Marketplace will open again on Saturdays starting on Saturday, November 14. All vendors are welcome (artisans, cooks, crafters, and hobbyists. No “tianguis”). For information and to reserve your “free’ space, call 622-126-2112 or 303-346-0275. Note that a vendor’s fee of 10% of total sales will apply.
  • As you snowbirds start to make your way back to sun and fun (aka San Carlos), remember that you need to have Mexican car insurance. Even if your U.S. or Canadian insurance includes an extension of physical damage coverage for Mexico, you still must purchase a separate policy that includes liability coverage from a Mexico insurance carrier.
  • And now is a good time to look into cross-border health insurance. Did you know that most health insurance plans won’t cover medical treatment in Mexico? ASA Inc. (International Insurance Consultants) is one option that can help you find international health insurance that is right for you. They have short and long term plans that cover Covid-19 related health expenses. You can call them for a free consultation at 1-888-272-8288 or 480-753-1333; or email them at insurance@asaincor.com.
  • 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

The forecast is for partly cloudy skies Thursday and Friday and sunny the rest of the week. The daytime temperature will be 32 – 33 C (89 – 91 F) until Sunday, when it will drop to 29 – 30 C (85 – 87 F). Night time temperatures will be 20 – 22 C (68 – 71 F). There’s a chance of rain Wednesday night through Thursday morning.

There are no tropical cyclones in the Eastern North Pacific at this time and tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

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

Entertainment this Week

Entertainment Calendar

Wednesdays

  • Los Bad Rumors. 4:00pm – 7:00pm, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Mark Mulligan. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega. NEW
  • Piano music by Doug. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Blackie’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Grupo Zero, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar. NEW

Thursdays

  • Sensa Nova. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega. NEW
  • The Mike and Heidi Duo. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Piano Music by Doug. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Luna Band. 7:00pm – 11:00pm, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.

Fridays

  • DJ Alex Meza. 3:00pm – midnight, La Bartina 64.
  • Assterisko. 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Sensa Nova. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Marvida Taproom & Kitchen. NEW
  • Mario. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega. NEW
  • Piano music by Doug. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Blackie’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Mare Caraibe Band. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Los Bad Rumors. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Duoval. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Malibu. 7:00pm – 11:00pm, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Karlo, live DJ set. 8:00pm – midnight, Marvida Taproom & Kitchen. NEW

Saturdays

  • Assterisko. 2:00pm – 5:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • The Dudes. 2:00pm – 5:00pm, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • DJ Alex Meza. 3:00pm – midnight, La Bartina 64.
  • Cadenza. 4:00pm – 6:30pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Son Desierto. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Piano music by Doug. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Blackie’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Grupo Sabor a Mi. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Laura y Cadenza Band. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Gigi and The Glow. 7:00pm – 11:00pm, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Los Delfines. 8:00pm, Delfines Bar and Grill.
  • Hector & Karlo, live DJ set. 8:00pm – midnight, Marvida Taproom & Kitchen. NEW

Sundays

  • Sector 7. 2:00pm – 5:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Son Desierto. 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Piano music by Doug. 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Blackie’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Malibu Lite. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Sonora Jazz Trío. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Gravity y Beto. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Reggae Night Sayonara. 8:00pm – midnight, Marvida Taproom & Kitchen. NEW

Mondays

  • Mark Mulligan with special guest, Mike Nash live stream. 5:00pm.
  • Gembe Jazz. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.

Tuesdays

  • Mike and Heidi. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega. NEW
  • Sensa Nova. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Alfredo & Beto. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.

Future Events

  • October 29 – 31. Festival de la Calaca. On Thursday, October 29 in Plaza de las Palmas there will be an art exhibition at 5:00pm followed by folkloric dancers at 5:30pm. And on Saturday, October 31 there will be live music, folkloric dance, food, drinks and crafts, starting at 4:00pm in Three Presidents Plaza and on the Malecon in Guaymas. All events are free.
  • October 31. HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille annual Halloween Party with Gigi & the Glow. 7:00pm.
  • November 14. Rescate Marketplace. 9:00am – 1:00pm, Rescate Clinic parking lot.

Other News Around Town

Rescate is back to Full Service

Rescate would like to thank the residents of San Carlos for your patience and understanding during our reduction of services necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are now almost back to full staffing levels, have access to PPE (personal protective equipment) and cleaning / sanitizing supplies. We are therefore pleased to announce that we will be returning to full service levels effective immediately.

COVID-19 continues to be present in our community, so we will still screen patients for signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival at our facility. If there are symptoms present, we will send the patient to the rear entrance for private triage and treatment.

We request that every person coming to our facility continue to take all normal precautions – wear a mask, use hand sanitizer and maintain appropriate distancing. If there are already patients in the lobby when you arrive, please wait outside until it is safe for you to enter.

Again, we thank you for your understanding and we are happy to be back serving our community!

COVID-19 updates for Guaymas, Sonora & Mexico

Of the 35,929 confirmed cases in Sonora yesterday, 21,859 recovered, 3,047 died, 11,023 are active cases of which 157 are hospitalized (105 in serious condition). In Guaymas / San Carlos, as of yesterday, there were 1,759 cases (26 new cases last week), and 202 deaths (3 last week).

Today, Mexico had 5,788 new cases and 555 deaths for a total of 860,714 confirmed cases (627,584 have recovered and 146,237 are active) and 86,893 deceased.

Mexican immigration (INM) announced October 1 it had the authority to return, fine, or jail foreign travelers who do not comply with sanitary measures, such as wearing masks, participating in health screening, or who travel with COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms at ports of entry and exit, immigration checkpoints throughout Mexico, and immigration stations and offices.

Sonora remains in “Yellow” according to Mexico’s four-color semáforo, or traffic light, Coronavirus rating system. Sonoran Health Secretary Enrique Clausen urges residents to continue with the use of masks, frequent hand washing and social distancing.

Border travel restrictions have again been extended, and are now in place through November 21, 2020. The travel restrictions have been in place since March 21 and apply to non-essential land traffic to and from the U.S. and Mexico and the US and Canada. Mexico does not seem to be enforcing the restrictions, and US citizens have been able to drive across the border.

Clean Up San Carlos, October 24

It’s a new season, and Clean Up San Carlos will continue its weekly community cleaning this Saturday, October 24.

We will meet at the Tetakawi mountain trailhead at 8:00am.

We will focus on both sides of the road and the medians. They are full of blown trash and need our attention!

Let’s continue to keep San Carlos beautiful. Volunteers are needed. Everybody is welcome.

** Bags and gloves will be provided. Don’t forget to bring your drinking water.
** We have Grabbers on hand.

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

Thank you, Anne Lewis & Allison Poutiatine, cleanupsancarlos@gmail.com

Diving Report


The warm waters are continuing into the second half of October. Two of last week’s local dive sites were Isla San Nicholas, the island right outside San Carlos Marina mouth to the left, and the Aquarium, the area just south of Martini Cove and Catalina Island.

At San Nicholas we dove on the eastside of the island going south to north. Visibility was about 30 feet with 86 degree water. After doing the giant stride off the back of the boat, we were enveloped in a large school of various species of Grunts that were not at all interested in us, only in eating. A little farther along the reef a beautiful white nudibranch was grazing on algae – Doriprismatica sedna.

On our second dive at the Aquarium, we dove along the west wall, going south to the point. A sea turtle was seen by two of the divers in our group as soon as they dropped down. There are large boulders along this edge with Lobster and Balloonfish hiding out. Schools of Bluechin Parrotfish, Yellowtail surgeonfish, and Longfin Halfbeaks jetted by us. At one point a school of about 30 Three-banded Butterflyfish encircled us. The visibility and water temperatures were the same as the first dive.

Both of these sites would be great for snorkelers. If you have been thinking about a dive or a snorkel, now is the time. Warm water and good viz — you can’t beat that!

To dive or snorkel with El Mar Diving Center, call 622-226-0404 or email elmarmexico@gmail.com.

by Annette Felix and Feliza Rios; El Mar Diving Center, elmarmexico@gmail.com

Golfing Report

Men’s League: Dear fellow golfers:

I have spoken with a few local Men’s Club players and I’ve been informed that the greens are still good but the fairways are very dry. Lenny says that the golf course is open and The Palapa Bar restaurant will be open soon.

Some members especially from Canada are not showing up until the new year. I have heard from some of our American players and some have come back already with more on the way. Some players that usually rent for the season or drive motorhomes may not be coming at all, so we have no idea how many people we will have for the upcoming season. I think the best way to solve this is just show up every Thursday at 9:00am for November and December. The schedule currently on the Men’s Club page has been adjusted to show this kind of play until after Christmas. We may need more volunteers as it appears that most of the Executive will not be showing up. I myself should be flying down around the middle of November.

I’ve also spoken with the organizers of the Exactec Tournament in Obregón and we may be able to do that in January as a road trip. We will need at least 25 players in order to secure a bus for free.

It’s unfortunate but we are in very difficult times and we should be happy that we even have anything to play on. So let’s try to make the best of this season and I’ll see you all sometime in November.

If you’d like to join the Men’s Club, have any questions or have information about the course in San Carlos, please do not hesitate to email me (boyleda@yahoo.com) or Jim McAdie (jimmcadie@gmail.com).

Cheers, Dave Boyle, President

Ladies Golf League: I am canceling the 2020 – 2021 Ladies Golf season. For those of you who are coming and feel comfortable playing golf, by all means make your own arrangements. On Tuesdays, members can make up foursomes at the course if they wish to play. Due to no rain this summer, the fairways are very dry. The greens and tees are in good shape. The Club has been closed to all other activities so far.

Thank you, Mary Spalding, President

Happy Hours and Food Specials

The Palapa Bar and Caddy Shack Sports Bar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

La Palapa Griega

Enjoy delicious Greek food, seafood, and cold drinks in the open-air, palapa covered restaurant on the beach. Our friendly staff is waiting to serve you.

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

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

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

Entertainment:
Tuesday: Mike and Heidi, 5pm – 8pm
Wednesday: Mark Mulligan, 5pm – 8pm
Thursday: Sensa Nova, 5pm – 8pm
Friday: Mario, 5pm – 8pm
Saturday: Assterisko, 2pm – 5pm.
Sunday: Sector 7, 2pm – 5pm.

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

El Mar Restaurant

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

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

Daily Specials include:
Tuesday: Chiles Rellenos ala Isabel
Wednesday: Pork Ribeye with Apple Sauce
Thursday: Fettuccini Alfredo with Shrimp
Friday: Fish & Chips
Saturday: Coconut Shrimp
Sunday: All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet, from 8am – noon, 140 pesos NEW
Beer Selection: Tecate, Tecate Light, Amstel, Bohemia, Coors Light, Heineken, Indio, Miller, XX Lager, XX Ambar.

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

Captains Club

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

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

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

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

Delfines Bar and Grill

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

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

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

NOW SERVING SUSHI! Craving sushi? Come in and try our delicious options today. Friday Special — buy 2 sushi dishes and get 2 FREE Tecate Lights!

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

Sunset Bar & Grill

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

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

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

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

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

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

Entertainment: Fridays, Los Bad Rumors, 7pm – 10pm. Saturdays, Son Desierto, 6pm – 9pm. Sundays, Sonora Jazz Trio, 6pm – 9pm.

New Hours: Open Every Day from 3pm – 11pm. Click here for the menu and a map. Follow us on Facebook. For reservations, call 622-109-0003.

Soggy Peso Bar

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

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

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

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

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

Entertainment: Fridays, Assterisko, 4pm – 6pm. Saturdays, Cadenza, 4pm – 6:30pm. Sundays Son Desierto, 3pm – 6pm.

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

HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille

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

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

Check out our daily food and drink 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.

NEW Entertainment:
Wednesday: Los Bad Rumors, 4pm – 7pm
Thursday: Luna Band, 7pm – 11pm
Friday: Malibu, 7pm – 11pm
Saturday: The Dudes, 2pm – 5pm; and Gigi and The Glow, 7pm – 11pm
Sunday: Malibu Lite, 5pm – 8pm

Hours: open every day 11:00am – 12:00pm. 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 is your fine dining experience in San Carlos. Tortuga’s continues to serve the best meals in town with our Fresh Food Bistro menu. All of the menu items come from local fresh sources. All of our famous meats (Prime Rib, Rib Eye, Filet Mignon), Special Catch of the day, Spicy Tuna, Field Salad and a few new dishes are hand-picked to ensure you’re getting the best.

The Bistro is open 3:00pm to 11:00pm Monday to Friday and 1:00pm to 11:00pm, Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday special is our famous Beef Wellington (425 pesos).

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

Entertainment: Monday: Gembe Jazz, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Tuesday: Alfredo & Beto, 6pm – 9pm. Wednesday: Grupo Zero, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Thursday: Piano Music by Doug, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Friday: Mare Caraibe Band, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Saturday: Laura y Cadenza Band, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Sunday: Gravity y Beto, 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

Food & Drink Specials:
Monday: Enchiladas (95 pesos) + Margarita (60 pesos)
Tuesday: Mexican day: Taco Tuesday (25 pesos) + Tequila (40 pesos). Tortilla soup, fajitas and fish tacos with 50% discount
Wednesday: Shepherd’s pie (95 pesos) + screw driver (75 pesos)
Thursday: Italian day: beef tostada (35 pesos) + Cerveza Nationale (30 pesos). Fresh pasta, lasagna, chicken parmesan, tiramisu with 50% discount. See the flyer for details.
Friday: Chile Relleno (110 pesos) + Margarita (60 pesos)
Saturday: Fish Finger Tacos (90 pesos) + Mojito (60 pesos)
SundaySpecial Eggs Benedict (115 pesos) and Bloody Mary (75 pesos), served 8:30am to 1:00pm. Domingo Pasta: bolognaise, alfredo, carbonara (90 pesos).

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

Colibrí Restaurant & Bar

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

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

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.

October Specials: 2 x 1 Tecate Light beer from noon – 5pm. On Wednesdays, Pizza Date Night…all house pizzas are 135 pesos (eat in or take-out).

NEW Entertainment: Tuesday: Sensa Nova, 6pm – 9pm. Saturday: Grupo Sabor a Mi, 7pm – 10pm.

Hours: In-room dining (by reservation only) and take-out is available from 8:00am – 10pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Click here for more information about our Specials and Take-out options. Reserve or place your take-out order by calling 622-115-3466. Follow us on Facebook.

La Bartina 64

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

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

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

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

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

Hours: Open Thursday, 2pm – 10pm; Friday and Saturday, 2pm – midnight; and Sunday, 2pm – 10pm. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. We have FREE WIFI and we do “Take-out”. Follow us on FacebookClick here for the New Menu, more information, and a map. For reservations, call 622-226-0968.

Blackie’s Restaurant & Bar

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

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

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

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

Entertainment: Piano music by Doug: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 6pm – 9pm; Sunday, 4pm – 7pm. NEW

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

Turquesa Restaurant

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

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

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

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

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

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

Los Arbolitos de Cajeme

Los Arbolitos de Cajeme in San Carlos welcomes You!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tequila’s Restaurant & Bar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hair of the Dog

Hair of the Dog will open again on November 2!

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

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

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

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

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

La Terraza Bar

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marvida Taproom & Kitchen 

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

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

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

Weekly Food & Drink Specials:
NEW Happy Hour
 weekdays from Tuesday to Friday, 2pm – 5pm: Cerveza Marvida, 2 x 100 pesos
Tuesday: Taco Tuesday – 25 pesos/taco.
Wednesday: 2 x 1 Margaritas, all day long.
Saturday and Sunday: New Brunch Menu available all day.

NEW Entertainment: Friday: Sensa Nova, 5pm – 8pm. Karlo, live DJ set, 8pm – midnight. Saturday: Hector & Karlo, live DJ set, 8pm – midnight. Sunday: Reggae Night Sayonara, 8pm – midnight.

Hours: Open Tuesday to Thursday: 2pm – 10pm; Friday: 2pm – midnight; Saturday: 12:00pm – midnight; Sunday: 12pm – 10pm. Closed on Monday. Follow us on Facebook. For reservations or for your take-out order, call 622-124-1624 or WhatsApp 622-176-0348. No pets indoors please. Click here for more information, the menus and a map.

Explore San Carlos: Tours and Excursions

El Mar Diving Center

We are San Carlos’ Premier Scuba Diving Center, providing Adventure since 1988. We offer certification courses (Open Water; Advanced; Diver Specialties such as navigation, underwater digi-photo, night, deep, and wreck diving) representing SSI and PADI Training. Already certified? Then come to El Mar to rent or fill your tanks or service your equipment. We also offer a snorkeling course.

For a memorable day on the water, join us for one of our diving, snorkeling, kayaking or fishing trips. We also rent kayaks, snorkeling and scuba gear. Click here for more details.

Phone: 622-226-0404 (San Carlos Office); 1-877-365-0251 (Toll Free from U.S. & CAD)
Address: 263 Creston, San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
Website: elmar.com/mexico.php
Email: elmarmex@prodigy.net.mx
Facebook: El Mar Diving Center San Carlos Mexico

Jack Wilde Kayak Adventures

Family and friends coming to visit? Do you want them to experience the beauty and wonder of San Carlos, to really understand why you love it here so much? Why don’t we take them kayaking?

Out on the water we can truly enjoy the gorgeous scenery, the interesting wildlife, and the feel of the Sea of Cortez beneath us. Combine it with a swim or snorkel and a little beach time; what better way to show off this incredible location?

A three-hour tour, including kayak, costs only $40 USD per person.

Trips are in stable and dry double kayaks and include basic instruction, all required equipment, a light snack and a biologist as your guide. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

You can also take Kayak Paddling lessons.

Click here or call Jack for more information.
Phone number 622-138-1805 (cell) 622-226-1293 (home)
Email: JackWildeAdventures@gmail.com

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

Horseback trail rides through our beautiful desert up to Nacapule

You can enjoy our Sonoran desert with our amazing trail rides. We offer 1, 2 and 3 hour trail rides for all ages and abilities, on top quality trained horses and guided tour. Morning afternoon, sunset rides.

Specials: 500 pesos or $25 USD per hour. 750 pesos or $40 USD for 2 hour ride. BBQ after your trail ride for $10 USD or 200 pesos per person. Music with band $50 USD for 2 hours.

Have a horse-themed Birthday Party! All ages, minimum group of 4 and max 10. Includes 30 minute horse ride, petting zoo, hot dogs or beef burgers, bring your own birthday cake (2 hours total), 4 people cost 3000 pesos, each additional person costs 500 pesos.

Overnight stay in mobile home at the ranch, sleeps 2 people: 800 pesos, 1 night stay only.

All tours are private party only. Minimum 2 riders, max 6 riders. All bookings must be made 24 hours in advance. Call for directions to the ranch.

Contact for (English) Natalie, 622-101-2208
Contacto para (Español) Mario, 622 176-3662
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Thrift Stores & Book Shoppes for Charity, Church Services, Sports

Rescate Treasures Thrift Store: Safety protocols are in place with required mask, temperature check, shoe wash and hand sanitization. Appointments are necessary so do not hesitate to call today to make yours. To make an appointment, please call Pat Adams, 622-227-0502 or 622-165-3560. Thank you for your patronage.

SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe: Open by appointment only on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Masks are mandatory. For an appointment, please contact Carole Bonhorst at 622-226-0683 or 520-326-6580 (Vonage). SBPA‘s Altered Tails Book Shoppe is located in Marina San Carlos. The Book Shoppe validates parking.

San Carlos Community Church: Public worship services on Sundays at 9:00am.

The Men’s Golf League will play every Thursday at 9:00am in November and December. If you’d like to play, just show up. For more information, contact Dave Boyle (boyleda@yahoo.com) or Jim McAdie (jimmcadie@gmail.com).

On Tuesdays, women golfers can meet and make up foursomes at the course if they wish to play.

Pickleball: There’s open play at Mirador Courts from Monday – Saturday mornings. For more information, including membership, click here.

Emergency Numbers

  • Rescate at (622) 226-0911 for Emergency Calls Only. At this time, Rescate services continue to be reduced to “Emergency Only”.
  • 911
  • 065 Cruz Roja
  • Sentinel Unit Covid-19 “Guaymas Norte”, 622-221-0108
  • COVID-19 direct line for Secretary of Health, Sonora 622-216-2759. Call Monday to Sunday from 8:00am to 8:00pm if you suspect you have COVID-19 and a doctor will give you advice and care if needed. If you are over 50, pregnant or belong to a vulnerable group and you tested positive for COVID-19, call 662-216-2759 and an oximeter and medications will be delivered to your home free of charge.
  • CIMA Hospital 662-259-0900
  • IMSS 622-222-5237
  • IMSS toll-free number for COVID 19 issues 800-222-2668
  • The Mexican Secretary of Health hotline 800-0044-800.
  • Police 622- 224-0105
  • Comisario, Enrique Gamez 622-130-7338
  • Comisaria 226-1400
  • US Consulate General in Hermosillo 662-690-3262

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