Rocky Point Eats — Restaurants in Rocky Point

Sunset from El Capitan RestaurantA couple months ago my husband and I had the rare and welcomed opportunity to vacation in Rocky Point, Mexico when there was no one there. We were lucky enough to eat at many of the restaurants...everything from seafood to tacos. I thought I'd share some of our finds.

One of the first visits we had in Rocky Point (after checking into our hotel, the Peñasco del Sol) was to the Rocky Point Convention & Visitor's Bureau. Rosie Glover and her team treated us like special guests in their city and pointed us in the direction of the best restaurants.

The Blue Marlin

Blue Marlin Restaurant signThe most highly recommended restaurant we visited and found in Rocky Point was the Blue Marlin. YOU MUST get the "Special for Two!" This quaint, friendly local dinner spot has been around for over 40 years (according to other patrons we met, who'd been going there that long!). You definitely want to sit on the porch. Feel the sea breezes graze The Blue Marlin Sign your shoulders as you sample Rocky Point's best local catches including: shrimp (of course-and several variations), red snapper, clams, oysters, and flounder. The flan is not included with the special, but you shouldn't miss it! This scrumptious meal will make you want more, but don't forget they are closed on Wednesday. Regrettably we did and missed a second Special for Two. The Blue Marlin is by far the cream of crop of the restaurants we visited in Mexico.

Manny's Beach Club

Manny's Beach Club is supposed to be the place to party, but we went there for breakfast and then to cruise the cool tidal pools along the beach there. We had the Chaquiles, which is a creation with tortilla chips that are slathered in enchilada sauce & cheese. They are often served with eggs, as well. I was quite impressed and quickly full, making the stroll on the beach necessary.

Combo Taco

Combo Taco looks a little like a Sam's club version of a taco stand, but you will not be disappointed in their fish tacos. I tried most of their taco "combos" but was most happy with the plain ole' fish tacos. Choose from multiple flavors of salsa and delicious slaw at the salsa bar. It took us a while to figure out exactly how the ordering worked, since no one there spoke English. So, I've provided the steps to get you to the eating ASAP below...

  1. Wash your hands in the back.
  2. Pick out a drink from the cooler.
  3. Order your tacos.
  4. Pick a table.
  5. When your tacos arrive, go to salsa bar and load up.
  6. Pay your bill (and smile about how little you are paying). This gives you the option to order more tacos if need be before you pay, which we did.

Casa del Capitan

El Capitan restaurantOn one cloudy evening we visited the much talked about Casa Del Capitan, which most call El Capitan. This is where you will find the best sunset views in Rocky Point, as well as good food and drink.

It's very hard to find; we drove around for at least 30 minutes before we found the indistinct dirt road that leads up a steep hill to the restaurant above the Malecon (don't worry I have a little car with no four-wheel drive and I made it easily). If you're on your way to the Malecon, take the dirt road going left at an angle, past Latitudes 31. Head up the hill and at the top is El Capitan.

Photo of OystersWe watched an amazing sunset over all of Rocky Point and well beyond, while eating a $7 dozen oysters on the half shell, and getting serenaded by Mariachis. It couldn't have been better.

There are many other restaurants we didn't get to try, which means we have to go back.

Happy Eating!