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Cholla Bay, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great, Great and Good

Great place for a concert though it can get a bit crowded Great place for to grab a drink unless it is during the aforementioned concert, which then it might take a few minutes to get the drink in hand. Good place to grab some food. Had the fish and chips and the asada tacos. Fish and Chips were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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  • Late Night
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
OKC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Great place for a concert though it can get a bit crowded Great place for to grab a drink unless it is during the aforementioned concert, which then it might take a few minutes to get the drink in hand. Good place to grab some food. Had the fish and chips and the asada tacos. Fish and Chips were great... More 

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las cruces
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Had a quick breakfast and bloody Marys and enjoyed it. Nice and quiet that time of day. We hit a lot of the bar/rest. on the Malecon and this one was very good.

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Puerto Penasco, Mexico
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I had lunch there a few weeks ago. I found the "style" of service not my favorite. After finding a table, getting a drink, you had to go back outside to the front (without taking your drink), then ordering from a simplistic menu. Tacos $2.25 per, quesadilla $2.50 per (a tortilla folded over). A little pricey for a "serve yourself"... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

JJ's no longer has a kitchen to serve food of and the food stand beside their bar is inconsistent. A few months back, we were able to order nachos made with real cheese but on our latest visit, we were served stale chips with a squirt of liquid orange goo. Part of the fun for us was being able to... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stumbled onto JJ's Cantina, and now that I am back home, I am reading the comments of fellow tripadvisorians - I can only echo what dudebroman from Texas said. JJ's is an old bar, very affordable, don't go there for decor but sit outside at the concrete table and forget about the madness of the world. It was a... More 

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Big Island
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I'm really surprised to see this on trip advisor and somehow it just doesn't belong here. JJ's is a local place to get an inexpensive cocktail, enjoy a magnificent view, and ideally you are not even here if you don't already love the place. It is so not about food or drink. or the bathrooms or the service. I've been... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

JJ's had a neat set up. Outside of a shaded patio connected to the bar is a series of stepped banquets that lead down to the beach. These are cement and flank a center set of stairs, kind of like a small stadium. Each banquet feels like it could seat 6 people comfortably and there's a small raised stage for... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and I decided to check out this bar while we were at RP. I was told that it was a legendary bar that had been in RP for a long time. It was to my wife's delight that everyone was speaking English there. I looked around the bar while she ordered our beers at $1.50 per. The bar... More 

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Phoenix Az
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Absolut must stop in Rocky Point/Cholla Bay! Go there once and you will be there twice. JJ's has been a staple to local in Penasco for almost 40 years. Great drinks and awesome fish tocos even late night menu! We have a home in Cholla and never go there without a stop at the CANTINA!

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Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Great place to hang out and have a drink plus everyone knows english. Food is cheap and great tasting.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cholla Bay, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Northern Mexico  >  Sonora  >  Puerto Penasco
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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