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JJ's Cantina

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Cholla Bay, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
Today
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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: Lunch, Drinks

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  • 14
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  • 10
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beach Bar on Cholla Bay

JJ's is an excellent little cantina/bar in the area. My wife and I like to come here for bar food and cocktails (and cerveza!) and enjoy the outdoor deck area as it overlooks the Bay. Always a fun time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Andy W
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

JJ's is an excellent little cantina/bar in the area. My wife and I like to come here for bar food and cocktails (and cerveza!) and enjoy the outdoor deck area as it overlooks the Bay. Always a fun time.

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Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

JJ's is an institution in Cholla Bay and if you go to Rocky Point you don't want to miss a stop in for a Tecate and a fish taco. Most of the time it's a sleepy little place with a staff that's been there as long as the building (well, not quite). If you happen to hit it on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

We went on vacation and they were so great.. we stayed in Cholla and Cesar was so very accommadating to us and our kids. The food was great and the drinks were wonderful plus it's right on the beach you can't beat that!!! Definitely going back this summer

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

All over Phoenix, I see J.J.'s Cantina license plates so maybe I had built it up in my mind. On my first trip to Puerto Peñasco, JJ's was my first stop for lunch over at Cholla Bay. The 'parking lot' was full so I had high hopes for a home-cooked, Mexican meal. The bar was where most customers were. We... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Made the trip out Cholla Bay to look at the cute houses and walk the bay during low tide. We were there for early dinner so the night life hadn't started yet - the place was empty. Had quesadillas and fries - cheap and average. This would be a great bar during one of the live concerts.

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OKC
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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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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
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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
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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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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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Additional Information about JJ's Cantina

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
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cholla Bay, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Northern Mexico  >  Sonora  >  Puerto Penasco

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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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