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Cholla Bay, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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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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Dining options: Late Night
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las cruces
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Gilbert, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

JJ's is a local hangout and to many it is legendary. To me, this is a very rundown place that needs a good cleaning and intensive repairs. The food here is below average, at best. (One exception might be PH Naffah's annual Hot Dog and a Smile event.) Personally, at JJ's if it is served on a plate or in... 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

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