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JJ's Cantina

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Cholla Bay, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
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  • 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
A really good environment for a beer and a bite to eat

The standard must do for first timers. Try the fries, drink a corona and watch the water--Cholla Bay (the bay that JJ's is on), is a little different than the other beaches. You can watch the boats of the local fishermen go out and come in, sometimes there are contests, and if you're a football... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
KaceyJack
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The standard must do for first timers. Try the fries, drink a corona and watch the water--Cholla Bay (the bay that JJ's is on), is a little different than the other beaches. You can watch the boats of the local fishermen go out and come in, sometimes there are contests, and if you're a football fan, try a Sunday at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place is good place to go to. The beach is just right along it and with some live music as well. The drinks are good and the service had to keep up with the mad rush that they had when I was there. The atmosphere on the inside though is just fixed on the past though with all the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent little bar/cantina, always worth swinging out to Cholla Bay if you're in Puerto Penasco/Rocky Point. Come at low tide, pick up sand dollars in the bay (shuffle your feet, there are stingrays), then stop by JJ's for a couple of beers before heading out. If you like luxurious all-inclusive resorts stay away, if you like Mexico beach village charm... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is one hell of a bar. No AC and lots of Corona. Get some atomic cherries as well. You can float up in your kayak or walk from a home rented in Cholla Bay

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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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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