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JJ's Cantina

Cholla Bay, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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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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English first
Big Island
2 reviews
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 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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Alpine, California
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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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Gilbert, AZ
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Stopped in for breakfast, cook/cashier was pretty rude. Canned beans and hard tortillas, it was cheap though.

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Maricopa, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

JJ's is an Icon of the area - it's been around for ages (and it shows). Don't come here for food, but do drop in for drinks. Happy Hour is the BEST time to go to mingle with the locals. What JJ's lacks in sparkle it makes up for in people. The locals (and frequent visitors) area always up for... More

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Anchorage ak
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We were the only customers when we arrived for lunch. The cook misunderstood beef burritos and we got beans. They were very small, but all the tortillas in the restaurants in Rocky Point that we went to had tiny tortillas. You think you're ordering a meal sized burrito or a couple tacos and you get snack size portions. But the... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

if you are looking for a teenager's spring break kind of place, come here. sticky floors, expensive and over cooked fish but good priced drinks. loud music and atmosphere of immature drinkers (spring breakers). country music and golf on tv. clean bathrooms.

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