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La Bocanita

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Mexican, Seafood
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1185 Circulo Mercado, Rio Rico, AZ 85648
(520) 281-0249
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Mexican in town

We went because of the good reviews and the fact that it was the only place with cars in the lot. NOTE The fajitas are huge, plenty for two. The refried beans and rice was excellent. My only complaint was that they charged for sour cream and guacamole and I've always had that included with fajitas.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
mikeyd1951
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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went because of the good reviews and the fact that it was the only place with cars in the lot. NOTE The fajitas are huge, plenty for two. The refried beans and rice was excellent. My only complaint was that they charged for sour cream and guacamole and I've always had that included with fajitas.

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Thank mikeyd1951
Little Rock, Arkansas
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to La Bocanita twice. Love everything. Great food & friendly service. The ceviche is awesome.

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Thank Nat M
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

My colleagues from Washington DC and my Nogales AZ staff met here for a very convivial casual dinner. Seafood is a big menu feature- raw bar and cerviche in addition to a full suite of Mexican entres and burgers. Full bar. Great prices.

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Thank Alicedc
Colorado
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209 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Down here we are, of course, surrounded by Mexican restaurants. This one is a bit hard to find on a side road in Rio Rico. It's worth the search because ~ tho it's certainly not fancy ~ the food is very good, & unusual in that the menu features largely seafood. One of our friends is crazy for the bacon-wrapped,... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We have been eating at La Bocanita for the last couple of years. They make a fabulous sea bass (my favorite) and great fajitas (my husband's favorite). Their guacamole is fresh and top notch. Everything friends have ordered have been thoroughly savoured and enjoyed. La Bocanita's has recently opened in a second location: in the Mariposa Hotel in Nogalaes, AZ,... More 

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Grand Manan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We come here often when in town and have never been disappointed. It seems very authentic Mexican to us northern snowbirds, and very reasonably priced yet with large portions. Have not yet tried their famous seafood, next time for sure. Not a large place and it can be busy but we rarely have to wait. Just the kind of place... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

great little Mexican seafood restaurant in an out of the way strip mall in Rio Rico. it is well worth the hunt, the food and service are both great, and very reasonably priced. highly recommended in the Tubac/ Nogales area

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Thank Kevin M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

While you don't go to La Bocanita for it's ambiance you do go there for great food. We've had breakfast and dinners there numerous times over the past years and keep going back. There are a several Mexican restaurants in the area that we have tried but none compare to this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The best dishes i've tasted in the world.The owners excellent hosts.And the staff very attentive service and super clean place to eat.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

This place was horrible from the get go no greeting at the door the staff looked like they were bothered by my presence and they sold me rotted food that left me nearly comatose the owner ignored my calls I hope they get shut down for negligence I could have died from rotten shrimp tacos the texture was of paste... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1185 Circulo Mercado, Rio Rico, AZ 85648
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Rio Rico
  • Phone Number: (520) 281-0249

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?