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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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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
A great Find in Rio Rico

We are always looking for a new place to eat in the Rio Rico area and we found a good one. La Bobonita serves authentic Mexican food in a friendly, clean atmosphere. Their specialty is seafood. I had the delicious Filet Culichi and my husband had Filet Veracruz, which was also good. We were there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Arizona
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We are always looking for a new place to eat in the Rio Rico area and we found a good one. La Bobonita serves authentic Mexican food in a friendly, clean atmosphere. Their specialty is seafood. I had the delicious Filet Culichi and my husband had Filet Veracruz, which was also good. We were there on a Saturday evening and... More 

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Phillisburg, Nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We suspected this restaurant ought to be good when we saw the parking lot was full of cars. The lady manager was very friendly and seated us right away. Menu was simple with very reasonable prices. Food was served quickly. My son and I order Tacos Asada (steak tacos) which is out of this world. My husband ordered red chili... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Came from West Palm Beach Florida to visit friends and they took us to La Bocanita. the food was wonderful, the staff super friendly. the Guacamole was delicious!!.

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Sandy, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Excellent Food and great Service. Had Shrimp in a green sauce. Best entrée I have had in a Mexican restaurant.

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Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went on a Saturday night. The place was packed wih an apparently entirely local crowd. I had a prawn dish served in a creamy green sauce. The portion was generous and the dish was unique and excellent. My wife thought her chile relleno was good, but "a little soggy". Location is not obvious; ask your hotel for directions.

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Sahuarita, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch and left very full and satisfied. Had their new Plato Azteca, wow it was tasty and very fresh. Also enjoyed their chips, salsa, and freshly made guacamole. Give it a shot if you are in the area, you won't regret it.

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Rio Rico Arizona, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A reliable establishment well suited to couples, families, or special parties. Casual dress and no need to change if just passing by looking for solid dining. Atmosphere is almost always festive if enough folks are there.

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Penn Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Finished 18 at the Kino Springs golf course and needed some nourishment. As we were just a little north of the border, Mexican cuisine was the natural choice. My brother recently moved to the Rio Rico area and had been mapping out the local restaurants. He suggested La Bocanita so we headed on over to check it out. When we... More 

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A warm family-run Mexican restaurant that is filled with locals, yet goes out of its way to welcome out-of-towners! A huge menu with reasonable prices - delicious food!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Whenever I am in the area (6 months out of the year), I keep going back to La Bocanita for the best shrimp and seafood. Although I have tried the heavier seafood dishes, I prefer and am able to order off the menu for a simple broiled shrimp with garlic. The food is consistently good and the prices equally so.... 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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?