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La Bocanita

Mexican, Seafood
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1185 Circulo Mercado, Rio Rico, AZ 85648
(520) 281-0249
Today
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 23
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
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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
Don't miss this excellent Mexican Restaurant

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
William S
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Sandy, Utah
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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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238 helpful votes 238 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 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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27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Richmond, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Just like in Puerto Peñasco. Fresh, clean, and at the right price. We ordered the seafood cocktails, and some fish tacos. They were awesome.

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colorado springs
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Friends took us to this restaurant and we are grateful that they shared. We had ceviche de camaraon as an appetizer that was just packed with shrimp and a spicy but not hot sauce. One of the waiters told us they bring fish weekly from Puerto Penasco a few hours south. Camarones culichi is shrimp in a rich velvety green... More 

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Texas
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176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

The setting is very pleasant and clean. The service was wonderful. The menu is extensive and a bit different to decipher with poor translations. We had the fish tacos and the shrimp tacos. They were tasty, but the fish and the shrimp were heavily breaded and fried, not the best. Not much actual fish or shrimp. We would like to... 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?