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La Bocanita

1185 Circulo Mercado, Rio Rico, AZ
520-281-0249
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Ranked #3 of 10 restaurants in Rio Rico
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jun 8, 2014
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English first
Fresno, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Great place for a late lunch. Delicious mochomos, don't have to cross the border any more. Fresh seafood. Good atmosphere. Great place to meet your friends for drinks and grub.

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tucson,az
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

La Bocanita was a pleasant surprise. Hard to find at first, get off I19 at the Peck Canyon exit and go 50 feet west then turn south (L) and go about a mile and a half. It's on the left. The shrimp stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon are really good but the highlight was the beef taco. Also... More

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

Surprisingly good meal! Friends brought us to this small, but clean restaurant. On our own, my husband and I probably would have not walked in. We're very glad we did. The waitress was kind enough to bring me a small portion of their white sauce so I could determine if it were too hot for me. It was delicious. Two... More

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Rio Rico, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

La Bocanita offers seafood, Mexican food, steaks and burgers, but seafood is its real specialty. We went on a Tuesday night and the restaurant was packed. We had to wait some time for our food, but we had chips and HOT salsa to tide us over. My shrimp was delicious. My husbands seafood and steak platter was also very good.... More

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Green Valley
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We had a reserved table on a busy weekend evening; but it took a long while before a server arrived. This is a family atmosphere, and an excellent musician was performing. Each of us had different menu items, and we were all pleasantly surprised with the exceptional quality of the food. This restaurant is known for its variety of seafood... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

While visiting Rio Rico for the Nogales Bicycle Classic, I was told by a local to check out La Bocanita. I arrived a bit after 12PM on a Saturday. The restaurant had a handful of patrons enjoying their meals. The waitress seated me at a table right by the cash register/door. I generally find such seating "code" for something derogatory... More

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newbury
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

This is pescado at it best....fish .......Veracruz excellente!! No kidding wisdom cafe get the crowds so go there if you like wait.... Bocanita is every aspect better.... Food, service, and price.... Take my word for it Muy delicoso.....

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Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Not the best service but what I got of my food ( a couple items were missing and not brought after I asked) was top notch

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Rio Rico, Arizona
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We are regular clients in Bocanitas :)) very good!!!! if you want to eat really good and fresh seafood this is the place!!! The cuisine is Sonora style and delicious!!! very good service, friendly and fast. We will going back to this our favorite seafood place in Rio Rico!!!

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Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I've had the fried fish in a chipotle cream the first time I was here and came back Simple place but hey you're in Nogales Owners here at the restaurant Don't expect fancy decor but good fish

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