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JJ's Cantina

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Cholla Bay, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We rode out to Cholla Bay to see the town. Quaint desrted fishing town. We found JJs Cantina. A visit to Rocky Point must include a stop at JJs. Order fish tacos, burgers, fries, or quesadillas. Carry your food and drinks down to the cement tables and enjoy the view. Vendors selling colorful wall hangings on the beach. Great fun!!!

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Thank Liz S
Isanti, Minnesota
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When you sit out on the back deck you can't beat the view. I was craving American food after a lot of burritos, tamales, chiles, etc. They have a cheeseburger to die for. Simple but so delicious. The staff was fun and friendly. Great place to stop for a drink and some food with atmosphere.

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Thank Tammy J
Chino Valley, Arizona
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you haven't visited JJ's, you need to include it in your Mexico experience. As Roger Clyne says" my second home is a third world cantina...". Come watch the tide come in, the dolphins in the bay, drink a cerveza, and toast the sunset.

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Thank skyjill1
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

The views are awesome and the drinks are reasonable. Always treated like a "local" when you walk in and never feel out of place.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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122 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Spending time at JJs Cantina is an experience, from watching the people to sitting on the beach watching the fishing boats to simply being on Cholla Bay. Visiting Rocky Point must include a stop at JJs. Order up fish tacos, burgers and fries, BBQ or quesadillas. Carry your snacks with drinks down to the cement benches and tables and enjoy... More 

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Thank Lynn B
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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

The location of this bar is very far from Penasco and often requires a truck instead of a car due to the road. Once you arrive and sit outside you realize why so many love it here. The bar was full of American's which from the conversations transplanted from the states. Its a little far to travel but a great... More 

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Thank Jnjiemtz
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Place has not changed much and does need updating but perfect location. Ok food. Average. Drinks excellent, but again for the area and being the only hotspot in town they really need to update the place because it could be a hit and everyone would come because the location and atmosphere are awesome. Potential 5 star but for now 3... More 

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Thank kevin s
Tucson, Arizona
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268 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

JJ's hasn't changed a bit in the approx. 30 years we've been going to the Puerto Penasco area. It will probably change dramatically once the cruise terminal gets finished and the ships arrive. Right now, all the other reviews are true at one time or another. The place can be cold, it can be hot, there is no service, the... More 

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Thank TrapperH
Sonoita,AZ
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88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Great place to sit and enjoy watching the tides rise and fall filling up the bay. Able to sit outside and relax. They have food, also.

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Thank Wish2BretiredRN
on th road
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Nice views, uncomfortable seating, no service. We had to get our own drinks. Limited selection of t-shirts. This bar did not have wine the day we were there (Sunday), which should have been a busy weekend crowd. No one was there.

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Thank OnTheRoadRetired

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cholla Bay, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Northern Mexico  >  Sonora  >  Puerto Penasco

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?