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La Bocanita

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1185 Circulo Mercado, Rio Rico, AZ 85648-6247
(520) 281-0249
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Rio Rico, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went there on 9/24/16 this place is expensive and they cook their food in the same oil. ALL of it, tortilla chips, chicken, fish everything. Apparently even their fried ice cream. My daughter is allergic to gluten and got sick because they fry their tortilla chips along with everything else.

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Thank cindyg843
Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is delicious. I have been here several times and I really like it. The service is fair but the food is amazing.

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Thank aniter08
Nogales
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best places for surf or turf in Rio Rico along with an adult beverage and you have a very good place to sit down and enjoy.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

To many choices on the menu , average service and very average food for above average prices .. I won't be going back .. I could have made a better choice I selected soft tacos and regretted for the rest of the evening ..

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Rio Rico, Arizona
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

I have tried this restaurant a few times and have found the food to be so-so. I had shrimp tacos and they were not good for my taste. I took the shrimp out of the tortilla and ate it that way. The sauce they had on it was not taste worthy. The service was ok. For Mexican cuisine, I find... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We had lunch and the food was good. The portions are generous and the flour tortillas are wonderful! Enchiladas and frijoles are good, so are the chili rellenos. The rice is quite bland. The restaurant offers many seafood special dishes, and several of the shrimp dishes looked quite good! Chips and salsa were complimentary and tasty. Service was slow--better not... More 

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Thank Ruth G
Rio Rico, Arizona
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

I reviewed Bocanita a couple of years ago and gave it mixed ratings. We have since grown to love the place and come here often. We love most everything on the menu, just avoid the deep fried fish unless you like it dark and crispy. Their enchilada sauce is so good! Wonderful atmosphere too,

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Thank easterbread
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Now, before I go on a rampage and explain the problem let me start by explaining that my family and I have been purchasing food from this establishment since its inception as a roach coach next to Joe's Pharmacy, and because of the exceptional service we always received from the owner along with the taste of the food, we have... More 

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Thank Josie N
Tubac, Arizona
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96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

If you're looking for excellent, authentic Mexican dishes in southern Arizona, many of the locals go to La Bocanita in Rio Rico. It's not easy to find but worth the search. La Bocanita specializes in shrimp dishes. My favorite is a green cream and cheese sauce over grilled shrimp. Also excellent carne dishes and other traditional dishes. No frill interior... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Cozy, inviting, friendly, cheery, with great shrimp tacos and cold beer! Prices are very reasonable. They have a big variety of all the Mexican favorites. It's a must if you're in the area!

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1185 Circulo Mercado, Rio Rico, AZ 85648-6247
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Rio Rico
  • Phone Number: (520) 281-0249

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