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JJ's Cantina

Cholla Bay, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Bar, Pub, Mexican
Cholla Bay, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

JJ's Cantina is an institution in Cholla Bay having been there forever! It is popular with locals as well as tourists, situated right on the beach. It is a hangout for " the younger crowd " during Spring Break. Fun, great drinks and a great...More

Thank bettyanp
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We love to go to JJ's for a cold beer and lunch while in town. Their food is very inexpensive, cooked fresh and always solid. Not a high end place to eat but just fun while sitting out looking at the Bay and having a...More

Thank tanfasticAZ
Reviewed 9 July 2017

If you are meeting friends down in Cholla Bay, this is the place to be. Right on the beach, outside seating has beautiful views. Just a basic pub style restaurant. Location is what makes JJ's the place to meet up. Very relaxing, beach attire.

Thank JKMacAZ
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Let's get this straight from the get go. JJ's was never meant to be place for uppity people looking for resort style cuisine and kiss butt service. JJ's is also not a dive bar that attracts the wrong element and serves you when you get...More

1  Thank Spenser B
Reviewed 28 June 2017

After reading the reviews, hubby and I went for a late lunch. Had the cheese burger and fries. Awful. Not sure what I was eating as I was not familiar with the flavors and taste of the burger. However, view very nice and margarita hit...More

1  Thank JazzyLass
Reviewed 23 June 2017

I was there for Circus Mexicus so the fun was already there. Mostly this place had its act together (and I own a music venue). About my only complaint is they could hardly take pesos!

Thank michael n
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

It's been 30+ years since I've been here. It's better than I remember. Good food. Cold, reasonably priced beers. Great views. A Rocky Point MUST!!!

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 29 May 2017

You can sit inside or outside. The beer is ice cold and the views of the bay are awesome. A must stop

Thank M L
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We found ourselves on a lazy Saturday with nothing to do as the weather and wind prevented any water activities so we drove out to Cholla Bay to see the "world famous" JJ's Cantina. First of all, the drive out there during super high winds...More

Thank BLBTraveler
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is an ideal place to sit, socialize, take in the view, watch the tides, enjoy quality service, food & drinks. Gringo or local, Spanish or English....this is a place to kill time and get a feel for LA Cholla. If you can time it...More

Thank Montanagilmore
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Mexican
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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