Guaymas Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Guaymas

January 1, 2018 Toi Mattera

Guaymas (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɡwajmas]) is a city located in Guaymas Municipality in the southwest part of the state of Sonora in northwestern Mexico. The city is located 117 km south of the state capital of Hermosillo, and 242 miles from the U.S. border, and is the principal port for the state. The municipality is located in the Sonora Desert and has a hot, dry climate and 117 km of beaches. The municipality’s formal name is Guaymas de Zaragoza and the city’s formal name is the Heróica Ciudad de Guaymas.
Things to do in Guaymas

1. El Oeste Steak House

Blvd Garcia Lopez | Armida Hotel, Guaymas, Mexico Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +52 622 225 2800
Excellent
53%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 89 reviews

El Oeste Steak House

This is part of the Armida hotel and I can't find a link on there page that talks about it. It is very good and would be helpful for others to know not staying at the hotel.

Reviewed By LightPro - Long Beach, California

Highly recommended for dining in Guaymas. While the mounted game heads on the wall would have PETA quivering, the friendly and warm environment lends well to casual dining and fine steaks prepared to order. Rib Eye & Sirloin were served to my table and both were excellent. Expensive by Guaymas standards, but for beef lovers, it delivers.

2. Shunfa Express

Av. Aquiles Serdan Esquina Calle 17 | Frente a FAMSA Col. Centro, Guaymas 85400, Mexico Chinese, Japanese, Sushi Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
0%
Good
72%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 7 reviews

Shunfa Express

Reviewed By SUNSKYWALKER - Singapore, Singapore

Everybody who has benn to China or had some Chinese food in New Yor City China Town will tell you that in the case of Shunfa Express: "this is not the real deal."
The general taste of all their offer of dishes is limited to what Mexicans like and their pallets, but I could say that the real Chinese food happens to be in their kitchen, but not at the reatsurants tables for visitors or clients. At least not in Guaymas, Sonora.
There are more authentic restaurants of Chines food in Mexicali, despite being the number two in heat of the world, it is the best choice.

3. La Cobacha Granpatio

Carretera Internacional km. 1982, Guaymas, Mexico Seating, Waitstaff Seafood, Mexican Lunch +52 662 221 2270
Excellent
23%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 42 reviews

La Cobacha Granpatio

Reviewed By TripMember04022015 - Abbotsford, Canada

A little trouble communicating but excellent cuisine at a very reasonable price...
I had surf & turf which was in the menu as fillet mignon but it was a lesser cut with excellent flavour and the prawns were very good..
My wife had the skewer of beef, prawn, tomatoes and peppers... Very tasty she commented..

4. Mariscos EL Rey

Carretera Internacional Junto Al Puente de Miramar, Guaymas 85420, Mexico Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood Lunch +52 622 224 0302
Excellent
29%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
9%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

Mariscos EL Rey

Reviewed By Mike H - Panama City, Panama

Obviously very popular - totally full on Saturday afternoon. Maybe we should have ordered seafood rather than fish. The tuna steak with mango sauce was OK in itself but for US$10 I expected more than three lettuce leaves and two slices of tomato as an accompaniment. The chicken salad, described as "fiery" had little flavour at all. The fish cordon bleu and the fish minon were average. Think it thrives on its name rather than actual quality or, as I say, maybe we ordered the wrong things.

5. Mr. John's Coffee Shop

Plaza Altea Local 1, Guaymas 85440, Mexico +52 622 221 2909
Excellent
52%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Mr. John's Coffee Shop

Reviewed By SUNSKYWALKER - Singapore, Singapore

I was really expecting this place to open since they were under construction last year. I did not let any prejudice get into my mind due to my other experiences in so called restaurants in the area, where they do not care for delicate details.
One thing that called my attention from this place since it began taking form, was the contrast between the name of it and the decor of the coffee shop. You will agree that if you hear the name of it you can imagine an American style ornamentation. To my surprise, all the details in the walls, the tables, the chairs, the presentation of the dishes are Frenchyssh ( I think my deep satisfaction with this coffee shop entitles me to make up a few words), and for all of you who have been to France, and "la Ville Lumiere", you will agree that French, in spite of their resilience to be nice in general, excell in what they themselves call "L'art du table," or The art of the table.
Truth be said, you will feel, at least for a little while if you look inwards, in France, until you look away and see you are in the middle of a rocky and desertic state in Mexico.
Service needs to get a little better, but the owner of this place has really understood the mandatory training, so they are on the way to be a hell of a place in the region.
A place to go back to any time you like for their variety of dishes is good enough to experience great food, and their desserts are superb!
BON APPETIT!

6. Mariscos El Mazateno

Petrolera, Guaymas 22379, Mexico Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Seafood, Latin Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +52 622 221 2000
Excellent
38%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 55 reviews

Mariscos El Mazateno

Reviewed By Rich N

This is a fantastic mariscos place....I've eaten here many times and have tried multiple offerings off their menu.....everything is over the top excellent.....great food....great service.....palapa open air restaurant.....very reasonable prices.....this is pretty much a locals place but there are enough gringos coming in to warrant English speaking waiters...I think that its only open for breakfast and lunch....the them a try...you won't be disappointed and you Will go back for more....

7. Konuti

Plaza Altea, Cinemex, Guaymas, Mexico Fusion +52 622 221 1420
Excellent
12%
Good
76%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

Konuti

Reviewed By Clau M - Guaymas,Sonora

This is a simple nice restaurant with asian food. It is located next to the movie Theaters. The sushis are very good as well as the noodles.

8. Murphy's Bistro

Avenida Villa del Mar | 2B Colonial Miramar, Guaymas, Mexico Pub +52 622 221 0700
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Murphy's Bistro

Reviewed By Minda S - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Our favorite restaurant in and around Guaymas/San Carlos. See also Facebook for lots of reviews with pictures of dishes. No liquor served, but the server offered to go to the convenience store next door to get a beer for my husband. No need, the food was so satisfying we didn't miss the beer. Everything had a special touch that set it above the very good food we had elsewhere. No Irish dishes, classic Mexican with a delicious twist, including seafood.

9. Los Arbolitos

Carretera Internacional Km 1982, Guaymas, Mexico Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Seafood, Latin Lunch +52 622 226 0076
Excellent
56%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 52 reviews

Los Arbolitos

Reviewed By Guaymita

The seafood here is usually some of the freshest you can find in Guaymas; best to try the dishes that make the most of its freshness and quality. The location is not good at all.

10. Loncheria Doney

Calle 25 | Avenida Serdan Esquina Colonia Centro, Guaymas 85400, Mexico
Excellent
56%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Loncheria Doney

Reviewed By Mike H - Panama City, Panama

Only opens from 4pm. Good basic Mexican food at a fair price. Carne Asada Tacos are the best sellers and were good. The "Papas con Queso, Crema y Carne" is very good - but rich/filling. One portion [plus a couple of tacos] will be enough for two people. Only Coke, Jugos Jamaica and Cocos. No water! Someone told us you can take your own beer but we didn't.

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