Loreto Business Directory
Chile rellenos, tacos and burritos, oh my! In addition to the traditional Mexican fare, dining in Loreto offers the freshest seafood, meats and veggies from local farmers and fisherman. So dive in to some of these, our favorite eateries and recommended dining establishments, from family run to fancy pants. Some restaurants do accept credit/debit cards, but most still only accept cash and prices are in Pesos.IN LORETO BAY
|EL CORAZÓN CAFE
Located across from the community center on main paseo, enjoy delicious coffee, fresh juices and smoothies, cinnamon rolls, sandwiches and other items. WIFI
|THE WINE CELLAR OF NOPOLO AKA THE WINE BAR
Serving wines by the glass or bottle, margaritas and appetizers. Located on the corner of the main paseo and the main entrance across from the hotel.
|EL CARDON CANTINA
Serving a quick Mexican lunch menu and micro-brewed beer on tap. Early dinner specials are available too. Check for current hours of operation. Located on the main Paseo just down from El Corazon. CLOSED JUNE-OCT.
Chef Juan Carlos's recent addition to his culinary empire, the 19th Hole is located just off the golf course here in Nopolo. A similar menu to Mita Gourmet is provided, but is also open for breakfast and lunch. Thursday nights, you can enjoy live music such as acoustic Spanish guitar and piano. Great food, service, drinks and atmosphere for that special night out.
Located between founders and Agua Viva on the corner. Serving Lunch and Dinner. Don’t forget to bring in your catch of the day and Carlos the owner and chef will make prepare 4 different courses for you and your guests. Happy Hour 2x1 margaritas 5 p.m - 8 p.m.
|MEXICO LINDO Y QUE RICO
Located on the main drag through town, Salvatierra, you can always find husband and wife, owners and chefs, Martina and Pancho greeting their guests and cooking the finest chile rellenos on the PLANET. Everything on the menu is made from scratch and served with love and heart. The atmosphere is somewhat casual and traditional with colorful, cloth-covered tables set on a vine enclosed indoor patio where local artists can also display their latest creations. A hot spot for both locals and visitors to Loreto. Open for lunch and dinner with excellent prices. Menu items range from $6-$15US. Mexico Lindo y Que Rico is a must when in Loreto. Open for lunch and dinner.
|EL REY DEL TACO
Recently featured on FOOD TV's "Chuck Day Off," El Rey del Taco has been serving up the freshest fish and carne tacos at lightning speed for the past 25 years. Definitely a favorite with the locals and some "in the know" gringos. The tacos here are either fried or grilled, served with corn or flour tortillas and a buffet of toppings like homemade guac, killer salsa, cilantro and grilled jalapeños. Portions are large and the price is right. About $2.50 per taco. While only open for lunch, this eatery is packed everyday and still manages to provide great service. Another must while in Loreto and don't forget to order a fresh lemonade to quench your thirst. After lunch, be sure and visit the Palateria next door for a scoop of homemade ice cream or a coconut popsicle. Located on Benito Juarez in town one block west of Misioneros. Here's to another 25 years and keeping the family tradition going strong. Lunch only.
|VISTA AL MAR
Located on the beach just south of Nopolo (Loreto Bay), belly up to the beach and the Sea of Cortez and order a cold one. While sitting and enjoying the view, you will probably see a "clam man" come right out of the ocean and drop off his fresh catch of Chocolate Clams to the kitchen. Traditional "Chocolate Clams," named for the brown color of the shell, are the specialty here. Baked with garlic, butter and herbs, individually wrapped in tin foil and brought to your table, open these little treasure chests of flavor and enjoy. Since there is no electricity at Vista al Mar, be sure to get there before the sun goes down, or you will find yourself coming back the next day. Lunch only.
A true Loreto institution for breakfast. Cafe Ole is located just off the town square between Salvatierra and the Hotel Posada de Las Flores. Here, the huevos rule, whether served Mexicana style or smothered in ranchero sauce and cheese, all dishes are served with rice and beans, fresh corn or flour tortillas and salsa. If you are in the mood for pancakes and french toast, not to worry, they're as good as it gets. Definitely a fave of the local expat community as well as the Loretanos. A great way to start your day. After your morning feast, you may not weigh the same but your wallet will.
We love Orlando’s! You may find it difficult to get a table at this new addition to Loreto. That’s because Orlando and his staff are serving up some the best mexican food in Loreto, at the best prices and in one of the best outdoor settings. And after your no doubt delicious meal just walk right next door to the Paleteria (Ice cream store) and choose from the 50 or so homemade ice cream flavors they are scooping up. Orlando’s is located in the north side of the town square in downtown Loreto on FCO I Madero and Juarez y Kino. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner. CLOSED WEDNESDAY.
|LA MISION HOTEL
Loreto's only 5 star! Super high end dinner menu, wine list and delicious breakfasts. If here for breakfast, opt for ordering off the menu instead of the breakfast buffet. La Mision is located right on the Malecon and is stunning both inside and out. If dining in the resto is not on the agenda, happy hour starts at 4 where you can order wood fired pizzas and 2x1 margies next to the pool. The view from the second story bar/lounge and dining room offers one of Loreto's best views of the Sea of Cortez and surrounding islands. Whatever your taste, La Mision has you covered.
On Ave Benito Juarez between Calle Davis and the Malecon. (Next to Dolphin Dive Center), the Giggling Dolphin is the face of low key Loreto. Enjoy the Traditional Mexican menu with homemade everything from Tortilla Soup to killer shrimp tacos. Super friendly wait staff and a cool bar made out of an old boat hull. Pop in for lunch at noon and dinner until 10 pm daily.
All prices are in Pesos. So when you get to the cashier, the price may be $800 which is more or less $80US based on a 10/1 exchange rate for simple math. The exchange rate has been hovering around 12 - 13/1. So for $100US you will get $1,200-$1,300 pesos. IN NOPOLO (LORETO BAY)
IN DOWNTOWN LORETO
|LORETO BAY GENERAL STORE
Located #305 on the main Paseo in Loreto Bay across from El Corazon Cafe. They have the basics such as canned goods, milk, cheese, paper products, beer and ice. They also have delicious homemade frozen meals such as enchiladas and frozen pizza! Delivery is free! Paseo Mision de Loreto
Nopolo, Loreto 23887
Phone: (+52) 1-613-111-9659
A brand new large chain style market. This market is your best bet for everything you may need. They have a wonderful bakery, fresh tortillas and cooked food such as chickens, and other items. Located in Independencia and Padre Kino. Credit/debit cards accepted. ATM location.
Nice size market where most of the ex pats shop. They have a great butcher with good cuts of meat. The produce can be iffy sometimes, no bakery, but good selection of items, dairy, bread and liquor. They do have fresh tortillas in the back in a cooler. Located on the main street, Salvatierra and Independencia (at the stop light). Credit cards accepted
More traditional and smaller market, good prices, great produce (most of the time) and a decent butcher with good meat. Located on Benito Juarez right around the corner from the Sherwin Williams store and next to the new Coppel store. Cash only (Pesos)
|THE NEW DELI
Fine gourmet foods, specialty meats and cheeses, and excellent wine selection. Located at 76 Benito Juarez in Loreto.
Best selection of spirits, top shelf liquor and wine. Located on the main street, Salvatierra, across the street from El Pescador Market on the other side of the stop light down about 300 feet next to a dirt lot.
|DOLPHIN DIVE CENTER
Benito Juarez S/N
Centro, Loreto 23880
Phone: (+52) 613-135-1914
|Erick Olson - Real Estate Broker
LG Baja Sur Real Estate – AV68
Licensed in USA & Mexico
USA Cell Telephone: (360) 609-3025
Mexican Cell: 011-52-1- (613) 118-8970
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