January 14, 2004
They also have a live mariachi band that is excellent. The band plays every night, and you're welcome to tip them on your way out. There is also a guy who roams from table to table with one of those tiny guitars and offers to play a song or two for you for a tip. As with the rest of the vendors associated with the restaurant, they are not aggressive nor are they upset if you give them a polite "no gracias". They'll just smile and move on. A very nice change from other places where you are harrassed by vendors.
The food is so delicious! The specialty there are these canoe-shaped wooden boats that come heaped with seafood. The seafood platter comes with various fish, oysters, scallops, lobster, shrimp, etc piled high and practically falling out of the canoe. It is supposed to be for two people, but could easily feed three or four.
Friday and Saturday evenings are generally pretty busy, so I'd recommend reservations for those nights. Other nights are less crowded and, if you go for an early dinner around 6pm, you'll probably have the place to yourself. Try to sit near the windows, which are open up on top so that you can actually hang the top half of your body out and talk with the vendors or your kids if they are on the swing set.
The only downside is that when the mariachis are in full swing it can be difficult to talk across the table. S, don't go with a friend that you haven't seen in years and want to catch up on every detail of their life.
From journal Mazatlan-The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly