San Carlos Journals

Eating and Sleeping in San Carlos

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An April 2004 trip to San Carlos by btwood2

·Super Carnes Santa Rosa Photo, San Carlos, Mexico More Photos
Quote: There are restaurants from fancy to roadside stands, corner markets and fresh produce stands, places to rest your weary head after days of water fun, beach adventures, exploration, or shopping. This journal includes but a small sampling of what’s available.

Eating and Sleeping in San Carlos

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·Super Carnes Santa Rosa Photo, San Carlos, Mexico
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Lodging: During our recent stay in San Carlos, Mexico (see San Carlos, our Intro to Mexico), we stayed in one large resort and one small inn, and checked out several more places while roaming around town. We also looked at a couple of RV parks, in case we are ever brave enough to come down in our motor home. Food:San Carlos has a wide selection of restaurants, of which we barely nibbled the surface. For the meals we didn’t eat out, we sought out local grocery stores, although we heard there were bigger supermarkets in Guaymas, San Carlos’s larger "twin port" only 20 minutes south on the coast. At Super Carne...Read More

San Carlos Plaza Hotel and Resort

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Hotel

San Carlos Plaza Hotel and Resort Photo, San Carlos, Mexico
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Four days’ stay at this Gran Turismo hotel was a gift for buying into the ILX resort family. Located on Playa Algodones on the Sea of Cortez, we really kicked back and relaxed here! Our deluxe room had a partial ocean view from the covered private balcony. Our room, done in aqua, peach, and sand, contained queen-sized beds, TV, dresser, table, chairs, and nightstands. A room with double closet, mirrors, and sinks with regular and purified water faucets led to the bathroom. The bathroom consisted of bath/shower combination and toilet. If a person was going to be picky, they would have to mention that the Plaza isn’t immaculate. There’s a bit of peeling paint in the corners of th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 20, 2004

San Carlos Plaza Hotel and Resort
Paseo Mar Bermejo Nte. Lote No. 4
San Carlos, Mexico
(622) 227-0777

Posada del Desierto Apartments

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Hotel | "Posada del Desierto"

Posada del Desierto Apartments Photo, San Carlos, Mexico
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I found Posada del Desierto on the internet. We arrived after our gift stay at luxurious Plaza Hotel, and although I fell in love with the place immediately, for Bob it was an adjustment. This posada oozes charm and personality, but it’s small and not fancy. Bob’s biggest disappointment was that the large satellite on the roof is currently for decoration only. After some deliberation we decided to stay for the 6 days remaining to us. Juan Carlos in the office let us pick the plates, cups, bowls, cutlery and cookware we thought we could use. We bought some basic items at nearby grocery stores, and soon our little kitchen was set up and ready to go, complete with shelves, drawer, small frig...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 20, 2004

Posada del Desierto Apartments
Marina District
San Carlos, Mexico
(52) 622-226-0467

El Mirador RV Park

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Hotel

El Mirador RV Park Photo, San Carlos, Mexico
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Best Things Nearby:The town of San Carlos with all its attractions such as marina, shops, and restaurants. There's fishing, diving, boating, and all kinds of water sports and activities. Wonderful beaches. Golf. Horseback riding.Best Things About the Resort:There are spectacular views wherever you look! It's so new, clean, and looks very well cared for. It has all the amenities, plus tennis courts! Resort Experience:This RV park lies immediately west of Cerro Tetakawi and east of Emerald Bay, a location that undeniably has spectacular views in every direction. The 90 large full hookup sites are big enough for just about any size RV. This modern, immacul...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 20, 2004

El Mirador RV Park
P.O. Box 439
San Carlos, Mexico
(622) 227-0213

Totonaka RV Park

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Hotel

Totonaka RV Park Photo, San Carlos, Mexico
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Best Things Nearby:San Francisco Beach (San Carlos), shops, restaurants. A little further on, marina, golf course, Tetakawi Hill, Algodones Beach and resorts along it. Opportunities for fishing, diving, all kinds of water sports and activities.Best Things About the Resort:It's centrally located and has a nice atmosphere—pretty, with the Sea of Cortez across the street and mountains nearby. The staff seem very friendly and accommodating. Resort Experience:We checked out this RV park on the main drag, on the east side of town, on our first visit to San Carlos in 2004. It’s right across the street from the beach and the Sea of Cortez. Many restaurants and shops a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 9, 2006

Totonaka RV Park
Blvd. M. F. Beltrones km. 8
San Carlos, Mexico 85506
+52 (622) 226-0481

Joey Pizza; El Kiosko

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Restaurant | "Joey Bistro; Joey Pizza; El Kiosko"

Joey Pizza; El Kiosko Photo, San Carlos, Mexico
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These restaurants at the San Carlos Plaza Hotel are all in close proximity and seem to be managed by the same people. Our first dining experience was at Joey Bistro the evening after my root canal. The Bistro is fancy, done in purples with neon violet lighting, lavender walls with purple pillars, white tablecloths, purple cloth napkins, and red tile floors. Joey’s theme is famous Joes of past and present, so on the walls hang painted portraits of many Joes, including some females, like Joey Heatherton. My right jaw was sore and I’d been instructed to eat only soft foods. So the Wednesday night special of Pasta Night fit right in. Fettuccine Alfredo was my selection out of about a dozen d...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 20, 2004

Joey Pizza; El Kiosko
Paseo Mar Bermejo Nte. Lote No. 4
San Carlos, Mexico
(622) 227-0777

Rosa’s Cantina

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Restaurant

Rosa’s Cantina Photo, San Carlos, Mexico
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Rosa’s Cantina was already recommended to us long before we arrived in San Carlos, by a man we met in a swimming pool in Tucson. When it was recommended again on just our second day in San Carlos, we decided we had to try it out. On the west side of the street in two shades of pink, you can’t miss it. An old wooden cart sits in front, each wheel on a rock platform. Two painted red roses border the wooden arched entry door, while the arched windows are decorated with white grating. Once inside, there are more arches and two-toned pink walls. The walls hold a large assortment of decorative objects; among them, sombreros, serapes, colorful masks, and old photographs. There are also painted mura...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 20, 2004

Rosa’s Cantina
Blvd M. F. Beltrones,
San Carlos, Mexico
(622) 226-1000

Marina Cantina and Deli

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Restaurant

Marina Cantina and Deli Photo, San Carlos, Mexico
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We were told they had great tortas here at good prices. When we arrived, good and hungry early one evening after walking extensively all around the marina district, we found not only that there indeed was a great collection of sandwiches and salads, but that Happy Hour with half-priced pitchers of margaritas was to begin in just another half hour! Ever mindful of our budget, this was enough motivation for us to take another little walk around the marina, just about 30 minutes long. Half an hour later found us seated in a cozy booth, sipping on pretty potent margarita on the rocks, even hungrier and planning what to order. We decided on sharing the classic chef salad, a huge bowl of lettu...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 20, 2004

Marina Cantina and Deli
Marina San Carlos Building 5
San Carlos, Mexico
(622) 226-1112