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Taste of Penasco Culinary & Cultural Festival 2017

Taste of Penasco Culinary & Cultural Festival 2017

Puerto Peñasco, Mexico will provide you with a fun filled February. Come on down and check it out. If you haven’t been here for awhile, come and see the new businesses and restaurants popping up.


February 18th is the 9th Annual Taste of Peñasco which will be held at the Peñasco del Sol Hotel. The event is free to the public and starts at noon. It will feature not only restaurant chef competition but also new this year “Salsa Competition”. As you enter, you can buy raffle tickets for a chance to win many of the great gifts such as hotel and B &B stays, Juan Silva String art and Shell Art by Julio Mesa to name a few all donated by local hotels, businesses, artists and more. Money raised from these items will go to 2 Fish Ministries (bring a non perishable item for the collection as well) Red Cross and Cholla bay Santa Claus Club. Next buy your food sampling tickets and beverage tickets. Winners will be chosen by the public for the “People’s Choice Award” as well as by the panel of 5 judges.

top chef in Rocky Point

Here you will also find the talented artists from the Mermaid’s Market. If you forgot to buy a Valentine gift, here is where you can make it up to your sweetie. The ever popular clothing designs and Sea debris from Naomi Black, jewelry by (JAR) Judy Ridgway, Luna Custom Seed Bead Jewelry by Beverly Luna and Sue Miller Jewelry. Looking for the unique, shop Global Artifacts by Eddie Wharez or Fantasy Garden Art, Palm Weaving or the ever popular Moniarraz Iron Sculpture. Tony Ballesteros will have his fabulous photography to purchase (he is known for his sunsets and whale photos.) Learn about Brews and Brushes, ECO Tours or SUP Sea Paddle Boards and coming soon to Puerto Peñasco, Zip Lining. If you are looking for make-up or a make-over, stop by and visit with Peñasco Beauty Center. There be more to come, but these folks will all be there.


Stroll around while sipping wine or you favorite beverage and sample some of the best of Peñasco’s restaurants. Love Salsa? Try out these contestants and you’ll be hooked. Remember your votes count!


Here is a list of some of the chef’s and restaurants that will be cooking great things up for you as well as cooking up some great Salsa. Chef Miguel Quintana of the Peñasco del Sol Hotel, El Tapeo Wine Bar, Chef Lucca of Pane e Vino, Capone’s, Collins Cantina, Fresh Company, Tony’s Cafe, Lolita’s, Coffee Point, El Bucanero, Frenchy’s Bar and Grill, Tequila Bar, Sonoran Grill, Candy Cake, Lucky’s Cantina, Julio’s Healthy Meals, Cuisine la Petite, Xochilt’s, Mickey’s Beach Club, The Satisfied Frog, Southside Jillz and there are more to come.

Taste of Puerto Penasco

So come early and stay late to see who the winners are and plan to take home some great raffle prizes and gifts. Don’t forget Puerto Peñasco aka Rocky Point is only an hour across the Mexican border.

Puerto Penasco, Sonora