Yes & no, it used to be a problem in the past concerning water purification, but those days are long gone. We do not recommend drinking water out of the facuet, however there are solutions. Rocky Point has been in a boom over the last 10 years. During this time, many business have sprung up. Amongest them, are Ice & Water purification companies. This has improved the ice and water situations in many of the local eateries. However we are not suggesting that you let your guard down. If you feel uncomfortable, order a bottled water of soft drink. Many convenience and liqour stores sell clean, bagged ice.
In general, we have had very few problems eating at many of the local restaurants and even the local taco stands. However
we have known some people who have got sick here. We tend to believe that this may be more of a problem caused by several issues. These issue center more around: visitor
are spending a great deal of time out in the sun, playing hard, staying up late at night, drinking a few too many margaritas and having a different rutine then you
would if you were at home. What we suggest is that you live life in moderation, explore the various restaurants, have a Corona, enjoy the beach etc... but show some
control and don't do everything in excesses.
There are terrific seafood, Mexican, and other cuisines available for your temptations. For more information, see our alphabetical listings of restaurants, restaurants by categories or our other restaurants sections of this directory.
Yes, Rocky point has a variety of grocery, meat & vegatables stores and stands. These markets are in some ways
similar to the U.S., while in other ways are different. Some of the similairties are the choices of products. In general, most items you can find in the
U.S., can be found here. There are obviously more mexican associated ingredients, but many other the can goods and staples are from U.S. companies with
spanish languange labels. The differences in their markets versus the U.S., is that in Rocky Point, there are many speciality stores. It is very common to
have meat markets, vegatables stores, seafood, household product stores and staples stores. Some of these stores just offer the meat products or are a large
vegatable stands with the produce coming just off the truck. In the last several years, there have been additions of all purpose grocery stores added, such
that you can shop at one store. We like to shop at a variety of stores and like to know the employees of the local businesses. You are allowed to bring
food from the U.S. across tthe border, however for convenience of space, we do a lot of shopping in Mexico.
There is a large U.S. grocery store in Ajo, an independent grocer named Olsen's Market, if you prefer U.S. stores. If you would like more information on area markets, see our Grocery Stores, Meat & Fish Markets and Vegatables Stands page.
This is a two part question. One part deals with what types of foods are served in restaurants and the other deals
with what is available in the grocery stores. The later question is answered in question #4 above. So let us deal with the varieties of restaurants. Rocky Point
has over 150 restaurants and a variety of taco/fish stands. A few of the varieties of restaurants are as follows:
Seafood, Mexican, Italian, Japanesse, Chinesse, Cuban and American.
From that list, there are variations of seafood, Mexican, American etc. For example, as far as American, they have Pizza, Hamburgers, and more offering in different establishments. For a complete list of the varios categories of restauarants, see our restaurants by categories page of this directory.
There are several places in which you can buy fresh fish and seafood food. The main location is in an area called the
Malecon or "the fish market", while the other areas in in local fish markets. The Malecon is located at the end of Benito Juarez, just around the harbour. There are
approximately 8 - 10 little stalls in which individual sell fish & shrimp. They all get their product from the same wholesale venders, thus they price is pretty much
the same at each place. We have a favorite vender in which we buy all of our fish from, thus he cleans our shrimp for us.
The other location of buy seafood is from stores in town that sell a larger variety of fisf An example of one of these stores is called El Chichi Fish Market. For a complete list of all the venders, see our Buying Fish, Shrimp & other Seafood Items page.