While in Puerto Peñasco, you might want to venture beyond the heart of town to La Cocina de Ramón! You may remember Ramón Ramos from his days as chief cook at the popular Old Port Galley. When that restaurant closed, he and his wife Lupita Urias opened their own restaurant; La Cocina de Ramon is charming, the hospitality is unsurpassed, and the food is delicious. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served, and every meal at Ramón’s is a treat.

You might want to try the chiles enogados, from the house specialty menu.  Mild Anaheim chiles are filled with a delicious concoction of beef, apples, cinnamon, raisins, and nuts, drizzled with gently seasoned sauce, and served with rice, beans and tortillas. They were so delicious that we passed the plate around so that everyone at the table could try them. The shrimp fajitas and chicken mole were both wonderful, and you should have seen the glorious seafood platter created “off menu” for the people at our neighboring table! There is a full bar that serves great “margies”, and dessert deserves special mention. Lupita and Ramón have long been known for postres, including desserts and fancy cakes. You might want to look through their scrapbook of catered wedding dinners and other events…they could be your solution for catering a Puerto Peñasco wedding.

The chiles ennogados cost about $11usd. Three of us ate well, including non-alcoholic beverages and dessert, for under $40usd.  La Cocina de Ramón is open from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. except Tuesdays. There is a detailed map in the Rocky Point Times Newspaper ad for La Cocina de Ramón. From Blvd. Benito Juárez (the main artery through town), turn east onto Calle Simón Morua (at the traffic signal where you see the sign for Ace Hardware). Proceed 4 streets past Ace Hardware, and turn right at the flower shop; you will see La Cocina de Ramón, on your left, as you make the turn.  Ramón’s second restaurant, located at the Sonoran Sea on Sandy Beach, a bit more upscale, and not quite as traditional in décor, is also a good dining experience.  Whichever you choose, you are sure to enjoy your meal!  ¡Buen provecho!