Julio Valenzuela has done it again! Opened another restaurant that is – this one on the Malecón in the Old Port. Porto Fino Italian & Seafood follows Julio’s penchant for excellent food and service in a striking location, as demonstrated by his other restaurants Mare Blu on Sandy Beach and Don Julio’s Bar and Grill on Boulevard Fremont.

A different kind of restaurant in the Old Port area, Porto Fino features casual yet elegant dining in a beautiful seaside setting. Many remember with fond nostalgia the wonderful food at the original Porto Fino restaurant in the Old Port. Chef Juan Caballero, who presided there for many years, and who was named Puerto Peñasco’s Iron Chef in 2013, now presides over the kitchen at this new Porto Fino. His menu includes Italian favorites, homemade pasta and the freshest of seafood, perfectly prepared and elegantly served; the house specialties are Filet Porto Fino and Linguini with Frutti de Mare. Fine wines to complement your meal may be ordered from the wine list, and cocktails are available from the full bar.

Open at 8 a.m. daily, wouldn’t a smoked salmon with cream cheese omelet for breakfast at Porto Fino be a wonderful way to start a day of shopping in the Old Port, or any day in Paradise? Lunch begins at noon and is served until 3 p.m., followed by dinner. Prices are reasonable; the pasta buffet, available Thursday and Sunday afternoons from 1 until 5 p.m., with your choice of antipasto, Italian favorites, salad and homemade bread, costs $10. Dinner, accompanied by live music on weekends, is served daily from 3 p.m. until closing at 11, and all credit cards are accepted.

Julio invites you to dine at Porto Fino, or just stop for a drink while enjoying the view, as you browse the Malecón and Old Port. While not required, you may call (011-52-638) 383-1485 for reservations, a good idea if your group is large. If you have a special event in your future, call Julio’s cell at (011-521-638) 105-8715, or email him at TheNewPortofino@gmail.com, to arrange for your private party at Porto Fino, or for catering at your location. Julio Valenzuela, Chef Juan Caballero, and the staff at Porto Fino Italian and Seafood look forward to serving you in the Old Port!