Puerto Peñasco, also known as Rocky Point, has become one of the premier beach destinations in Mexico. Rocky Point began as a quaint fishing village known for its fresh seafood and small-town feel. As word spread of its beautiful sandy beaches and its friendly local residents, it has grown into a fun tourist spot that attracts people from all over the world. One of the best aspects of the Rocky Point area is the collection of wine bars that line the beaches. Here are some of the top wine bars in the area.
La Curva Restaurant and Sports Bar
La Curva Restaurant and Sports Bar, in many ways, would feel right at home in the United States. Their menu is very tourist friendly, as it is written in both Spanish and English. Their margaritas are some of the best in all of Rocky Point. However, what many people don’t realize is the rich selection of wines at this local bar.
Pane e Vino Ristorante
Pane e Vino, translated from Italian to English means “bread and wine,” which are staples of any authentic Italian menu. Pane e Vino is the best in fine dining establishment in Rocky Point. They make all of their pasta fresh in house, and they use the fresh local seafood in several of their dishes. Their wine list is carefully selected to pair with each of their dishes, and their wait staff is friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable about their menu. It is definitely more of an upscale experience than most restaurants in Rocky Point, making Pane e Vino the perfect place for a quiet, romantic meal. However, you are still dining in a Mexican beach town, so the atmosphere is far from stuffy or pretentious. Expect freshly pressed white linens and their amazing wine selection.
El Tapeo Wine Bar
Located next to the Laos Mar Hotel at Playa Bonita Resort, El Tapeo seems like someplace in Napa Valley or the vineyards near Ensenada, where a lot of the wine served here comes from. The attractive El Tapeo has a rustic feel. Wood planks on old barrels make up some of the tables. Phrases on the wall remind you to “Wine a bit, you’ll feel better.” Full of personality, the place has become a favorite with local wine lovers. The wine selection from Mexico’s’ Valle Guadalupe vineyards is at the heart of El Tapeo. Wines from this region regularly rank along with California wines as some of the best around.