As a popular Spring Break destination, Rocky Point has a reputation for loud parties and raucous drinking. There’s more to Puerto Peñasco than this, though—for anyone who wants to head someplace quiet for a more mature drinking experience, El Tapeo is one Rocky Point bar you’re not going to want to miss out on.
While, El Tapeo is the only Rocky Point wine bar, what Rocky Point lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. The restaurant is rated quite favorably on Trip Advisor, and it’s not hard to see why: its location on the beach already offers a prime experience, and its well-trained staff know how to match your meal to your wine. The bar also occasionally holds wine tastings and wine pairings. This carefully designed and decorated Rocky Point bar exudes a rustic feel with wooden tables and old barrels—it’s like nothing else in Puerto Peñasco.
To find El Tapeo, take the entrance to Playa Bonita Hotel and make your first left after the entrance, toward the beach. At the end of the lane, right next to the Laos Mar Hotel, you’ll find El Tapeo. The bar isn’t far from the main city, so it’s pretty accessible. It’s especially close to Sandy Beach, meaning those staying at Princesa de Peñasco or Casa Blanca luxury resorts have particularly easy access—you could even walk back!
The restaurant is located right by the beach, which means it captures the best of the Rocky Point experience: salt scent flowing through your nostrils, the sea whispering in your ear, and a spot to view a spectacular, world-renowned Mexican sunset dip into the Sea of Cortez. What better backdrop for your wine-sipping?
El Tapeo is a Rocky Point bar/restaurant combination—while their major feature is wines, they also offer tapas. For those new to Mexico, tapas are savory appetizers integral to Mexican and Spanish cuisine. They are small but richly flavored and thoroughly satisfying. Their tapas will be perfectly complimented by the wine recommended for you based on your choice.
The wines featured here come primarily from wineries in the Valle Guadalupe, providing vacationers with insight into what Mexico’s vintners have to offer. El Tapeo also offers wines from the heard of California, whose wineries are known throughout the world for their productivity, quality, and diversity. And because agreeing on which Puerto Peñasco bars to visit shouldn’t be hard, the restaurant offers some artisanal beers as well.
The bar is open from the evening until past midnight, so it’s a great way to spend a few hours enjoying good company and good spirits. Visit soon, and see why El Tapeo blows the other Rocky Point, Mexico bars out of the water!