To start off, We did NOT like Mazatlan one bit!!!! the first day, the second day it was ok, by the third day we were in love with the place.
When we got there we were picked up by King David, everything went smoothly, as we drove down the highway and into Maz all you really see to begin with is graffitti, gargbage beside the highway and a lot of shacks that look like they are going to fall down. You think well O.K , you aren't in the hotel zone yet. Well things didn't change that much.
We pulled up to the Inn at Mazatlan, It looked fine. We were told they upgraded us to a one bedroom from a junior suite. We thought, Wow thats cool. Then thay took us to the room. When we walked in, the sitting room looked fine , then off to the side the bedroom was good, and then off to the kitchen. Well it was a tiny room with a fridge, stove, counter and small table. The room was very clean except for the kitchen, it wasn't filthy it just wasn't real clean.
Next we noticed it didn't have a coffee pot. (I need my coffee n the morning.) We went down and asked first if they had any other rooms, thay said no. Then we asked if they could send up a coffee Maker. (No Problem) We went back to the room, unpacked, went down reminded them again, went for dinner and when we came back still no coffee maker. Phoned down again. Well they finally sent one up, well guess what, the bottom of the pot was all cracked. When I phoned down again he accually said "Are you sure and well maybe it will still work" Also he said well he could not send another one up but maybe tomorrow.?
(All I could think of was, what mistake we made picking Maz for a destination)
The next day we noticed the view off our belcony, it was amazing.
Obviously the place started to look better to us. We went down for breakfast and then went to the front desk to tell them what happened the night before. I also remembered we were suppose to have a microwave in our room, so we told them about that as well.
We got back to our room, a few minutes later the head housekeeper came up., looked at our coffee maker and wanted us to pay 200 pecos because it was cracked. Ya you guessed it I Freaked. I won't go into all details but we got problem solved. A bout a half a hour later they also brought us up a microwave. Like I said the second day was just Ok.
Once all the store and restaurants are open it doesn't look as bad, as a matter of fact it looked kind of cool, then when you start talking to the people it even made it better.
Now you know our first few days, not great! Sorry but I had to get that out first. Now for our review:
Restaurants - I can't mention them all because we acually forgot half of there names.
Gus y Gus - Great food, we had dinner a few times there, always great food and service, had breakfast as well there, again great food and service, In the evening just a fun place to be.
Marys - across from the Inn, Wonderful breakfast and lunch, Mary and Grabreil were so nice, The first evening we went there Mary gave me a massage while I was eating, telling me I looked tired. I was. Also they have a guy working there, I forget his name but he has so much energy and is so fun a person just loves to watch him.
Munchkins - All you can eat ribs, ya right. You can't even finish the first set of ribs, let a lone asking for more. good food at a great price.
Ricco's - Wonderful breakfast (Great florentine eggs) Also they make the coffee one cup at a time. Takes awhile but very good.
Shrimp Bucket - Lots of food , Ok taste, not increadible but not bad either.
Panama - Excellent, excellent tasting food, you just have to go. We were to full after eating the food to try the pasteries but they did look wonderful.
Mr Ricco's - We went here because we felt bad for him because his restaurant was so slow. Well the first steak my husband ordered came well done, (he orderd rare) Sent it back, it came back frozen (not joking) I laughed so hard. They did end up heating it a bit so he could eat it. The waiter was so nice though we didn't even get upset.
Fat fish - Got there at about 4:45pm, happy hour starts at 5pm. Ordered ribs, thay were great, even better tasting then munchkins. If you don't get there early you will be waiting in a line up.
We did go to many other restaurants there that were very good but we forgot to write down the names.
I am getting so tired now so I will continue writing some later, after my nap. (I went to sleep at One in the morning and woke up this morning 4:30am)
so to be continued,