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“Nice little bar and restaurant”
Review of El Roots Cafe - CLOSED

El Roots Cafe
Cuisines: Seafood, Grill
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

We dropped by the Roots Cafe after dinner downtown to listen to the live music and have a few drinks. The young and energetic staff are very competent.

We ordered the Tuna Tower (small size) as an appetizer with our drinks and it was the perfect compliment to our Pacifico's .

The live band played a nice mix of Reggae and classic rock covers... Perfect!

Thank harrye100
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Reviewed 10 November 2014

We first went here last year and the poke tower was the best. We tried it again this year and just as good. We also tried their mixed seafood coconut milk/lemon tea ceviche. It had good flavor but a little light on the seafood; octopus really good We had modelo on tap for cheap. Funky place and definately try the poke tower!

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Thank debbywatts
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

El Roots Cafe is more than just a lively restaurant that offers excellent food at reasonable prices, it's the kind of place you don't want to leave when you're done with your meal. The atmosphere is unique to Mazatlan, a sort of counter cultural rasta vibe fills the place. Half the tables are open air, while little thatched roofs shelter the rest in the unlikely event that it rains. They specialize in fresh seafood imaginatively prepared, a full bar and lots of Negra Modelo beer on tap. There is live music from five o'clock til after midnight, and again it's different than the usual commercial acts, featuring reggae, jazz, blues and soulful rock. Even the stereo avoids the usual playlists and delves into sophisticated and esoteric tunes that remind you it's not Sr Frogs. It draws a younger, hipper crowd than most Zona Dorada venues, but plenty of old gringos seem to feel at home there. The staff all seem to enjoy their work, and that joy is contagious. It's fine to just nurse a few beers and watch the action on the avenida, and if you get hungry you won't be disappointed in the food. The mango/avocado salad and marlin tacos I had there were excellent, and the fresh tuna was to die for. It's open from 8 AM to 2 AM, closed Mondays.

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Thank EGBrady
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

We had the Tuna Seafood tower and mango ceviche yesterday afternoon and it was excellent.
along with the service. Will be returning to try other items on menu.

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Thank GanzoMazatlan
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Visited with a group and we were seated too close to the street. It was busy, in their defence. Drinks seemed to be watered down and a bit pricey. Took over an hour to get our meal which was nothing but fast food junk. Appeared to be very short staffed. Could hardly wait to get out of there. Sorry.

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Thank judyjudyjudy9
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