Monday, January 19, 2015


Munchkins Restaurant & Sports Bar


     This time of year, when the NFL football playoffs are happening, where we "live" in our motorhome in Mexico is dependent on where there are good sports bars. For my husband, Jon, Mazatlán qualifies as a good place to "live" during January and through Super Bowl Sunday. There are many sports bars in the Golden Zone (the hotel zone), but Jon's current favorite is at Munchkins Restaurant. The staff is friendly and English-speaking. The food is good, prepared with fresh ingredients, and the menu has enough variety that we look forward to trying something new each week. The Coconut Prawns with Mango Sauce were delicious. The hamburgers and ribs are some of the best we've had in Mazatlán. This week we munched on appetizers, starting with the Fried Zucchini Sticks with a tasty dipping sauce and then we finished with the Super Nachos served with fresh pico de gallo, salsa picante (spicy hot salsa), and an order of guacamole. That meal seemed to fit the football mood and was very satisfying. The wine is good and the prices are moderate. 
Watching Football Puts a Smile on Jon's Face
     Munchkins' decor is a cute imitation of an old west saloon with red and white checked tablecloths, a western-style menu board, and murals of cowboys and saloon girls on the walls. The effect is warm and cozy. I have to admit that we avoided this place for years thinking it looked too "touristy". But once we gave it a try, we have become attached to this homey restaurant and sports bar.
     The crowd at this sports bar is friendly and not too rowdy, which I appreciate. Munchkins draws Mexican families, expats from the United States and Canada, and tourists from around the world. The crowd for Friday's playoff games was a little livelier than usual as the fans of the football teams were pretty vocal. I have a feeling Super Bowl Sunday is going to be quite a party at Munchkins!
     Munchkins is located at Avenida Camarón Sábalo 550, Las Gaviotas, Mazatlán, across the street from Dairy Queen. It's less than a mile from where we are "living" at Mar Rosa RV Park, so we get our exercise for the day with a nice walk down the beach at 4:00 in the afternoon, watching the tourists ride the banana boat and para-sailing. We walk home afterward along the lighted sidewalks on Avenida Camarón Sábalo through the hotel zone. The most common question we get asked about living in Mazatlán is "Do you feel safe?" Yes, we feel safe walking at night in the Hotel Zone. There are many other expats and tourists walking at night, too. It's a lively, friendly area and we enjoy "living" in Mazatlán. Who knows, this may be the city we decide to retire in...

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  1. How nice venue! Can you share more pictures of this sports bar? Anyways, I would like to go to best sports bar nyc to watch cricket world cup. You know my friends are also coming with me. I’ll be a great fun!

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos of Munchkins. Those were the only photos of it that I took while we were in Mazatlan. Maybe next year at football season!