Santa Rosalía has a handful of busy restaurants—several with outdoor seating—plus a number of tempting taco stands. Most of these establishments line Avenida Obregón. Restaurant Terco’s Pollito (Obregón at Calle Playa, opposite Parque Morelos, tel. 615/152-0075, 8 A.M.–10 P.M. daily, mains US$5–7) does barbecued chicken right, and it’s air-conditioned.
Several vendors sell tacos from carts around town. But at Pavarotti’s Tacos (Obregén btw the church and the El Boleo bakery, no tel., lunch and dinner daily) there are stools from which one can enjoy the town’s bustle for much the same price as other taco stands.
El Muelle Restaurant Bar (Calle 9 and the plaza, tel. 615/152-0931, 8 A.M.–11 P.M. daily) is a good spot for breakfast, seafood (US$9–14), or pizza ($9–12). Outdoor seating is a plus during cooler weather.
Angel Café (Calle 5, off Obregón, no tel.) prepares tasty tortas, plus burgers and breakfasts for US$3–5. Café Combate (Obregón btw Calles 5/6, no tel., 8 A.M.–1 P.M. and 3–6 P.M. Mon.–Fri., 8 A.M.–2 P.M. Sat.) has espresso drinks.
The government-subsidized Super ISSSTE Tienda (Obregón at Calle 3) is a dependable option for groceries and supplies.
A longtime favorite among locals and travelers alike, Panadería El Boleo (Obregón at Calle 4, tel. 615/152-0310, 8 A.M.–9 P.M. Mon.–Sat.) has been trumped by the newer Panadería Angel, on the mesa near the Hotel Frances and the museum.
For fresh flour tortillas, head to Tortillería Santa Agueda (Obregón near Calle 6, just west of the Bancomer, no tel.). Tortillería Ranchería (no tel.) near the west end of Obregón, makes corn tortillas.
At Constitución and Calle Noria is the well-stocked Minisuper Delya (no tel., 6 A.M.–9:30 P.M. Mon.–Sat., 7 A.M.–2:30 P.M. Sun.), whose vividly painted walls depict a bountiful harvest.
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