Address: Mariscos y Cocos el Novillero is located across from the baseball stadium in Guaymas. Proceed down Benito Juarez (it curves all over, but stay on it. It’s the street that the older Soriana is on). The restaurant is on your left, across from Oxxo, Pemex and the stadium. It is busy after games.
Have you eaten at Mariscos y Cocos el Novillero? What did you think?
8 years ago, Zeferino Conchas Saucedo first opened a small coconut and ceviche stand across the street from the baseball stadium in Guaymas. It was so popular that three years ago he expanded to the current large palapa, and he also grew his menu. He, his wife, their three children (aged 26, 31 and 32) and several of the nine grandchildren all work at this friendly family-run restaurant.
I couldn’t choose between all of the delicious sounding items on the menu, so I ordered the Platillo Estilo Novillero. This excellent platter comes with nine items: torreros, guacamole, 2 kinds of fish fillets, 3 kinds of shrimp (including fried and garlic), rice and shrimp salad for 110 pesos.
My dining companions ordered the Filete Campechano which is a tender fillet of fish filled with shrimp, crab, and octopus and topped with a cilantro cream sauce and a pineapple. This tasty dish also cost 110 pesos.
For only 12 to 35 pesos, you can enjoy a taco. Salsa and chips are served with all meals.
There is also a small palapa outfront for drive-up cocos y almejas (chocolata y blanca) to go.
Zeferino arrives at work every day at 4:00am so that everything is in perfect order for his first customers. The restaurant is open seven days a week from 8:00am to 7:00pm with the same great menu all day long.