Canucks, Mazatlán

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  • And across the street--a symphony of ocean!
    And across the street--a symphony of...
    by MonoBichi
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    Canucks: The "Canexican" Restaurant and Music Bar

    by MonoBichi Updated Dec 30, 2005

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    And across the street--a symphony of ocean!

    The old Fregata, a gigantic palm-thatch watering hole right across from the water on Olas Altas, went from the embodiment of Mexico to the local capital of Canada when pianist Phil Nevile moved in and turned it into a showcase for the best rock and blues band in the city. It's the spot to be on Canada Day, but all nationalities find the food good, the music fantastic, and the view splendid.

    The seafood tradition continues even under the Maple Leaf, but the new chef also does a great job with Mexican food and North American chow. (Is there such a thing as Canadian cuisine?) Sunday is a good time for barbecued-rib specials and romantic Mexican music by top local groups. But Friday and Saturday are when the place really rocks, with Phil's great quintet pouring out rock, R&B, blues and Santana stuff. Monday's in winter are the Open Mike, often the most interesting, fun musical night anywhere in town. Check their website for their Sunset Concerts, too...a wonderful way to eat dinner and pitch the woo.
    One of the more professional sound systems in town, and the top musicians.

    In addition to the music, we really recommend the chicken cordon bleu, seafood platter, or even just the quesadillas. In addition to the main dining room, a huge tropical seaside space, there are smaller, more intimate spaces out back with a view of the cliffs and jungle trees. If you want a nice place to dine by the breakers and watch the locals parade by...or want to dance your butt off on the weekend, just say, "Canucks, eh?" 10-10 on Sundays and Tuesday-Thursday. Until 1am on weekends. See their website.

    Favorite Dish: They have a lot of good stuff, but the favorite tends to be coconut shrimp. Butterflies of firm, fresh Mazatlan shrimp suateed in coconut oil and sprinkled with ground coco. Simple, but absolutely killer.
    Also a great place for Christmas dinner (gringo and Canuck), Mexican holiday feasts, and peculiar Canadian chow.

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    Canucks: The View, The Music, The Food, Eh?

    by snorklebum Written Mar 18, 2004

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    The old Fregata, a gigantic palm-thatch watering hole right across from the water on Olas Altas, went from the embodiment of Mexico to the local capital of Canada when pianist Phil Nevile moved in and turned it into a showcase for the best rock and blues band in the city. It's the spot to be on Canada Day, but all nationalities find the food good, the music fantastic, and the view splendid.

    The seafood tradition continues even under the Maple Leaf, but the new chef also does a great job with Mexican food and North American chow. (Is there such a thing as Canadian cuisine?) Sunday is a good time for barbecued-rib specials and romantic Mexican music by top local groups. But Friday and Saturday are when the place really rocks, with Phil's great quintet pouring out rock, R&B, blues and Santana stuff. One of the more professional sound systems in town, and some of the top musicians.

    In addition to the music, we really recommend the chicken cordon bleu, seafood platter, or even just the quesadillas. In addition to the main dining room, a huge tropical seaside space, there are smaller, more intimate spaces out back with a view of the cliffs and jungle trees. If you want a nice place to dine by the breakers and watch the locals parade by...or want to dance your butt off on the weekend, just say, "Canucks, eh?" 10-10 on Sundays and Tuesday-Thursday. Until 1am on weekends, closed Mondays.

    Favorite Dish: The coconut shrimp gets the big raves here, but most people show up for the scrumptions crepes on Tuesday and Pasta feed on Friday at sunset because of the great jazz shows they put on at those times.

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