Where to get fresh fish in Mazatlan


Fish can also be part of our food reserve during the social isolation stage if it is acquired fresh and frozen. Here we share the list of places where you can buy it at a good price.

Being a traditional fishing port, in Mazatlán there are several options to get fresh, quality fish at a good price, whether it is purchased directly from the piers, fishmongers or fish markets.

The landing points, where the coastal fishermen arrive with their boats, are an option to get first-hand product, direct from the sea. The most popular berths are located in Playa Norte, Isla de la Piedra, Cerritos, and La Puntilla.

The fishmongers located on the jetty that leads to the Isla de la Piedra, next to the facilities of the naval sector, offer a wide variety of products from different fishing fields in Sinaloa, Baja California, Sonora and Nayarit.

Another option to buy fresh, quality fish at very affordable prices is the fish market located in the Ejido Isla de la Piedra, which is reached by boat, crossing the navigation channel. At this location, it is sold at retail and wholesale.

Besides, in the city, there are a large number of businesses that distribute fish and seafood in different presentations.

Authorities and organizations in the sector have recommended the consumption of fish and shellfish as a healthy eating alternative that helps to strengthen the immune system of people.

Here we present the opening hours and prices of some seasonal products. In this case, it is important to remember that the availability of the various fishing species depends on the temperature of the water, the climate, and the marine currents, so there may be variations.

Isla de la Piedra “Stone Island” Fish Market

Fish Market of the Ejido Isla de la Piedra. Photo: courtesy

In this site, the product captured by the boats of the Union of Fishermen of the Ejido Isla de la Piedra, which is made up of 40 members, is received and preserved. Here it is sold to the general public and supplied to fishmongers in different cities of the country, such as Guadalajara, Los Cabos, Acapulco, and Mexico City, reported Pablo Tostado, president of the organization.

The establishment is open all week during business hours from 6 am to 6 pm. To get there, you must take a boat at the jetty and cross the navigation channel.

These days, the seasonal species that are mostly caught by the members of the Union are sierra, vaqueta, torito and chile.

The prices on average are as follows:

Stone Island Fishing Market
ProductPrice per kilogram
SierraFrom 30 to 35 pesos
Note: Prices may vary depending on product availability and demand.

North Beach Pier

North Beach Pier. Photo: Son Playas

Three different fishing organizations dock at Playa Norte. In this place you can buy the product directly with the fishermen who arrive in their boats with the catch of the day.

Edgar Moya Acosta, president of the Cooperativa de Pescadores Artesanales de Playa Norte, reported that despite the fact that sales have decreased, the activity remains among the members of his organization.

He said that pangas come out between 4:00 and 5:00 to return between nine and ten in the morning with a freshly caught product, which ensures the greatest freshness possible.

“We continue working the same way so that citizens consume fresh fish; We invite people to stock up on fresh fish and keep it in their refrigerator, “he said.

In the last week, the fishermen of this organization have been mainly capturing sierra, botete, vaqueta, lenguado “sole”, and cochito. To a lesser extent snapper and curvina are also caught.

North Beach Pier
ProductPrice per kilogram
SierraFrom 30 to 50 pesos
Botete fillet100.00
Cochito fillet80.00
Sole fillet100.00
Note: Prices may vary depending on product availability and demand.

Pier to the “Stone Island” Isla de la Piedra

Pier to the Isla de la Piedra. Photo: Son Playas.

This market is made up of 22 fishmongers that make up the Cooperativa Sociedad del Embarcadero a la Isla de la Piedra. Here, the product is received from the fishing fields in southern Sinaloa, Sonora, Baja California and Nayarit for sale to the public.

This site also functions as a supply center that supplies shopping centers, fishmongers, and markets in other cities in the country, including Guadalajara, Torreón, Monterrey, Tijuana, and Mexico City, reported Ernesto González Camberos, leader of the organization.

The variety of species and prices is very wide due to the fact that there are seasonal species from the different areas of northwestern Mexico, in such a way that they fit any budget.

The public attention hours are from five in the morning until two in the afternoon; after that time three positions remain open until five in the afternoon.

Pier to the Stone Island
ProductPrice per kilogram
SierraFrom 50 to 60 pesos
Cochito filletFrom 70 to 80 pesos
Botete fillet150.00
Curvina fillet80.00
Salmoncito fillet50.00
Menguado fillet100.00
Sole fillet100.00
Chavela fillet15.00
Whole fish for zarandeado
GalloFrom 40 to 50 pesos
DoradoFrom 60 to 70 pesos
CurvinaFrom 60 to 70 pesos
SierraFrom 80 to 100 pesos
Bass “Robalo”From 80 to 100 pesos
Note: Prices are approximate and may vary depending on product availability and demand.

To maintain the quality of fish and shellfish for longer and prevent their properties from being altered, the Federal Consumer Protection Agency (Profeco) recommends refrigerating or freezing them as they are perishable foods.

  • Refrigeration: Once the fish is purchased and prior to refrigeration, it is advisable to clean it, wash it and store the fish in a container (without viscera, head or scales). To consume it in optimal conditions, it should not be kept in the refrigerator for more than 2 days at a temperature between 0 ° C and 4 ° C
  • Freezing: With this method, species can be preserved for months in their original quality. To achieve this state, the fish requires a temperature of at least 18 ° C below zero, avoiding oscillations.

The shelf life also depends on the species, the method of capture and the handling of the product.

Photo: Son Playas.

Before buying any seafood, Profeco recommends taking into account the following:

  • Make sure that the products are fresh and in good condition. A fresh fish has shiny scales, meat with consistency, firm and transparent eyes and the smell must be fresh.
  • It is preferable to consume fish and shellfish the same day of your purchase and without guts that may contaminate the product.

Source: sonplayas.com

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