Mazatlán boasts one of the largest shrimp fleets in the world, so it's no surprise that shrimp and seafood are the specialties. Most restaurants are very casual and moderately priced, offering good value. A cheap-eats treat is to stop in one of the many loncherías (small establishments that are only for lunch, kind of like a home-cooking place, but not a counter) scattered throughout the downtown area. Here you can get a torta (a sandwich on a small French roll) stuffed with a variety of meats, cheeses, tomatoes, and onions, for around $5. Also recommendable is the Deli 28 Centro, Belisario Domínguez 1503, Historic Downtown (tel. 669/981-1577), serving pasta, salads, quality deli meats and cheeses, as well as pizzas. It's open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 11pm.

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