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9 Most Authentic Souvenirs to Get in Mazatlan

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9 Most Authentic Souvenirs to Get in Mazatlan

Sophia Boccard

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When you’re visiting Mazatlan, it can be challenging to decide on gifts to buy your family, friends, colleagues and even yourself! Instead of getting generic items like magnets or shot glasses that are sold all over Mexico (and the world), we wanted to help you find items that are exclusively made or produced in or around Mazatlan. Bring home something authentic and local to our community.

Suaves

Suaves

1. Pedos de Monja (Nun’s farts) or Coconut Marshmallows

These are not called Pedos de Monja much anymore, but more than 60 years ago when the Garcia family were first making these marshmallows, kids in town would call them Nun’s farts, and the name stuck for locals! These Suaves are coated with coconut, and are out of this world. You can buy these at any outdoor candy stand located throughout town or at the production location at German Evers #61, Norte, Colonia Centro.

Pacifico Beer

Pacifico Beer

2. Pacifico Beer

In 1900 a local businessman, Carl Melchers, wanted to create a beer that mirrored those from his home in Germany. Alongside German Evers and Jorge Claussen, he made a pilsner lager called Cerveza Pacifico Clara, known today as simply Pacifico. This is a staple and local to Mazatlan, and if you came by car or boat or are willing to check your luggage, bring back a few cases of Pacifico made here. The difference in flavor is similar to that of Coca-Cola made in Mexico versus in the U.S. You can buy Pacifico at any corner store market.

Jamoncillos

Jamoncillos

3. Jamoncillos

Mazatlan has got something much better than the very common Dulce de leche. Jamoncillos are primarily made in the outskirts of town, but you can find them at the Central Market. They are known as Mexican fudge even though there is absolutely no chocolate in them. They’re made by cooking down unpasteurized cow’s milk (yes, we said it, unpasteurized) with brown sugar to get delicious, little bite-sized pieces.

Tres Islas Microbrewery

Tres Islas Microbrewery

4. Tres Islas Microbrew IPA

We’ve got a new friend in town, and that friend is Tres Islas Microbrewery. Microbreweries have popped up all over the United States, Canada and Europe, but it’s a brand new concept in Mexico. Currently they feature three different beers on tap, but the IPA is worth going out of your way for. Fill up a growler with it, and make a promise to yourself not to drink any of it before you get home. Find Tres Islas at the end of Ave. Miguel Aleman towards the cruise ships.

Grykos Chocolate

Grykos Chocolate

5. Grykos Chocolate

In 1934, a Greek Temistokles Kollias opened up a refreshment shop on the corner of the Central Market at Benito Juarez. Named after the Greek word Grykos, the drink is a foamy mixture of chocolate, milk and ice. The Mazatlecos call it Esquimo. Buy the packaged powder to take home after enjoying a drink while you’re in town. Make sure to tell your friends to blend it all together with the ice to create the foamy drink that Mazatlan loves so much.

Photo from Onilikan.com

Photo from Onilikan.com

6. Onilikan Mango Liqueur

Onilikan was conceptualized when 10 friends came together, all with different business backgrounds and interests, to create an authentic product they could be proud of: a natural mango liqueur. They use mangoes and blue agave, both of which can be found throughout the state of Sinaloa, to create the liqueurs they are so well known for. Onilikan also makes a wide range of items from seasonal liqueurs and Mexican Triple Sec keeping with the Mexican flavors and aromas. While the products can be found in other parts of North America, why not get it right from the source in Mazatlan?

Cafe El Faro

Cafe El Faro

7. Café El Faro

Café El Faro is a small, corner coffee stand located on the corner of Mariano Escobedo and Heribert Frias. While the coffee beans are not from the Sinaloa state, the combination of the imported beans is mixed only by the owners of the coffee shop. They make everything from Café Americano to Frappés using only the best products. We should know as we exclusively use Café El Faro coffee at Lucila’s Restaurant. Take home a pack or two of ground or whole Café El Faro coffee beans for yourself or as a gift. We’re certain you’ll make trips back to Mazatlan just for the coffee.

8. Venados Baseball Jersey

The Venados de Mazatlan won the 2016 Mexican Pacific League Championship, and continued their winning streak at their second Caribbean Series. We are all fans of the team! Show your support and love for our baseball team, and bring home a jersey. Fun fact: to avoid taking time off from playing baseball during the year, many of the Venados de Mazatlan players are from MLB teams in the United States as they head South of the Border to keep up their performance during the off-season. 

senor frogs mazatlan

9. Señor Frog’s Clothing

Carlos Anderson opened the very first Señor Frog’s in Mazatlan in 1983. A clothing and restaurant franchise, Señor Frog’s has been a staple of Mazatlan for more than 30 years now. While there are locations around the world serving up dishes and selling clothing, it’s just not the same as getting an item from the town where Señor Frog’s was born. Señor Frog will always be intimately linked to Mazatlan.