Liz's Guidebook

Liz

Liz's Guidebook

Food scene
Short driving distance. Lumberjack breakfast at reasonable prices. This place has a cozy with a fireplace and tv. Arrive early to avoid crowds.
Wara's Breakfast and Coffee
Short driving distance. Lumberjack breakfast at reasonable prices. This place has a cozy with a fireplace and tv. Arrive early to avoid crowds.
Walking distance, Less than a block away is Cantera. A great restaurant with campfires. The place serves lunch and dinner.
Cantera cocina del valle
Walking distance, Less than a block away is Cantera. A great restaurant with campfires. The place serves lunch and dinner.
Also walking distance is this fantastic Mexican food place. They also serve pancakes, eggs and bacon. Prices are reasonable. They have outdoor n indoor seating. Cash only.
La cabaña de las lomas
Also walking distance is this fantastic Mexican food place. They also serve pancakes, eggs and bacon. Prices are reasonable. They have outdoor n indoor seating. Cash only.
A 5 min driving distance is this recently opened seafood restaurant. Everything is fresh and made to order. You can also purchase vacuum sealed seafood.
Marea del Valle
A 5 min driving distance is this recently opened seafood restaurant. Everything is fresh and made to order. You can also purchase vacuum sealed seafood.
Walking distance from the cabins is Burritos de Laura and Pollos El Retorno. Quick, fast food and economical prices. Cash only.
Pollos El Retorno
Walking distance from the cabins is Burritos de Laura and Pollos El Retorno. Quick, fast food and economical prices. Cash only.
Walking Distance from our location is this sushi restaurant. They also have a location in Ensenada. Al fresco dining area great for both large and small groups.
Seki Valle Japanese Baja Cuisine
S/N Calle Cajeme
Walking Distance from our location is this sushi restaurant. They also have a location in Ensenada. Al fresco dining area great for both large and small groups.
About 15-20mins driving distance from us this “Gourmet on wheels” won’t disappoint! Their signature tapa style dishes like: papas bravas (spicy chunky potatoes with beef tongue), torta de pato (duck sandwich) are SO GOOD! It’s located inside Adobe Guadalupe’s winery nestled between trees and bronze sculptures of flying horses. This place fits all my categories: food, winery, sightseeing. While I honestly come for the food. The wines match perfectly with the food. You get wine, outdoor art, amazing food and you don’t even have to dress up, the causal setting of picnic tables makes you feel like your at a family reunion. *this place has become extremely popular- reservations are recommended on weekends* (Did I mention they have some of the most beautiful breeds of horses here?) you’ll need to contact the winery directly to ride a horse or tour the stables.
10
locals recommend
Food Truck Adobe Guadalupe
10
locals recommend
About 15-20mins driving distance from us this “Gourmet on wheels” won’t disappoint! Their signature tapa style dishes like: papas bravas (spicy chunky potatoes with beef tongue), torta de pato (duck sandwich) are SO GOOD! It’s located inside Adobe Guadalupe’s winery nestled between trees and bronze sculptures of flying horses. This place fits all my categories: food, winery, sightseeing. While I honestly come for the food. The wines match perfectly with the food. You get wine, outdoor art, amazing food and you don’t even have to dress up, the causal setting of picnic tables makes you feel like your at a family reunion. *this place has become extremely popular- reservations are recommended on weekends* (Did I mention they have some of the most beautiful breeds of horses here?) you’ll need to contact the winery directly to ride a horse or tour the stables.
Winery
These places might not be famous or have photo scenic grape vine views, but they are wonderful places to enjoy really good wines at reasonable prices.
Walking distance from the cabins you’ll find brightly colored semi rig truck containers balancing on a hill. Doble T is a lunch place with sandwiches and seasonal menu options. There’s also a winery there and they offer wine tasting and tours.
La Doble T
Walking distance from the cabins you’ll find brightly colored semi rig truck containers balancing on a hill. Doble T is a lunch place with sandwiches and seasonal menu options. There’s also a winery there and they offer wine tasting and tours.
Walking distance from the cabins is Cava Maciel. They have wine tastings and great views of the area.
Cava Maciel
Walking distance from the cabins is Cava Maciel. They have wine tastings and great views of the area.
Short drive to Viñas Liceaga is an al fresco restaurant run by the winery’s son. This place combines the out doors with delicious breakfast and lunch presentations.
Robleza cocina de campo
Short drive to Viñas Liceaga is an al fresco restaurant run by the winery’s son. This place combines the out doors with delicious breakfast and lunch presentations.
Sightseeing
Off the beaten path is this hidden gem- thermal waters. You’ll need to park and walk about 45-60 mins to get to it.
valle de guadalupe aguas termales
Off the beaten path is this hidden gem- thermal waters. You’ll need to park and walk about 45-60 mins to get to it.
Short drive from us is this park. Great for families. There’s a small entrance fee to the park and parking (the take cash and cards). You can rent a bike or bring your own and ride around to check out the zoo animals. There are also swimming pools and splash pads.
21
locals recommend
Zoo, children's park
21
locals recommend
Short drive from us is this park. Great for families. There’s a small entrance fee to the park and parking (the take cash and cards). You can rent a bike or bring your own and ride around to check out the zoo animals. There are also swimming pools and splash pads.
Learn about the families that first arrived to the area and how wines began.
40
locals recommend
Museum of the Vine and Wine
40
locals recommend
Learn about the families that first arrived to the area and how wines began.
Cheese Shop
Short drive from where we are is this cheese shop. You can purchase wines, olives, jams and a few handmade souvenirs here. They have 3 cheese plate sizes, and you can pick your cheese. If you purchase a whole bread, they can slice it for free. Arrive early as your buses, locals, and restaurants get there cheese here.
6
locals recommend
Tienda de Quesos y Vinos Los Globos
6
locals recommend
Short drive from where we are is this cheese shop. You can purchase wines, olives, jams and a few handmade souvenirs here. They have 3 cheese plate sizes, and you can pick your cheese. If you purchase a whole bread, they can slice it for free. Arrive early as your buses, locals, and restaurants get there cheese here.

Traveler advice

Ways to save

Pay in Pesos (local currency)

Yes most places will gladly take your dollars, but the exchange rate won’t be the best. You can pull out money from an ATM or visit a “Casa de Cambio”- the closest one is in El Sauzal. Nearest ATM is at Pharmacia Roma in Francisco Zarco or Calimax in El Sauzal. Gas stations (only 2): San Antionio de las Minas takes cash and card, Francisco Zarco only takes cash.
Book before you go

Deckman’s and high-end restaurants RSVP

It’s a small town, but many come from afar just to eat at some of these famous restaurants. If your planning to eat at Fauna, Bruma, Laja, Deckmans or Javier Plasencias’ places, book an advance.
What to pack

Comfy shoes

Many out of town folk come for weddings and wine festivals. Most events, restaurants, and walking in general are on dirt roads. Hats, sunblock, sunglasses are strongly encouraged. During summer: Men’s attire is usually Havana shirts, kaki pants/ hybrid shorts, with leather sandals or comfy shoes. Women tend to wear light summer dresses with cork wedge shoes or flats. Even during summer, nights are chilly. You might want to bring along a cardigan sweater, smart/sport coat jacket, or a light summer shrug/pancho. Mid August a little drizzle: small umbrella and bug spray.