Gabriela’s guide to Ensenada

Gabriela

Gabriela’s guide to Ensenada

Food scene
Great deli style coffee shop. The sandwiches and paninis are must, you have to try the pastrami or the turkey pesto. The have great pastries and an assortment of local wines and beers. Great for a quick lunch.
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Deli Loop
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Great deli style coffee shop. The sandwiches and paninis are must, you have to try the pastrami or the turkey pesto. The have great pastries and an assortment of local wines and beers. Great for a quick lunch.
One of the great restaurants in Valle de Guadalupe, great location and food. Anywhere you sit in the restaurant you will have a great view of the vineyards and hill tops. The rib eye and carpaccio de calabaza (squash carpaccio) are a must. The chef and owner, Miguel Angel Guerrero, pioneered the Baja Med cuisine. Anything you order will certainly be delicious. There is a playground for kids. The only wine you will find here is L.A. Cetto, as the restaurant is located on the their vineyards. Make sure to make a reservation if you are going on a weekend or during summer.
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La Esperanza BajaMed
3 Carretera Ensenada Tecate
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One of the great restaurants in Valle de Guadalupe, great location and food. Anywhere you sit in the restaurant you will have a great view of the vineyards and hill tops. The rib eye and carpaccio de calabaza (squash carpaccio) are a must. The chef and owner, Miguel Angel Guerrero, pioneered the Baja Med cuisine. Anything you order will certainly be delicious. There is a playground for kids. The only wine you will find here is L.A. Cetto, as the restaurant is located on the their vineyards. Make sure to make a reservation if you are going on a weekend or during summer.
Great fish and shrimp tacos, by far the best taco stand in Ensenada. If you are looking to try the iconic Baja fish taco this is the place to do so.
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Tacos El Fénix
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Great fish and shrimp tacos, by far the best taco stand in Ensenada. If you are looking to try the iconic Baja fish taco this is the place to do so.
Great traditional mexican beef tacos! Experience what a real mexican taco is.
Tacos El Zarpazo
Great traditional mexican beef tacos! Experience what a real mexican taco is.
If you are in the mood for a gelato, this is the place to go. It does get crowded on weekends, so be patient. They also have non dairy and low sugar options. Great place.
Limón Limón Nevería Italiana
339_2 Cuarta
If you are in the mood for a gelato, this is the place to go. It does get crowded on weekends, so be patient. They also have non dairy and low sugar options. Great place.
Japanese cuisine at its best, enjoy traditional hot plates, not so much sushi. The tempura is great, I would go for the mixed one that has fish, shrimp, vegetables and plantain. The toridon is also delicious.
Tomodachi Restaurante
339 Cuarta
Japanese cuisine at its best, enjoy traditional hot plates, not so much sushi. The tempura is great, I would go for the mixed one that has fish, shrimp, vegetables and plantain. The toridon is also delicious.
If you are looking for a good steak house Sano's is the one. A bit on the pricier side but well worth it. Great service and a great assortment of wines.
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SANO´S STEAK HOUSE
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If you are looking for a good steak house Sano's is the one. A bit on the pricier side but well worth it. Great service and a great assortment of wines.
Great traditional mexican breakfast, huge portions! You must try the gorditas! A gordita is a tortilla stuffed a variety of mexican dishes, be it mole, chicharron, chicken, etc. Go for the chicharron one, it is the best.
Potrero Viejo
Great traditional mexican breakfast, huge portions! You must try the gorditas! A gordita is a tortilla stuffed a variety of mexican dishes, be it mole, chicharron, chicken, etc. Go for the chicharron one, it is the best.
Good pizza, very inexpensive. No seating area, best if you order your pizza to go. It can get very crowded around lunchtime and at night. Must try the cheese pizza which has goat cheese or the chistorra pizza.
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La Stella Pizza Centro
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Good pizza, very inexpensive. No seating area, best if you order your pizza to go. It can get very crowded around lunchtime and at night. Must try the cheese pizza which has goat cheese or the chistorra pizza.
One of the best places in Valle de Guadalupe, a bit pricey but wells worth it. Paulina and Drew (owners) are always great and very attentive. The restaurant is in the middle of El Mogor winery. The rib eye is the best or try one of the pastas. The red wine from El Mogor is great with the rib eye. A must in Valle de Guadalupe.
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Deckmans
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One of the best places in Valle de Guadalupe, a bit pricey but wells worth it. Paulina and Drew (owners) are always great and very attentive. The restaurant is in the middle of El Mogor winery. The rib eye is the best or try one of the pastas. The red wine from El Mogor is great with the rib eye. A must in Valle de Guadalupe.
Great sea food right beside Ensenada's fish market. Try the ceviche and the risotto, by far my favorite.
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Muelle 3
187 Av. Teniente José Azueta
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Great sea food right beside Ensenada's fish market. Try the ceviche and the risotto, by far my favorite.
One of my favorite restaurants in Ensenada! Javier, the owner, is always great and very attentive. You must try the queso fundido (type of fondue with tortillas) and the huitlacoche risotto with lamb. Anything you order here is delicious. Great assortment of wines. The restaurant is located in the garden area of what used to be a house. The front part of the house is now a wine store. Great Place !
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Boules
623 Av Moctezuma
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One of my favorite restaurants in Ensenada! Javier, the owner, is always great and very attentive. You must try the queso fundido (type of fondue with tortillas) and the huitlacoche risotto with lamb. Anything you order here is delicious. Great assortment of wines. The restaurant is located in the garden area of what used to be a house. The front part of the house is now a wine store. Great Place !
Drinks and Nightlife
Iconic place, you have never been to Ensenada until you go to Hussong's Cantina. A place with a lot of history and character, over 120 years old. Have a beer and order a banderita (lime shot then a tequila shot then a sangrita shot in rapid succesion). A must when in Ensenada, don't be alarmed by how full it is, there is always space for one more person.
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Hussong’s Cantina
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Iconic place, you have never been to Ensenada until you go to Hussong's Cantina. A place with a lot of history and character, over 120 years old. Have a beer and order a banderita (lime shot then a tequila shot then a sangrita shot in rapid succesion). A must when in Ensenada, don't be alarmed by how full it is, there is always space for one more person.
One of the best breweries in Ensenada, good bar food and great beer. Order the stout, you will not regret it. The bar is made of shipping containers, a cool place to be.
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Microbrewery Aguamala
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One of the best breweries in Ensenada, good bar food and great beer. Order the stout, you will not regret it. The bar is made of shipping containers, a cool place to be.
Located between oxxo and starbucks, by far one of the best breweries in Ensenada, if not all of Baja. This brewery has won best beer in Mexico two times. Cool place with good food (try the fries), no reservations and it does get crowded fast, so be sure to arrive early.
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Wendlandt Brew Pub
#248 Boulevard Costero
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Located between oxxo and starbucks, by far one of the best breweries in Ensenada, if not all of Baja. This brewery has won best beer in Mexico two times. Cool place with good food (try the fries), no reservations and it does get crowded fast, so be sure to arrive early.
Cool cantina which was recently opened in Valle de Guadalupe, if wine is not your thing this place is a must!
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King and Queen Cantina Valle de Guadalupe
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Cool cantina which was recently opened in Valle de Guadalupe, if wine is not your thing this place is a must!
One of only three nightclubs in Ensenada and by far the best, does get crowded.
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Ryerson 51
51 Av. Ryerson
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One of only three nightclubs in Ensenada and by far the best, does get crowded.
Essentials
In case of a medical emergency this is the best hospital in Ensenada and very close to the airbnb (five minutes away). If an ambulance is needed call 911.
Velmar Hospital
151 De Las Arenas
In case of a medical emergency this is the best hospital in Ensenada and very close to the airbnb (five minutes away). If an ambulance is needed call 911.
One of two in Ensenada, they have everything you might need. Does get extremely crowded.
Walmart Macroplaza
One of two in Ensenada, they have everything you might need. Does get extremely crowded.
Sort of like a Sprouts or Whole Foods, they carry organic products and specialty items. They also have fresh produce, poultry and local cheeses.
Mercado El Roble
1869 Estado 29
Sort of like a Sprouts or Whole Foods, they carry organic products and specialty items. They also have fresh produce, poultry and local cheeses.
Great place to get a haircut, Antonio is very nice and great at what he does.
La Pelu Centro Estético
438 Av. Bahía de la Paz
Great place to get a haircut, Antonio is very nice and great at what he does.
Looking for spa day, this place is great. A little pricey but worth it.
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Hotel Coral Y Marina
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Looking for spa day, this place is great. A little pricey but worth it.
Best pharmacy in Ensenada, there are many around the city. Most of them have a doctor available that $50 pesos per appointment. They also deliver for free on orders over $100 pesos, dial 900 90 90.
Roma Pharmacy
7 Avenida Nuevo León
Best pharmacy in Ensenada, there are many around the city. Most of them have a doctor available that $50 pesos per appointment. They also deliver for free on orders over $100 pesos, dial 900 90 90.