Michael’s guidebook: favorite things to do near the Baja House

Michael
Michael’s guidebook: favorite things to do near the Baja House

Home Sweet Home

This is where you are staying. Address: San Ignacio 221, Cibolas del Mar, Baja California
The Baja House
221 San Ignacio
This is where you are staying. Address: San Ignacio 221, Cibolas del Mar, Baja California

Markets

This is the closest supermarket for your grocery needs.
8 locals recommend
Calimax Sauzal
S/N Colinas Riverside
8 locals recommend
This is the closest supermarket for your grocery needs.
Another close supermarket with a good selection of wines, tequila, etc.
13 locals recommend
Soriana Super 543 San Marino
13 locals recommend
Another close supermarket with a good selection of wines, tequila, etc.
A smaller specialty store, like Trader Joe's.
9 locals recommend
Maria Luisa Mercado
9 locals recommend
A smaller specialty store, like Trader Joe's.
Another specialty market with gourmet foods, located in the Bodegas de Santo Tomas center.
6 locals recommend
Mercados El Roble
637 Miramar
6 locals recommend
Another specialty market with gourmet foods, located in the Bodegas de Santo Tomas center.
A fun and historic center, which has several different stores: a produce store, a coffee store, a bakery (Hogaza), a cheese store, a pizza restaurant, a cafe and my favorite seafood market (El Garo).
13 locals recommend
Bodegas de Santo Tomás S,A. de C.V.
666 Miramar
13 locals recommend
A fun and historic center, which has several different stores: a produce store, a coffee store, a bakery (Hogaza), a cheese store, a pizza restaurant, a cafe and my favorite seafood market (El Garo).

Local Food scene

These are the closest restaurants in El Sauzal and El Tigre, within minutes of the house.
El Trailero is one of the best taco stands around, less than 10 minutes away in El Sauzal.
9 locals recommend
Taqueria el Trailero
no. 353 El Sauzal
9 locals recommend
El Trailero is one of the best taco stands around, less than 10 minutes away in El Sauzal.
Right down the hill from the Baja House, by the ocean and near the San Miguel surf beach is the San Miguel Restaurant. They are only open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. serving breakfast or early lunch, but it’s a great place to start the day.
9 locals recommend
San Miguel Restaurante & wedding venue
9 locals recommend
Right down the hill from the Baja House, by the ocean and near the San Miguel surf beach is the San Miguel Restaurant. They are only open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. serving breakfast or early lunch, but it’s a great place to start the day.
It is a great place to get an instant meal, and maybe get some extras too for later. Next door is a rotisserie chicken take-out place that is good for a quick take-out meal.
Tamales Yary
It is a great place to get an instant meal, and maybe get some extras too for later. Next door is a rotisserie chicken take-out place that is good for a quick take-out meal.
A great place for local pizza delivery, perfect for a quick meal.
El Vaquero
A great place for local pizza delivery, perfect for a quick meal.
One of my personal favorites and the closest to the house is Planta Baja with seating right by the ocean and an extensive menu. They have some vegan and vegetarian selections, along with seafood, beef and chicken dishes.
PB Restaurant - Bar
1170 Colinas Riverside
One of my personal favorites and the closest to the house is Planta Baja with seating right by the ocean and an extensive menu. They have some vegan and vegetarian selections, along with seafood, beef and chicken dishes.
A higher end restaurant, great for foodies.
40 locals recommend
Ophelia
103 Carr Tijuana-Ensenada
40 locals recommend
A higher end restaurant, great for foodies.
This higher end place is only 10 minutes away but may require reservations several days in advance. They have an awesome area overlooking the ocean with restaurant, bar and all kinds of other experiences.
18 locals recommend
Bar Bura Cuatro Cuatros
18 locals recommend
This higher end place is only 10 minutes away but may require reservations several days in advance. They have an awesome area overlooking the ocean with restaurant, bar and all kinds of other experiences.

Wine Country Restaurants

Baja Fusion Cuisine with vineyard views.
25 locals recommend
La Esperanza BajaMed
3 Carretera Ensenada Tecate
25 locals recommend
Baja Fusion Cuisine with vineyard views.
More Baja Fusion Cuisine with great architecture, DJ upstairs.
Restaurante Pancracia
More Baja Fusion Cuisine with great architecture, DJ upstairs.
Fantastic grilled foods, in a rustic stone setting.
9 locals recommend
Olivia el Asador del Porvenir
9 locals recommend
Fantastic grilled foods, in a rustic stone setting.
A classic baja fusion restaurant, enjoyed by many guests.
77 locals recommend
Finca Altozano
77 locals recommend
A classic baja fusion restaurant, enjoyed by many guests.
High end but quite amazing place for food, ambience at the far end of the Guadalupe Valley.
27 locals recommend
Fauna
27 locals recommend
High end but quite amazing place for food, ambience at the far end of the Guadalupe Valley.
Fantastic views, great food and wine.
19 locals recommend
Las Nubes Bodegas y Viñedos
19 locals recommend
Fantastic views, great food and wine.
A wine country restaurant with fantastic food in an oak tree ambiance, higher end.
12 locals recommend
Animalón
km 83 México 3
12 locals recommend
A wine country restaurant with fantastic food in an oak tree ambiance, higher end.

Ensenada Restaurants

One of my personal favorites for seafood.
10 locals recommend
Mahi Mahi
33 Hidalgo
10 locals recommend
One of my personal favorites for seafood.
A local favorite for seafood by the bay.
16 locals recommend
Muelle 3
187 Av. Teniente José Azueta
16 locals recommend
A local favorite for seafood by the bay.
A hip Japanese-Mexican joint with fusion ramen and sushi.
Mexipon Ramen & Curry Bar
641-1 Virgilio Uribe
A hip Japanese-Mexican joint with fusion ramen and sushi.
A modern deli with great wifi, to get sandwiches to take on your picnic.
14 locals recommend
Deli Loop
14 locals recommend
A modern deli with great wifi, to get sandwiches to take on your picnic.
The best Italian in Ensenada.
Il Massimo
987 Boulevard Lázaro Cárdenas
The best Italian in Ensenada.
Classic Mexican food, plenty of parking in the back off Gastelum Street.
Restaurante El Charro
Classic Mexican food, plenty of parking in the back off Gastelum Street.
Don Zefe's has a local feel (easier parking and cleaner than the Mercado Negro) with many different types of seafood tacos and quesadillas. Also there is a nice seafood market next door.
8 locals recommend
Tacos Don Zefe
8 locals recommend
Don Zefe's has a local feel (easier parking and cleaner than the Mercado Negro) with many different types of seafood tacos and quesadillas. Also there is a nice seafood market next door.

Wineries

These are just a few recommendations. There are over a hundred to choose from! Let me know if you find a favorite.
8 locals recommend
Clos de Tres Cantos
8 locals recommend
Wine tasting and food under a great oak tree.
Casa Magoni
Wine tasting and food under a great oak tree.
Villa Montefiori
12 locals recommend
Viñas de Garza
12 locals recommend
Cavas Sol Y Barro
Km Carretera Federal 3
Vinícola Xecue

Breweries

There are quite a few in the region, but two of the very best are right nearby in the town of El Sauzal, just minutes from the Baja House. Both have excellent beer snacking foods, too. For a younger crowd and more rustic setting, right along the coast, try Pacific Brews, also in El Sauzal.
Just minutes from the Baja house, great brews and light food.
24 locals recommend
Wendlandt
385 Calle 10
24 locals recommend
Just minutes from the Baja house, great brews and light food.
A local hot spot for awesome microbrews, and light snacks.
55 locals recommend
Microbrewery Aguamala
55 locals recommend
A local hot spot for awesome microbrews, and light snacks.