Isabel's Ensenada Guidebook (English)

Maria Isabel
Maria Isabel
Isabel's Ensenada Guidebook (English)

Food scene

Great place to have a meal at any time, if you're a first-time visitors you get a treat.
6 locals recommend
HACIENDA CORRALITO
226 Colinas Riverside
6 locals recommend
Great place to have a meal at any time, if you're a first-time visitors you get a treat.
Good place for taco lovers, clean and nice service. Handmade tortillas are a bonus.
Taqueria La México
Good place for taco lovers, clean and nice service. Handmade tortillas are a bonus.
Fast service and good price. Just go and order your tacos with the taquero, you pay when you're ready.
12 locals recommend
El Paisa Tacos
1043 Avenida 20 de Noviembre
12 locals recommend
Fast service and good price. Just go and order your tacos with the taquero, you pay when you're ready.
Famous place to try the original Ensenada tacos. They have fish and shrimp tacos (my favorite).
10 locals recommend
Tacos Fenix (Fish & Shrimp)
451 Espinoza
10 locals recommend
Famous place to try the original Ensenada tacos. They have fish and shrimp tacos (my favorite).
Do you like to eat with the locals? this is the place. Eat seafood tacos and something else.
13 locals recommend
Tacos de Pescado Marco Antonio
351 Av Rayon
13 locals recommend
Do you like to eat with the locals? this is the place. Eat seafood tacos and something else.
It's very late and you're hungry, go to Los Carbones. Nice place and fast service. My recommendation: Potato stuffed with carne asada, "Papa rellena con carne asada" Parking on the street.
Los Carbones Restaurante Tacos
It's very late and you're hungry, go to Los Carbones. Nice place and fast service. My recommendation: Potato stuffed with carne asada, "Papa rellena con carne asada" Parking on the street.
Mediterranean restaurant with delicious food and great atmosphere, one of my favorites, excellent for special occasions. Parking available.
43 locals recommend
Ophelia
103 Carr Tijuana-Ensenada
43 locals recommend
Mediterranean restaurant with delicious food and great atmosphere, one of my favorites, excellent for special occasions. Parking available.
Beef, lamb & goat stews served with tortillas, tacos or fried beans in a venue with an open kitchen. Good service. They offer Parking.
15 locals recommend
Birrieria La Guadalajara
154 Macheros
15 locals recommend
Beef, lamb & goat stews served with tortillas, tacos or fried beans in a venue with an open kitchen. Good service. They offer Parking.
Good place to try different seafood tacos. Try the makuko taco.
7 locals recommend
Makuko's Fish Tacos
7 locals recommend
Good place to try different seafood tacos. Try the makuko taco.
Brunch restaurant, many food options, large portions and good service. Parking available.
Baja Frut
1650-A Av Adolfo López Mateos
Brunch restaurant, many food options, large portions and good service. Parking available.
Great for breakfast, you have to try the apple pie, it's a gem.
18 locals recommend
Meson Leonardo's
18 locals recommend
Great for breakfast, you have to try the apple pie, it's a gem.
One of my favorites, the place is not that big, but you feel welcome.
Quercus
332 Calle Principal
One of my favorites, the place is not that big, but you feel welcome.
Good food and excellent service.
6 locals recommend
Restaurante y Vivero la Hacienda
6 locals recommend
Good food and excellent service.
If you enjoy pizza this is an excellent place for you.
35 locals recommend
Ochentos Pizza
35 locals recommend
If you enjoy pizza this is an excellent place for you.
Wine flavored ice cream
VITNIX nieve de vino
Wine flavored ice cream
Delicious breakfast, for dessert try a big slice of apple pie.
10 locals recommend
El Correcaminos
10 locals recommend
Delicious breakfast, for dessert try a big slice of apple pie.
One of the best places for breakfast, if you ask me the roasted lamb and the corn pancakes are delicious. Please note that it can be very busy on weekends.
59 locals recommend
La Cocina de Doña Esthela
59 locals recommend
One of the best places for breakfast, if you ask me the roasted lamb and the corn pancakes are delicious. Please note that it can be very busy on weekends.
It is open all year round. Try the pizza and the bread, the bread comes with different fillings. If you are lucky, there is music or maybe some traditional dancing.
7 locals recommend
La Casa de Doña Lupe
S/n
7 locals recommend
It is open all year round. Try the pizza and the bread, the bread comes with different fillings. If you are lucky, there is music or maybe some traditional dancing.
This unique cheese cave is a gem in Ojos Negros. You will learn all about the artisanal cheese process and you will also enjoy the cave-aged artisanal cheeses. If you have time, this trip is a must. There is a restaurant on the premises.
Rancho La Campana
This unique cheese cave is a gem in Ojos Negros. You will learn all about the artisanal cheese process and you will also enjoy the cave-aged artisanal cheeses. If you have time, this trip is a must. There is a restaurant on the premises.
Small, but surprisingly good. May require reservation. Phone: 646 174 0318
17 locals recommend
Muelle 3
187 Av. Teniente José Azueta
17 locals recommend
Small, but surprisingly good. May require reservation. Phone: 646 174 0318
Good seafood, ceviche, and more. Cash only, and there's not seat available.
9 locals recommend
Mariscos El Güero de Ensenada
9 locals recommend
Good seafood, ceviche, and more. Cash only, and there's not seat available.
Japanese restaurant, hidden restaurant with good food, try the gelato
7 locals recommend
Tomodachi Restaurante
339 Cuarta
7 locals recommend
Japanese restaurant, hidden restaurant with good food, try the gelato

Craft beer

Friendly, and nice place to have a wonderful time, snacks and craft beer.
58 locals recommend
Microbrewery Aguamala
58 locals recommend
Friendly, and nice place to have a wonderful time, snacks and craft beer.
Welcoming atmosphere, nice food and beer.
25 locals recommend
Transpeninsular Brewery
25 locals recommend
Welcoming atmosphere, nice food and beer.
Great variety of beers, this place has become a local favorite.
26 locals recommend
Wendlandt
385 Calle 10
26 locals recommend
Great variety of beers, this place has become a local favorite.
Cachimbón brewery is a great place to enjoy with your friends/family. It's pet friendly, and if you're lucky you can see the sunset. Open place with ocean view.
Cachimbón Cerveza
Cachimbón brewery is a great place to enjoy with your friends/family. It's pet friendly, and if you're lucky you can see the sunset. Open place with ocean view.

Sightseeing

It is a must visit, historical place and great atmosphere. A tradition is to eat peanuts and throw the peanut shell on the ground, have fun! Ask for the story of the Margarita drink. People say that Hussong's is the place where the Margarita was created in October 1941 by bartender Don Carlos Orozco. Parking on the rear.
93 locals recommend
Hussong’s Cantina
93 locals recommend
It is a must visit, historical place and great atmosphere. A tradition is to eat peanuts and throw the peanut shell on the ground, have fun! Ask for the story of the Margarita drink. People say that Hussong's is the place where the Margarita was created in October 1941 by bartender Don Carlos Orozco. Parking on the rear.
Beautiful place to see and hear stories about the Prohibition era and Al Capone's visits.
9 locals recommend
Centro Cultural Riviera
1421 Lázaro Cárdenas
9 locals recommend
Beautiful place to see and hear stories about the Prohibition era and Al Capone's visits.
La Bufadora (The Blowhole), one of the largest marine geysers. A little far from Ensenada, but worth the trip. You can find a lot of food, souvenirs, if you like kayaking, there is a place to rent and see the blowhole from the sea.
147 locals recommend
La Bufadora
147 locals recommend
La Bufadora (The Blowhole), one of the largest marine geysers. A little far from Ensenada, but worth the trip. You can find a lot of food, souvenirs, if you like kayaking, there is a place to rent and see the blowhole from the sea.
Surfers favorite
9 locals recommend
San Miguel Beach, Ensenada, Baja California
9 locals recommend
Surfers favorite
Beach and restaurants. Lots of seafood restaurants around. Some days it is closed for repairs.
Malecon Playa Hermosa
Beach and restaurants. Lots of seafood restaurants around. Some days it is closed for repairs.

Coffee shops

Amazing hot and cold drinks and freshly baked cakes. The place makes you feel at home.
Café con leche
588 Calle Octava
Amazing hot and cold drinks and freshly baked cakes. The place makes you feel at home.
A good place to eat fresh baked goods and tasty coffees. Nice service.
15 locals recommend
Café Toya
102 Colinas Riverside
15 locals recommend
A good place to eat fresh baked goods and tasty coffees. Nice service.
Love this place, great staff. Near to downtown.
Old House Café
118-1 Ave Alvaro Obregon
Love this place, great staff. Near to downtown.

Campground

Excellent place to spend a fun time with the family, with swimming pools, ATV rentals, ATV track, zip lines and hanging bridges, horse riding tour, pedal boats, cabins and camps. See more information at https://lascanadas.com/
43 locals recommend
Las Cañadas Campamento
43 locals recommend
Excellent place to spend a fun time with the family, with swimming pools, ATV rentals, ATV track, zip lines and hanging bridges, horse riding tour, pedal boats, cabins and camps. See more information at https://lascanadas.com/

Wineries

I have a great experience with Don Raul's wine, I have known them since they had their cellar in their house, now you can visit them in a larger place, and their wine to my personal taste, since I am not an expert, is one of my favourites.
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107 avenida emiliano zapata
I have a great experience with Don Raul's wine, I have known them since they had their cellar in their house, now you can visit them in a larger place, and their wine to my personal taste, since I am not an expert, is one of my favourites.
They give you a tour of their facilities, and then you can enjoy many different wines during the tasting. This is a paid tour, but it is not expensive. If you're new in the wine world, here is a good place to start.
25 locals recommend
L.A. CETTO - Boutique Valle de Gpe.
2108 Cañón Johson
25 locals recommend
They give you a tour of their facilities, and then you can enjoy many different wines during the tasting. This is a paid tour, but it is not expensive. If you're new in the wine world, here is a good place to start.
Great wine tasting, and view. Verify on the website if you need reservation https://montexanic.com.mx/en/home/
25 locals recommend
Monte Xanic Bodega Vinícola
25 locals recommend
Great wine tasting, and view. Verify on the website if you need reservation https://montexanic.com.mx/en/home/
Small vineyard with a huge spirit. https://www.vinicola3mujeres.com/vincola-3-mujeres-english
Vinícola 3 Mujeres
Small vineyard with a huge spirit. https://www.vinicola3mujeres.com/vincola-3-mujeres-english

Traveler advice

Customs & culture

Avoid drink tap water

Tap water is not for human consumption
Getting around

Uber payment

Use cash payment to get an Uber faster
Useful phrases

Say "Buen provecho" when people is eating

It means, enjoy your meal. If you walk into a restaurant, then you say buen provecho to the people eating, and they will often reply with “gracias” or “igualmente” (which means likewise”)
Don't miss

The sunset at "La Ventana del Mar" is a must

Lovely sunset at La Ventana del Mar, the sea and the sunset the perfect combination.