Guidebook for Ensenada

Rosa Elena
Rosa Elena
Guidebook for Ensenada

Food Scene

Try the poblano chicken!
7 locals recommend
Mr. & Mrs Waffle
7 locals recommend
Try the poblano chicken!
American style breakfast. Don't forget to ask for a side of chipotle sauce!
7 locals recommend
Pancake Place
7 locals recommend
American style breakfast. Don't forget to ask for a side of chipotle sauce!
ALL YOU CAN EAT MEAT!!!! Don't miss the shrimp, bacon wrapped filet mignon, garlic bread, and pineapple! After 7pm on weekdays offer special discounts - except during Dec!
12 locals recommend
Mr. Pampas Restaurant
1790 Lázaro Cárdenas
12 locals recommend
ALL YOU CAN EAT MEAT!!!! Don't miss the shrimp, bacon wrapped filet mignon, garlic bread, and pineapple! After 7pm on weekdays offer special discounts - except during Dec!
Amazing views and local cuisine.
7 locals recommend
Punta Morro (Hotel)
7 locals recommend
Amazing views and local cuisine.
Fresh fish in a beautiful quaint restaurant. The shrimp ceviche, fresh fish topped with mango mint chutney, and pear soaked wine for desert are my favorites!
8 locals recommend
Restaurante Barra Azul
1090 Calle Once
8 locals recommend
Fresh fish in a beautiful quaint restaurant. The shrimp ceviche, fresh fish topped with mango mint chutney, and pear soaked wine for desert are my favorites!
Great fun spot. Try something new, Birria de Res, is a slow cooked shredded beef pot roast served in an amazing red broth!
15 locals recommend
Birrieria La Guadalajara
154 Macheros
15 locals recommend
Great fun spot. Try something new, Birria de Res, is a slow cooked shredded beef pot roast served in an amazing red broth!
Great burgers! Don't miss the candied bacon root beer floats!
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Great burgers! Don't miss the candied bacon root beer floats!
Corner taco stand with covered seating. The super burro is HUGE and amazing. Our favorite place for adobada tacos.
Taqueria La México
Corner taco stand with covered seating. The super burro is HUGE and amazing. Our favorite place for adobada tacos.
Best chile rellenos! 2 tables inside and bar seating. Or get it to go. The papas con chorizo tacos are also really good.
Tacos Señor Guisado
Best chile rellenos! 2 tables inside and bar seating. Or get it to go. The papas con chorizo tacos are also really good.
Great fun spot for wood fired pizza.
Covelli pizzas
1888 Miramar
Great fun spot for wood fired pizza.
Great fish tacos! Outdoor taco stand. Try her clam chowder in a bread bowl! - Closed Tues/Wed
Baja Surf Fish Taco
Great fish tacos! Outdoor taco stand. Try her clam chowder in a bread bowl! - Closed Tues/Wed
One of best taco stands in Ensenada. Great carne asada. Try a torta de asada! Some tables are around back or enjoy them at the walk up bar.
12 locals recommend
El Paisa Tacos
1043 Avenida 20 de Noviembre
12 locals recommend
One of best taco stands in Ensenada. Great carne asada. Try a torta de asada! Some tables are around back or enjoy them at the walk up bar.
Amazing wood fired pizza in covered outdoor setting overlooking the wine valle.
35 locals recommend
Ochentos Pizza
35 locals recommend
Amazing wood fired pizza in covered outdoor setting overlooking the wine valle.
Amazing BajaMed cuisine alongside the vineyards.
25 locals recommend
La Esperanza BajaMed
3 Carretera Ensenada Tecate
25 locals recommend
Amazing BajaMed cuisine alongside the vineyards.
Love to get an order to go. Fire roasted chicken served with tortillas and fries.
Pollos Los Mismos
1168 Av Riveroll
Love to get an order to go. Fire roasted chicken served with tortillas and fries.

Drinks & Nightlife

41 locals recommend
Papas & Beer Ensenada
41 locals recommend
Birthplace of the margarita. Step back in time to this original saloon.
93 locals recommend
Hussong’s Cantina
93 locals recommend
Birthplace of the margarita. Step back in time to this original saloon.
Great artisan liqueurs. Free tasting. As well as restaurant offering great weekend buffets.
6 locals recommend
Restaurante y Vivero la Hacienda
6 locals recommend
Great artisan liqueurs. Free tasting. As well as restaurant offering great weekend buffets.
One of the largest wineries in Ensenada. Offer great tour as well as tasting for a small fee. Don't miss out on the local olive oil as well.
7 locals recommend
L.A. CETTO - Viñedos
7 locals recommend
One of the largest wineries in Ensenada. Offer great tour as well as tasting for a small fee. Don't miss out on the local olive oil as well.
Beautiful grounds and nice restaurant.
51 locals recommend
El Cielo Winery & Resort by Karisma
51 locals recommend
Beautiful grounds and nice restaurant.
Sol de Media Noche. Great winery with free tastings. Also offer complimentary samplings of artisan breads, cheeses, and jams.
11 locals recommend
Midnight Sun (Wines)
11 locals recommend
Sol de Media Noche. Great winery with free tastings. Also offer complimentary samplings of artisan breads, cheeses, and jams.

Shopping

Walmart Reforma
Small market. Purchase meat inside and have it grilled outside (just offer a tip to the BBQ man.) The best guacamole in Ensenada is available on the meat counter during weekends...make sure it says with chile for some heat.
9 locals recommend
Maria Luisa Mercado
9 locals recommend
Small market. Purchase meat inside and have it grilled outside (just offer a tip to the BBQ man.) The best guacamole in Ensenada is available on the meat counter during weekends...make sure it says with chile for some heat.
Grocery store
Calimax Valle Verde
Grocery store
Dont' miss chocoflan! line for it on the weekends in the bakery.
11 locals recommend
Costco Wholesale
11 locals recommend
Dont' miss chocoflan! line for it on the weekends in the bakery.

Entertainment & Activities

Look for SUB under the name. First run movies in English with spanish sub titles. Don't miss the carmel popcorn! Movies start at 50pesos. Park next to the theater, take the ramp up to the parking. Pay 10pesos when you buy your movie tickets for discounted parking.
10 locals recommend
Cinépolis Plaza Marina
10 locals recommend
Look for SUB under the name. First run movies in English with spanish sub titles. Don't miss the carmel popcorn! Movies start at 50pesos. Park next to the theater, take the ramp up to the parking. Pay 10pesos when you buy your movie tickets for discounted parking.
Larger theater with free parking.
9 locals recommend
Cinépolis Macroplaza del Mar
Mz. 54 Av Dr Pedro Loyola
9 locals recommend
Larger theater with free parking.
Zip lines. Pay for park entrance fee that will be refunded as long as you return within 2 hrs. The ziplines take about an hour so you are good. You pay for the zip line up top. Guides speak English. Credit card is accepted for the lines. Bring cash for the entrance fee $100-$200 pesos per person.
43 locals recommend
Las Cañadas Campamento
43 locals recommend
Zip lines. Pay for park entrance fee that will be refunded as long as you return within 2 hrs. The ziplines take about an hour so you are good. You pay for the zip line up top. Guides speak English. Credit card is accepted for the lines. Bring cash for the entrance fee $100-$200 pesos per person.

Sightseeing

Hot springs! 20min drive once you are off the highway. Rough road but doable keep following the signs. Cost is about $100 pesos per person for the day. No cell service in the canyon. Pack water and lunch. (Clothing is required)
7 locals recommend
Rancho San Carlos
7 locals recommend
Hot springs! 20min drive once you are off the highway. Rough road but doable keep following the signs. Cost is about $100 pesos per person for the day. No cell service in the canyon. Pack water and lunch. (Clothing is required)
Iconic spot for Ensedada. Natural blow hole. Drive through the "gauntlet" for parking near the end despite people asking you to park at the entrance of all the shops. You can drive through the shop corridor to 2 parking lots near the end.
147 locals recommend
La Bufadora
147 locals recommend
Iconic spot for Ensedada. Natural blow hole. Drive through the "gauntlet" for parking near the end despite people asking you to park at the entrance of all the shops. You can drive through the shop corridor to 2 parking lots near the end.
Don't miss the fountains under the Mexican Flag.
18 locals recommend
Civic Square And Monumental Flag
18 locals recommend
Don't miss the fountains under the Mexican Flag.