Ensenada restaurants

Top Choice Tacos in Ensenada

La Guerrerense

Sabina Bandera’s award-winning seafood stand dates from the 1960s and attracts long lines with its outstanding seafood tacos, juicy ceviche (seafood marinated in lime juice) and tostadas (deep-fried tortillas). Ther…
French in Ensenada

El Rey Sol

Set within an elegant building's sumptuous interior, replete with flocked wallpaper, chandeliers and stained glass, this landmark restaurant dates from 1947. An outdoor sidewalk-side patio area adds more Parisian fl…
Seafood in Ensenada

Mariscos El Norteño

You can’t go wrong at any of the seafood stalls across from the mercado de mariscos (fish market), but this popular one has plenty of seating and a superb range of salsas; including roasted jalapeños and red chili. …
Mexican in Ensenada

Birreria La Guadalajara

A great barn of a place, rightfully famous for its birria de chivo (goat stew), but also serving excellent tacos and charcoal grilled meats. Popular with families, the atmosphere is boisterous and noisy with a large…
Mexican in Ensenada

El Parián

Paper streamers, murals, painted tables and sherbert-colored furniture give a festive atmosphere to enjoying great enchiladas, quesadillas, burritos, agua de jamaica (hibiscus water) and friendly service. Flat-scree…
International in Ensenada


Creamy risottos, pasta and fresh seafood are a draw here, but it's the setting under the trees on a deck with lights strung up above that make it taste even better. Owner Javier greets and mingles with all guests li…
Seafood in Ensenada

Muelle 3

Right on the marina, this place looks like a hole in the wall but on closer inspection you'll see a sophisticated crowd savoring artistically presented ceviches and other Mexican classics. The flavors are balanced a…
Mexican in Ensenada

La Comadre

Enjoy authentic, cheap antojitos (typical Mexican snacks) and friendly service in a family atmosphere. Stewed meats are the specialty and the menu often changes. Colorful, traditional Mexican ceramic wares and brigh…
Cafe in Ensenada

La Casa Antigua Café

Vintage photos and clapboards separate this place from the coffee mega-chains. Pastries, pies, bagels, sandwiches and rich coffee are all worth ducking in here for.