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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 (tortilla fried in deep fat)…
Top Choice Cantina in Ensenada

Hussong’s Cantina

The oldest and perhaps liveliest cantina in the Californias has been serving tequila since 1892. A Friday or Saturday night will be packed with locals, a sprinkling of tourists and touting mariachis. The history is …
Top Choice Historic Building in Ensenada

Riviera del Pacífico

Opened in the 1930s as Hotel Playa Ensenada, the extravagant Riviera del Pacífico, a Spanish-style former casino, is rumored to have been a haunt of Al Capone. It now houses the Museo de Historia de Ensenada and Bar…
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. T…
Mexican in Ensenada

Birreria La Guadalajara

A great barn of a place, righteously 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 larg…
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-scre…
International in Ensenada

Boules

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…
Wine Bar in Ensenada

Ojos Negros

Suffering from margarita meltdown? Then head to this relaxed wine bar for a glass of fruity Passion Meritage, an award-winning red from the owners’ vineyards: Bodegas San Rafael. Lounge-like seating, chill-out music…