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623 Moctezuma | Zona Centro, Ensenada, Ensenada Municipality, Mexico
+52 646 178 8213
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Ensenada, Mexico
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Located across from the Parque Revolucion, this is a great place to spend some time while you are in Ensenada. La Contra has one of the best wine selections in Ensenada, and some good food. Eat inside or out. There are also two Bocci Ball courts adjacent to the outdoor eating area. Lot of fun. Or, just stop in for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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185 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Great dinner at La Contra. Really good selection of food so we were able to try a number of different things. Staff was very helpful to make selections on the menu. Mrs DFarls was a big fan of the rissotto. Tacos were tasty. The magic moment was when the 16 year old said this was one of her best dinners... More 

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Queretaro City, Mexico
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

This used to be one of the best restaurants in Ensenada, offering the wines at the cellar next door for a special price. It seems that the old restaurant management is gone and the new one is falling behind, additionally you cannot get the bottles from the cellar in the restaurant at the special price.

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Thank DavidGamboa
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

This wine is very good value for the money, the place in general has lots of wines, well priced and the service is great. I am a big fan now.

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Chihuahua, Mexico
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324 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

good place to look homemade wine , food is rich , good flavor and good portions. It's definitely a place for wine lovers . The Fast and friendly service . Definitely will return to this place

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Pasadena, California
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

We had a 5 course meal with one wine per course. The food was perfect, just the right amount to savor per course, and very well matched as accompaniment to the wine. Ambience of the location is wonderful, with heaters if you eat out on the terrace during a cool evening. This restaurant is unique for Ensenada especially in the... More 

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Mexico City
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

The place is very minimalist but they do have the best selection of mexican wines. The restaurant is very casual and it has a beautiful terrace. Very good place right in Downtown.

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San Diego, CA
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Food was average but service lacking and slow, great wine list not so great food.

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Ensenada, Mexico
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2011

la CONTRA . The sign on the door and the staff shirts read АЯТИОС. It’s a joke, la Contra spelled backward. The restaurant is also called Resturante Del Parque. It is directly across the street from the Park of the Revolution. A wood fired oven makes some of the best food in Ensenada or anywhere. The wine and beer selection... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International
Meals
Dinner
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 623 Moctezuma | Zona Centro, Ensenada, Ensenada Municipality, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Norte  >  Ensenada Municipality  >  Ensenada
  • Phone Number: +52 646 178 8213

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?