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El Mazateno


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Mexican, Latin, Seafood
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

This was a place where I used to frequent twice a week. But they just raised their prices recently so now I only go one in a while. Some items are double the price. The food is still great but buyer be aware.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank cain772
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Camaron enchilado is the one you have to try. Hands down the best in Tijuana. The ceviche is also pretty good

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Richomc
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Favorite place to eat seafood. Simply delicious!! Very good tacos mazateños. They also have limonada mineral. It usually crowded but that's never stopped me from going because it's that good.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank angelagarcia204
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent place to eat street tacos in Tijuana. They have their special shrimp taco called “camarón enchilado” which is absolutely delicious. It also has a wide variety of fish tacos and seafood overall. Highly recommend this place. Definitely worth it.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Juan N
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is a place that you will not find in the U.S. The shrimp tacos are extremely good. They are a feast of their own. Try the octopus too. The shrimp and fish tacos Ensenada style are very good too.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Leonardo T
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I had heard a lot of this place, it’s not bad but definitely there are many other better. Their shrimp broth is too thin, without real flavor. One big disadvantage is that they only accept cash. Not really to return.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank CesarS749
Reviewed 3 January 2018

I'm not joking, this is the best place for tacos ( shrimp, marlin, etc). Don't expect a fancy place because it's not. But it's all worth it

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Richomc
Reviewed 30 December 2017

I have never been a taco fan. My American upbringing consisted of hard shell tacos and ground beef. While on business in TJ our hosts took us to El Mazateno and I had the octopus taco. Um yeah, I get it now. This place is...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Jkelser
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

The location is not the best and the building could be improved but the crunchy chili octopus (pulpo enchilado) tacos are great.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Ringo_Cad
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

I am seafood lover always try new places everywhere I travel. Let me tell you, this is the best crunchy octopus taco I've had. Ive been here about 5 times and never lets me down.

Date of visit: October 2017
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