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Taco Cantamar In Cantamar between Rosarito and Ensenada, Baja California Norte

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Taco Cantamar In Cantamar between Rosarito and Ensenada, Baja California Norte

Gypsy Jan | Oct 3, 2009 04:31 PM

While getting gas (the automobile kind) at the Cantamar Pemex today, I also got lunch to go from Tacos Cantamar, the stand that is between the Pemex and the lighthouse, next to Ruben's Palm Grill.

They have been here for maybe five years. Great food, consistently good. The kitchen is kept immaculately clean and the food handling is meticulous - everything is visible.

The battered fish and shrimp tacos are prepared to order. The carne asada is grilled over charcoal.

They have fish bouillon (cuahuamata) that locals from Tijuana (thirty plus miles away) drive down to enjoy.

While I was waiting, one guy that was there told the cooks, "Soy chilango". Whether that is a compliment or a boast, or a bit of both, I don't know, but he kept ordering taco after taco and smacking his lips loudly.

If you go, don't forget to ask for the complimentary "cebollitas asado", lightly charcoal grilled green onions - delish!

Sometimes they have "rellenos" - jalapenos stuffed with crab meat.

The family has a restaurant in Puerto Nuevo, Restaurante Sandra's. We haven't tried it yet, but I asked our cocinero at the taco stand today if they served "langosta vive" and he replied with an emphatic, "Si!"

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