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Escamoles in Baja

dlglidden | Jun 14, 200811:00 PM

Retaurante Capricho in Ensenada has escamoles on its menu but it's seldom available. My wife is willing to spend the dollars/pesos to try ant eggs but the question is when. The restaurant claims there is a "season" for escamoles, but waiters don't give consistent answers as to when the season is. Most "eggs" don't have a season. Do escamoles? Google suggests that escamoles are usually available in Central Mexico (in restaurants that feature them) in March and April (before the rains come). But when we were in Ensenada in March, the waiter (who may be an idiot) said the season was autumn. And I have no idea whether escamoles at Capricho are "local" or whether they are from Central Mexico, e.g. Michoacán.

Chowhounder help would be appreciated.

Speaking of Ensenada, has Restaurante 623 reopened? The rumor was that it was out of business, but when we were there in March, the sign on the door said it was going to reopen (after remodeling) in late March. What's the truth?

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