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Langosta viva en temporano - Mariscos Bahia - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Lucky to be in Baja during the short season for Langosta (Pacific spiny lobster), I had the chance to indulge in a live lobster at Mariscos Bahia two nights ago. My visits to the area usually focus...

Chocolates Grulla "Gold" Alfajores | Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Yesterday I dropped by La Flor de Calabaza https://www.chowhound.com/post/la-flor-de-la-calabaza-las-playitas-ensenada-1059046 to pick up some snacks and beverage provisions. The foil wrapper of Gr...

La Central Valle | Valle de Guadalupe - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

This summer, star chefs Javier Plascencia of Baja and Alejandro Ruiz of Oaxaca collaborated to create a seasonal pop up restaurant in San Antonio de las Minas serving Oaxacan cuisine. It's last day...

Osho Restaurante | Las Playitas - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

My friends have enjoyed breakfast at Osho Restaurante (at Hotel Quintas Papagayo) many times and invited me to join them in June to try the expansion to dinner service. Because I arrived late for o...

Pacifico Striped Bass - Ocean Farmed near Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Last week I was served Pacifico farmed striped bass (aka Lobina) three times. As ceviche at Da Toni, grilled with crispy skin at Fauna and poached and sauced at Origen @ Encuentro, the fish was del...

Ensenada Fish Tacos: Tacos Corona vs. Tacos Mi Ranchito El Fenix vs. Puesto Tacos Fenix

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Making the rounds of the well-known fish taco stands in June 2017, Puesto Tacos Fenix, the small stand on Avenida Espinoza at the corner of Avenida Juarez (5ta) was my favorite. In January 2018, I ...

Casa Marcelo | Zona Centro - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

In 2012 I was introduced to the raw milk cheeses and butter of Ramonetti Dairy and La Cava del Marcelo at dinner at the now-closed Sarmiento in Ensenada. The chef/owner had suggested that I visit t...

Finca Altozano | Valle de Guadalupe - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Finca Altozano, the asador campestre restaurant owned by celebrity chef, Javaier Plascencia, is among the most popular eateries in Valle de Guadalupe. It's one of the first eating places in the win...

Cheese Tasting @ Rancho Cortes | Valle de Guadalupe - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

In our quest to find Misiones olive oil at the source, we spent a lot of time trying to find Rancho Cortes in Valle de Guadalupe. Turns out we passed by the entrance many times because we could not...

Rolling's Helado Artesanal en Rollo | Ventana al Mar - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Our final stop in Ensenada in June 2017 before leaving the city was at Rolling's Helado Artesanal en Rollo in the Ventana al Mar park on El Malecon. It specializes in the Thai-style of rolled ice c...

Cerveceria Aguamala | El Sauzal - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

On our way back to town from a lovely dinner in June at El Pinar de 3 Mujeres https://www.chowhound.com/post/el-pinar-de-tres-mujeres-valle-de-guadalupe-ensenada-1075125 , we stopped at Cerveceria ...

El Pinar de Tres Mujeres | Valle de Guadalupe - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

In June 2017, dinner for our final evening in Baja was at Cocina de Ismene in El Pinar de Tres Mujeres in Valle de Guadalupe.

Our Preferred Ensenada Restaurants

Gypsy Jan
by Gypsy Jan 9 years ago

(Cross-posted from Baja Nomad, the OP is bajabound2005) " Some of our favorite Ensenada restaurants – you can Google almost any of these and find great reviews. You can find all of these restaur...

Chowdown Report: 2018 Festival de las Conchas y Vino Nuevo - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Yes, we did have a chowdown last month in Baja California, meeting for the Festival de las Conchas y Vino Nuevo in Ensenada and Valle de Guadalupe. Sometimes just two of us and as many as five in o...

Bar Bura at Cuatro Cuatros | Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Watching the sunset at Bar Bura at Cuatro Cuatros in the height of summer was one of the highlights of my visits to Ensenada. The enjoyment was as much about the journey as the finale. When you...

Chowdown Invite: 2018 Festival de las Conchas y Vino Nuevo - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Inviting chowhounds to join me and your fellow eaters in Ensenada and Valle de Guadalupe from April 2 to April 9 for a series of events for the 2018 Festival de las Conchas y Vino Nuevo. The indust...

Conchas de Piedra | Valle de Guadalupe - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Conchas de Piedra is a sparkling wine and raw bar set in the Valle de Guadalupe's wine country. As a collaboration between Baja's leading winemaker, Hugo d'Acosta of Casa de Piedra http://www.vinos...

Pez Urbano | Zona Centro - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

During my June 2017 visit to Ensenada, we drove by Pez Urbano Street Food a few times. On my last day in town, we finally stopped to try it out.

Breakfast Buffet @ Hotel Coral & Marina | Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

The fifth and final day of my June 2017 visit to Ensenada kicked off with the bountiful breakfast buffet at my hotel. I'd actually wanted to order ala carte for a quick meal poolside. But my server...

Steven's Dogs | Pedregal Playitas | Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Steven's Dogs, located across the highway and up the hill from the Hotel Coral, was a great find. Unfortunately, it suspended operation a month after our visit in June 2017. But the owner is trying...