Restaurants in Ensenada
At Javier Plascencia’s alfresco Finca Altozano, the focus is on impeccably grilled meats and seafood.
Tacky maritime interior; sublime oysters and seafood coctels (try the octopus).
Mexico City native, Benito Molina started his career in Boston, working under Todd English at Olives, where he fell in love with the bold, direct flavors of the Mediterranean.
This corner stand serves up the best fish taco ever. It’s a DIY affair: they give you the tortilla and double-fried nuggets of angelito shark, then you build the rest from a counterful of trimmings—though it hardly requires a thing, so moist and flavorful is the fish.
Enjoy fresh seafood—abalone, filet mignon, and swordfish with cilantro sauce—at this restaurant, adjacent to a winery.
On the boardwalk near the fish market, Benito Molina’s casual seafood joint has a daily changing chalkboard menu; come for mussels and local wine.
Sabina Bandera has crafted complex and flavorful seafood cocktails and ceviches—pismo clam, sea urchin, octopus, mussels, and more—from her humble street stall for almost 40 years. Don’t miss her house-made salsas.
Chic new downtown restaurant with an olive tree–shaded terrace and an excellent wine shop.