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Eating Through Baja Mexico

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Photo: Dan Costin

Lured by spicy quail, tuna ceviche, and Mexico’s best fish tacos, T+L lights out for Ensenada—and from there, things just go south.

Destinations: Ensenada · Valle de Guadalupe

Themes: Food + Drink

Hotels (1)

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    La Villa del Valle

    Poised on a lone hilltop with 360-degree views, La Villa del Valle occupies a handsome, two-story hacienda that was built in 2002 but looks as if i

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Restaurants (9)

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    Tacos Mi Ranchito El Fenix

    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

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    Restaurante Manzanilla

    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 f

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    Restaurante Los Naranjos

    Amid the orange groves at convivial Restaurante Los Naranjos, diners feast on spicy Guadalupe quail and slow-cooked pork shank marinated in tequila

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    Restaurante Laja

    Jair Téllez’s rustic farmstead is the valley’s answer to Napa’s French Laundry. Savor buttery diver scallops, seared bluefin tuna, and local roast

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    Restaurante Del Parque

    Chic new downtown restaurant with an olive tree–shaded terrace and an excellent wine shop.

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    Muelle Tres

    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.

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    Mariscos El Gordito

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    Mahi-Mahi

    Tacky maritime interior; sublime oysters and seafood coctels (try the octopus).

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    La Guerrerense

    Sabina Bandera has crafted complex and flavorful seafood cocktails and ceviches—pismo clam, sea urchin, octopus, mussels, and more—from her humble

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