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Mariscos El Primo Nava

Adolfo Lopez Mateos 1561, Ensenada 22800, Mexico
6462044206
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Ranked #20 of 153 restaurants in Ensenada
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
Most recent review
- Nov 24, 2013
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Mountain View CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Felt rushed the whole time until I asked for the bill. While I understand Spanish, they have a HUGE menu so it took me a bit to figure out what to order especially since I had forgotten the Spanish word for oysters. I had a waiter (not always the same waiter) coming up impatiently every minute or so for my... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

We came to this place twice in one week. Everything that you could imagine was Excellent. The food the chips and salsa was so good nice and spice, the service was good, their micheladas were so good.. Must go if staying in Ensebada...

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Ensenada, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

try the baked Pismo clams filled with shrimp or any of their stews,absolutely marvelous food. Open kitchen ,you watch them prepare the fresh ingredients.For seafood you can't beat this restaurant in Ensenada, I know, I live here and been to all restaurants in town.

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Miami
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

This was my first taste of fish in Ensenada. Oh my goodness, this was the best fish ever! They said it would take 20min to cook but it was so well worth it. White fish cooked in aluminum foil with vegetables. A must go place.

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Ensenada, Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A client recently introduced me to Mariscos El Primo Nava while in Ensenada. I had driven by this eatery several times but really never paid much attention as I thought that it was just another small cafe. We drove into the rear parking lot ... and as we entered the building i was "Pleasantly Surprised" to see approximately 150 people... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Very friendly place, just a short cab ride from the cruise ship! Great food, especially the shrimp! Great for fresh food and good ambiance.

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Ensenada, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Filled with locals, not tourists. Fabulous cocktails--these are shrimp, scallop, octopus, and/or fish in a slightly spicey tomato juice. Order the small and it's the same size as the medium for a lesser price. The 'botanas' are large, almost a meal in itself. Haven't tried the fish dishes, but the seafood is excellent. Avoid the oyseter rockefeller and the baked... More

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Ensenada, Mexico
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

very good mexican style cocktail, the best marlin tostada, and the clam with cheese, but sometimes they use too much butter and cheese, thats the only bad thing about them.

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Ensenada, Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

My girlfriend had a clam tostada and fish stew. The tostada had so many fresh raw clams that she could barely finish. The fish stew was a medium size and chock full of marlin, octopus, calamari, clams and tuna. (After a few spoonfuls she took the rest to go..) Absolutely excellent. I ordered a 1/4 kilo of crack and peel... More

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Ensenada, Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

You gotta be doing something right. And El Primo Nava is firing on all cylinders. The staff are friendly and helpful, the cerveza is ice cold and the seafood; fresh marlin, tuna, octopus, shrimp, clams, oysters, sea bass. It's hard to spend more than 10 dollars. The kilo of crack and peel shrimp is 120 pesos. My Mexican friends think... More

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