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Maarquez de Leon | One block off Malecon, La Paz, Mexico
6121284647
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: There are a couple of these, but this one is only open at night - fancier...
There are a couple of these, but this one is only open at night - fancier than the malecon partner that serves tacos. Very nice place
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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic and well populated by locals

Tailhunter owner, Jonathan, told us about this place. It is the original. Well actually, apparently a cart was the original, this is just what has grown from his initial success. They had a vast selection of very good tacos and other dishes. It was an odd place that looked cobbled together on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Chip S
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Tailhunter owner, Jonathan, told us about this place. It is the original. Well actually, apparently a cart was the original, this is just what has grown from his initial success. They had a vast selection of very good tacos and other dishes. It was an odd place that looked cobbled together on a side street a bit away from the... More 

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Park City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

After checking out reviews, we decided to check it out and went to the location off the Malecon. Let's keep it simple: The goods: the Molcajete was really tasty and was enough for two of us to split. The neg's: the price is not cheap compared to Mexican prices. It is relative cheap to American prices. Just to compare... It... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Rancho Viejo is a La Paz classic. The real thing to order here is arrachera, a sort of marinated steak. I strongly advise against getting tacos al pastor here, as they are really horrible. It would have gotten a better rating, but having gone multiple times, I found that on average, the service was terrible, and once I even ended... More 

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Humboldt County
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went here on a recommendation from a resident of La Paz. It was walking distance from where we were staying and they were open 24/7! They have street side dining, private dining rooms and a dining room with AC! The staff were amazing and the food was off the hook! We went back three times. Such a variety of... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

we were staying at posada luna sol and found this eatery a block or so away the food is cooked on a large barbecue type installation on the road the smells were irresistible only problem was that none of the staff understood much English

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Arroyo Grande, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The fresh seafood was cooked right out in the open patio area. The food was excellent. We ate outside and the ambiance was both quaint & charming. The staff was friendly and the margaritas were delicious!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Have eaten there about 6 times over the last 8 years. Great Mexican food, great service. We go there at least once every year during our 1 week vacation.

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Placerville
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Our kind of place....we ordered .5 kilo of arrarchera beef....tortillas, spicy queso, margarita, beer...and it was less than $30 and we couldn't finish. Just 1 block off the malecon....we wish we would have found this place earlier in our stay. Recommended by a local.....loved it....what we expect, look for, and hopefully find when we go to Mexico.

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Glendale, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I think most people that eat tacos in Mexico order the popular tacos al pasto(pork). We do not eat pork; therefore, we only have the option of ordering beef tacos. Unfortunately, the tacos we have eaten throughout our road trip in Baja Caifornia Peninsula, have been not too good or just barely average. The restaurant offers just barely average beef... More 

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Lyons, Colorado
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

If you want lots of food at a very low price, check out the Rancho Viejo. I've eaten their at least once for the last 7 to 8 years and always find it to be a fun experience. I particularly like their grilled pork which oour group always buys by the kilo. They have killer condiments which I personally have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Maarquez de Leon | One block off Malecon, La Paz, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  La Paz
  • Phone Number: 6121284647

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

Description

There are a couple of these, but this one is only open at night - fancier than the malecon partner that serves tacos. Very nice place
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?