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El Mazateno

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Tijuana, Mexico
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
If you want tacos for your last meal!

It really does not get better than this. The shrimp tacos and the chicharon are amazing. If I die, this would be my last meal. Worth a trip to TJ.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Brad P
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Nyon, Switzerland
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Takeout
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nyon, Switzerland
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

It really does not get better than this. The shrimp tacos and the chicharon are amazing. If I die, this would be my last meal. Worth a trip to TJ.

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Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

As a person that lives in Tj I'm always looking for different food but very tasty and this is the option that never gets old or boring. The "camaron enchilado" tacos are the best of the best!!!!! The place is not fancy at all but the food will make you come back ( a great option is to buy the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Go there best shrimp tacos on the planet , it's a hole in the wall joint but the food there is awesome ....

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Chula Vista, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Grat tacos, great price! Dont let the crappy location fool you, or the seating for that manner, everybody in bundled up in tables, and you might have someone youve never met sitting right next to you... Who Cares!! She might be cute :) Plus the food is awesome!!

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

If you love shrimp, this is the place to go. Their specialty is these amazing shrimp tacos which consist of a tortilla, a lot of shrimp, cheese, and a special spicy sauce. They have the most delicious flavor to them and they are filling. I can barely finish two but I keep craving them and want more! My husband also... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Great place is not fancy at all is like a large street stand with seating at communal tables. Everything on the menu I have tried or anyone I know has tried has been excellent. The tacos with spicy shrimp and smoked marlin are one of my favorites. No beer but many people bring their own reasonable quantity from a nearby... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

The tacos de camaron enchilado are the best I've had, also the service is best because even if its packed with people you still get attended as soon as you arrive with a delicious cup of fish soup, if you dont like spicy their camaron ala mantequilla is delicious, as other things is the menu, i have been going back... More 

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Las Cruces
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

La Mazateña, pulpo enchilado, caldo de pescado...a definite culinary "must" in Tijuana. The atmosphere is extremely casual, but the food and service are what make this place what it is. If you want a beer with your seafood- obligatory in my opinion- just tell the waiter and he will send someone out to get it for you.

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Tijuana, Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Omg one of the best places to eat shrimp and fish tacos in tijuana the best one ia called "perron" its spicy shrimp with marinated fried fish so good

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San Diego, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

This seafood place makes good food. Delicious food. 'Tacos' and 'ceviches', soups as well. I remembered when they first opened, not too long ago. It was cheap, now it is expensive . For example a taco can cost you for about 2$ which is alot for here in Mex. Worth it though.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tijuana, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Norte  >  Tijuana

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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