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El Mazateno

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Tijuana, Mexico
526646071377
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good quality and great taste!

You can´t beat the combination, they have a unique take on seafood tacos, but they're all to die for. Shrimp and squid with cheese and a chipotle cream sauce were my favorites, but they are very popular, so be prepared to wait a bit depending on the time of day and day of the week you go. It's a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Martha_Schulz
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Tijuana, Mexico
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Tijuana, Mexico
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

You can´t beat the combination, they have a unique take on seafood tacos, but they're all to die for. Shrimp and squid with cheese and a chipotle cream sauce were my favorites, but they are very popular, so be prepared to wait a bit depending on the time of day and day of the week you go. It's a little... More 

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San Diego
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

What else can I say about Mazateño. This is the real deal in Shrimp & Fish Tacos, just try the Camaron Enchilado (Spicy Shrimp Taco) and you will know what I am talking about, this eatery has been featured in PBS's chef Rick Bayless from Chicago in his show Mexico: One Plate at a Time., he even copied these tacos... More 

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Laredo, Texas
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a must go place to eat. It is a popular location but probably one of the best places in Tijuana. Prices are very affordable

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Tijuana, Mexico
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a place I usually visit. Far from fancy, but everything is soooo goood! Your wildest seafood taco dreams come true. Imagine a smoked fish taco topped with spicy shrimp and some melted cheese.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The best shrimp tacos ever !!!!! This place is amazing ! They have shrimp, fish tacos, marlin tacos, octopus tacos, and all kinds of other seafood dishes and everything i have tried is amazing. I dont really like fish tacos but my friends say they are the best that they have had. The only downside to this place is that... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I visit this restaurant everytime I'm in the mood for great seafood. I definitely recommend their signature dish: Taco de Camarón Enchilado (Spicy Shrimp Taco). It has remained one of my favorite eat-in location for years, and is well known among locals for that same reason.

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Nyon, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 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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Baja California, Mexico
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 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
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
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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Additional Information about El Mazateno

Address: Tijuana, Mexico
Phone Number: 526646071377
Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Norte  >  Tijuana
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tijuana, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Norte  >  Tijuana
  • Phone Number: 526646071377

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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