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El Mazateno

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

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Awesome Tacos - Do not miss this place if in Tijuana

I ate at this location just last week while in TJ for a business trip. First, the place is plastic chairs and tables, with no AC - no frills for sure. But, do not miss getting into some outstanding Tacos, especially with Octopus (Pulpo) or Shrimp. Prices are low but the food is great. Get there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Virginia
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Virginia
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I ate at this location just last week while in TJ for a business trip. First, the place is plastic chairs and tables, with no AC - no frills for sure. But, do not miss getting into some outstanding Tacos, especially with Octopus (Pulpo) or Shrimp. Prices are low but the food is great. Get there fast.

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Best shrimp tacos to eat in Tijuana Mexico, believe me.... I have tried pretty much all seafood restaurants in Tijuana, but this place specializes in shrimp tacos. They call them: "Enchilado" you can have them with cheese or without. They also have other selections as well, they are located at the top of Colonia Postal.

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Tijuana, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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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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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