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El Mazateno

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

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
The best !!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Ricardo I
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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7 reviews
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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 110 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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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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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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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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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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Additional Information about El Mazateno

Address: Tijuana, Mexico
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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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