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“A new concept still under development...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cava Ocho

Cava Ocho
Calle 8 #160 Zona Centro, Ensenada 22800, Mexico
646 1770577
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Ranked #65 of 180 Restaurants in Ensenada
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“A new concept still under development...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I had the opportunity to go to this new place in town, to be honest my expectations where higher but I was dissapointed by the end of the night by some of the aspects that I will evaluate below.

Ambient: The place is comfortable, the architecture of the place transports you out of Ensenada and in the night creates the perfect mood for a dinner for two. On weekends they have live music, and the group is truly great.

Food: They have a limited menu compared to the one of the neighbouring wine cellar, the food is closer to "tapas" style rather than a formal dinner.

Service: The staff is constantly looking forward to give their best, although they are not very knowledgeable of the wines they offer.

Wine: They only have the house wines, and they run short when comparing the reds with other local wines in the same price range.

I tried "Entre Barricas" and "Brisas del Sur" which I found quite full of aromas but quite plain in the palate.

Run away from the rosè, it is a very salty wine (it taste like brine), having as a result a mask that ruins all the flavours you initially start to find when taking a sip from the glass.

The "Dulzura" it is a quite nice oporto-style wine from what I tasted it is the best item in their wine list.

Overall I would probably go back again in couple of years just to see how they are evolving their wine skills, and because the ambient is really good to have a good chat and a good time listening to the music.

They close at 11pm so be there early, take cash with you as they don't take credit cards.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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