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Hussong's Cantina

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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Fun time...feels like the old days...

The bar opened early for our large group of friends. Mariachis came and played some songs. Just a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Every Saturday - 2 for 1 Margaritas

The first stop of any Ensenada trip is Hussong's, especially on Saturdays. In fact, we only hang... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
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Legendary expatriate bar where literary greats would share ideas over drinks: now a place where you can get drunk, feign pretension and buy a touristy T-shirt to commemorate your trip.
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Ave Ruiz 13N, Ensenada, Ensenada Municipality, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bar opened early for our large group of friends. Mariachis came and played some songs. Just a fun place.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2019

We walked out of the place, dirty, full and the place just didn't feel right. I do not recommend the place.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 12, 2019

The drinks were small and the staff were rude. If you are looking for nostalgia they have it. I will never go back.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

The first stop of any Ensenada trip is Hussong's, especially on Saturdays. In fact, we only hang out here on Saturday because it's 2-for-1 margarita day. It's cheap enough to drink here but even cheaper on the weekend. Imagine that! This place is old school,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

I have friends from Ensenada who told me that this place is the “heart of the people” and that I must visit it. I was a little hesitant after reading some of the reviews, but I decided that I did not want to leave Ensenada...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alan S
Reviewed January 16, 2019

If you are a local or if you are over 65 I guess this would be ok for you. The bathroom was filthy and I drank out of the bottle. No clean nor did I feel safe. Will not go back.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank srwbvf
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

On New Year's Eve I was drugged. Have no idea who did it or how it was done. I'm 60 years old my friend is 70. Thankfully he got me back to our hotel which is only five blocks away. This could've ended very badly!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Luv W
Reviewed January 6, 2019

The locals hang out here and they love to photobomb your pictures. Prices are excellent. Really not much to see but the atmosphere is fun, prices are cheap, and you can get a t-shirt at their gift store about 2 blocks away. Stop by, have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank BryanC900
Reviewed January 3, 2019

The oldest cantina in Baja Mexico has a good atmosphere for local and single people who enjoy mingling.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NeoRenn
Reviewed December 11, 2018

It is an old, long bar. That's it. Have a beer and a tequila. Then "Move along, nothing to see here" Get a t-shirt. Now you are a real Southern Californian and you can prove it.

Date of experience: December 2018
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September 23, 2018|
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Response from MarkMM55 | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a Saturday and it was 2 for 1 on Tecate beers and margaritas.
March 25, 2018|
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Response from Fdelidude | Reviewed this property |
Good question- not sure about Hussong’s but keep in mind, cinco de Mayo is a minor event in Mexico- their independence was Sept 15. La Puebla was a victory for Mexico vs us but the “holiday “ cinco de Mayo was created by the... More
November 7, 2016|
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Response from Steen123456789 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any food nor children during my visits. But plenty of beer and margaritas.
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