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Mariscos El Primo Nava

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Adolfo Lopez Mateos 1561 | Esquina Con Ave Hidalgo Zona Centro, Ensenada 22800, Mexico
+52 646 204 4206
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Corona, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you can't read Spanish, you'll need a translator for the menu since it's limited on pictures. We ordered desmadre de mariscos(grilled everything), scallops & otro (I chose oysters) & siete mares. Very good all around. More than enough food for 4 people & only $45 gor the grouo. Way too much on the menu, fried, grilled, cocktails, soups &... More 

1 Thank Jesse C
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fresh, fresh seafood! This place is a converted converted roller rink, so very large and spacious. It is mainly a lunch place, only serving dinner 7:30 pm. We stopped by for dinner at 6:00 and closed the place down. Our party of eight sampled many items on them menu. First thing to know is always get the "chica" size. Grande... More 

1 Thank Captclam
El Centro, California, United States
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fresh seafood prepared when you order. You can be overwhelmed by the size of the place. I ordered the shrimp "agua chili" and loved it. This is not a tourist hangout, but a place where the locals like to eat. "Free" parking across the street for a ten peso tip when you leave.

1 Thank Desert D
Monterrey, Mexico
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

The service is nice, this place have a specific specialties, good place to visit with the familie or a large group of friends

1 Thank Martin H
Los Angeles, California
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118 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

We went there by recommendation from our hotel. It's a big open airy space with an extensive menu. It seems a popular place with locals also. But I fail to see the reasons. Maybe by not speaking the language was one of the reasons that I didn't order the best from the menu, alright we did go with the what... More 

1 Thank Madeleineshi
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

The last weekend my husband and I visited this restaurant. The waiter was nice and he brought pretty faster our beverages ( Corona and Pacifico beer). The quesadilla with shrimp and Marlin was awesome and the shrimp cocktail yummy. You have to stop by.

1 Thank Rita G
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

If you are in Ensenada in the mood for seafood don't bother going anywhwere else.This is the best seafood restaurant in town! The place is large, I guess 200 people could have dinner at the same time,the place is always very busy with 90% local folks.If You can't communicate or read the menu in Spanish ask for Jorge,a very pleasant... More 

Thank Juergen M
San Martin, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Service was okay because they were very busy. Busy full restaurants say a lot! Probably some of the best seafood ever!

3 Thank Lili M
Tijuana, Mexico
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I was at Primo Nava this past saturday and I had the most pleaseant surprise! I actually had mexican seafood that it was simply: Deliciosa! not loaded with lemons and chile, it was the best seafood I had in the past probably 20 yrs!, I am a native of Baja California and I remember when I was little the seafood... More 

3 Thank surianita1
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

If you want fresh seafood, this is where you need to go! The food was delicious and the staff were attentive, this restaurant was very much recommended by all the locals.

4 Thank rtsal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $120
Mexican, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Adolfo Lopez Mateos 1561 | Esquina Con Ave Hidalgo Zona Centro, Ensenada 22800, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Norte  >  Ensenada
  • Phone Number: +52 646 204 4206

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