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El Mazateno

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Tijuana, Mexico
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Tijuana, Mexico
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like to experience a really good shrimp taco you need to come And visit this very low key place You will get full with two tacos

Thank carlosgp58
San Ysidro
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Their Speciality in Tijuana is the Chilly Shrimp Tacos (Tacos de Camaron Enchilado) delicious... The place is always full... Yeah os that good!! The only downside is the price... Due to high demand the tacos have become very expensive, however if you want to eat good and you are willing to spend a few extra bucks... Try them

Thank Carlos G
Oceanside, California
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Apparently they have won awards for their spicy shrimp tacos, but you are missing something incredible if you don't try the octopus tacos! Communal eating at its best. The price is right and the food is fantastic.

Thank Maria T
Tijuana, Mexico
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Nothing fancy, but great food!! You can go just for a taco or sit down and have a seafood cocktail. Not that cheap but very well served. Spicy shrimp taco the best. The consome(shrimp broth) the best I've tried in my life. One of my favorite seafood restaurants that you can go just for a casual lunch or takeaway.

Thank Jan M
Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Seating is on long communal tables, the chairs are outdoor plastic chairs, They do not serve alcohol. What they did serve was a lot of lemonades, made with fresh squeezed limes, and also soft drinks. Seeing the volume of lemonades sold, I opted for one. Choice was natural, or mineral, and I went for mineral. It's basically a lemonade made... More 

Thank Leon A
San Ramon, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This location on the main drag of Tijuana's tourist and nightlife strip has amazingly tasty food. With large pieces of fish in the tacos, chips and beer for under $4, its a deal with writing about..

Thank chrismclean01
Tijuana, Mexico
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

it's more of a on street cart that has tables and seating for customers, not fine dinning, but food very good. if you like seafood.

Thank Luis M
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Rustic, very popular (now large) taco stand on Avenida Tecnológico. Be careful not to order more than two tacos or tostadas per person. They are huge! Very good service and always full of people.

Thank Enrique T
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

They excellent food, for the hole Family, low prices and great service. Tacos, ceviche, all the mariscos you want.

Thank Ruben G
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

The best Chile chimp tacos believe me I try other places and no competition you need to try them also the taco perron is a camaron enchilado whit chicharron de pargo

Thank Salvador F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Mexican
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tijuana, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Norte  >  Tijuana
  • Phone Number: 526646071377

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?