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El Mazateno

Tijuana, Mexico
+52 664 607 1377
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“shrimp tacos” (20 reviews)
“camaron” (11 reviews)
“octopus” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Latin, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Tijuana, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Excellent place to eat street tacos in Tijuana. They have their special shrimp taco called “camarón enchilado” which is absolutely delicious. It also has a wide variety of fish tacos and seafood overall. Highly recommend this place. Definitely worth it.

Thank Juan N
Reviewed March 4, 2018

This is a place that you will not find in the U.S. The shrimp tacos are extremely good. They are a feast of their own. Try the octopus too. The shrimp and fish tacos Ensenada style are very good too.

Thank Leonardo T
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

I had heard a lot of this place, it’s not bad but definitely there are many other better. Their shrimp broth is too thin, without real flavor. One big disadvantage is that they only accept cash. Not really to return.

Thank Cesar S
Reviewed January 3, 2018

I'm not joking, this is the best place for tacos ( shrimp, marlin, etc). Don't expect a fancy place because it's not. But it's all worth it

Thank Richomc
Reviewed December 29, 2017

I have never been a taco fan. My American upbringing consisted of hard shell tacos and ground beef. While on business in TJ our hosts took us to El Mazateno and I had the octopus taco. Um yeah, I get it now. This place is...More

Thank Jkelser
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

The location is not the best and the building could be improved but the crunchy chili octopus (pulpo enchilado) tacos are great.

Thank Ringo_Cad
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

I am seafood lover always try new places everywhere I travel. Let me tell you, this is the best crunchy octopus taco I've had. Ive been here about 5 times and never lets me down.

Thank Malenitalucy
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Yes, it is a little expensive, but the food is really realy good. I can never leave Tijuana without going this place.

Thank Elil G
Reviewed September 18, 2017

This place as many others started as a very small almost on the street eatery. The food was extremely good; it was always packed, but everyone got good service and great food. The tacos were the specialty with a good portion of either fish, shrimp...More

Thank Arturo S
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Mazateño is one of the best seafood restaurants in Tijuana,personally I like the food and taste of the dishes they offer,fish tacos,shrimp cocktels,fried fish or sarandeado etc. Prices are very competitive also,the neihborhood is kind a complicated to get to but its worth it the...More

Thank jesusvidal
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Adalberto L
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tijuana, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Norte  >  Tijuana
  • Phone Number: +52 664 607 1377
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