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El Mazateno

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Tijuana, Mexico
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San Diego, California
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

A few times, I've actually requested a few extra tortillas, because they load SO MUCH SHRIMP into their tacos, you can create 2 or even 3 out of one! (Yeah; I'm cheap!). Their famous quesadilla shrimp taco is just so tasty, I rarely order anything else. But it's all been very good, and the service is great and very friendly.

Thank R-VanPeursem
Mississauga, Canada
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112 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

My Mexican friends took me here. They said it was good. And man, they are right. Always trust a local. This place is reasonably priced, You are basically eating outside on a picnic table-style but the entire restaurant is covered by a tent. It's self-serve. Go with a local. They know what to order. Once I ate the seafood taco,... More 

2 Thank Kamiizumi
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

You can't go wrong with any pick, the ceviche is awesome and the tacos are a delicious delight in every bite. Great service and ample servings plus surprisingly not expensive at all. Definitely worth visiting

Thank Miguel P
Tijuana, Mexico
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is a very good place for street sea food and fish tacos... the downside is that it is expensive... and I mean almost double than most fish tacos stands... I would rather recommend Titos!

Thank Antonio R
Tijuana, Mexico
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a open air restaurant that is a little tight inside, expect a tradicional locals food joint, good service fresh seafood and friendly staff.

Thank Ruben L
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

The place is not pretty nor is it located in a nice area, but what great food they serve!!! The place is very clean, tables, chairs, floor, all very clean. The food is excellent, great price and a good amount in each plate. When they say they have shrimp tacos, they mean 'shrimp' tacos...could hardly find the tortilla on the... More 

Thank Evelyn A
Tijuana, Mexico
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Seafood, Fast Food, Mexican
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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?