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La Cocina de Dona Esthela

Carretera el Tigre a Guadalupe | Frente al Vinedo La Lomita, Valle de Guadalupe 91915, Mexico
+52 646 156 8453
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“corn pancakes” (23 reviews)
“machaca” (27 reviews)
“tortillas” (18 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Carretera el Tigre a Guadalupe | Frente al Vinedo La Lomita, Valle de Guadalupe 91915, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is ALWAYS the first stop when visiting the Valle when I bring friends, family and colleagues. All of the dishes are delicious, soo soo good. The signature dish of tatemado de birria is toasted shredded beef with all the fixing and au jus, amazing....More

Thank Marisol D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food , great prices. Service needs little improvement. You cannot leave El Valle until you tried their borrego tatemado (lamb), it’s out of this world.

Thank Mr G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is fantastic. Service friendly and efficient. The CORN PANCAKES are epic. And where else do you get to see an impromptu rodeo at the end of your meal? We were about to get in the car to leave and in came a cowboy...More

Thank Jackbirdie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This out-of-the-way Méxican restaurant is simply one of the best. Its dirt-road location is a bit of challenge, but worth the trouble. The Méxican food was outstanding and somewhat unique; the service friendly and helpful. The menu introduces the diner to some unique and delicious...More

Thank robertgreninger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious huevos rancheros made with the freshest ingredients. Wonderful place for breakfast, tons of space, great ambience. We were there on a Saturday and it was bustling. Highly recommended!

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My chef husband loved it so much, we cancelled our other breakfast spots for our trip and returned again. From the deliciously sweet Cafe de Olla to the food, we were in food HEAVEN. The Borrego Tatemado (shredded wood roasted lamb) with Consume on side...More

Thank DVFoodie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great story of organic growth for a place that started as a village eatery and evolved into a Guadalupe Valley institution. Dona Esthela still operates the ovens where she makes her appropriately famous Borrego Tatemado, a local dish made of slow-cooked goat in a...More

Thank Luis V
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting small family home turned into a restaurant in the middle of nowhere. However, it is not in the middle of nowhere now. The Valle is booming and if you have not visited you better get here. I suggest you stay with the breakfast...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed October 9, 2017

This place had me at “Hola”! A wonderful, authentic restaurant tucked away off the main road but worth driving the long unpaved road to get there. The complimentary chips, queso fresco & spicy salsa were amazing and so was the fresh squeezed orange juice and...More

Thank Justine1976
Reviewed September 18, 2017

This is down to earth. The way your grandmother would cook if she were Mexican. Don't confuse this with any"Mexican" you get in the US. I had stew. YUAAMMMM! Sangria was yum too. Everything was fresh, delicious, great. They have a farm with pigs, horses,...More

Thank Dreamer94
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lisa n
September 16, 2015|
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Response from himejigirl | Reviewed this property |
I believe Mondays are the only days they close but give them a call to double check!! +52 646 156 8453
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera el Tigre a Guadalupe | Frente al Vinedo La Lomita, Valle de Guadalupe 91915, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Norte  >  Ensenada Municipality  >  Valle de Guadalupe
  • Phone Number: +52 646 156 8453
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