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“Best shrimp tacos in Tijuana”
Review of El Mazateno

El Mazateno
Ranked #3 of 594 Restaurants in Tijuana
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best shrimp tacos in Tijuana”
Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

The tacos de camaron enchilado are the best I've had, also the service is best because even if its packed with people you still get attended as soon as you arrive with a delicious cup of fish soup, if you dont like spicy their camaron ala mantequilla is delicious, as other things is the menu, i have been going back for many years and will still to go back Delicious tacos!!!

  • Visited March 2013
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Las Cruces
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Outstanding”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

La Mazateña, pulpo enchilado, caldo de pescado...a definite culinary "must" in Tijuana. The atmosphere is extremely casual, but the food and service are what make this place what it is. If you want a beer with your seafood- obligatory in my opinion- just tell the waiter and he will send someone out to get it for you.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank LasCruces_NM
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Tijuana, Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Loveeee it”
Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Omg one of the best places to eat shrimp and fish tacos in tijuana the best one ia called "perron" its spicy shrimp with marinated fried fish so good

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San Diego, California
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Great food”
Reviewed August 19, 2011

This seafood place makes good food. Delicious food. 'Tacos' and 'ceviches', soups as well. I remembered when they first opened, not too long ago. It was cheap, now it is expensive . For example a taco can cost you for about 2$ which is alot for here in Mex. Worth it though.

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3 Thank Deiina
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Tijuana
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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“You need to see it to believe it”
Reviewed February 11, 2011

Come and see for yourself. The place used to be the parking lot of a pharmacy and a cell phone dealer. In the corner there was a fish taco stand. From about 7:30 AM until 2-3 PM the small counter and one side table were not enough for the many people stopping by for "tacos de camarón enchilado," --spicy shrimp tacos. Simply the best. Amazingly the service was within seconds of placing yourself somewhere among the crowd. All it took to order was to make eye contact with one of the "taqueros." In-n-out of there in 10 minutes of less was a plus for people grabbing lunch on the go. That was then. The parking lot got covered, in part with a roof, in part with blue plastic tents. They put in plastic tables and chairs (now wood benches) and continued to sell simple, satisfying, freshly made tacos, tostadas, ceviche, and the best shrimp and octopus cocktails in north-west Mexico. Service continues to be fast, not a matter of seconds but in less than a couple of minutes. No alcohol served. Noisy. The clientele? a smorgasbord of people of all kinds drawn together by a good seafood meal.

  • Visited December 2010
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