Posts Categorized: Ensenada

Il Massimo: Italian for Everyone

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Ensenada eatery offers both familiar and epicurean fare By: W. Scott Koenig   Italian restaurants in Ensenada range from commercial “red sauce” joints – where pedestrian fare such as pizza, spaghetti and lasagna appeal to the diner seeking nothing more than a familiar and filling meal – to trattorias such as Da Toni, a gourmand’s… Read more »

Festival of Shellfish & New Wine: A Delicious Anniversary

Ensenada celebrates festival’s 20th year April 29 – May 5 By: W. Scott Koenig   The port city of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico showcases its gastronomic bounty from the Pacific to its five wine valleys again this year during the 20th Festival de las Conchas y el Vino Nuevo (Festival of Shellfish and New Wine)…. Read more »

Peninsula Picks: 5 Restaurants with Views

While Baja California is home to some incredible food, there’s nothing like enjoying a delicious meal with a side of sweeping views. Here are a few of our favorite spots along the peninsula for enjoying impressive vistas while you eat and drink.   Finca Altozano (Valle de Guadalupe, BC) Information: www.fincaltozano.com, tel: 011-52-646-156-8045 Why We Love… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: 5 Craft Beer Tasting Rooms in Northern Baja

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If your familiarity with Mexican beers doesn’t extend beyond Pacifico or Tecate, it’s time to introduce yourself to northern Baja’s blossoming craft beer scene. We’ve picked out a few of our favorite tasting rooms to help jumpstart your Baja craft beer explorations. ¡Salud!   Mamut Brewery Co. (Tijuana) Information: www.facebook.com/MamutBreweryCo, tel: 011-52-664-685-0137 Why We Love It:… Read more »

Dollar Deals

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By Graham Mackintosh For many years, heading down Highway 1, a typical first night in Baja for me meant camping in the peace and quiet of the desert around Cataviña. Leaving San Diego by mid-morning I would usually be there and setup by nightfall. Sometimes I’d sleep in a tent; other times in my vehicle…. Read more »

Ensenada’s Caracol Science Museum

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By Graham Mackintosh Ensenada’s impressive new “Caracol – Museo de Ciencias” has been almost ten years in the making. It is prominently situated on Avenida Club Rotario #3, sandwiched between the harbor and the palatial white Riviera Civic, Social, and Cultural Center. Given its location, the Caracol (Spanish for snail or seashell) Museum is clearly… Read more »

La Cava de Marcelo: The Cheese Cave of Ojos Negros

By Jennifer Kramer A drive east of Ensenada on the southern branch of Mexico 3 (heading toward San Felipe) will bring travelers to the small dusty town of Ojos Negros, located in the namesake valley. The Valle de Ojos Negros gets its name (“Black Eyes”) from all of the wells in this sparsely populated agricultural valley that look… Read more »

Riding Baja: Summer Motorcycling Destinations

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Temperatures in Central and Southern Baja soar to over 100 degrees in the summer so stick to the north until the mercury drops in October. Here are come cool—in both senses of the word—destinations. Guadalupe Valley Baja’s Valle de Guadalupe produces 90% of all of the wine that comes from Mexico and is growing famous… Read more »