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Review of El Mazateno

El Mazateno
Ranked #3 of 638 Restaurants in Tijuana
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Reviewed 11 February 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.

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Reviewed 22 May 2010

The best shrimp tacos you'll ever taste! Truly an exquisite culinary experience. One of my very faves in the whole world, jaaaa!

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Reviewed 2 June 2009

excellent food not fancy you in taco shop but it's worth it.

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Reviewed 29 March 2008

I love shrimp Spicy tacos, but don't try it if you are not spicy food eater, might be too hot for you.

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