This charming port city is an easy coastal drive from San Diego, just 80 miles
south. In Ensenada, you’ll find everything from oceanfront dining, sumptuous
seafood and craft breweries to shopping, sportfishing, museums and more.
Estero Beach Hotel
This family-friendly hotel has
a safe swimming beach, wa-
ter sports such as jetpacking
and kayaking, and even camel
riding along the seashore.
El Cid Hotel
This Mediterranean-style hotel features
clean, affordable rooms, suites with
Jacuzzi tubs, balconies with bay or pool
views, and complimentary continental
Arrive by boat to this con-
MERCADO NEGRO FISH
temporary oceanfront hotel
with its own private marina,
vibrant bar scene and eateries, upscale
spa and spacious, modern chic suites.
RUPESTRE GASTROTRUCK & BAR
This progressive food truck gets creative
with a game-for ward menu featuring
pheasant, venison, and delish duck
tacos, along with memorable smoked
tuna tostadas and barbecue pulled pork
on Rupestre fries—all served on their
colorful patio bedecked with cool art.
Ave. Obregón 480
MARKET AND SPORTFISHING
Explore this harborside market to view
the day’s fresh catch, or hire a local charter out back in the marina to hook your
Blvd. Lázaro Cárdenas
RIVIERA DE ENSENADA
This historic 1930s icon was once a glamorous hotel and casino frequented by movie
stars and dignitaries. Today, it’s a social,
civic and cultural center with blooming
gardens, stunning mosaics and the Museo
de Historia de Ensenada. Order up a margarita at the Bar Andaluz, the birthplace of
Mexico’s signature drink.
Blvd. Lázaro Cárdenas 1421
This brewery recently won best craft
brewery in Mexico for their delicious hops-forward beers. Take a tour and then enjoy
the ocean view from their rooftop.
Calle 10 385, El Sauzal
For sunset dining by the harbor, try the local
favorite for ceviche mixto de la casa or their
fresh yellowtail sashimi—both divine, as is
the tasting menu.
Teniente Azueta 187 at the Malecon
EL REY SOL
Established in 1947 by Doña Virginia
Geffroy, who studied at Le Cordon Bleu,
this award-winning restaurant pays homage to French culture and cuisine. Enjoy
classics like chateaubriand for two prepared tableside by seasoned formal waiters or chicken cordon bleu. Don’t miss
the flaky, melt-in-your-mouth Parisian-style pastries at their sidewalk café,
accompanied by an espresso or latte.
Ave. López Mateos 1000
Nightlife fans flock here for craft beers,
cocktails, gourmet tapas and live music.
The multilevel bar and restaurant has an
edgy, innovative ambience with birdcage
light fixtures, chandeliers, antiques,
sculptures and outdoor lounge areas.
Ave. Ryerson 51
Don’t miss Anthony Bourdain’s favorite
seafood cart, La Guerrerense (Alvarado
and López Mateos) for ceviche tostadas
with homemade salsa. Or try Mariscos el
Güero (Alvarado, Zona Centro) for their
fresh shrimp ceviche topped with marinated seafood.
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WHERE TO STAY IN ENSENADA