Rosarito Restaurants

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    el EDEN: Authentic Mexican

    by ViajesdelMundo Written May 21, 2014

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    I cannot find it on any websites, and most probably you won't find any who know about it if they are not locals.
    Nice ambience; children's playard in the back.

    Good prices and big plates of food, extensive menu, cooked to order.

    There are different seating areas.

    I believe they are open just for breakfast and lunch.

    Favorite Dish: I had a big bowl of POZOLE (see photo) that was delicious and my husband had his usual standby of huevos rancheros and both were excellent.

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    La Flor de Michoacan: Family Run Carnitas

    by ViajesdelMundo Written May 21, 2014

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    Family run since 1950 and we have been frequenting for about 30 years, and it is our favorite Canitas restaurant in the area (of which there are several).
    Great ambience, always pleasant service and excellent food, very cold beer, all well-priced.

    Favorite Dish: CARNITAS of course; and if you haven't had it, try it! it is specially cooked pork which has been shredded and then used in your tortillas with other fillings, such as refried beans, onion, cilantro, chilies, tomato, pickled carrots, etc.

    It is particularly good here, as they make their own old Mexico style tortillas right there in front of you, so that every ingredient from the meat, fillings and tortillas are fresh and authentic!

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    LOS PELICANOS: Overlooking the Beach

    by ViajesdelMundo Updated Mar 14, 2014

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    Same OLD Coffee Pot used Forever
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    We have been coming here for over 20 years now, since they opened and they have always stayed consistently good in quality of food, service and good prices. Even a couple of the same guys have worked here for many years. They also still use the old Mexican coffee pots--see the photo!
    For lunch and dinner meals, the waiter will make fresh salsa to your specifications in an authentic Mexican MOLCAJETE (mortar and pestle made of volcanic rock). See last pic below.

    Favorite Dish: Difficult to choose, but breakfast is always wonderful and you can mix and match rather than just staying with the listed menu......as, when I can't decide between the machaca and chilaquiles, they give me some of both! Choice of sitting inside, partially outside, or outside over the beach, but with glass enclosure to minimize the breezes, and with umbrellas for shade.

    We had a main-meal lunch here again on our 2014 trip and had the Camarones Mojo de Ajo (Shrimp in garlic sauce) and it was wonderful!!--tender shrimp, delicate sauce, served with a delicious Idaho baked potatoe w/butter and sour cream, preceded by selection of soup (I chose the Creamed Chili - divine!!) and fresh salad, which is also made at the table as you select which ingredients you want as well as freshly made dressing. All that for $15.00USD.

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    LAS MANANITAS: Best Mexian Food in Town!

    by ViajesdelMundo Updated Mar 6, 2014

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    UPDATE: Unfortunately this great restaurant no longer exists since 2013.......

    First tried this one when it opened a afew years ago and went back today to find it still as good! The decor makes you feel as if you are on mainland Mexico, not the Baja Peninsula, and the food is excellent!

    The menu is extensive with all the Mexican favorites, as well as casserole dishes and a couple specials. My husband had the special of Arrachera, Chicken and Shrimp with local vegetables (Nopal Cactus!)guacamole, refried beans, potatoe and tortillas and all the meats were grilled and with unique flavorings--all were excellent! it also came with a small soup first, all for approx USD$12.00.

    I started off with a freshly made large glass of melon water; being wonderful, sweet Cantalope. and since I wasn't too hungry, just ordered the large bowl of AZTECA Soup, which was full of crisp tortilla strips, large chunks of chicken and wonderfully crunchy strips of several vegetables; about $5.00! also excellent!

    open 7:30am to 9pm Daily

    very good and personable service from our waiter

    Favorite Dish: We will be going back while here over the next month, so I will report on other dishes as well.

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    Ortega's Patio: Seafood Mexican Style!

    by lmkluque Updated Dec 22, 2013

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    Ortega's Beach Side Restaurant

    Ortega's is now a "chain" restaurant and there are Ortega's in Puerto Nuevo as well as in Rosarito. There are about five Ortega's in a four block area. Ortega's Patio is the restaurant I like best. It's the dining room upstairs I favor because the dining room is upstairs and the view of the ocean is better.

    To reach the Puerto Nuevo location drive south some miles south from Rosarito until you reach Puerto Nuevo, there is only one turn off for Puerto Nuevo and from the road of that entrance drive/walk to the last road before the beach, it will be on your right side.

    The lobster is always tender, in fact more tender than any restaurant, I've been to, charging four times the amount paid in Mexico.

    Update:

    This was known as "Ortega's Beach Side Restaurant" Ortega has revamped this place and now it's called, "Ortega's Patio" and next to it is "Ortega's Bar." The price of a lobster meal is still affordable, between $12.00 to $25.00 depending on the size of lobster chosen. They still only accept cash, either Mexican Pesos or US Dollars.

    Of the more than thirty restaurants in the small four block area of Puerto Nuevo I still like Ortega's Patio the most because of the quality of the food, the prices and the location.

    The service in Mexican restaurants is generally very accommodating, which I like. At Ortega’s the servers "aim-to-please!"

    Favorite Dish: Langosto Puerto Nuevo, translated into English is Lobster Puerto Nuevo. This dish normally consists of two lobster tails, frijoles, (Beans, not necessarily re-fried.) And flour tortillas. At Ortega's, a green salad is also served with it. This is my favorite and of course, a Margarita to drink!

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    La Leña: A Fine Steakhouse!

    by lmkluque Updated Feb 3, 2013

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    Made To Order

    There are three locations that I know about, two in Tijuana and one in Rosarito Beach. If you are a meat lover this is a good place to go.

    In a place where lobster is king, this very good restaurant might be overlooked by the tourist, but it is definitely noticed by the locals. You might want to try it out yourself.

    Favorite Dish: What I order depends on my mood, but everything is delicious. This is not a steak and potatoes type of steakhouse, it is the Mexican version, much of what you'd expect to be served at a cattle ranch. Big chunks of juicy meat cooked over a grill. The service is accommodating and very friendly.

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    Calafia: Hotel Calafia Resort Restaurant

    by lmkluque Updated Feb 3, 2013

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    The restaurant at the Calafia Resort is advertised as offering an International Cuisine. I however categorize it as a Seafood restaurant because the Langosta Puerto Nuevo or Camerones Coasta Azul are the items I recommend. The food is well prepared, though a bit price--y. I usually stop here for the fantastic view, the relaxed atmosphere and a drink or two with friends. Then, it's on to Puerto Nuevo.

    If you choose to stay for a meal you won't be disappointed--unless you just don't like real Mexican food.

    Update:

    Calafia has developed and grown from the small, out of the way, casual place I discovered so many years ago, to a large conglomerate of condos, hotel and party event venue. I know it's survival, but I do miss the comfort of the quiet Calafia. They've done a pretty interesting job of up-grading the whole place to attract more visitors. Truthfully, this is better than closing up shop.

    Picture: Me along one of the terraces at Calafia, in the background you can see part of the beach along the coast south of Rosarito Beach.

    Favorite Dish: Lobster Puerto Nuevo or Camerones Coasta Azul--shrimps wrapped in crispy bacon--and Margaritas or an 1800 Tequila shooter! Mexican Margaritas are my favorite!

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    Cha Cha Cafe: COFFEE and FOOD FOR THE SOUL

    by ViajesdelMundo Updated Aug 22, 2009

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    This Cafe is many types; both American and some Mexican cooking; health foods, down-home cookin', breakfast, lunch and dinner. It opened November 2003 and is established in both the Gringo and Mexican community to eat, as Cha Cha is deeply involved in the community for helping the local children by way of education, and has also recently opened an Assisted Living Home for the elderly! Some of the profits go to support these causes.

    The ambience is very comfortable, with the chair covers all hand-made; photos on the walls and an album you can browse of the community events. The cooks/waitresses speak both languages and are very friendly.

    Menu ranges from 'Napoli Omelets', to the Italian Sandwiches, Frappes, Chai Tea,myriad of coffee selections and homemade Desserts incld. Apple pie, chocolate, carrot or cheese cakes, flan, bread pudding, cookies AND Biscotti!

    There are a couple tables outside where those who smoke may do so.
    And it is quite possible to even be fortunate enough to meet Cha Cha herself.

    Wine is now served.

    Open Daily: Mon - Sat 7am to 4pm; Sundays 8am to 4pm

    Favorite Dish: I have only eaten lunch here, on both of my last trips to Rosarito and the baguette sandwiches are original and very tasty.This trip I had the 'Sicilian'. (Note: I guess Cha Cha is connected to southern Italy!) Each day there are hot special meals to choose from also.

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  • El Nido: Best in Baja

    by Grobie Written Oct 20, 2008

    We've lived in Baja for 2 1/2 years and this is, by far, one of the best restaurants here. The service and food are GREAT. They have a unique ambiance and a bird aviary. Our favorite restaurant!

    Favorite Dish: My husbands favorite is the rib eye steak and I just love the flavor of their food and they give good portions. I love guacamole and eat it on everything...I could not finish all the guacamole they served us! Yum yum.

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    Portofino's: Best Itallian Outside of U.S.

    by jperson63 Written May 6, 2008

    This was the best Italian Restaurant in the heart of Rosarito's Juarez strip. It is upscale and also somewhat pricey, but the food has always been a treat. The service is excellent and very friendly. It is located on the second floor, therefore not readily available for viewing from the street. The advantage of this is getting away from the crowds for a relaxing ambience. It has a full bar in the back, separate from the restaurant and most tables overlook the boulevard.

    Favorite Dish: Carne Toscana has to be the tops at this place. The menu is a little large for my taste and although my wife has tasted a great variety of their dishes, I pretty much have stuck with this dish. A spicy sausage wrapped in thin layers of spinach and tenderloin, with a delicious mushroom sauce and a vegetable medley side. The bread is great and along with a nice glass of Cabernet, you will find this dish satisfying and filling.

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    Rosarito Beach Hotel: Amazing Breakfast

    by jason_oneill Written Jul 8, 2007

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    The restaurant located inside the Rosarito Beach Hotel is a great place for breakfast. My wife and I actually went back the very next morning as we enjoyed the breakfast that much. The omelettes were very good, but my personal favorite was the chilaquiles that come with the breakfast! Also, we had the best freshly squeezed Orange Juice we have ever had.

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    Macho Taco: Macho Taco -- Late night munchies!

    by CaptChaos Written May 1, 2007
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    Macho Taco is not quite authentic as some of the Taco stands in Rosarito, but it's nice if you're looking for a little bit more of a social atmosphere. Downstairs is a local mexican restaurant -- with great thick burritos that will fill you up after a night of Pacificos. The other nice thing is it is open almost all night plus the upper levels turn into a pretty well turned on dance club. During the day, go to the top level and enjoy the view both of the Rosarito strip and the waves in the background.

    Favorite Dish: Macho Burrito

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    Macho Taco: Macho Taco -- Late night munchies!

    by CaptChaos Written May 1, 2007

    Macho Taco is not quite authentic as some of the Taco stands in Rosarito, but it's nice if you're looking for a little bit more of a social atmosphere. Downstairs is a local mexican restaurant -- with great thick burritos that will fill you up after a night of Pacificos. The other nice thing is it is open almost all night plus the upper levels turn into a pretty well turned on dance club. During the day, go to the top level and enjoy the view both of the Rosarito strip and the waves in the background.

    Favorite Dish: Macho Burrito

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  • La Estancia: Best & Freshest Food Ever!!!

    by oregonblt Written Apr 29, 2007

    As you walk into this place it's like walking back in time 100 years. The ambiance is beautiful and cozy, the walls are made of sticks, everything is made of raw wood, plants everywhere, a real brick oven greets you when you walk in. Everything they serve is as fresh as you can get it, from steaks to tacos, lobster etc... I had their fresh coffee w/cinnamon and it ruined starbucks for me, us americans drink crappy coffee!!! Anyway, this place is a must, it's where the locals go for a fancy dinner or special occasion and the prices are great!!!

    Favorite Dish: Menudo on Sunday morning...

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    Susanna's: Fabulous restaurant with incredible ambience

    by LuckyVirgo13 Written Sep 17, 2006

    My friend and I stumbled upon this restaurant quite by accident...and we're sure glad we did! It's in a little enclave off the the main boulevard (Benito Juarez) surrounded by some little shops. The patio seating is completely covered by trees, so it's completely shaded. The kitchen is just behind the patio seating, so you can your food being prepared. The is more seating in the interior of the restaurant. The ambience is delightful! There are wine racks that hang down from the ceiling and separate the booths in the restaurant interior. The decor is an eclectic mix of Mexico and with a splash of Italy. Now for the important stuff...the food! We had dinner reservations, so we decided to have a few appetizers as our meal. The Spinach Feta Rolls and Susanna's Pizza were absolutely to die for! They were so filling, we barely had room for our Garden Salads...which were amazing as well! The menu looked incredible and sadly, we only had the one meal left (the dinner in which we already had reservations for) or we would have returned to have dinner there. The staff were incredibly friendly and the service was terrific! The appetizers and the salads were well under $10 each. And, as they say in Mexico, "Es una ganga!" (a great bargain!). We will definitely eat here the next time we are in Rosarito!
    Directions: with your back to the Rosarito Beach Hotel, go left down the main boulevard and it's about a block or so down, on the beach side of the street. It's in a little shopping center called "Pueblo Plaza"...4356 Benito Juarez Blvd.

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