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    El Rey Taco: El Rey - Best Tacos in Loreto

    by Agraichen Updated Mar 3, 2014

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    How do you accurately describe a (very) local "restaurant" in a small town in Mexico. Think only of the food. Close your eyes, be led to the plate, eat, enjoy and only then look around you.

    Toward the end of Benito Juarez at the corner of Misionar is such a place. Open only when there is fish or beef to be served, this has been describe as serving the best tacos in Loreto.

    Seating is sparse. Room for maybe 6 or 8 at the "main table" and a few more at the "bar" (take out is the prime business) however, it is worth it. I've only had fish tacos at 4 different places and these were as good as it gets. My wife says the Carne Arsada was the best she's ever had.

    I've heard comments like " if we drive by and see it open, we stop and eat, regardless of when we ate last..."

    Favorite Dish: There are only two items on the menu - Fish or Beef Tacos. Both are incredible.

    As for price...four tacos and two cokes - 100 pesos... may have been the gringo price but you can't beat it.

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    Del Borracho: Sunday Brunch in style

    by Agraichen Updated Mar 3, 2014

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    The "saloon" is located a quarter mile west on the road to San Javier, just off of Highway 1, and has fast become a "regular" stop for gringos as well as locals.

    The Sunday Brunch with a couple of Bloody Mary's is the best there is. Lunch on most any day has specials but the burgers are one of the best in town.

    "Biker Mike" the former owner drops in occasionally to check on the new owners Vince and Maria.

    Although there are new owners the same great food comes out of the kitchen. Marta is still greeting people as they enter and order food and Jorge is still racing around making certain customers are happy and tending bar.

    The only downside is that Vince carries on Mike's tradition an closes for the summer, so don't plan on getting refreshed from July through September.

    Favorite Dish: Most any of the egg, pancake and waffle breakfast dishes are excellent, It's been described as an American bar/roadhouse in Mexico.

    Lunch specials are also great. The French Dip melts in your mouth and the tuna salad tastes like it is fresh caught tuna (just might be considering the amount of yellow tail in the bay).

    The tuna salad is only 50 pesos and draft beer is 30. A bargain anywhere.

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    Agave: Gourmet on the street

    by Agraichen Written Mar 2, 2014
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    Chef Carlos has a limited but tempting menu. If you prefer, call in advance and order what you want. He will prepare pretty much what ever you want (for a price).

    Special orders are typically outstanding. Our Thai Yellow Tail (fresh caught by one of the diners) was excellent.

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    Mezzaluna II: Pizza and Pasta at last

    by Agraichen Updated Mar 2, 2014
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    The owners of Mezzaluna II have expanded from Mezzaluna located on Salvatierra. The interior is quite small with room for only 3-4 tables but it's much better in the evening to dine outside where another 4 tables (for 4) are located.

    The menu is small but highly customizable making it a delight. Pizzas are thin crust and cooked perfectly. Pastas are al dente and sauces very tasty.

    Prices below are in Mexican Pesos (Approx conversion is 12-13:1 US)

    The Pizza comes in Small, Medium, Large at a very modest price 65, 90, 130.

    The pasta offering:
    Fussilli Fellini 70
    Lasagna de la Nona 85
    Gnocci Trastevere 85

    Salads:
    Caesar w/ chicken 87
    La scalable chopped salad 75

    Favorite Dish: As I love good pizza, any of the pizzas are great right off the menu or customized with changed ingredients.

    The meat lasagna (Lasagna de la Nona) is very good and one of my favorites.

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    Quatro Altos: Good burgers and Music

    by Agraichen Updated Mar 2, 2014

    As fast as it reopened, it closed and the building is for sale. Great location for a new owner.

    One of the newer restaurants that has just re-opened under new managment. The second floor dining room over looks one of Loreto's "main streets" (Benito Juarez). The menu is not extensive, but well prepared.

    Music by guitarrista Herzon Rivera can be heard on Friday and Saturday nights.

    Favorite Dish: The hamburgers are excellent. More American style than the rough cut beef typically served.

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    Los Mandiles: Inexpensive on the Malacon

    by Agraichen Updated Mar 1, 2014

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    The patio at Los Mandiles is like many restaurants in Loreto. Dirt/gravel floor, plastic tables and chairs, but what sets this facility apart is the incredible food. The patio is larger than it looks and seats about 40. There are a few tables in side, but most people choose to eat outside and enjoy the sun and fresh air looking out to the Sea of Cortes.

    The food is fresh, and tasty. Service is quick and bilingual. In fact they have menus in both Spanish and English.

    The restaurant is open from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm daily except Sunday when it's open only unto 5:00 pm and Tuesday when it is closed.

    Prices are extremely reasonable. Breakfast can be had for only 50-75 pesos. Lunches are equally reasonable.

    Favorite Dish: I love their sopes but I add their hot pico de gallo for more spice. Fresh made tortilla, taste beans and chicken topped with sour cream, lettuce and avocado. Three to a plate for only 60 pesos. A very filling meal.

    The Chicken Mole (on the menu as Mole Poblano) is probably the best in Loreto.

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    LORETO ISLAS: Perfect Location, FANTASTIC Food & ART Gallery

    by ViajesdelMundo Updated Feb 25, 2014

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    Decorated in brightly-coloured Mexican style, this restaurant is right on the Malecon, which affords a lovely view to the Sea of Cortes' a few yards away!

    As they are connected to the PALMAROJA GALLERY, they have rotating local pieces of art. Their website says, "We believe in celebrating the diverse cultures of this world and would like to exhibit them not only to the local community of Loreto, but also to the world. Palma Roja Gallery and Loreto Islas Restaurant, two environments fused into one, provide a creative space for artists to create, viewers to enjoy, and all to eat!"

    I wish we had found this place earlier in our sojourns up and down the peninsula; as the people were very friendly and the food FANTASTIC at reasonable prices! Definitely have a look at their website, as it shows several dishes and this is exactly what our food looked like. It also lists the menu.

    Initially, we went for dinner at the recommendation of our hotel owners, COCO CABANAS, which gave us a coupon for a discount there! We were sooo impressed and pleased with everything that we returned the next morning and were not disappointed.

    Favorite Dish: For dinner we had the PESCADO MANIER which was stunningly presented!! and the most tender, delectable tasting fish I have had.

    For breakfast we of course ordered their reknowned HUEVOS RANCHEROS, of which we are 'experts', living in Mexico for 18 yrs now and always ordering this for breakfast, and yes, they truly lived up to the reputation!

    We will definitely be back on our next trip north!

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    McLulu's: McLulu's - A Great Taco "shack"

    by Agraichen Updated Feb 24, 2014

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    Unfortunately for the consumer, McLulu's has closed. She decided that it was time to retire.

    Unfortunately for the devotee's of her cooking, McLulu's has closed. She decided that it was time for retirement and some "easy life" for a while.

    Like most "great" restaurant finds, the "hole in the wall" types tend to have the best food. McLulu's was another wonderful local taco stand in Loreto.

    Located on the Salvatore, one of the main streets, just before reaching the historic district McLulu's is a small metal "box" on the left side of the road. The metal container holds the kitchen and condiment tables. The thatched roof covering right next to the "kitchen" has about 6 small plastic tables.

    Much of the business is for locals that stop, get a taco or two and keep going. At lunch time it's always crowded. Rumor has it that McLulu put 3 kids through US colleges from the income generated by the stand. Considering the food and the crowds, that's quite believable.

    Favorite Dish: The Carne Asada and Pescado tacos are right up there with another local place that people say has the best in town. I've eaten at both and consider them equal, the difference is the other place serves incredible fresh made lemonade, and McLulu's serves beer and Coke.

    Like most of the taco stands in town, most are $1.00 - $1.50 each and two are quite filling.

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    Cafe Lolita: Lolita View

    by Agraichen Updated Feb 24, 2014

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    Café Lolita has unfortunately closed in Loreto but has reopened in San Jose del Cabo to a larger facility. Same owners and same wonderful cuisine by Paola.

    Formerly ocated on Salvatierra almost to the Malecon behind a small craft shop, the newest gem of Loreto is Cafe Lolita. As you stand on the Malecon and look to the west, the "shark tooth" peak of Mt. Lolita is a striking background. So to is this striking difference to a new restaurant/coffee shop in Loreto.

    The smell of fresh baked breads greet you as you enter the narrow walkway that leads to a pleasant "back yard" setting. Pacco and his wife Paola Rosas have created a wonderful setting to enjoy their freshly prepared food.

    Favorite Dish: It's hard to choose. The cinnamon rolls are incredible. So much so that they are typically sold out by 9:00 AM. REAL coffee; not just coffee tasting water that some places serve.

    Fresh baked bread. You really need to put your order in the day before or arrive early morning to be certain you will get some.

    All the sandwiches are great. The bread used is freshly baked loaves never more than a few hours old. The salads are fresh and very tasty.

    This is probably the closest to a health food store you can get in the Baja. My vegetarian daughter just loved the freshly "squeezed" Beet/Carrot/Celery drink that Pacco prepared for her.

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    Sabor: Off the beaten path...Sabor

    by Agraichen Updated Jan 27, 2014
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    Sabor is a newish restaurant in Loreto. Known for their bakery products in the past, they have opened a full service breakfast, lunch, dinner facility at their location just off of Hwy 1 south of Loreto.

    Everything I've had thus far has been pretty good. The BBQ pulled pork sandwich for lunch is one of my favorites.

    The hosts are extremely bilingual and the location although a bit difficult to get to is very picturesque.

    Favorite Dish: The BBQ pulled pork sandwich is my favorite.

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    Ette's Pies: Incredible Pies and Cakes

    by Agraichen Written Oct 10, 2013

    Ette's Pies is technically more of a bakery than restaurant, but people stop by just to have desert and relax while eating.

    The pies, cakes and cookies are great and baked fresh daily. There is also a special order Chicken Pot Pie done once a month on the 15th that is so popular you MUST order ahead of time to be certain of getting the pies you want.

    The store is open Tues-Sat - 9:00am - 6:00pm

    Favorite Dish: Chicken Pot Pie, Carrot Cake and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

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    Augies: Cold beer, cold air

    by rmjiv Written Sep 17, 2013
    Inside is beer and air conditioning

    Augie's is our stop on the way back to the house after a morning of fishing. It is located just south of the marina and is one of the few bars in town with air conditioning. When it is 105 F and humid, you want the air conditioning. The owner is an American so you tend to get an English speaking crowd. Some tourists, many of them regular visitors and a number of the ex-pats living in Loreto.

    Favorite Dish: Pacifico! They also have good happy hour specials on food.

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    Super Burro: Order the carne asada

    by rmjiv Written Sep 17, 2013
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    Super Burro is a... casual environment. It is an open air restaurant right near the center of the town (just south of the supermarket). The seating is plastic patio tables and chairs. Despite all of that, you *should* eat here at least once during your time in Loreto.

    Favorite Dish: Both times I ate here during the week I was in Loreto I ordered the carne asada con queso. It comes in a very large tortilla that is folded in half. Inside is the carne asada with monterey jack cheese. The meat is marinated and seasoned to perfection, the cheese is fresh, and the tortilla is very good.

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    Petite Cava: Wine Cellar and Tapas

    by Agraichen Updated Jan 8, 2013

    Unfortunately the economy has caught up and Petite Cava is closed.

    The French name belies the Spanish influenced tapas and Mexican and South American wine cellar. Located at the edge of the historic district of Loreto almost at the corner of Miguel Hidalgo and Fco Madero, Hector Morales, the proprietor has made over an older facility into a very inviting restaurant.

    This is a little different for Loreto. It caters more to those that wish to dine, not grab a quick taco. The wine selection is quite extensive with a focus on the higher end wines of Mexico and South America.

    Favorite Dish: A favorite dish is hard to choose since the menu changes often. Every dish I've had so far has been excellent. Some tend to go heavy on cheeses, so come prepared. All dishes are prepared for sharing. On the cheese plate we had more honey in one order than we got with 3 orders at a wine bar in Los Angeles. And the price was less.

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    Pachamama: Great Argentinian beef

    by Agraichen Updated Dec 7, 2012

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    Alas, Pachamama is closed. The family has moved away from Loreto.

    Pachamama is located about a block from the Mission on a small side street. The menu is not extensive but the food is wonderful.

    It is not Mexican Cuisine, rather, Argentinian. It is named afer the "Godess that produces" (Pacha=universe, Mama=mother).

    All of the food we had was great and reasonably priced.

    For those on a liquid diet, Sangria came by the quart for 90 pesos.

    Favorite Dish: The appitizer of Goat Cheese for 55 pesos melted in your mouth.
    The entres (I had chicken, my wife a tenderloin steak) were great. Also equally reasonable. The chicken was 100 pesos and the tenderloin 190 (ok, this is about 40 pesos higher than another steakhouse but it was prepared to perfection and tasted wonderful)

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