***** Note 5/4/09 Chef owner Jair Tellez is no longer operating Restaurante Del Parque. Jair is concentrating on Laja. No information yet on if someone else is taking over taking over.*****
Restaurante Del Parque was opened up several months ago by Jair Tellez chef/owner of Laja. The entrance to the restaurant showcases an unrivaled assortment of Bajas best wines. Browsing the boutique, named La Contra, you can find everything from the house wine to a 2235 peso Balache.
The charming outdoor setting, complete with wood fired oven takes full advantage of Ensenadas Mediterranean like weather. Much like Laja, the menu at RDP revolves around seasonal and local ingredients. One menu item that has been available on all four of my visits is the Chamorro de puerco al horno (Slow Cooked Pork Shank) . The pork is so "fall of the bone" tender no knife is needed.
Another stand out for me is the Cachete de res en su jugo con purée de papas( Braised cow cheek au jus with potato purée).
What I love about both Laja and RDP is the use of impeccably fresh ingredients. Something as simple as sausage or stir fried vegetables takes on new heights.
Chorizo caseros al horno
Vegetales Salteados con ajo tierno
They're choices for everyone, pastas, salads, meats, fish, and pizzas. Many of the dishes along with the pizzas are cooked in the wood fired oven. My daughter is a big fan of the cheese pizza. She also loves to roam around the "park like" outdoor setting.
Restaurante Del Parque is perfect for a nice family dinner, intimate date, or if you just want to enjoy some local chesse and wine with friends. Restaurante Del Parque is located on corner of 6th Street and Moctezuma, Moctezuma #623.
Hours are 1-11pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sundays they are opened from 1pm to 6pm and Tuesdays they are closed.