In March the Committee of Tijuana Tourism published a list of 120 things to do in Tijuana and I realized their was one place on the list of suggested eateries I had yet to try...... "Tacos El Mazateno"
Tacos El Mazateno is located close to the Otay Area of Tijuana and is about a 25 minute taxi ride from the Border. I paid 8 bucks for the ride from a Taxi Economico and it was well worth the trip. Stepping out of the taxi and into Mazateno I felt like I was transported to Mazatlan. The place reminded me so much of the open air restaurants in Sinaloa minus the ocean air.
Mazateno is always live and bustling, on any given day its not uncommon to see hundreds of local diners in the place. You have a choice to eat at the stand on the corner or sit down at one of the many tables. As you are seated you are brought a bag of some tostaditas, salsa fresca, limes, cabbage, and consommé.
Tacos El Mazateno specializes in Mariscos and they are best known for their spicy shrimp taco (Camaron Enchilado). Generous amounts of succulent, plump, spicy shrimp placed on top melted cheese folded in two crisp light tortillas. This honestly is one of my favorite tacos and it will blow your mind.
The shrimp ceviche is also a hit, and I'm sure anything you try here is going to be amazing.
Ive met some friendly locals here enjoying these treasures in the masses, many of them also recommend the soups from the menu, but usually I'm so full from the Camarones Enchilado tacos I have no room to spare, perhaps next time. These tacos are some of the best Mariscos tacos I have had and I highly recommend this place.
El Mazateno is opened 7am to 7pm seven days a week and is located at Calzada Tecnologico (Corner of Technologico and Popotla) NO.473 Tomas Aquino Tijuana, B.C. Mexico. Most taxi drivers can guide you here.