Saturday, May 9, 2009

Tacos El Mazateno Tijuana - Camarones Enchilado (Spicy Shrimp Tacos)

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 Tijuana - Camarones Enchilado (Spicy Shrimp Tacos)

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 Tijuana

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.

Tacos El Mazateno Tijuana - Camarones Enchilado (Spicy Shrimp Tacos)

The shrimp ceviche is also a hit, and I'm sure anything you try here is going to be amazing.

Tacos El Mazateno Tijuana,Ceviche Camarone,

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.

Tacos El Mazateno Tijuana



Bret said...

Hey Masa Assassin - someone posted about this over on Chowhound yesterday. Did you see this: ?

Masa Assassin said...

Hi Alex I dont spend much time on Chow these days but its nice to hear more people are promoting the wonderful food of Baja :) Thanks

Anonymous said...

Damn Dude you get around , are you saying you hit the other 119 places on that list?...those tacos look amazing !!!

LaMesita said...

Hey que onda masa? Soy Juan el que trabaja en The Linkery y el de la mesita sin nombre. Oyes, te iba preguntar que si habias ido a estos tacos. Mi mama me llevo hace un par de años y la verdad no hay mejores tacos de camaron como estos. Una visit a TJ sin ir a el mazateño, es como no ir. Saludos! Oyes voy a tener otro beer dinner a finales de Mayo. Despues te aviso.

Mike said...

Now *that's* a shrimp taco! The ceviche looks really good, too.

Masa Assassin said...

Hola Juan,Si son los mejores tacos de camaron que he comido en un buen tiempo. Avisame cuando vas a tener el evento de cerveza. Saludos
Cha y Masa

Yeah Mike those are probably some of the best I have had and I don’t say that often.

Dazy said...

I'm making this for dinner tonight. I think I'll try to shoot it, but I don't think it will be as pretty as your picture!