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La Vaquita

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At the bottom of Puerta Penasco Street and Mar de Cortez North, San Felipe, Mexico
+52 686 577 2837
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San Felipe, Mexico
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

La Vaquita is one of my regular favorite places to eat in San Felipe. Their fish entrees are all gorgeously prepared and not only wonderful to look at but wonderful to eat! They have also opened up another La Vaquita in the Playa del Oro community, which is North of the town of San Felipe by about 8 miles. It... More 

Thank Diane P
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We had excellent service! The food is pretty darn good, too. It's more upscale than some other restaurants on the Malecon. The only thing I didn't like was the main dining area that has the most atmosphere was unbearably hot, and the small room with AC was freezing and the lights were too bright.

Thank agemofagirl
Tijuana, Mexico
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203 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Nice sea food place. Has air conditioning. Great service (ask for Albert) Also serve meat. The shrimp is good.

Thank bajajulio
Salem, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The housekeeper from the house we rented in LA hacienda recommended this restaurant. We were not disappointed at all. There was a small air conditioned dining room that we were greatful for on the 113 degree day we were visiting. We had the seafood stuffed peppers, the shrimp kiki, 3 other types of shrimp and the volcano. With 2 rounds... More 

Thank Christine L
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

With all the great fresh seafood in San Felipe, the last place to eat might me The Vaquita. Having been a local jn San Felipe for many years, I can tell you from personal expereince, the owner is so rude he actually insults his customers on the street or at a local juice bar or on the beach. Over priced... More 

Thank seafoodeatit2013
San Felipe, Mexico
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Good food most times & service is good but slow. Do not go real often, is too loud when they have music.

Thank 128meme
Long Beach, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Terrible service. I came here for dinner, it took them 30 min to get our drinks and they forgot our appetizer and charged us for it. We ordered another drink and it never came either. Food was bland when it did come out 45 min later. I say skip it and go down the street for real fresh seafood and... More 

Thank sparklinglala
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

We frequent La Vaquita whenever we visit San Felipe. It has become our favorite restaurant because of the food presentation, food quality and moderate cost. One of my favorite dishes is the coconut shrimp which is served with a salad, rice and vegetables. My husband enjoys the garlic shrimp (which may not be on the menu so just ask). The... More 

Thank Jsw921
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

The restaurant came highly recommended by local friends.We ordered 5 "whole baked fish dishes"and a filet and they were so over cooked it was hard to eat it.When we complained to the owner he gave my friend with the over cooked filet a free desert but offered nothing to make up for the ruined fish dinners.The restaurant was empty when... More 

Thank Juergen M
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

We were looking for a restaurant where the chef was professional and the food was international quality. We were not disappointed at La Vaquita and we returned for a second dinner during our brief stay in San Felipe.

Thank desertjoe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: At the bottom of Puerta Penasco Street and Mar de Cortez North, San Felipe, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Norte  >  San Felipe
  • Phone Number: +52 686 577 2837

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?