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Mariscos El Mazateno

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Calzada Tecnologico, No. 473 | Tomas Aquino, Tijuana, Mexico
07:00 - 08:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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123 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

What an amazing seafood restaurant that takes just cash. It serves up some of the best tostadas ceviche and cocktails in town and it does not disappoint. The ceviche, shrimp taco and everything else on the menu is simply amazing! Definitely hard to get to but it is worth finding this place.

Thank zoobearz
San Diego, California, United States
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Undoubtedly one the best authentic Mexican seafood in Tijuana, A locals' favorite. The portions are large and the cost is very reasonable. The food is great. The seafood soup was so large I took some home for later. Great tacos and tostadas, If you are Mexican seafood lover, you can't miss this Tijuana seafood icon.

Thank Alexandre Esteb... R
Mississauga, Canada
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138 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

It's well-known to the locals but not to outsiders. It is an award-winning place. The food is top-class. Best tacos I have ever eaten. Best in terms of taste and best in terms also of unique ways of filler and choices. My TJ friends took me to many taco places in Tijuana (TJ) but no place compares to this place.... More 

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San Diego, California
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

OK, it MIGHT be just a little bit more expensive than other shrimp tacos in the area, but they HEAP those tasty shrimps on there! The "Mazateño" is the shrimp taco on a quesadilla that made the place famous. If you're feeling cheap, just ask for a couple more tortillas, and you can off-load a pile of shrimp onto those... More 

1 Thank R-VanPeursem
Saugus, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

This isn't a fancy place by any means, you're dining with the locals, and it's out of the way in Otay Mesa; but if you want to taste the best shrimp tacos ever, you have to come here. As soon as you're seated you get a basket of fresh hot tortilla chips, a collection of salsa for dipping, and a... More 

1 Thank John R
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

Simply THE BEST in town, with an urban setting! Try their camaron enchilado and pulpo enchilado tacos !!!!

Thank RosayCarlos
San Diego, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Mariscos el Mazateño has a well-earned reputation as THE spot for the best Sinaloan-style seafood tacos in Tijuana. The crowd of locals seated at this open-air restaurant in the Tomas Aquino section of town is testament to its popularity. The el perrón taco combines generous amounts of succulent grilled Baja shrimp and crunchy fried red snapper heaped into two warm,... More 

Thank AGringoInMexico
Tijuana, Mexico
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2015

I have been there several times, since the first time I fall in love with the shrimp and marlin tacos, every time our family visiting from far, I take them there and they all love it! the Shrimp tacos are tasty and big and well served!! Do not expect a fancy or a elegant restaurant, it is a Taqueria, but... More 

Thank ELISAGIA2013
So Cal
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Ive had several dishes here and all have been delicious. The soups was not as hot as I would prefer but was delicious. You are offered a cup of consome as you arrive and most people eat their tacos. The main and cheapest are the fish tacos at about 1.25 each and the shrimp ones called Mazatenos are about 375... More 

Thank Lernie
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014 via mobile

This places makes traditional shrimp tacos. But what sets them apart is their signature shrimp taco El Mazateño. It's a boat load of grilled shrimp in their house spice on melted cheese. One of these fills me up. But I always order the Chicharon de Pargo which is fantastic. The sell cold dishes too which are about the same as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 08:00
07:00 - 08:00
07:00 - 08:00
07:00 - 08:00
07:00 - 08:00
07:00 - 08:00
07:00 - 08:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calzada Tecnologico, No. 473 | Tomas Aquino, Tijuana, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Norte  >  Tijuana

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