Saludos de Ensenada: The Cinderella of the Pacific

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Mariscos El Gordito, Ensenada – © Life & Food

This year, Antonio's birthday wish was to spend a day in the beautiful coastal city of Ensenada. He would indulge in callo de hacha tostadas, fresh almejas preparadas, and of course I had to fit my latest craving for fish tacos in there somewhere. Needless to say, we came and we conquered. Giovanni also had the time of his life, making sure to get plenty of sliced cucumbers, at our fish taco stop at Tacos El Fenix, and exploring the streets on foot.

This little beauty was the first bite of the day, fresh almeja preparada (pismo clam) at Mariscos El Gordito. The clam is shucked and prepared right in front of you. In with the meaty bits of clam goes, freshly squeezed lime juice, chopped tomato, onion, and, cucumber, and a healthy dowse of hot sauce and salsa maggi.

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Tacos El Fenix, Ensenada – © Life & Food
Tacos El Fenix, Ensenada – © Life & Food
Tacos El Fenix, Ensenada – © Life & Food
Tacos El Fenix, Ensenada – © Life & Food

There is always room for at least two (maybe even three) tacos de pescado at Tacos El Fenix. I can never get enough of their salsas, and it's incredibly difficult to choose a favorite between the red and green.

Tacos El Fenix, Ensenada – © Life & Food
Tacos El Fenix, Ensenada – © Life & Food
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This little guy did the best job at making sure to scare away any pigeons that came close to our food.

Mariscos El Güero, Ensenada – © Life & Food
Mariscos El Güero, Ensenada – © Life & Food

There you have it folks, the callo de hacha tostada at Mariscos El Güero. Just mouth watering, isn't it?

Mariscos El Güero, Ensenada – © Life & Food
Mariscos El Güero, Ensenada – © Life & Food

We can never get enough of Baja California! There are an abundance of options, that often times it's even difficult to choose. I can tell you one thing though, there's nothing like the salty air, ocean views, and amazing seafood in Ensenada.

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