Eccentric adventurer in Ensenada, Mexico seeks extraordinary fun in ordinary life and people.
By: bajadock, 4:01 PM GMT on October 09, 2012
Eccentric Ensenada to do list. My apologies to those visiting without a vehicle. But, if you are adventurous, an inexpensive cab or guide can be found via local hotels. I have included a few conspicuous sights, because I enjoy them. All of the listings can be found on the interactive map above. Just click the map to access the interactive version to play along.
North to South…mostly…
El Trailero is my favorite taco shop. That statement is certain to start an argument, but, the veggies available to add to your plate makes Trailero the best among thousands of taco stands in Baja. The adobado pork is full of flavor. Trailero is north of town approx 4 miles on east side of Mex Hwy 1. You will see lots of over the road truckers and construction trucks parked there. It is 1/4 mile north of the 16 story white condo tower.
Belio is my favorite waterfront and sunset view restaurant. Go sit at the bar or outside on the deck if weather cooperates. Order a beverage and share some appetizers to soak up the waves and sunshine. Occasional live jazz music is there on weekends. Food is mixed on quality and a bit pricey, but, I have enjoyed the appetizer menu on a handful of visits. Go to Trailero for tacos first, then hit Belio for your beverage fix. Belio is located approx at KM 104, waterside, 1/4 mile south of the large white condo tower.
Chapultepec Hill picnic a great hike up 2nd street or ez taxi ride 1/2 mile from downtown. The view of downtown Ensenada, the cruiseport, Punta Banda and the Islands are a must for any visitor. If this were in the USA, it would have a grand entrance with infrastructure and an entry fee. You will not see a sign and only a fence on the south side of the street give you a clue. Bring your camera. No restroom facility is the only downside.
Marineros Baseball during spring/summer is a great way to experience Mexican culture for a few pesos. This is not your grandfather’s baseball game, amigo. Stadium is at 9th and Guadalupe. Make a day/night out of it by visiting Monique’s Cafeteria , 2 blocks west of the stadium or Barra Azul on 11th, between the bridge and Espinoza(south side of 11th).
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Updated: 4:04 PM GMT on October 09, 2012