Originally Posted by READY
I listened to that a few days Go. Quite fascinating and a very brave young captain who did the right thing and got rewarded for it.
I came from San Diego to Ensenada yesterday (2/6). It was a very rough ride with confused seas. Mostly west swell 4-8 ft 8 secs and south 2-3 at 8 secs. Winds were south 15-20 knts with gusts 30-35. Arrived at Ensenada and after checking in at Baja Naval was told the port captain had closed the port. Really happy to be on the hard now for bottom paint.
I miss the ceviche in Ensenada. Pez Urbano is a 10 min walk from Baja Naval - Spicy Jurel (tuna) tostada was a favorite. Of course, La Guerrense street cart on the main tourist street was made famous by Anthony Bourdain who proclaimed it the best street food he'd ever had. High praise from a guy who knew his street food. The Coctele de Cameron is excellent as is their tuna ceviche tostada's.
Finally, Carnitas Riviera in Floresta is also about 10 min walk. Small mom and pop carnitas cart that is very good - salsas are especially tasty.
Oh, I have to mention El Trailero in the highway north of town (El Sauzal neighborhood). OMG - birria with consume is exceptional (before 11am or so).
For special meals, Manzanilla is owned by one of Mexico's most famous chefs. I also had an exceptional meal at Boules.
And I miss the beer at Wendlandt, a 5 min walk from Baja Naval. Food is decent - I had a hot dog there that was more of a sausage and was exceptional.
Frankly, while i have had some great meals all the way down the coast. Ensenada ranks above the rest of Baja for food (and of course wine and beer)