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Fonda El Zaguan

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Calle Juarez between Topete & Hidalgo | Downtown, Todos Santos 23300, Mexico
+52 612 145 0485
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Chicago, Illinois
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609 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner here on New Year's Day with my wife and another couple while we were on vacation. Seeing as it was a Sunday, there weren't as many places open so we had made a reservation the day before - lucky we did since they were turning others away due to a full house! The owner seemed to be... More 

Thank Mark L
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really lovely little restaurant in the middle of town - our favorite meal of the trip. Fresh flavors, the jumbo shrimp with passionfruit sauce ended up being the best, but we also loved the shrimp done cuban style. Great guac and wine list, and really friendly staff!

Thank kkbirds
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the basil shrimp and the chicken breast in a cream poblano sauce. The flavours in both were clean, fresh, a little unusual (just enough to be interesting but not weird and overwhelming) and cooked just right. Service was good, but it did take a while, but they were busy and you could see all chefs/cooks working full on!... More 

Thank Birdingfoodies
Littleton, Colorado
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310 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband love the ribs my dinner was good we ordered the house margaritas and they were not God so I would go with a special margarita all in all a nice evening out

Thank Barb C
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We had 2 lunches here -the first day was so good we repeated it. Excellent dishes, especially the fish. Good Mexican food and excellent value - not to be missed

Thank ArthurAvios
Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We visited this restaurant on the recommendation of our hotel, and then ended up returning a second time. Our waiter was incredibly friendly and the food was very good. We enjoyed sitting under the lights on the street and watching the sights and sounds of the city. If you are looking for good food and a low-key but lovely dining... More 

Thank carolinatraveler14
Bend, Oregon
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

grilled fish tacos, nicely presented. Comfy and clean place. Fun people watching on the street. Definitely a return place.

Thank patty g
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely lovely local restaurant. You fine under a palm leaf roof in front of the open kitchen. Very reasonable prices and great service.

Thank Jens Ole Bach H
Ajijic, Mexico
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Being a fan of fish tacos and reading the other reviews, I had to check out this little gem of a cafe. When you read "best fish tacos" and "best shrimp tacos," let me just add: Believe it! The secret ingredient I found out: their fish is fresh and Never Frozen. Oh, and let me add, try the carpaccio. It's... More 

Thank PeznTexas
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This was our first meal in Todos Santos. Awesome! Battered shrimp tacos and grilled fish had us lickin our chops all afternoon. Great mojito too. At $8-10 per entrée, it was an absolute steal. Excellent value.

Thank Sarah R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Juarez between Topete & Hidalgo | Downtown, Todos Santos 23300, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Todos Santos
  • Phone Number: +52 612 145 0485
“Always good,always fresh”A locals favorite for overten years, committed tooffering the freshest fish,seafood and produce ataffordable prices.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?