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La Vaquita

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At the bottom of Puerta Penasco Street and Mar de Cortez North, San Felipe, Mexico
+52 686 577 2837
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During our stay in San Felipe we had occasion to dine at La Vaquita south three times. Each time I tried the three different shrimp entrees. All were delicious! Great service and good wifi too. My favourite place so far!

Thank Maureen S
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, Great food one of the best places in San Felipe. Be sure to check out the location near El Dorado ranch..

Thank Chad W
Durango, Colorado
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

One of the first sit down restaurants we ate in as we worked our way down the Baja. Dining was al fresco. Food was super fresh and tasted like the ocean. Rustic and charming. Service was attentive. I would go here over the street food available.

Thank mtnseastar
Mexicali, Mexico
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Good Mexican food- if you want to stay away from street food, which is the trend here. Recommend coconut prawns. The best Pina Colada in town, guaranteed! Decor not up to European standard, & service leaves alot to be desired. But choice in town is really limited.

Thank Francesca T
Arcata, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We love this place. The staff is always friendly and the food is fantastic. We've eaten here many times and have never had a bad experience. Everything here is always fresh and beautifully presented. One of my favorites is the Shrimp Stuffed Peppers Appetizer...so delicous! I've eaten the Coconut Shrimp here and they are perfectly cooked with just the right... More 

Thank annadan114
Ridgecrest, California
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Went with friends on a Friday night as we knew that there would be live music - "Sons of Beaches" were the band. Denny plays a mean keyboard while Phillip makes his sax howl, really enjoyed their version of Eddie and the Cruisers. Shared some great guacamole with homemade tortilla chips and clams in buttered wine. Good and friendly service.

Thank marros1960
San Felipe, Mexico
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2016

La Vaquita is one of my regular favorite places to eat in San Felipe. Their fish entrees are all gorgeously prepared and not only wonderful to look at but wonderful to eat! They have also opened up another La Vaquita in the Playa del Oro community, which is North of the town of San Felipe by about 8 miles. It... More 

1 Thank Diane P
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We had excellent service! The food is pretty darn good, too. It's more upscale than some other restaurants on the Malecon. The only thing I didn't like was the main dining area that has the most atmosphere was unbearably hot, and the small room with AC was freezing and the lights were too bright.

Thank agemofagirl
Tijuana, Mexico
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215 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Nice sea food place. Has air conditioning. Great service (ask for Albert) Also serve meat. The shrimp is good.

Thank bajajulio
Salem, Oregon
1 review
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The housekeeper from the house we rented in LA hacienda recommended this restaurant. We were not disappointed at all. There was a small air conditioned dining room that we were greatful for on the 113 degree day we were visiting. We had the seafood stuffed peppers, the shrimp kiki, 3 other types of shrimp and the volcano. With 2 rounds... More 

Thank Christine L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: At the bottom of Puerta Penasco Street and Mar de Cortez North, San Felipe, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Norte  >  San Felipe
  • Phone Number: +52 686 577 2837

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