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Restaurante Laja

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Francisco Zarco | Carretera Ensenada-Tecate Km 83 S/N Valle de Guadalupe, Valle de Guadalupe 22750, Mexico
+52 646 155 2556
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Monday
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Hours:
Sun 13:30 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 13:30 - 20:30
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Carlsbad, ca
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard a lot about this place, so we tried it with our friends. Food was pricy but very good. Small plate with wine paring. It was good but not great.

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best meal I've ever eaten. Beautiful location. Polite and very professional staff. Incredible. They cook food in season and either grown in their garden or procured locally.

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch at Laja on a weekday. To our surprise, we were the only guest dining that afternoon. No complaints at all, very lucky we got to enjoy the restaurant all to ourselves. You had a choice of 4 or 8 meal options with or with out wine pairing. We picked the four course meal with... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The valley is the wine and food jewel of Mexico. As such there are more and more high end farm to table and "real food" restaurants. We found Laja to be the top farm to table restaurant. While certainly one of the more expensive restaurants in the valley- it is a fantastic value for the unbelievable experience and quality. The... More 

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This place was awesome! Food was amazing. So flavorful in every way. Even gave us a private showing of their wine cellar.

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The lunch menu offers a choice of 4 or 8 dishes in four courses. The 8 course dishes are smaller portions. As two of our choices we enjoyed a delicious pea puree soup and a seared sea bass. We brought in a bottle of wine from one for the vineyards in the valley and purchased one of the wines on... More 

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Had the tasting menu here on the recommendation of a friend and it was phenomenal. Four courses + thoughtfully paired wines from the restaurant's own label for ~$50 USD. The ambiance is stark and clean, feels like you are more in an estancia of Argentina than the Valle, but with all the delicious food and wine, not sure that's even... More 

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Escondido, California
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Nice place...very full of norteamericanos. They didn't even need a sign. Our dinners were inconsistent- some outstanding dishes, some not. Wine choices were very special. Suggest you let your server help in choosing.

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We went to some local winerys, decided to have lunch at Lajas, just off the main road. Walked in, several people already there having lunch. What I like is their menu is what's in season and available, so it changes all the time. It a husband and wife team, and she grows the herbs and veggies, it's always fresh. Lunch... More 

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San Francisco
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Laja reminds me of being in Napa Valley 20 years ago. All of the food is locally grown and sourced and is delicious. We had the 4 course tasting menu with wine pairings and for the quality of the food was a steal-deal. The wine was so good that we bought several bottles to take with us. The service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 69
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
13:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
13:30 - 20:30
Thursday
13:30 - 20:30
Friday
13:30 - 20:30
Saturday
13:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Francisco Zarco | Carretera Ensenada-Tecate Km 83 S/N Valle de Guadalupe, Valle de Guadalupe 22750, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Norte  >  Ensenada Municipality  >  Valle de Guadalupe
  • Phone Number: +52 646 155 2556
Description
In Laja cooking wine region of Baja California is brewing . Over the years we have achieved the magical space that sums up the essence of Valle de Guadalupe ; Natural and simple elegance of where tastes and feelings so deep and clear capriciously endure over time arise . We offer a set menu that changes every day. The backbone of our kitchen is our own garden . The vegetable is our thermometer , our clock and our reference . We ranks and season ( not all years are equal). At your own pace , from vegetables , sprouts , herbs and seasonings our menu comes alive . The nearby Pacific Ocean offers great and always surprising ingredients and producers of cheese , oils and meats from the region deeply grounded our offer.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?