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“La Manzanilla Restaurante lives up to its reputation...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Manzanilla

Manzanilla
Ranked #26 of 311 Restaurants in Ensenada
Price range: USD 20 - USD 25
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Ensenada, Mexico
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“La Manzanilla Restaurante lives up to its reputation...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

My best friend who lives in Ensenada (and I do too on the weekends) had been wanting to try this restaurant for quite sometime. So we were able to get a reservation and I'm very glad we went. This restaurant is 21st century chic in the Port District of Ensenada with an ambience that one would expect in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. An incredible blend of modern with antiques, intimate, and best of all you can carry on a conversation without screaming. I was "blown away" by the decor, but most importantly (obviously) by the cuisine, absolutely amazing. Their petite homemade rolls as starters set the stage for an incredible dining experience with impeccable service. From the appetizers to the desert and coffee, everything was artfully prepared and delicious. La Manzanilla has joined my list of favorite restaurants in Ensenada. And the secret is, the dining in Ensenada is "World Class" and fortunately people are starting to discover that....

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
San Diego, CA
Level Contributor
49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Best chefs in town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

Benito (owner) is one of the best chefs in Mexico, the only thing is he rarely ever cooks here, wich I feel affects the food that you get wich can range from great to average if he´s cooking or not. Also don´t expect very much from the place as ita a funky old warehouse that can get really cold and if going for lunch usually a lot of flies. Had 3 flies in a glass of wine in one lunch. Probably at dinner with more people and smoke the flies get out. It´s great if the Chef is in, the problem is how do you know.

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Thank Moisesgr
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Mexico City, Mexico
Level Contributor
53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Supposed famous, bad service, regular food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

This restaurant is supposed to be one of the best in Ensenada. We arrived early but when we were given the menu, the waiter told us they didn't have many of the food options. The food we finally chose was good (not more than just good). The place was full of flies, and the service was bad. To end the meal, we asked for coffee, which they didn't have. For sure, we are not returning to this restaurant

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gzcMexico
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Palm Springs, CA
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148 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“It's not a Mexican Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

I liked the location, easy parking and quiet. There's outside seating! and the decor is trying for New York or L.A. stark, which is probably a good choice for the building. The food was delicious, nice small portions, well presented. cooked correctly Although the menu was in Spanish the wait staff was very helpful. I just wish it wasn't so stark.

Visited November 2011
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Thank Todd2PS
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Ensenada, Mexico
Level Contributor
39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“The Phantom of the Opera”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2011

would be proud of the bar and the woodwork surround. The food is always superb. The wine is excellent. It is quiet, private, exclusive and terrific. Let them pick your meal and suggest a wine. Romantic.

  • Visited December 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 3Z3K13L
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