The morning after dining at Mision 19, before our horrendous 2.5 hour wait to cross back over the border, we had breakfast at Mariscos el Mazateno. It was a busy Sunday morning and this place was bustling. The aromas coming from the open kitchen were enough to get our appetites going and before we knew it, we ordered quite a bit for breakfast.
I started with the sauteed spicy shrimp tacos which were piled with a generous serving of shrimp, enough to make 2 additional tacos! So far, so good; I am impressed. Also ordered were the octopus tacos cooked in a black bean sauce which was quite an unusual surprise that speaks to the blend of cultures in Tijuana and works very well. Lastly, I had to try the seafood soup that came in a large bowl complete with a bundle of warm tortillas. By this time, I was beyond full but how could I leave without having the soup? It was more of a taste as we left most of it unfinished. If I could have crossed the border without the terrible time commitment involved, I would have taken the rest of my soup to go. Ahhh, there’s always next time.
Mariscos el Mazateño
Calzada Tecnologico, No. 473
Tomas Aquino, Tijuana, Mexico