Our priorities are what they are, we made our first stop the taco stalls alongside the fish market, where Baja-style fried-fish tacos run 14 pesos each and arrive with a buffet of condiments, including five kinds of parsley, cream, lime wedges, radishes, shredded cabbage and pickled vegetables. They are not the best in Ensenada, where fish tacos are serious business, but they did the job.
Photo State Center of the Arts, a state-run art center in Ensenada. Credit Freda Moon
To love - or even enjoy - Low is to appreciate its oddities. After lunch, we walked through town, past the giant golden busts of Mexican heroes, the grinning, child-sized blue plastic Viagra mascot outside the "Authentic American Pharmacy," and the roving groups of cruise ship passengers and bachelor parties in hats. We ended up at the State Arts Center, a fantastic (and free) state-run art center, with an unnerving piece of "found object" art out front: an overturned yellow school bus. Inside, there was an impressive collection of paintings, sculptures and multimedia pieces by contemporary artists from northern Baja and beyond.
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Zona Rosa's foundation gave away $ 5,000 in donations to not-for-profit organizations that participated in the Easter Parade. Afterward they go to dinner, then decorate eggs and go to church on Sunday. "It's a great family event and the kids love it.
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The nets were woven from green flax, with stone weights and light wood or gourd floats, and could require hundreds of men to haul. The oldest known fishing net is the net of Antrea, found with other fishing equipment in the Karelian town of Antrea.
For dinner, we had hoped to try a celebrated seafood restaurant on the Malecon, near the fish market . Unlike the indistinguishable taco stalls where we'd eaten lunch, Pier Three is a stylish sit-down spot with a reasonably-priced menu. Because it was just outside our budget (at 130 to 190 pesos per entree) and we were not overly hungry, we decided to split a main course. The owner, who looked a bit like Bruce Springsteen, recommended the fresh-caught yellowtail, which was expertly cooked and paired with tender roasted vegetables (tiny pattypan squash, tomatoes, sweet peppers and young carrots) for 180 pesos. >
But Tim and I, two 30-somethings, found a bar above the water, the aptly named Cocos Ocean View, where the drinks were pricey (100 pesos for a piña colada) and barbecued seafood was quoted in dollars (always a bad sign for budget travelers). But spotting the clams gratin - large grilled clams, gratin-style, with melted cheese, butter, white wine and a "special sauce" that likely included Maggi, the MSG-rich seasoning that adds deliciousness to dishes throughout Mexico - we could not resisting at least one (at a whopping $ 7). It was worth it.
On the way back from La Bufadora, we stopped at a roadside tamale stand, Tamales Maya, where I tried a single beef tamale (13 pesos) and admired the mismatched jars of olives , garlic, peppers and honey (30 pesos and up). This is how our time in Ensenada went. There was a taste here and a taste there, with all of that eating occasionally interrupted by a drink.