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Entrance to Puerto Nuevo
After a restless night of Rosarito fun, how 'bout heading down to Puerto Nuevo a.k.a. Lobster Village for some seafood!
Lobster Village is a popular destination for both tourists and locals alike who fancy a reasonably priced seafood meal. My Spanish speaking friends (VT'er ognini being one of them) always raves about this place. And so I finally got an opportunity to dine here one January day.
The following morning, after a sleepless night of partying in Rosarito (this is a different trip from the one Y., ZZ, and I took), the ten of us thought it would be a great idea to grub in Puerto Nuevo. Unfortunately however, when we got there (about 10'ish in the a.m.), nothing was even open yet. With weary legs, empty stomachs, and no patience, we decided to eat at the first place that "graciously" opened their doors to us. Bad mistake!!! The food was just terrible. Overpriced at $25 a plate (I think you can get it for $10 or so), the lobster tails were rubbery (overcooked) and the steak was hard (also overcooked). The only thing good tasting was the rice! If only I could remember the name of that place, I'd post it under Warning.
Nevertheless, even with such a poor culinary experience, I would still recommend a trip down to this village, especially if you're already in northern Baja. We were just unlucky that day. There's approximately 30+ restaurants to choose from serving up the same dishes. I would suggest looking for the longest lines/waits. That's usually a sign that an establishment is good. In addition to the restos, there's also little shops and arts and crafts stores to keep you occupied during your visit.
FYI, lobster season is from October thru March. During this time, the village will celebrate its annual Beer & Lobster Fest and the Steak & Lobster Fest, which both takes place on Avenida Rentería, the village's main drag.
Directions: Ten miles south of Rosarito. Less than hour away from Downtown San Diego .
Inaugurated in 2000, this 500 yard pier is the lastest addition to the Rosarito Beach Hotel. Guests can enjoy a nice walk on the pier or do some fishing. The pier also offers a panoramic view of the city. Additionally, you can bird watch, possibly even catch a glimpse of the occasional pod of dolphins, and perhaps even see a whale.
Address: Blvd. Benito Juarez #31
Since you are at a beach resort, why not consider having some fun in the sand? Well, I don't know much about this particular beach, but by the looks of it, it's not that popular. Well, at least the time we went. Perhaps the water is polluted or it was just cold, but I absolutely saw no one swimming at all. However, a fun alternative would be to go horseback riding on the coastline or play vollyball, fly a kite, throw around a frisbee, or simply just have a picnic by the sea.
As much as I joked about it being dead during the off peak season, I still think that Papas & Beer is a neat joint. It's open all hours of the day and night, and so if you just wanna hang out and grab some papas and/or beer during the daytime then this would be a cool place to do that in. I love their tropical forest/jungle theme and the place is pretty big. They also have a mechanical bull, so try that one after you've had a few drinks in the system.
A view from our hotel.
Benito Juarez Blvd. is the main drag in Rosarito. Take a stroll on this street lined with palm trees, bars, restaurants, hotels, shops, and other establishments.
So we stayed at the Festival Plaza Hotel in Rosarito and in back of the hotel is like a mini-mini-mini theme park equipped with a ferris wheel, a rope bridge, a swimming pool, a bar, a snake looking thing (which I don't know what it's used for), and a concert area. Looks like it would be a fun place if people were actually there.
Senor Frog's features an upbeat and fun atmosphere and also serves up delicious Mexican food to boot. A house favorite is their "Aztec stone saucer" which is like a do-it-yourself taco thing served in a bowl made of volcanic rock. They also have huge-sized drinks, like the Mother Of All Margaritas, plus a full bar, and a $1.00 shot bar.
Address: 4358 Blvd. Benito Juarez
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