El Galeon: "An oldie but a goodie in Puerto Nuevo." Ensenada Restaurant Tip by MaosRedArmy

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by MaosRedArmy

El Galeon is one of the many lobster restraurants in Puerto Nuevo - a small fishing village between Rosarito Beach and Ensenada. Exit at PUERTO NUEVO and then turn left onto the old highway running parallel to the new highway - the village is approximately 1 mile down the road on your right.

The first really commercial lobster restaurant was started in 1955 by Rosario Grana, and it still is serving Lobster Puerto Nuevo in the same spot, which is on the very first southwestern corner of the main street of the town. Rosario is still presiding over her kitchen, and original customers will still feel right at home there because the general layout of the place and the food has not changed, though facilities have much improved over the years.

It wasn't long, though until other families were also moving out of their home kitchens and into areas where they could handle large crowds. Among the first of these were the Ortega and Plascencia families.

At most of the restaurants the lobsters come out split and cooked, with the halves stacked on a platter, served family style. The traditional way to cook them is deep frying, but they are available grilled or steamed upon request.

At the last lobster meal this writer enjoyed in Puerto Nuevo, four large halves were served for two of us. Beans, rice and tortillas are also served from bowls on the table, with drawn butter and salsa also to be passed around. Plenty is available for refills of the supplemental delight, and the price runs about $15-20 per person unless larger sizes are requested.

Favorite Dish: Lobster - BBQ'd or steamed.

Address: After you enter Puerto Nuevo - take the 3rd left.
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: 3rd street on your left after entering Puerto Nuevo gate. El Galeon is on the right side, about 2/3 down the block.
Phone: (011-52-661) 614-10-22
Price: US$21-30
Rating: 4
Theme: Seafood

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 12, 2005
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