We headed out early and took highway MX3 from Ensenada towards San Felipe. The windy and potholed road took a few hours, but the scenery was epic once again.  We climbed the mountains through Oso Negro, paralleling part of the Baja 1000 racecourse, stopped at a couple of military border checkpoints, and pulled into San Felipe in the early afternoon.

We stayed at Kiki’s campground for a few nights.  We had okay wifi, great beaches, and only a short walk to the malecon for $12 per night.  Unfortunately our first experiences with fish tacos in San Felipe had us dreaming of the tacos at Taco Del Fenix in Ensenada… but then we hit the Malecon at night.  All four of us (yes, we’re still hanging out with Erica and Sam!) left our cameras and iPhones at the campsite so our epic meal went undocumented, but let me express to you that it was indeed epic.  Here’s a reminder:  Never follow the tourists and always follow the locals.

Street cart 1:  $2

1x Beef taco each.

We agreed after this street cart that we will only ever eat in a restaurant if entirely unavoidable.  The fresh meat with freshly prepared salsas and pickled veggies had us forgetting about our less than ideal fish tacos at the gringo-frequented ahem…RiceandBeans…ahem.

Market: $2

1x Pacifico Beer

 

Street cart 2:  $7

2x Chicken tacos

1x  Tacos Al Pastor (pork and pineapple)

The chicken tacos were great, but the tacos al pastor were out of this world.

 

Street cart 3: $1

1x Corn on the cob

This is not your grandma’s corn on the cob.  This bad boy is covered in butter, salt, cheese, and chilis.

 

Street cart 4:  $0.50

½ x Bag of Churros

How can deepfried batter covered in sugar and cinnamon not be good?

 

131120_DeskToGlory_SanFelipe-2Our first round of fish tacos on the malecon in San Felipe. 131120_DeskToGlory_SanFelipe-1131120_DeskToGlory_SanFelipe-3Double decker palapa at Kiki’s!131120_DeskToGlory_SanFelipe-4131120_DeskToGlory_SanFelipe-5The prerun buggies and trucks stopping in San Felipe for lunch.131120_DeskToGlory_SanFelipe-6Yoga on the beach.  131120_DeskToGlory_SanFelipe-7 131120_DeskToGlory_SanFelipe-8

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  • Jesse

    Thanks so much for the info! Planning a Baja-only trip and it’s nice to get some good location info and estimates on dirt road timelines. Anywhere you guys wish you had went in Baja but didn’t? We’ll be sure to bring a large street food budget!

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