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Maarquez de Leon | One block off Malecon, La Paz, Mexico
+52 612 128 4647
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 20:00
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Inverness, California
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

I am usually stuck on there papas rellenas with aracherra, a truly fabulous choice, but this time my grandson ordered a taco gringa aracherra and I got hooked on these - absolutely fabulous! My friend who is vegetarian said the chili rellenos con queso were the best meal she ever ate.

Thank traveller4760
Duncan, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

EAT HERE YOU MUST EAT HERE? Have the Arachara beef tacos. If you like tacos do it you must do it :P We went here 3 times in 8 days and we only found it on the 3rd to last day we were here :P

Thank Neil H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

The tacos here are the best ever. You can't not go to La Paz and not go here and try the food out. If you only go out one night you must try either of their locations. GREAT GREAT GREAT

Thank Shelley W
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119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

There are two Rancho Viejo's in La Paz. One is on the Malecon, the other, this one is one block off the Malecon. The one off the Malecon seems like the better restaurant. I am not sure if it was just the ambiance or the location but the food tasted better. Lot's of people go there and it is mostly... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

We enjoyed very diverse meals on Christmas Eve when just a few restaurants were open close to Marina Cortez. This restaurant has great waiters, turns over tables fast, and delivers authentic good mexican fare with a smile. I later found Rancho Viejo 2 further down the Malecon, but never ate there, although they have sidewalk seating facing the Sea of... More 

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San Francisco
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

Maybe it was an off night, or the dishes that we orded, but our food took about 45 minutes to come out. I hate for that long delay to outshine the really delicious meal we had. We even went back, since the food was that good. The second time we tried before dinner rush (4pm?) and the same dishes took... More 

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Mojave California
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202 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

Ate here twice during our stay in La Paz. Not the most scenic view but we enjoyed being outside. Very nice service, attentive, made sure we had all we needed. I liked the big platter with lots of sides to put on out tacos arrancheras; chilis, cucumbers, salsa, shredded col, etc. Was a good place to take a load off... More 

Thank jerjon
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76 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

The person we rented an apartment from recommended this place and were were only slightly disappointed. There are only a couple of tables outside here on the sidewalk. Service was extremely slow, even by Mexican standards, but the food was good and the prices very reasonable. We had shrimp and fish tacos, of course, what else does one eat in... More 

Thank Sarina E
Milan, Italy
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

The location is not fantastic, but the food and service were fantastic. We enjoyed a super delicious Molcajete after having chosen personally the meat. Friendly staff.

Thank Andrea B
Calgary, Canada
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

This is a great restaurant for casual dining. Good prices, a fabulous Mexican beef and vegetable concoction..I don't know the name.The fajitas are excellent. Nice location just up from the south harbour. Great breakfast and really good service. As always, cold cervesas or really good coffee or juice. You can eat outside and enjoy the sun or indoors, if it... More 

Thank Mike S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Maarquez de Leon | One block off Malecon, La Paz, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  La Paz
  • Phone Number: +52 612 128 4647
There are a couple of these, but this one is only open at night - fancier than the malecon partner that serves tacos. Very nice place

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?