Eating is no challenge in San Felipe…especially if your taste runs to fish. San Felipe is truly famous for the freshest seafood going, especially for its ‘blue shrimp’ (check out the San Felipe Shrimp Festival held annually in November). Some say that the San Felipe malecon is the ‘birth place’ of the fish taco; true or not, this is the town for totally terrific taco tasting.
Where does your gastronomic tour begin? On the Avenida Mar de Cortez, the main drag paralleling the ocean, you could begin at Restaurante Bajamar, a large but atmospheric eatery that featured both covered and patio dining, and a huge menu (perhaps the coconut shrimp are to your taste). The Hacienda de la Langosta Roja on Chetumal is actually an Italian restaurant (the hotel won the 2007 Outstanding Host award by Baja’s Secretary of Tourism), but it features excellent dishes including the marlin carpaccio appetizer, calamari, and more. The Sweet Spot is one of the newer, more popular bar/bistros on the main street that offers a side order of television sports viewing. For breakfast, a fun spot is the La Palapa Bar & Grill at El Dorado Ranch, north of town.