Ensenada Breakfast War


The Lusty Napkin of ‘Nada has been too busy with other projects.   But, I’m happy to return for the Ensenada Breakfast War to determine the best breakfast in ‘Nada town.

We began our Thursday at Casa Marcelo at 8th and Riveroll and were the only patrons at 8:30AM.  Love the garden seating and well attended plants.  Greeting is always warm and coffee is fresh.


We ordered the Marcelo special plate and the juevos verde.  The special is definitely for big eaters.  Or like my guest, take half of the egg, lamb and veg dish home.  I’m a huge salsa verde fan and the chicharrones’ crunch below the oozing juevos was fun to mop up with tortillas de maiz.

BTW, I ordered my juevos “volteados suave” and that worked for “over easy”.   Following is an egg 101 ordering in Mexico:


Anyone else on how to get your eggs on in Mexico?

We were waiting on an auto repair service, so decided to hop up to the El Sauzal neighborhood and visit Hacienda Corralito. They are located one block south of the 16 story Entremar condo and on inland side of Hwy1.

This place is big and likely seats 150.  Hac’ Corralito has a huge outdoor garden seating area.  But, there is plenty of under-roof seating if the weather doesn’t cooperate.

I know that coffee at Hac Corralito is excellent, but, I was on caffeine delerium tremens.  Opted for a green smoothie that was full of fruit and veggie texture without being overly sweet.

This omelette with mole salsa was an exceptional dish.  Likely due to my Irish heritage, potatoes are not my favorite.  But ranch style spuds with a good crunch seem to compliment egg dishes.  Have also had excellent Juevos Benedictos are Hac Corralito.

Who wins the Ensenada Breakfast War?  I’m favoring Casa Marcelo by only the “pico del gallo” over Hacienda Corralito.

Marcelo is slightly more intimate in size.

Corralito unique kids’ playground and open garden will keep me bringing guests back for many years.

What’s your favorite breakfast spot in ‘Nada???

Casa Marcelo Facebook   (closed Tuesdays)  8a-6p

Hacienda Corralito Facebook   7a – 5p






  1. Posted August 11, 2017 at 08:37 | Permalink | Reply

    OSHO also does an outstanding breakfast.

  2. Aaron
    Posted August 11, 2017 at 09:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Cafe Monique (Espinoza and 9th) is awesome, simple and clean.Their prices can’t be beat.

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