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[*] posted on 1-16-2017 at 06:14 PM
San Felipe Recommendations?


I've done a search but not really found any specific recommendations for camping. I see on the maps, a ton of roads leading out to camping spots. Years ago (25+) we camped out there somewhere but I don't remember the name.

Also, good places to eat, etc.?

We'll be in our 4x4 truck/camper

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[*] posted on 1-16-2017 at 06:39 PM


Depends on what you want. In town? Kiki's. Around other people? Pete's Camp. Uncrowded beach? Shell Island, Nuevo Mazatlan.

These are just a few of the options.

For in town food, Sweet Spot, Smoking Joe's, or just about any of the taco stands on or near the malecon.

[Edited on 1-17-2017 by mjs]
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[*] posted on 1-16-2017 at 07:06 PM


Keep going until Gonzaga. Never been a fan of San Felipe.
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[*] posted on 1-16-2017 at 07:44 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mjs  
Depends on what you want. In town? Kiki's. Around other people? Pete's Camp. Uncrowded beach? Shell Island, Nuevo Mazatlan.

These are just a few of the options.

For in town food, Sweet Spot, Smoking Joe's, or just about any of the taco stands on or near the malecon.

[Edited on 1-17-2017 by mjs]


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[*] posted on 1-16-2017 at 09:21 PM


Kevin,
What do you want, a campground or deserted beach?
There are restaurants in San Felipe and at Km. 35.5, Colonia Delicias.
Gonzaga is 95 miles south of San Felipe.
I just came back from checking all the camping places south of San Felipe.




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[*] posted on 1-16-2017 at 09:30 PM


For the best tacos, pretty much any taco stand on the main drag heading to the malecon. There is a lot of food on the malecon but almost all of it is kind of meh... wouldn't waist your time or money, except for MAYBE the Taco Factory which is ok but the drinks aren't very alcohol intensive.
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[*] posted on 1-16-2017 at 09:40 PM
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You have not experienced Baja until you have had a beer and a hot dog at Cow Patty's
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[*] posted on 1-16-2017 at 09:42 PM


Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
Keep going until Gonzaga. Never been a fan of San Felipe.


We are headed there but this is a stop over spot.

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[*] posted on 1-16-2017 at 09:46 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mjs  
Depends on what you want. In town? Kiki's. Around other people? Pete's Camp. Uncrowded beach? Shell Island, Nuevo Mazatlan.

These are just a few of the options.

For in town food, Sweet Spot, Smoking Joe's, or just about any of the taco stands on or near the malecon.

[Edited on 1-17-2017 by mjs]


Good question. I think we're more looking for a beach camp. We'd probably head into town, get food, drink, etc. and then go to the camp. Last time I was there, we were well north of town but we could go south too if there are better places. We could get supplies on our way through town. I'm assuming there's a Mercado somewhere where we can get tequila, etc.?
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[*] posted on 1-16-2017 at 09:53 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Kevin,
What do you want, a campground or deserted beach?
There are restaurants in San Felipe and at Km. 35.5, Colonia Delicias.
Gonzaga is 95 miles south of San Felipe.
I just came back from checking all the camping places south of San Felipe.


We could continue though town and we'll eventually end up in Gonzaga but will need to get diesel and supplies in SF.

Any recommendations for a beach type camp? We will have a dog if that matters.

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[*] posted on 1-16-2017 at 10:35 PM


Lots of choices Kevin. Percebu has food and camping, Km. 20/21. Nuevo Mazatlan is a quiet camp with trees at Km. 32. Good fish dinner at Chelo's at Km. 35.5.
I made a Nuevo Mazatlan page: www.vivabaja.com/nm

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[*] posted on 1-17-2017 at 04:12 AM


Quote: Originally posted by bajaguy  
You have not experienced Baja until you have had a beer and a hot dog at Cow Patty's


I've read about Cow Patty's but your comment could be interpreted in many ways :-) but I'll assume you mean they are good w/ no "after effects".
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[*] posted on 1-17-2017 at 08:32 AM


Quote: Originally posted by kevin_in_idaho  
Quote: Originally posted by bajaguy  
You have not experienced Baja until you have had a beer and a hot dog at Cow Patty's


I've read about Cow Patty's but your comment could be interpreted in many ways :-) but I'll assume you mean they are good w/ no "after effects".


Cow Patty's is a cantina/restaurant at Km. 73 (The Puertecitos entrance is at Km. 74.5) on the west side of the highway.




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[*] posted on 1-17-2017 at 08:42 AM


Tons of roads to the Sea and most all lead to housing not camping.
North of town beach camping at Petes walk to food/drink. Playa el Sol, but food is back on the highway. Otherwise go south of town as suggested by others.
Food:
We prefer the places north of town. Best a tie between Vaquita North (best seafood) and Petes, Parrots Cracker. Best mex food Playa Azul. Several others. Best breakfast Road runner.
In town favorites on the Malencon: Taco Factory, Morena, Baja Mar.
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Quote: Originally posted by kevin_in_idaho  
I've done a search but not really found any specific recommendations for camping. I see on the maps, a ton of roads leading out to camping spots. Years ago (25+) we camped out there somewhere but I don't remember the name.

Also, good places to eat, etc.?

We'll be in our 4x4 truck/camper

Thanks!

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[*] posted on 1-17-2017 at 08:57 AM


So, of all the dozens of campos north of San Felipe, you only know two that are for camping (Pete's El Paraiso and Playa del Sol)?



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[*] posted on 1-17-2017 at 09:51 AM


Calling Cow Pattys a "restaurant" is quite a stretch. The only after effects you will have is if you over indulge in either the beer or the hot dogs.....and that is it. If you want chips, fries or a salad, bring your own. In the past a group of guys living in the south campos would meet there every Thursday (I think) for lunch and bring different side dishes

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Quote: Originally posted by kevin_in_idaho  
Quote: Originally posted by bajaguy  
You have not experienced Baja until you have had a beer and a hot dog at Cow Patty's


I've read about Cow Patty's but your comment could be interpreted in many ways :-) but I'll assume you mean they are good w/ no "after effects".


Cow Patty's is a cantina/restaurant at Km. 73 (The Puertecitos entrance is at Km. 74.5) on the west side of the highway.
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[*] posted on 1-17-2017 at 10:52 AM


Kevin, if you make it to the Malecon... Baja Mar, Stuffed Shrimp, wrapped in bacon, it is well worth the trip to San Felipe. JH
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[*] posted on 1-17-2017 at 02:58 PM


Thanks Terry, I have only driven by it a hundred times, but was never interested enough to walk in... if it is just a bar and no food (other than hot dogs), I definitely am not interested. Patti used to be a reporter on Puertecitos happenings for Fred Metcalf's message board.



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[*] posted on 1-17-2017 at 06:53 PM


Basically since you haven't been there for 25 years I would check out Rubens on the north end of the Malecon. It has a semi private beach. Its close enough to walk to town and it would be a easy central location to venture out from there and possibly find your dream spot for next time after you gain some Baja experience. Plus the Coco locos are Muey Bueno.
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[*] posted on 1-17-2017 at 07:43 PM


Any recent reports on el cortez hotel?
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