Viva Valle! A week in Valle de Guadeloupe

We had a blast all week in Valle de Guadeloupe, with a day in Ensenada.
So close to LA and such great cuisine and wineries and physical beauty. Stayed at Bruma - absolutely gorgeous small hotel. Used a wonderful Tour Guide (Karina Campos who made all our reservations (hotel, restaurants, wine tasting, horseback riding etc.) and took care of every little detail, all for a very reasonable price. All the driving, including pick-up and drop-off in LA was included, so no worries about drinking and driving (or, more likely, just getting lost AF).

Meals at:


Roasted Cauliflower


Scallops in Brown Butter

Pork Salpicon w/ Avocado and Tomatillo (one of our best dishes we had in Valle)

Finca Altozano

Terrific grilled Octopus and Brussles with Parmesan

Sabina (AKA La Guerrerense)
OMG - the tostadas are life-changing


Wonderful Yellowtail/Uni Ceviche and RIBEYE from the gods!


Fantastic tasting menus

Charred Aguachile (cameron, Kohlrabi)

Octo is big in Valle

Clay Baked Lamb Barbacoa

Corazon De Tierra

It’s such a bummer Diego Hernandez’s Verlaine was such a flop here. His food in Valle is just incredible.

Garden Salad

Octo Taco

Can’t wait to return!


Forgot a fantastic breakfast at La Cocina De Dona Esthelaña-esthela-valle-de-guadalupe

How could I forget one of the world’s best breakfasts

100% Corn Pancakes and Borrega and Gordita con Chicharron


Muchas gracias for the great review

The past week was amazing! Thanks for letting me guide you around my favorite wine region and all it’s hidden gems.

Gracias again amigos
Happy anniversary