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 https://www.tiajuanatours.com/blog) 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:

Fauna http://faunarestaurante.mx/index_en.html

Roasted Cauliflower


Inside

Scallops in Brown Butter

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

Finca Altozano http://fincaltozano.com/


Terrific grilled Octopus and Brussles with Parmesan

Sabina (AKA La Guerrerense) https://www.yelp.com/biz/restaurante-sabina-ensenada
OMG - the tostadas are life-changing

Deckmans https://deckmans.com/

Wonderful Yellowtail/Uni Ceviche and RIBEYE from the gods!

Animalon https://www.animalonbaja.com/

Fantastic tasting menus


Charred Aguachile (cameron, Kohlrabi)

Octo is big in Valle

Clay Baked Lamb Barbacoa

Corazon De Tierra https://corazondetierra.com/

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!

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Forgot a fantastic breakfast at La Cocina De Dona Esthela https://www.yelp.com/biz/la-cocina-de-doña-esthela-valle-de-guadalupe

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

100% Corn Pancakes and Borrega and Gordita con Chicharron

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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