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Rincon Del Parque Ensenada

kare_raisu Nov 13, 2008 08:35 PM

There was a pretty strong discussion regarding Laja [Cuisine d'Autuers vs. baja/ mexican regional cuisine] earlier this year

Well, que casualidad - those of you wishing to try Jair's take on the cuisine of his home state Sonora, collective 'norteno' cuisine, and whats available in Ensenada will now have your chance.

RIncon Del Parque will be opening Nov. 20 - Thanks to Jay for the news!:

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  1. Masa Assassin RE: kare_raisu Nov 14, 2008 12:15 PM

    Wow this sounds great I cant wait to check that out and the new Manzanilla digs. Im due for an Ensenada trip soon.

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    1. re: Masa Assassin
      kare_raisu RE: Masa Assassin Nov 14, 2008 03:58 PM

      Lets go together!

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      jayporter RE: kare_raisu May 11, 2009 11:14 AM

      Just a note that the Jair and the Laja crew stopped operating Parque last week. I think a restaurant may continue with different owners at the Parque location, but I'm not sure.

      Laja is still going and still awesome, I went there a couple weeks ago.

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      1. re: jayporter
        kare_raisu RE: jayporter May 11, 2009 11:55 AM

        Do you have any more information Jay? Is it closed until new owners materialize?

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          jayporter RE: kare_raisu May 14, 2009 10:45 AM

          Sorry, I don't know. I'm sure someone will report back after a trip one of these days. Maybe me.

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            Gypsy Jan RE: kare_raisu May 14, 2009 12:50 PM

            Road Trip!

            Let me know, I will hitch a ride from CH'rs near Cantamar.

        2. dlglidden RE: kare_raisu May 14, 2009 05:50 PM

          Is this potential restaurant at the location of the former Restaurante 623 on the old square that Hugo d'Acosta opened and then later closed "temporarily" for "remodeling" and never reopened? I'd like to hear more of what you and jayporter have to say re: more news about if/when the restaurant will actually open.

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            Ringo Gato RE: dlglidden May 15, 2009 06:03 PM

            Rincon Del Parque is (or I guess was would be correct to say now) at the site of Restaurante 623.

            1. re: Ringo Gato
              bigotes RE: Ringo Gato May 25, 2009 03:33 AM

              Yes its tue Jair is no longer operating Rincon de Parque , it is a very sad thing but we have been hit very hard ........ First with the violence then the economic crisis and recently the swine flu !!
              Things down here for restaurants are very tough .
              The restaurant is now run by Hugo´s wife Gloria in the kitchen is Ismene who ran the kitchen when Jair was in charge of the place , I ate there the first day they opened I have not been back but Iwill post soon with details of the new menu.
              I have another sad anouncement to make the glorious taco stand Asadero el 17 has changed hands also and the quality went down the drain !!! Avoid the place. Tacos el Paisa is a million times better.
              I do have a very good recomendation to make , on the street that you go into the Mercado Negro a new place has opened it is called La Cocedora de Langosta the owners are of Japanese origin and are involved in lobster and clam fishing I have been buying from them for years. These new venture is just what Ensenada needed it is a fish store with a great selection of local wines and a small restaurant they feature a different assortment of ceviches , for the opening they brought live lobster from Baja Sur because up here the season is closed, Favio who runs the kitchen worked with me both at Manzanilla and Silvestre ,he also worked at Laja he is a very good cook he made for me broiled lobster wth a guajillo,ancho, thahini topping that was completly delicious, I had not had a lobster so good in a long time . I´m not sure how long will they have the live lobster,but when the season opens remember to go try it. They have two tanks with live abalone, goeduck clams and the lobster. I also had a Clamato with abalone that was very nice.

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                streetgourmetla RE: bigotes May 25, 2009 12:57 PM

                Thanks for the updates patron. Post the info soon, and tell us more about La Cocedora, porfa!

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                  food_fan RE: bigotes Jun 15, 2009 10:51 AM

                  Thanks, Bigotes! Went to the restaurant this past week, and I have to say that the food was excellent; the staff were very friendly and the chef incredibly talented. They served some type of abalone burger it was delicious! and that was just a starter, the fish was also very good and the house wine is highly recommended.

                  1. re: bigotes
                    cmben RE: bigotes Jun 16, 2009 02:58 PM

                    bigotes ... thanks for the tip on La Cocedora will definately try it next week. As a resident of the Valle de Guadalupe, I am always on the lookout for new places to try.


                    1. re: bigotes
                      tridogg RE: bigotes Apr 30, 2010 11:30 PM

                      so...where exactly is la cocedora de langosta? i do not know where "the street that you go into the mercado negro" is.

                      1. re: bigotes
                        tridogg RE: bigotes May 1, 2010 12:01 AM

                        where is cocedora de langosta. i do not know where the street is that you go into the mercado negro.

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