Anamar Restaurant, Primo Tapia/Cantamar (About 12 Miles South of Rosarito Beach Hotel)
The family that runs Anamar has a long history in the business. Fifteen years ago, they had a restaurant in Primo Tapia, then moved to a large building with oceanfront patio near the K38 surfing beach.
They closed that big place and took a vacation for a while and now they have reopened in Primo Tapia in a small space (three tables seating four inside with the kitchen sharing the interior space and a couple of tables for four outside) adjoining the llantera (tire store) and Mariscos Alegria on the land side of the free road highway running through town.
The new place serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and the menu has English translations for all the offerings.
We were immediately served some very tasty tortilla chips with three salsas - a pico de gallo, a smooth, roasted chile de arbol salsa and an avocado crema.
Hubby ordered the bacon-wrapped, cheese-stuffed shrimp, which were freshly prepared (we could see the cook peeling and deveining the shrimp) and they were enormous - the shrimp arrived on the plate looking like bacon-wrapped golf balls! (Yum, bacon. :)
I ordered the breaded shrimp, also freshly prepared.
Both dinners came with a tasty, yummy, very clammy and creamy clam chowder, and a green salad with wedges of avocado on top, house made tartar sauce, along with bowls of rice and beans and a pile of freshly made tortillas on the side.
The stuffed shrimp dinner was $15 and the breaded shrimp dinner was $11.
It was a very, very good meal - we can't wait to return.
They have a varied menu that includes fish and shrimp prepared in several styles including tacos, chicken and also beef fajitas and probably steak dinners, but I didn't take notice, because I was in a seafood kind of mood.
Open every day, except Thursdays, from 8 am to 8 pm.