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Restaurante Amores

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Soups, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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Calle Presidente Adolfo de La Huerta Tecate B.C. Mexico 42, Tecate 21400, Mexico
+52 665 122 1323
12:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Hidden in a back street in little magic Tecate, is this heart made restaurant. The menu is one of courses, you get to choose how many "steps" your meal will have, from 2 to 7, but it is fixed according to the freshest ingredients its Chef, Marcelo, gathered for the day. I work as a cook in a highly regarded... More 

2 Thank Federico M
Tecate, Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Everything was great. Very different from what I am used to. Hidden gem if your not looking you wont even know it exists.

2 Thank cabofun14
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

we were a party of 11 there last weekend. we had no problem getting a table. the restaurant easily accommodated 3 vegans and 1 vegetarian. the food was outstanding. what a find! in San Diego you would easily pay 3 times as much. it is well worth the trip. we will be back.

2 Thank Ron M
san diego
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Our party of 11 had a really great dinner. We had the prix fixe dinner of 5 courses, which turned into about 7 or 8 by the time we had some of the extra little plates. Some of our party are vegans and some vegetarians and the restaurant managed to adapt all the dishes to please everyone. Everything was fresh... More 

1 Thank jm5SanDiego
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

A friend tipped us off to Amores and we're glad he did. It's a bit of a trick to find, on a sidestreet with an unimposing narrow frontage. You enter through the kitchen; the dining room is simple and rustic. We were there at a slow time - 3:00pm on a Sunday - so we pretty much had the place... More 

2 Thank BradJ92103
San Diego, California, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

You have to know where you are going to find this hidden gem but once there you are transported to a different world. The food was fresh, exciting and in a word special. The staff were attentive and the chef showed genuine care for our opinions. The price was 25% of what it would be north of the border.

Thank Richard L
Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Quite the interesting place. The front door opens right into the kitchen, then it's a small step down into the dinning room. It's a bit on the small side, I remember about 8 table total, but half of them would hold 6-8 people each. It was hot the day we went, 93 outside and the A/C did not come close... More 

Thank Joe T
Los Angeles, California
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We've been coming here for almost a year. In the beginning it was awesome, great food good service at a affordable price. But now after about a year it has changed a lot. The service has slowed down a bit, and the food? Let's start, Saturday we went and also last month. Both time we noticed that the food selection... More 

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amores_tkt_mx, Gerente at Restaurante Amores, responded to this review

Dear client : we sincerely apologize for not satisfying your expectations on this last Saturday's meal we will gladly welcome you & we suggest to make an appointment so we can take special care on the food and service for your next visit! We appreciate your concern and we hope this time we can exceed your expectations. Sincerely Restaurant Amores More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Extraordinary cuisine by any standard. Beautifully composed courses with fresh local ingredients. Care given to every detail. The chef is brillant. Would be a stand-out in any city including New York. Congrats to the chef and his wonderful staff for such a memorable meal

1 Thank cathygreen2451
San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

For a fantastic, reasonably priced "haute Baja" experience, check out Restaurant Amores right in downtown Tecate. Don't be deceived by the low-key side street! You enter Amores by walking right past the kitchen, into the small, elegant / funky dining room in the back room. I've eaten in the finest restaurants in Mexico City and Los Angeles, and the food... More 

1 Thank Deborah S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Soups, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Presidente Adolfo de La Huerta Tecate B.C. Mexico 42, Tecate 21400, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Norte  >  Tecate
  • Phone Number: +52 665 122 1323

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?