Street Food

Flavors of the Streets

Dive into Loreto's Vibrant Street Food Scene

In the Baja Sur region, one can experience the ultimate hot dog preparation featuring a delicious blend of flavors and textures. Freshly grilled all-beef hot dogs are nestled in soft, toasted buns and topped with a medley of savory ingredients such as crisp bacon, zesty jalapeños, and a drizzle of sour cream. These gourmet hot dogs are then perfectly charred on the grill to enhance their smoky goodness, delivering a mouthwatering culinary delight that captures the essence of Baja Sur’s vibrant food culture.

Las “marquesitas” are a Mexican dessert hailing from Mérida, Yucatán, featuring golden, crunchy rolls of pastry filled with grated Dutch cheese (Edam cheese) or ball cheese, paired with a sweet or savory ingredient. They can be found in downtown Loreto, offering a delightful treat reminiscent of a crepe with a unique twist that combines the rich flavors of cheese with a crispy, delectable pastry. This traditional dessert from Mexico is a must-try for those looking to experience a fusion of sweet and savory delights in the heart of Loreto. You can indulge in these delightful marquesitas at “Mare Lindo” owned by Jorge and Desi. They are available from 6 pm to 10 pm, Tuesday to Sunday. You can find this delectable treat at Av. Miguel Hidalgo, Centro, 23880 Loreto, B.C.S., in Loreto Centro, Mexico. If you prefer, you can also place an order by calling 613 129 8550.

Chamoyada, also known as mangonada or chamango, is a Mexican frozen dessert that offers a delightful combination of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors. This refreshing treat typically consists of shaved ice or fruit-based slush, infused with chamoy sauce and fresh fruit. The key component, chamoy sauce, is a flavorful blend made from pickled fruits such as apricots or plums, seasoned with chili and lime for a unique taste experience. Chamoyada holds a special place in Mexican cuisine and is popular in regions of the United States with vibrant Mexican-American communities. It can be enjoyed at various locations like street food stalls, local markets, and ice cream shops. Indulge in the delicious chamoyadas available at “Conitos Kotitas”, a local establishment situated at Francisco Wagner in the Exploradores area, open 24/7 for your convenience.

The Mexican street food dish, Elote, features grilled or boiled corn on the cob that is slathered with mayonnaise, sprinkled with chili powder, and typically finished off with a squeeze of lime juice. This flavorful combination creates a savory, creamy, and slightly spicy treat that is popular and beloved in Mexican cuisine. As you stroll along the picturesque Loreto Malecon, your senses will be tantalized by the aromas of a nearby food truck offering a beloved Mexican delicacy known as elote. Typically, this delectable treat is available from 7 pm until 10 pm, allowing locals and travelers alike to enjoy the unique combination of flavors that encompass this grilled or boiled corn on the cob. If you happen to find yourself in the area during those hours, be sure to stop by and experience the savory delight of elote for yourself.

NACHOS NATY… Visiting Loreto and not indulging in these delicious nachos? Well, then you would be missing out on a key aspect of your stay in this picturesque town. Made with corn tortilla chips, melted yellow cheese, grated white cheese, shredded beef, and house-made salsa, these nachos are truly “unique and incomparable.” You can find them on the corner of Juárez and Misioneros streets, just a stone’s throw away from the historic Loreto Mission.  The legacy of Nachos Naty dates back to 1990, a remarkable 34 years ago when they first started selling from the cafeteria of the normal school, managed by Mrs. Toña Rubio. That’s where the locals’ love for these nachos began to flourish. After a few years of operating at the school, the family business expanded to various locations in town, with Mrs. Toña handling the nachos and Mr. Naty serving up shaved ice treats during the hot months, setting up shop on the malecon in the warm season and in front of the “El Focardi” Market during the high season. Later, they moved operations to the backyard of the Manríquez Rubio family home on the corner of Padre Kino and Misioneros streets, where they warmly welcomed guests with delicious champurrado (a house recipe), a television, and engaging conversations. Since 2007, 17 years ago, Nachos Naty has been run by Lizandra Manríquez and her husband, continuing the tradition of serving up these beloved nachos with a side of hospitality and warmth.

Some Restaurants

In Loreto

Each restaurant in Loreto prepares different dishes that highlight the local flavors and ingredients of the region. Trying the gastronomy of Loreto allows visitors to explore the traditional dishes and unique flavors that represent the culture and heritage of the area. Whether you are a fan of seafood, traditional Mexican cuisine, or international dishes, Loreto's restaurants have something to offer for every palate. By sampling the gastronomy of Loreto, visitors can truly immerse themselves in the local food scene and enjoy a delicious culinary adventure during their stay in the region.