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Fauna, Ensenada, BCN

Fauna

4.8
4.8
1818 Reviews
MXN500 and over
Contemporary Mexican
Carefully grown ingredients, thoughtful selection and combination in order to create a series of flavourful, strong and simple dishes... we were made to share.

Let's do Fauna.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 1:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    646 103 6403

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    David Castro Hussong

  • Neighborhood

    Ensenada

  • Cross street

    Carretera Tecate Ensenada Km. 74, Valle de Guadalupe

  • Parking details

    Over 30 cars.<br />

  • Entertainment

    Music

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,818 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the wine tasting at Bruma and then we had dinner at Fauna. Everything was excellent. Highly recommend and look forward to returning soon.
  2. AH

    AbrilH

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La comida es excelente. Por recomendación del mesero nos fuimos por el Menú Fauna y nos encantó! Excelente servicio.
  3. JD

    JocelynD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! I would give this place 10 stars if I could. I hope they get their Michelin star. They deserve it. The food and service was perfect. We will definitely go back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excelente cocina, mixsologia y ambiente!
  5. KC

    KarlaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved the food , ambiance, wine and service. 100% recommend to anyone coming to the area!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fauna sets the standard not just dining in Valle but Mexico. Thank you chef David.
  7. FO

    FrankieO

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have had the good fortune to have eaten at places all over the world. Fauna just landed in my Top 5 restaurants of all time. Recommend the seafood and veggie dishes. 100%!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Todo excelente
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Muy rico pero demasiada comida
  10. CS

    CorkyS

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love to come to Fauna for our anniversary…..Great ambiance, food and service in a spectacular setting!
  11. RV

    RichardV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful dining experience! Amazing food, service and location.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fauna feast was excellent. I also highly recommend the corn fashion drink.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was exquisite
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really beautiful setting. And great hospitality. Food was generally speaking very good and creative. Chef is forward thinking. Priced a little too high for what you are eating but an argument could be made that you’re paying for the ambiance as well. I’ll be back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best time ever. Delicious. Great service. Want to hangout with the staff. Great ambiance
  16. LG

    LuisGeyon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente comida, sumamente recomendable! Imperdible el ceviche de atún de aleta azul (la pesca del día)! 2da. Vez que los visitamos y seguramente habrá una 3ra.!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicioso, regreso sin duda.
  18. JP

    JamieP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eating at Fauna is a beautiful experience. The food is amazing, the staff are super friendly, and the vibe is everything. One of the best food experiences I've ever had.
  19. Z

    Zeina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate the prepared 12 plate meal and honestly every plate was beyond delicious! If you have no allergies, definitely recommend doing to get a taste of everything they got. The food and people were great. Definitely ready to come back again!
  20. MR

    MarianaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La comida deliciosa! Y el servicio excelente. Todo muy rico.
  21. I

    Iris

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menú degustación de 6 tiempos. Verdaderamente un festín. Nuestro menú tuvo un poco de todo, ostion, abulon, almeja, atún, pato, newyork steak, uña verduras espectaculares, la mejor lechuga que he probado y terminando con unos postres de sueño. Todo acompañado con dos botellas de vino que nos recomendó el sommel Cristobal joven se portó sumamente amable. 10/10 para fauna.
  22. MM

    MarthaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOOOOOOOW la comida pedimos “fauna” TODO DELICIOSO! EXTRAORDINARIO! lo único es que hacia mucho calor ajaja pero se perdona por la experiencia!
  23. B

    Bill

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    I made a reservation for 12 and getting seated together was a major problem. The host was rude and loved using the word NO! It was amazing that no one seemed to care or understand the concept of customer service. They acted like they were doing us a favor by being there…. We sat down and were served four course meal over four hours….. Yes, four hours… Food was slow and the portions were small. The timeline was completely ridiculous and when we asked on several occasions why things were not moving faster we were simply told “I don’t know” It was over 100° outside and we were in the direct sun. There were no fans in our direction, no umbrella’s and no one at the restaurant seemed to care about anything we were asking about… Two of the teenage children had to be taken to the car to sit in the air conditioning. This restaurant is completely overrated and not worth the time and/or money. We will not be going back again again…j
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So fun! Allocate at least 3 hours here
  25. JN

    JNot

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The place is very nice, decoration is good and invites. Good for groups. Their food is not at a good value. Their “experiential” menu lacks flavor, punch and the combinations are not good. Their wine is good (bruma 8). Would not recommend. Way better places around prices a lot better.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Una experiencia única de sabores y comida.
  27. OD

    OctavioDS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente lugar comida ambiente y servicio Volvería sin duda
  28. J

    John

    Baja California

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La verdad fue una experiencia culinaria increíble.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good location, FOOD, and ambiance! Awesome place!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    im a huge oyster fan, but their oysters tasted full of mucus and i couldn’t swallow it. it threw off my entire appetite.
  31. CB

    ChristianB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food in the valle and possibly in Baja. Not a single poor choice on the menu, what could be considered Michelin star level quality. Parking lot is private/secure, views are spectacular. Sit outside and enjoy the homegrown cuisine
  32. L

    Lorena

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El mejor lugar del Valle para comer mejor ambiente cómodo y agradable
  33. S

    Samuel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comimos del menú de degustación, y el mesero fue muy amable a respetar nuestros gustos y cantidades. Soy alérgica a mariscos de concha y el chef ajusto los platillos a nosotros. Todo riquísimo!!!
  34. B

    Baxatax

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Llegamos en tiempo y la recepcion fue de inmediato, afortunadamente nos colocaron en una mesa para 4, lo cual es mas independiente; el servicio y la comida extraordinarios, entiendo que hay muchas mas opciones en el Valle, pero de seguro este seguira siendo de nuestros preferidos lugares para comer.
  35. p

    prw8

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    La comida estuvo deliciosa, comimos el festín fauna en grupo de 6 personas. Entre el grupo teníamos 2 personas con alergia a marisco y que no comen carnes rojas, pero el menú fue ajustado para que ellos también disfrutaran de una multitud de platillos. El pulpo estuvo riquísimo, igual los ostiones, abulon y almejas! Los platillos de broccoli y coliflor con salsa de chiltepin fueron entre los favoritos también. Lo único que no me gusto de la comida fue la carne de res. El ambiente es muy bonito, pero nuestro grupo de 6 fue sentado en medio de una larga mesa comunal. Fue difícil escucharnos, y casi no podíamos oír a los meseros. Para el “festín con chupe” nos hubiera encantado más experiencia, más explicación de las comidas y los vinos que venían sirviendo. Todo se sintió muy acelerado para probar todos los platillos. Comida riquísima, eso si! Y las porciones son muy generosas.
  36. LF

    LizethF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excelente la comida, pero cada vez que voy a Fauna porque es uno de mis restaurantes favoritos, sirven menos en los platillos y mas altos los precios
  37. C

    Chutamero

    Tucson

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of a kind! Amazing and beautiful presentation of food.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Been there before. Always super food, completely different to any other place. Scallops were the very best (we choose Fauna menu) the octopus the less impressive. Overall flavors fabulous, excellent friendly service. Only down side, some flies around (they have to do something about it)
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve dreamt of the civeche every night since our exquisite meal at Fauna. If you can get a reservation, take it.
  40. WE

    WilliamE

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the outstanding restaurants in the Valle de Guadalupe, with an ever evolving menu that celebrates local seafood, produce grown a few feet away from its tables, and meats with inventive flavors. The menu is a list of products, with recipes that aren't revealed until they're served, that always complement the main ingredient in spectacular fashion. As much you'll look to the luxury seafood, and fire-roasted meats, do not overlook one of the best kitchens anywhere when it comes to vegetable dishes.

FAQs

Fauna is rated 4.8 stars by 1818 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
Google Map for Fauna

Carretera Tecate Ensenada Km. 74 Valle de Guadalupe Ensenada, BCN 22750

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Carretera Tecate Ensenada Km. 74, Valle de Guadalupe

  • Neighborhood

    Ensenada

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 1:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Over 30 cars.<br />

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Castro Hussong

  • Entertainment

    Music

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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