Choose from Three Options
$14 for a meal for two ($21.85 total value)
- One bottomless chips and salsa bar ($1.95 value)
- Two classic entrees, taco plates, salads, or rice bowls ($9.95 value each)
$15 for $20 worth of takeout
$89 for $110 toward catering for 10 or more
When Johann “John” Hussong immigrated to the United States from Germany back in 1880, he was hoping to strike gold. He ended up with a bar instead. That was more than 120 years ago, but the original Hussong's Cantina in Baja, California, occupies the exact same spot today. And the longevity isn't its only distinction. The original Hussong's, according to legend, employed bartender Don Carlos Orozco, who invented the margarita while working behind the bar.
It wasn't until 2010 that Hussong's Cantina—still owned by John Hussong's family—took its show on the road and opened up a second location in Las Vegas. There they serve nearly 15 different tacos—including a rib eye and kung pow shrimp taco—along with Mexican classics and a mess of vegan entrees filled with fresh veggies and meatless alternatives.
Hussong’s Cantina in Ensenada has been known as, “The bar that built a town” frequented by gunslingers, movie stars, revolutionaries and it has even seen a horse or two darken its doorways. The Margarita was invented at Hussongs back in October, 1941 by bartender Don Carlos Orozco. He concocted the mixture of equal parts Tequila, Damiana, and lime served over ice in a salt-rimmed glass for Margarita Henkel, daughter of the German Ambassador to Mexico. The Hussong’s family still owns and manages the cantina in Ensenada and the restaurant still serves Orozco's original margarita.