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Mexican Food Tijuana

Mision 19: The Place to Be During Baja Culinary Fest

The reason our bus left Union Station so early on a Friday afternoon was so that we could make it to a pair of marquee Baja Culinary Fest dinners in up-and-coming Tijuana. About 30%...
Ceviche Tijuana

Erizo Cebicheria Scallop Ceviche with Chicharrones (Dose of Vitamin P)

Baja is blazing hot right now in the food world, and the breakout chef has been Javier Plascencia, who now owns two of the more progressive restaurants in Tijuana, Mision 19 and the recently...
Chef Baja

Interview: Chef Javier Plascencia discusses Mexican Cuisine, Hiring Practices, Prized Proteins + Baja Culinary Fest

If the Baja dining scene were a meteoroid, then Javier Plascencia would inevitably be at center mass. Sure, some of his contemporaries are also producing exciting food using local ingredients, including Miguel Angel Guerrero...
Brewmaster Tijuana

Interview: Ivan Morales (Tijuana’s Cerveceria Insurgente)

For decades, the Tijuana craft beer scene has been in the doldrums, but if twentysomething brothers Ivan and Damian Morales have their way, Cerveceria Insurgente will succeed in “liberating you from the tyranny of...
Tequila Festival Mexico

Tijuana Tequila Expo IX Spotlights a Signature Mexican Spirit

We rounded the corner at Tijuana’s jai alai palace and encountered a booze-soaked spectacle: twin rows of stalls as far as the eye could see dispensing unlimited pours of tequila. This was the ninth...
Tacos Tijuana

La Cahua del Yeyo: Showing Some (Tuna) Fin in Tijuana

The exterior might double as a Coca-Cola billboard and the plain yellow walls don’t exactly scream gastronomy, but La Cahua del Yeyo prepares some of Tijuana’s best Sonora-style seafood. “The turtle of Yeyo” is...
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