From street food to elegant fine dining, Tijuana’s culinary scene is full of worthy
diversions for adventurous foodies of all types. There’s no better time to make a
run for the border!
Ambitious cuisine blends
techniques with local
produce and proteins, in a
stunning space set in the
first LEED-certified building
in northwest Mexico.
Misión San Javier 10643
In 2010, the Plascencia
family rescued this historical
restaurant (and birthplace
of the Caesar salad) from
closure and added a tapas
bar. The namesake salad—
prepared tableside—is a must.
Avenida Revolución 1927
Family recipes that honor
the culinary traditions of
Baja and the Mediterranean inspire the extensive
menu. Don’t miss the beef
Calle Rovirosa 250
Chef Miguel Angel Guerrero, co-creator of
Baja-Med cuisine, elevates traditional Mexican
food to new heights at this sophisticated spot.
The duck tacos are a must.
Avenida Escuadrón 201, #3310
Friendly service, great prices and a menu that
spans from seafood to steak are the main draws
of this popular restaurant. Don’t miss the gober-nador tacos with shrimp machaca, poblano
peppers, onions and shredded cheese.
Boulevard Salinas #1000
Head to this sports bar in Plaza Fiesta for
local microbrews and half-meter hot dogs on
baguettes draped with Swiss cheese and topped
with all sorts of spicy goodness.
Paseo de los Héroes 9415
BCB TASTING ROOM
With 40+ taps and hundreds more in bottles, the
local craft brew selection at BCB is unmatched
anywhere else in Tijuana. A selection of thin-crust
pizzas and sandwiches will keep you well fed.
3003 Calle Orizaba 3003
LA JUSTINA GASTROBAR
San Diego Chef Chad White opened this urban
spot in downtown Tijuana with a handful of
partners. The eclectic menu stars Baja-style
comfort food, like seafood tostadas and wood-
oven pizzas, plus local craft beers and cocktails.
Avenida Revolución (between Third and Fourth)
TORTAS EL TURCO
Steamed buns stacked with slow-cooked beef
tenderloin, avocado, tomato and mayo are
the specialty at this food stand that has been
satisfying appetites since 1951.
Boulevard Fundadores #8490
Find boundary-pushing creations at this taco
stand in downtown Tijuana, like the Kraken—
mesquite-grilled octopus and Mexican pesto—
and the Especial—any of their tacos stuffed into
a grilled Anaheim chili wrapped in a tortilla.
Calle Melchor Ocampo and Boulevard Agua Caliente
BCB Tasting Room