Posts By: Discover Baja

May 2022 Baja Bulletin

COVID and Border Update Non U.S. citizens who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have appropriate documentation are permitted to enter the United States via land ports of entry. Non-essential travelers who are not U.S. citizens are required to (1) provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, as outlined on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website;… Read more »

Tacos Al Pastor

Mexico’s Most Popular Street Tacos Borrow from Lebanese Heritage Cuisine By Chris Mejia Thin layers of marinated pork stacked high onto a vertical rotisserie spit and slow roasted until the outer layers become caramelized, then carved right from the turning spit into warm corn tortillas, create tacos al pastor, Mexico’s most ubiquitous street tacos. Despite… Read more »

May 2022 Baja Fishing Report

Yay for May! It has been worth the wait as fishing now blooms from Baja’s border to the tip. As reported on an exploratory trip last month, the limits of bluefin tuna have settled in and are part of the glowing offshore reports from the border to below San Quintín. In addition, there are reports… Read more »

Carnitas: A Mexican Heritage Dish for Festive Occasions

The History of Carnitas & A Guide for Ordering By Chris Mejia With a history that harkens back before the founding of Mexico, carnitas (which literally means “little meats”) is one of Mexico’s most celebrated gastronomic traditions. Carnitas is a dish prepared by slow braising various cuts of the pork in its own lard, a… Read more »

April 2022 Baja Bulletin

COVID and Border Update Non U.S. citizens who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have appropriate documentation are permitted to enter the United States via land ports of entry. Non-essential travelers who are not U.S. citizens are required to (1) provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, as outlined on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website;… Read more »

April 2022 Baja Fishing Report

Not a minute too soon! The sun is shining, the temps are rising, the winds are diminishing, and the sea is flattening – all underscore that winter is in the rearview mirror. As we look forward, most Baja anglers consider spring as the prelude to prime fishing time, stretching from now to October. It is… Read more »

Springtime In Bahía de los Ángeles

By Graham Mackintosh Exactly 43-years ago, on a visit from England, I hitched the length of the Baja peninsula and fell totally under its spell. When I arrived in Bahía de los Ángeles and gazed out at the beautiful bay with its many islands I was blown away with its beauty. My feelings haven’t changed… Read more »

Culinary Corner April 2022

Mesas Marinas As a part of Provino’s Festival de las Conchas y el Vino Nuevo (see below), a special culinary event will be taking on place on April 30th at UABC in Ensenada. 15 of the region’s top chefs each paired with a Valle de Guadalupe winemaker for a special four course meal with wine… Read more »

Birria is Mexico’s Comfort Food

By Chris Mejia Many beloved dishes the world over can be traced back to peasant cooking, and birria (pronounced “beer-ee-ah” in Spanish), a rich and flavorful meat stew that originates from the Mexican state of Jalisco (capital is Guadalajara) and is said to be a “hangover cure” amongst locals, is a famous example of peasant… Read more »