Posts Categorized: Tijuana

Estación Central: A Tantalizing Rendezvous

Tijuana Cantina & Restaurant Caters to Travelers, Locals By: W. Scott Koenig I visited Tijuana for the first time after moving to San Diego in 1994. The Mexicoach—a roundtrip bus service that shuttled day trippers between San Ysidro and Mexico’s westernmost border city—was the easiest way for the uninitiated to get there and back. The… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: 5 Craft Beer Tasting Rooms in Northern Baja

Norte Brewing Co

If your familiarity with Mexican beers doesn’t extend beyond Pacifico or Tecate, it’s time to introduce yourself to northern Baja’s blossoming craft beer scene. We’ve picked out a few of our favorite tasting rooms to help jumpstart your Baja craft beer explorations. ¡Salud!   Mamut Brewery Co. (Tijuana) Information: www.facebook.com/MamutBreweryCo, tel: 011-52-664-685-0137 Why We Love It:… Read more »

Buen Provecho: Tras/Horizonte

Tras Horizonte

By Jennifer Kramer Kokopelli tacos has been a locals’ favorite in Tijuana for years. In true bootstrapping fashion, they started with humble beginnings as a street taco cart in 2012. Their gourmet tacos were a hit and they soon opened up a small permanent location—a place where hip Tijuanenses would go to nosh on gourmet tacos… Read more »

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PedWest Tijuana Border Crossing

The PedWest San Ysidro pedestrian border crossing opened in July 2016. The new pedestrian bridge and crossing facility is located just west of the southbound vehicle El Chaparral crossing and has 14 lanes—12 northbound and 2 southbound. PedWest is meant to supplement the original pedestrian crossing east of the northbound vehicle crossing lanes at San Ysidro…. Read more »

Via Internacional Construction – Detour and Directions

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UPDATE July 4, 2016: The regular entrance to Via Internacional is currently OPEN from the southbound El Chaparral border crossing at San Ysidro. However, construction continues so we want you to be prepared in the case that they close the entrance again and direct traffic to use the detour depicted below.   SOUTHBOUND DIRECTIONS TO VIA INTERNACIONAL… Read more »

The Food Colectivos of Northern Baja

foodgarden tijuana

By Jennifer Kramer The food truck phenomenon has been sweeping the U.S. for some time, and northern Baja California was quick to catch on and then take the movement one step further. Colectivos (collectives) are groups of small food stands or food trucks gathered together, allowing customers to try a selection of food from multiple independent eateries… Read more »

Buen Provecho: Verde y Crema

By Jennifer Kramer www.bajatheothercalifornia.com One of the newer hot spots to hit the culinary scene in Tijuana is the understated but incredibly splendid restaurant, Verde y Crema. Owner Chef Jair Tellez is also responsible for bringing us us the acclaimed Laja in the Valle de Guadalupe so right away you know you’re in for a… Read more »

Buen Provecho: La Justina

By Jennifer Kramer www.bajatheothercalifornia.com There’s no question that the cultural renaissance of northern Baja is being led by the chefs of Tijuana. A decade ago, the popular Avenida Revolución in downtown Tijuana was a rowdy scene of drunken gringos, zonkeys and cheap souvenir shops. With the decline of tourism over the past number of years,… Read more »