Posts Tagged: baja california

Baja Fish Tacos

Born in Ensenada of Debated Origins By Chris Mejia Arguably the only of Mexico’s tacos whose origin can be legitimately claimed by the northern coastal state of Baja California, the exact genesis of the iconic battered-and-fried fish taco is something of local lore, and often fiercely debated by food historians and locals alike. While most… Read more »

June 2022 Baja Bulletin

COVID and Border Update With COVID cases growing along the peninsula, many municipalities have reinstated COVID protocol and are requiring masks and limiting capacity. Please be sure to call ahead to make reservations at all businesses and to inquire about current restrictions. Non U.S. citizens who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have appropriate documentation… Read more »

June 2022 Baja Fishing Report

“Get in Tune in June!” Oddly enough, below the Border, the Bull Ring and Coronado Islands have been slow getting started this year. However, from Ensenada to San Quintín, check this out! This photo is of a catch of BLUEFIN TUNA (one of many) caught off the coast of Ensenada, according to Victor Mendez, head… Read more »

Baja’s Tropic of Cancer

Once a year, on the summer solstice (June 21st this year), the sun is directly overhead at the Tropic of Cancer line of latitude, giving us the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. On this day, the Earth’s axis is tilted most closely toward the sun. The Tropic of Cancer runs through… Read more »

Culinary Corner June 2022

Dates Announced for 2022 Fiestas de la Vendimia The dates have been announced for Valle de Guadalupe’s 32nd Fiestas de la Vendimia. The wine harvest festival will take place from July 30th to August 21st. More details and dates about specific events to follow. *   *   * New “Taste of the Border” TV… Read more »

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 »