Posts Tagged: restaurants

Wine Tasting in the Time of COVID

With the reopening of some of the wineries and restaurants in Valle de Guadalupe, many people are itching to get back to Baja’s beautiful wine country after three months of staying away. Although the state of Baja California is currently restricting non-essential activity, wineries and restaurants have been permitted to reopen to the public at… Read more »

Culinary Corner July 2020

  “Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy” Documentary Considered the leading expert on Mexican cuisine, Diana Kennedy is the author of nine acclaimed cookbooks and is a two-time James Beard Award winner. This new documentary about Kennedy’s life and work features extensive interviews with her as well as with chefs José Andrés, Rick Bayless, Gabriela Camara and… Read more »

Farm-to-Table Dining in Los Cabos

In recent years, northern Baja California and its beloved Valle de Guadalupe has been the leading destination for farm-to-table dining on the peninsula with its plethora of outdoor campestre restaurants. However, Los Cabos is starting to catch up with a few gems of its own. Here are some to check out the next time you’re… Read more »

Casual Seafood Options in La Paz

Mariscos El Molinito La Paz

Baja California Sur capital is a mariscos mecca     By W. Scott Koenig La Paz is ground zero for mariscos (Mexican style seafood) in Baja California Sur. Most local restaurants buy from aquaculture farms, fishing cooperatives, the town’s seafood market, or directly from Sea of Cortez fishermen—who stop by every morning with the catch… Read more »

Where to Eat in Tecate Now

El Lugar de Nos Tecate

Tiny Pueblo Mágico’s dining scene moves beyond provincial By: W. Scott Koenig In 2012, Mexico’s tourism board designated Tecate as Baja California’s only Pueblo Mágico due to its Spanish Colonial charm and provincial character. And for the most part, Tecate’s cuisine has largely reflected the small-town character of its populace. In the 1990s, my wife and… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: 5 Restaurants with Views

While Baja California is home to some incredible food, there’s nothing like enjoying a delicious meal with a side of sweeping views. Here are a few of our favorite spots along the peninsula for enjoying impressive vistas while you eat and drink.   Finca Altozano (Valle de Guadalupe, BC) Information: www.fincaltozano.com, tel: 011-52-646-156-8045 Why We Love… Read more »

Three-Day Getaway: La Paz

la paz baja malecon

By Jennifer Kramer As the capital of Baja California Sur, La Paz is a city that seemingly has it all. With culture and history to see, beaches to enjoy, and islands to explore by land and sea, there’s plenty for visitors to discover. Locals refer to La Paz as a large city with an authentic small-town… Read more »

Three-Day Getaway: Ensenada

Ensenada Baja Chapultepec Hill

By Jennifer Kramer As temperatures heat up this time of year on the rest of the peninsula, Ensenada stays comfortably cool with its mild climate and Pacific breezes, making it the perfect summer escape. Just a two-hour drive from San Diego, Ensenada is an easy getaway that offers a little something for everyone. There’s the world surf… Read more »

Three-Day Getaway: Loreto

Loreto Malecon

By Jennifer Kramer Nestled between the Sea of Cortez and the Sierra de la Giganta mountain range is the quaint, picturesque town of Loreto. The town’s historic plaza, examples of colonial architecture, and California’s oldest mission (in both Baja and Alta), provide a magical background for this Baja destination. Appropriately enough, Loreto was designated a… Read more »

Ask a Local: Ensenada

Ask a Local Ensenada

  OUR LOCAL: Miguel Arroyo  HOMETOWN: Ensenada B.C Mexico   HOW LONG: 30 years  OCCUPATION: Tour guide & surf instructor   BIO: I love the ocean. I am a diver, surfer, sailor and tour guide. I have my own surf school,  www.surfensenada.com.  People from the cruise ships and tourists from Canada and the U.S contact me for surf lesson… Read more »