Of Boules and Burros in Playas de Tijuana

Petanquero Bistro brings early 20th century French game to Baja California

Petanquero Bistro, Playas de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico


PLAYAS DE TIJUANA, BAJA CALIFORNIA – It’s a bucolic, sunny Saturday afternoon in Playas de Tijuana. As we sit in the shade of the patio sipping our cold, house-made sangrias, the clink of metal on metal resounds in the courtyard, followed by an excited cheer from one person and a simultaneous groan from another.

We laugh and set our drinks down, stepping up to the gravel-covered pétanque terrain to take our turn in the round robin tournament…


About W. Scott Koenig (103 Articles)
San Diego-based lifestyle writer W. Scott Koenig is founder of the blog, author of the book 7 Days in The Valle: Baja California’s Wine Country Cuisine and writes columns for DiningOut San Diego Magazine, and Scott is also the Food Expert for Baja California at (formerly FoodieHub), an international culinary site curated by over 275 experts.

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