tijuana cuisine

Why I Feel Safe as a Visitor to Tijuana

November 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
TIJUANA, B.C. – When I write about an event or restaurant in Tijuana, I avoid beginning stories with rote commentary about the city’s problems with crime and cartels. Or assuring my readers that “…the streets are safer now, come on down and have a taco and some Baja Med!” After all, if I [Read More]

Grand Plans at the Grand Hotel Tijuana

June 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Grand Hotel Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
TIJUANA, BAJA CALIFORNIA – One of the things I enjoy about culture, food and travel writing are the comments and responses I get when publishing a new article. After posting a recent piece on the Top 10 Travel Warnings for Baja California, I received a very nice email from Gerardo Delgado, the [Read More]

Of Boules and Burros in Playas de Tijuana

May 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

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 [Read More]

Savoring Tijuana with KPBS’ Su-Mei Yu

November 10, 2014 // 1 Comment

KPBS, Savor San Diego, Season 3, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
TIJUANA, BAJA CALIFORNIA – When El Gringo amigo Juan Jose Plascencia of Grupo Plascencia invited me to join KPBS television personality Su-Mei Yu on a location scout of Tijuana’s culinary hotspots for a season 3 episode of Savor San Diego, I jumped at the chance. We enjoyed her [Read More]

Verde y Crema: Farm-to-Tijuana Dining

June 3, 2014 // 5 Comments

Verde y Crema, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
TIJUANA – Although his new Tijuana restaurant, Verde y Crema (Green & Cream) is still less than a year old, Hermosillo-born Chef Jair Téllez is no stranger to farm-to-table and use of the freshest, local ingredients in creating a memorable dining experience. His Valle de Guadalupe [Read More]

How to Spend a Perfect Day in Tijuana

January 29, 2014 // 4 Comments

Avenida Revolucion, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
TIJUANA – Spending a perfect day in Tijuana is problematic only due to the challenge in narrowing down a list from a seemingly endless amount of events, restaurants, markets, shops, galleries, museums and other possibilities from which to choose. Baja California’s largest city, Tijuana [Read More]