Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Tijuana

Tras/Horizonte

With sunsets and sea creatures painted on the walls, and ferns, cacti, driftwood and fairy lights throughout, this indoor warehouse restaurant feels like a magical outdoor space. The food is even better, with genero…
Mexican in Tijuana

Cine Tonala

Taking Av Revolución to chic new standards, this cosmopolitan rooftop bar and restaurant serves insanely good and unusual tacos like sea urchin with avocado and guajilio chilies or smoked tuna with prawns, garlic li…
Italian in Tijuana

Caesar's

Step inside and you are transported to the 1950s. Sepia pics of Hollywood movie stars line the walls, while the dark-wood decor oozes elegance. The exceptional Caesar salad, prepared with panache at your table, was …
Modern Mexican in Tijuana

Cien Años

Delicious, innovative contemporary Mexican cuisine plus traditional dishes such as sopa Azteca with avocado and tortilla strips, crepes de huitlacoche (corn fungus) with a creamy pistachio-flavored sauce and chiles …
International in Tijuana

Mision 19

Star Mexican chef Javier Plascencia's ode to revitalizing his hometown, Mision 19 is the city's chic-est address with sparse black-and-white decor and formal service. Ingredients aim to come from a 120-mile radius t…
Tacos in Tijuana

Tacos El Gordo

Locals in the know flock to this clean-cut, semi-outdoor joint decked out in white and red. Tacos include the normal suspects like asada and pastor (marinated roast pork), but also include delicacies like tender len…
International in Tijuana

Colectivo 9

The narrow-lane approach provides a taster of what’s to come with its hip small boutiques and cafes; the Colectivo comprises nine small restaurants set around a central courtyard and fountain. What do you fancy? A b…
Mexican in Tijuana

Casa Cacao

Like stepping into a Mexican grandmother's home, this warm cafe is our favorite breakfast stop with chicken emolades (layered meat and tortillas) smothered with one of the best moles (chili sauce) in Baja and paired…
Cafe in Tijuana

Praga

Good coffee (including espresso drinks) and yummy breakfasts from Benedicts and pancakes to particularly good chilaquiles make this an early morning no-brainer. The Parisian-style marble tables and European vibe mak…
Spanish in Tijuana

Chiki Jai

Tiled walls, a painted ceiling and a mounted traje de luces (traditional bullfighter's garb) make this atmospheric and historic restaurant stand out. The cuisine is Spanish, and includes paella, stuffed calamari and…