Top Choice International in Tijuana

Colectivo 9

The narrow pasaje (passage) approach provides an appropriate 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 fountai…
Top Choice Modern Mexican in Tijuana

La Diferencia

This restaurant specializes in entomophagy, particularly between April and June when there are up to nine edible insects available. If toasted grasshoppers don't tickle your fancy, the menu has a range of superbly p…
Modern Mexican in Tijuana

Cien Años

Enjoy delicious and innovative alta cocina Mexicana (contemporary Mexican cuisine) as well as traditional dishes such as sopa Azteca with avocado and tortilla strips, crepes de huitlacoche (made from a type of corn …
Italian in Tijuana


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 Caesar salad (M$110), prepared with panache at your table, was appa…
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…
Cafe in Tijuana


At last! Somewhere in town that serves seriously good coffee, including cappuccinos, macchiatos and espressos. Crepes, croissants, sandwiches and some lightweight salads, like spinach with mozzarella, pear and apple…
Tacos in Tijuana

Tacos El Gordo

Locals in the know flock to this place (which also happens to be across from the best bakery in town – Panadería La Mejor). Tacos, including succulent grilled beef or goat, tossed with cilantro and fried onions, ens…
Italian in Tijuana


For years this cozy Italian restaurant has been serving generous portions of reasonably priced pizza and pasta. Head to the back and you’ll feel like the Godfather in the plush leather booths with dim lighting. Dail…
Tacos in Tijuana

La Petit

Hidden in a side alley behind Caliente (a gambling house), La Petit has matrons who will pile your plate with homestyle cheap eats. Grab a plastic fork, squeeze in between the bookie and that guy who bet it all on r…
Vegan in Tijuana

Happy Vegan

This hip little place sells tasty vegan food, including burritos and veg burgers. Bread is homemade and ingredients are organic. There are just four tables but takeaway is available.