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Top Choice Craft Beer in Tijuana

Plaza Fiesta

Step into what seems like an aging shopping mall, to some gritty alleyways that, behold, house the heart of Tijuana's craft-beer scene as well as a slew of mezcal and sports bars and hopping clubs. Our favorite beer…
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…
Top Choice Museum in Tijuana

Museo de las Californias

The Museo de las Californias chronicles the history of Baja California from prehistoric times to the present. The exhibit kicks off with replica cave paintings, then covers important historical milestones, illustrat…
Top Choice Arts Center in Tijuana

Pasaje Rodríguez

This atmospheric arty alley reflects TJ's growing urban art scene. The walls are painted with vibrant graffiti-style murals – the perfect backdrop to the boho-style cafes, Oaxacan food stalls, locally made fashion, …
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…