Tijuana has been getting a lot of attention lately in the gastronomic area. The gastronomy of this border city is a mixture of aromas, textures and flavors that is putting the name of the city very high.
One of the main characteristics of Tijuana, is the large number of migrants from different nationalities who made of this friendly city their home. So local chefs have opted to merge mexican recipes with recipes from the rest of the world, resulting in unique dishes that delight even the most demanding palates.
BajaMed cuisine is a trend that is being recognized inside and outside of Mexico. This culinary style is influenced by Mexican, Mediterranean and Oriental cuisine. Its main feature are the fresh ingredients harvested in Baja California.
The creation of this gastronomic concept is attributed to chef Miguel Angel Guerrero, who applies it in his restaurant “La Querencia”. A place that combines oriental and Mediterranean cuisine with ingredients from the land and the regional sea, in addition to the mixture of mexican flavors and spices as we mentioned before.
Famous Chef Javier Plascencia has developed his version of Baja Med in his restaurant “Mission 19”, a place that prides itself on not using frozen products.
The ingredients used in this restaurant are intended to be local, seasonal and of course produced in Mexico. So the dishes are subject to their availability.
Also it is a place where you can enjoy a good wine, since they have one of the most complete wine cellars in the city with bottles of wine brought from the famous Valle de Guadalupe.
Now let's talk about Tijuana's blossoming urban gastronomy.
In 2016, more than 300 foodtrucks were registered in Tijuana, which makes it the city with the most foodtrucks in all of Mexico.
The vast majority of chefs behind foodtrucks are professional chefs who have graduated from specialized schools. So each chef has a different proposal from the other. Their work is art and every food truck is a gallery waiting to be tasted. That's why today a food truck is synonymous with gourmet food available to everyone.
Telefónica Gastro Park is a space that brings together delicacies from more than 20 foodtrucks of young Tijuanean chefs passionate about food and beer. Here you will find everything: breakfast, local and fresh seafood, Greek food, hamburgers, sandwiches, vegan and vegetarian options, oriental food, tacos, pizza, coffee, desserts and many other culinary delights. It is also pet friendly and has indoor and outdoor seating.
If you like seafood you will find dozens of places where you can enjoy it, such as “El Mazateño”, which serves an exquisite shrimp taco called “taco de camaron enchilado” with cheese, cream, cabbage and lemon. You can also savor other fresh delicacies from the sea offered by the Pacific and the nearby Sea of Cortez.
If your favorite mexican food is tacos, your best option is “Las ahumaderas”, a place that is made up of several taquerias and has more than 60 years in the city. This place is visited by local and foreign people who want to enjoy delicious tacos for an incredible price. Don't forget to try the burritos and mulitas too.
Curious fact, the famous celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, said in his program that in a street stall in this city he had tasted the best food in the world.
So come and enjoy Tijuana and all the options it offers to eat deliciously.