Últimas Noticias en The Real Baja

  • And in this Corner…

    And in this Corner…

    Por: W. Scott Koenig   |   Hace 4 días

    Chef Javier Plascencia back in the ring for Misión 19’s Fifth Anniversary

    TIJUANA – “Every year, there is a twist to this meal,” a fellow guest excitedly confided as we were seated for Tijuana restaurant Misión 19 ’s fifth anniversary dinner on January 21st. “Last year, the theme was the five senses. They served one course with a blindfold, so that you had to concentrate on only the taste.” This year, chef Javier Plascencia and Misión 19 chef de cuisine ...

  • Alma Verde Brings Brunch to Tijuana

    Alma Verde Brings Brunch to Tijuana

    Por: Anonymous Taster   |   Hace 6 días

    Delightful but not impressive

    Places to eat out on a Sunday in Tijuana are limited. It’s either curing your hangover with some good ol’ birria or going to the three or four regularly visited family restaurants. Which is why when we heard about Alma Verde opening its doors in La Cacho, we got excited, in part because of their brunch menu, a somewhat new concept to people south of the border. 3 Type of food: ...

  • This Is Pangea, Tijuana s Only Hostel

    This Is Pangea, Tijuana's Only Hostel

    Por: Oscar Montoya   |   Hace 1 semana

    We paid a visit and were surprised by what we found

    The first thing a traveler looks for when deciding for his or her new adventure are hostels and affordable sites to spend the night and enjoy the city without paying an arm and a leg for it. Until recently, Tijuana lacked a place where young people from all over the world could stay without burning a hole in their lil’ pockets . Which is why Pangea caught our attention here at SanDiegoRed.com,...

  • Dear Tourist: Mexico is 50% Cheaper Thanks to Weak Peso!

    Dear Tourist: Mexico is 50% Cheaper Thanks to Weak Peso!

    Por: Cal Trimble   |   Hace 3 semanas

    Help us out, as Mexican currency brings pain to some but opportunity to others

    In August of last year, we published an article announcing that it was 20% cheaper to visit and live in Mexico . At the time, the value of the dollar had leaped to 16.45 pesos — a 20% increase since the year prior. In recent days, the dollar has grazed the 19 peso to dollar rate, which is nearly a 30% increase from January of last year when the dollar was priced at 14.69 according to...

  • Notes from the Mexicali Chinese Underground

    Notes from the Mexicali Chinese Underground

    Por: W. Scott Koenig   |   Hace 3 semanas

    Excavating the subterranean history of the city’s Chinese immigrants

    MEXICALI.- The Chinese shop owner stepped out from behind the 1970s era cash register. She raised the trapdoor behind her glass display counter, revealing a set of wooden stairs covered with ancient, flaking green paint. The musty smell wafted up from the red-lit basement below, as our group descended into the subterranean world of Mexicali’s early 20th century Chinese population. It’s a...

  • The Food Colectivos of Northern Baja

    The Food Colectivos of Northern Baja

    Por: Jennifer Kramer   |   Hace 4 semanas

    An easy and affordable way to enjoy Baja's cuisine

    The food truck phenomenon has been sweeping the U.S. for some time, and northern Baja California was quick to catch on and then take the movement one step further. Colectivos (collectives) are groups of small food stands or food trucks gathered together, allowing customers to try a selection of food from multiple independent eateries under one “roof.” If you're just getting to know the northern...

  • Best of Baja 2015 | WokTrok Wins Best Food Truck

    Best of Baja 2015 | WokTrok Wins Best Food Truck

    Por: SanDiegoRed Staff   |   Hace 4 semanas

    Something fresh, with consistent quality and never disappoints.

    Maybe it has something to do with being on the West Coast, but for some reason Tijuana loves its Asian food. Another thing that Tijuana loves… Food trucks! Which didn’t surprise us when our readers voted for WokTrok, an Asian fusion food truck located in Tijuana’s La Cacho neighborhood as the best one in Baja California. WokTrok. Photo: Facebook More and more food...

  • La Encomienda Gets the Hype Right but Not the Food or Price

    La Encomienda Gets the Hype Right but Not the Food or Price

    Por: Anonymous Taster   |   Hace 1 mes

    Their high prices don’t guarantee good times or even good food for that matter.

    1 Since the Baja culinary boom in the last couple of years, we’ve seen more and more restaurants popping out of nowhere and trying to make a buck out of it instead of serving quality food. It’s sometimes hard to tell the good ones from the bad ones since most of them only try to offer a good atmosphere. But let’s not lose sight of what’s important: The diner’s experience is in the...

  • Best of Baja 2015 | Casa Plasencia Wins Best Fine Dining

    Best of Baja 2015 | Casa Plasencia Wins Best Fine Dining

    Por: SanDiegoRed Staff   |   Hace 1 mes

    They deliver on their “fusion” vision.

    Hidden between chain restaurants you’ll find Casa Plasencia , a cozy place that guards the culinary secret of desire. Once inside, you’ll be transported to the old world. A world that Plasencia won over the locals with Italian food, Casa Plasencia specializes in Spanish cuisine. Photo: Facebook/Casa Plasencia You’ll be welcome by a warm atmosphere, dim lighting and...

  • Best of Baja 2015 | Jacu Wins Best Coffee Shop

    Best of Baja 2015 | Jacu Wins Best Coffee Shop

    Por: SanDiegoRed Staff   |   Hace 1 mes

    Still comes out on top even with overwhelming competition in the city.

    TIJUANA. - “La Cacho” (which is actually three different neighborhoods), is on its way to become the coffee shop district of the city. With more coffee shops “per block” than any other neighborhood in the city of Tijuana, it’s hard to make yourself noticeable among all the different options. However, just a few steps away from where most of La Cacho coffee shops are, on Fresnillo street,...