Restaurants in The Baja Peninsula
If there’s an area of Mexico that is gaining worldwide attention for its cuisine, it has to be Baja California. Talented chefs are making the most of the region’s bountiful land, its vicinity to the ocean and its beautiful wines, and showcasing it all at Baja Peninsula restaurants. Tijuana’s Mision 19 is one of the best restaurants in the Baja Peninsula, thanks to chef Javier Plascencia’s fresh, sustainable cooking. Inspired by local ingredients, Plascencia dishes out seasonal creations like seared foie gras, charred octopus and scallop parfait with avocado meringue. Hungry guests from neighboring San Diego cross the border just to try Mision 19, so plan ahead and make a reservation as soon as possible.
Laja, located in the heart of Valle de Guadalupe, is the epitome of Baja cuisine. The restaurant grows many of its own ingredients and sources the rest locally in order to build four and eight-course menus that change weekly and are paired with local wines. Laja’s chef Jair Téllez has become one of the most important figures of Mexican cuisine in recent years. Celebrated chef Diego Hernández is behind Corazón de Tierra, a restaurant located inside Ensenada’s La Villa del Valle Hotel. Hernández serves a tasting menu that changes every day depending on available ingredients, all sourced from the restaurant’s own orchard or from local producers. Travel + Leisure Mexico named Corazón de Tierra the Best Hotel Restaurant in 2012.
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