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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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  • Cafe Santa-Fe

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Canto del Mar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Carnitas El Michoacáno

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Famous for its carnitas (slow-roasted pork), this casual, open-air taquería is part of a small national chain established in Michoacán in 1899. At ... More
  • El Chilar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • La Embotelladora Vieja

    Enjoy fresh seafood—abalone, filet mignon, and swordfish with cilantro sauce—at this restaurant, adjacent to a winery. More
  • La Guerrerense

    Sabina Bandera has crafted complex and flavorful seafood cocktails and ceviches—pismo clam, sea urchin, octopus, mussels, and more—from her humble ... More
  • Los Adobes de Todos Santos

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Mahi-Mahi

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Tacky maritime interior; sublime oysters and seafood coctels (try the octopus). More
  • Mariscos El Gordito

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Mi Cocina

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Muelle Tres

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    On the boardwalk near the fish market, Benito Molina’s casual seafood joint has a daily changing chalkboard menu; come for mussels and local wine. More
  • Nick-San

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    At Nick-San in downtown Cabo, the fusion of Mexican and Japanese cuisine is the result of a partnership between chefs Angel Carbajal and Masayuki N... More
  • Palomar Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Restaurante Del Parque

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Chic new downtown restaurant with an olive tree–shaded terrace and an excellent wine shop. More

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