Best Restaurants in Tijuana

Mision 19

Just south of San Diego is Tijuana, our friendly neighbor to the South. Whether visiting for the day, weekend or you live there, the creativity of the gastronomic scene in Tijuana is booming far beyond anything in San Diego, making it worth your time to go visit these restaurants. Unique restaurants, great service, flavorful dishes, and a warm welcoming environment and great value- time to live La Vida Loca.

Here are some of our favorite Best Restaurants in Tijuana:

Lets Explore each Restaurants in  more details.

1. Caesar’s:


Home of the legendary Caesar’s salad, this restaurant is well known by locals and visitors alike. Caesar’s has been in the same location since 1927 and takes pride in their history and dedication to exceptional cuisine, using “fresh ingredients from the air, sea, and land of Baja California”. Whether you want to try their signature salad or the finest seafood, Caesar’s is perfect for every occasion. Again, this is the place that INVENTED Caesar Salad, and we can officially say, if you have not had a Caesar Salad here, you have not had a Caesar Salad – certainly worth the trip, the experience and the bragging rights.

2. La Justina:

La justina

A modern and exciting dining experience is waiting for you at La Justina. Start your visit with craft cocktails that look just as good as they taste and impressive plates at this trendy gastro pub. Get yourself a smoked salmon pizza that is ornamented with flowers tortas de cochinita, or anything else on their menu and find yourself delighted by the magnificent flavors and presentation.

3. Bodega 8:

Bodega 8

A restaurant that is known for great foot and great service, what is there not to love? Tender steaks, tortilla soup, and handmade tortillas are all hailed by guests as must-try dishes. And if you are interested in libations, you have plenty of tasty options like their cucumber martini or tamarind margarita.

4. Sunset Lounge Playas:

Sunset lounge playas

Sunset Lounge Playas is a beachfront restaurant that allows you to enjoy a stunning view while digging into your meal in a family atmosphere. They have a versatile menu that will suit any palette, whether you are in the mood for something light like creamy clam soup and salad, or more decadent fair like stuffed shrimp or flank steak molcajete.

5. Misión 19:

Mision 19

If you are interested in an upscale dining experience, Misión 19 should be on your travel itinerary. Try dishes like grilled octopus, risotto aborio, tuna parfait, or pressed suckling pig, that are sure to stand out as one of the best meals you have ever had. With a high-end atmosphere, Misión 19 is perfect for special occasions or even just an evening of treating yourself to the finer things in life.

6. Cevichería La Mas Nais:

Cevichería la mas naisYou cannot go to Tijuana without stopping for some incredible seafood. From their grilled octopus to their red snapper tostadas, guests rave about how fresh and delicious their menu is. And if you are in need of something refreshing after a day of sightseeing, be sure to try one of their Mezcalitas.

7. Marenca Restaurante:

Marenca restuaranteWhether you stop in for breakfast or dinner, you are sure to be satisfied with your meal at Marenca Restaurante. Try their shrimp chilaquiles, entomatadas, or omelette with chicharrón prensado to start off your day on the right foot. For dinner, their steak and lobster dishes come highly recommended.

8. Villa Saverios:

Villa saverios

Did you know you can also find incredible Mediterranean-Italian cuisine in Tijuana? From chicken to seafood, or even their noodle tacos, at Villa Saverios you will find a mix of Mediterranean and Baja flavors that create unique dishes you are sure to enjoy.

9. Telefónica Gastro Park:

Telefónica gastro park

Need a place to kick back, enjoy craft beers, and catch up with friends? Telefónica Gastro Park should be on your radar. While it is not exactly a restaurant, it is a great place to grab lunch or dinner with a variety of food trucks, lively décor, and a relaxing outdoor area.

10. El Potrero:

El potrero

And sometimes, you just go with the classics. Traditional Mexican food, served right, no bells, no whistles, no bad hombres in sombreros – oh wait! The whole restaurant is built like a giant sombrero. This landmark was built in 1947 (originally known as “El Gorro”) and has been continually operating as a restaurant since then without many changes, except for the cars out front are newer. Cuts of meat straight from the grill, seafood, traditional dishes and an almost one-pound Carne Asada Burrito that easily feeds two, or three. Trust us, you will dine well and leave here happy.

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Esteban Villanueva