Eating in Tijuana

Tijuana was my first time of touching land in the beautiful country of Mexico. It is a convenient and colorful day trip from San Diego, so I packed my passport and crossed the border in the morning - on foot.

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Tijuana, Mexico

A Daytrip to Foodie Paradise

The city not far from San Diego is a common getaway for residents and tourists of the USA, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that the Mexican city caters to the needs of party tourists and what else not, due to the price difference.

I came mostly to get some of that Mexican vibe, that I connect with bold colors, hot temperatures and of course, tacos.

After crossing the border and getting into downtown by foot (20 mins) or taxi, you will soon find yourself on Avenida Revolución, which is the main strip. Local vendors will guide you the way and try to make some sales while you go.

Welcome to Mexico!

Welcome to Mexico!

eating in Mexico

First location was Telefonica Gastropark, a food market with inside and outside seats and food trucks. I arrived pretty hungry and curious, so this is what I got:

Fish and Shrimp Tostada! Yum!

Fish and Shrimp Tostada! Yum!

Due to its location by the coast, Tijuana is popular for seafood and fish, especially fish tacos and ceviche. I usually eat vegetarian, but also eat fish on special occasions. I marked this a special occasion and went for a shrimp and a fish tostada. It was perfect and yum, and I want it again. But there is still so much to try!

Vegan tacos and elote at Gastropark Telefonica.

I wish I could have eaten more, but since it was only breakfast, I only tried a bit of everything.

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Next stop was a museum that I appreciated mostly for its air conditioning and is not to be named other than that…. and then I went to the beach!

The beach starts with the wall in the North, but other than that, the Baja California is beautiful and I wished I had brought my bathing suit.

This stall was mostly vending coco loco, a coconut dish, but I was not in the mood to eat again yet and had coconut water, which is my all time favorite beverage!

This stall was mostly vending coco loco, a coconut dish, but I was not in the mood to eat again yet and had coconut water, which is my all time favorite beverage!

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Fresh Churros for dessert? Hell, yes!


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Mushroom “Ceviche”

Mushroom “Ceviche”

Tijuana also caters to vegetarians and vegans, I saw a few places that had a plant-based only menu, and most places offer veggie options anyway. Here is a little mushroom ceviche in a veggie bistro by the beach.