In this episode of No Reservations, Tony Bourdain heads to Tijuana, Mexico and the Baja Peninsula -- a place he admittedly knows very little about.Go to Episode
Located in a sleek, new office building, Mision 19 is a new destination for fine dining in Tijuana. Tony got to sample some of chef Javier Plascencia’s Baja Mediterranean dishes.
Misión de San Javier 10643, Zona Urbana Río Tijuana, Tijuana, B.C. Mexico C.P. 22010
Just about 100 yards south of the US-Mexico border on the Pacific Coast, it's hard to miss the giant Titanic model on top of Terraza Vallarta. Tony had lunch here with Nortec Collective band member Pepe, as well as our fixer, Ivan.
Avenida del Pacifico 343, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
El Sotano Suizo
This sports bar in Tijuana has an amazing selection of beer (some homemade), and is also known for its gigantic hot dogs -- covered with cheese, peppers, onions, tomatoes and hot sauce.
Paseo de los Heroes 9415, Zona Río, 22320, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Mariscos La Guerita
Just south of Baja Studios is the coastal town of Popotla. Cars and trucks park on the sand to eat at a variety of beachside stands. Tony and the Baja fixer, Ivan, ate giant crab and delicious lobster.
Popotla, Baja California, Mexico
A family-run food cart for over 40 years, La Guerrerense is famous for its seafood tostadas. The fresh seafood options include fish, shrimp, octopus, sea snail, clams, sea urchin, mussels and sea cucumber.
Corner of 1st and Alvarado, Zona Centro, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Corazon de Tierra
Hidden in the wine country of Baja, Córazon de Tierra is the restaurant of the La Villa del Valle vineyard and winery. Here, Tony sat down with chef Benito Molina of Manzanilla.
La Villa del Valle, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Manzanilla is chef Benito Molina's restaurant in Ensenada. Even though Tony didn't get to film here, he still got to eat at one of Baja's hottest chef’s restaurants.
Boulevard Teniente Azueta 139, Recinto Portuario, 22800 Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Las Ahumaderas -- Taco El Paisa
Founded back in 1960, Las Ahumaderas is home to 6 taco spots, all linked together. This taco alley is home to Tacos El Paisa, where local promoter Tony Tee took Tony on a late-night run for some tacos.
Guillermo Prieto 9770, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico