Tijuana definitely has a few things that it’s “known for” and it’s true that it has had some bad reputations in the past (if you are concerned at all about your trip to Tijuana, please read what we have to say in Medical Tourism to Tijuana). But today, Tijuana has become a great tourist outlet and there’s a new thing that it’s now known for: the food.
In recent years, Tijuana’s culinary endeavors have received international recognition! And no, we don’t just mean tacos and enchiladas (although those are delicious). With many fresh ingredients being sourced locally from Tijuana and San Diego, a huge market of new culinary delights has grown, ranging from street treats to amazing concoctions at high end restaurants. While you may be in Tijuana for a medical procedure, we still hope you can find some time (either before or, if it’s a minimal procedure, after) to enjoy some of their amazing fare.
- La Stazione Café
Start your day with a delicious – and beautiful – latte. La Stazione is noted as being one of the best in the city and is located in the exclusive Chapultepec neighbourhood. The owner, Alex Rios, also has an amazing talent for turning that boring foam on your latte into a work of art.
- Gastro Park
If you want a more laidback day in Tijuana, Gastro Park is a very interesting food truck court. It is a street boasting a collection of different food trucks, all praised highly for their many treats, ranging from tacos and tostados to hot dogs and burgers.
- Misión 19
If you’re looking for more of a fine-dining experience, then this is where you want to be. Misión 19 was previously named the country’s best new restaurant; they create traditional Mexican dishes with a unique twist of Mediterranean flavours. The restaurant offers the “Chef’s Table”, a six course meal with paired wines that will “take you on culinary journey”.
End your day with ice cream! With over 60 flavours to choose from, you will not leave disappointed… unless you’re disappointed that you couldn’t try all the different types! The plus side? Tepoznieves offers up to 16 mini-sized scoops in a cup, so taste away! This is the perfect way to cool down and finish your day off on a sweet note.
We’re very happy that you’ve decided to move forward with your medical procedure in Tijuana. As you probably already know, there are many medical and cost-saving benefits to having your treatment in Tijuana. And we hope now that you will also enjoy some of their quality cuisine.