Every now and then we decide that a quick Tijuana getaway is definitely in order. My husband had some vacation time off work, so we were able to go and spend a couple of nights there during the week. This little roundup of photos is a timeline of how our three days went. We made it to both new and some of our usual spots.
Day 1 – Tacos La Sierra
This taco stand is near my mother in- law’s house, and is normally always a stop on the way there. As soon we cross the border we pretty much make a b line towards tacos. I love these tacos! I have had them countless times, and it almost seems as if they just keep getting better.
That night we headed out to “La Sexta” with a couple of friends. This area is so vibrant and full of night life. Every time we visit La Mezcalera we try to taste different variety of the Mezcal that they offer. I have to say that this time around the Café and Anis flavored Mezcal were my favorites. I know a lot of people that probably won’t agree with me on the Anis part, but I am a sucker for black licorice and anything that resembles it.
Chapulines/Grasshoppers with salt, lime and chile.
Mezcal Tasting mint, maracuya, mango, anis, café, frambuesa.
Clamato with cerveza Indio.
Day 2 – Playas de Tijuana
The next day was absolutely gorgeous. Here we are in December, and the temperatures are getting up to the the mid 70′s and low 80′s. Of course food has to be involved pretty much anywhere that I go. The tostilocos that we got, had to be some of the best that I’ve ever had. Then as a refreshing drink, we enjoyed fresh coconut water. As soon as you are done with the water, they will cut the coconut into pieces, and you can prepare it as you’d like.
Tostilocos Pig skins, cucumber, jicama, japanese peanuts, chile, lime, salt, chamoy.
Tony’s Original New York Pizza
One of our friends has mentioned that we had to try the Pizza from Tony’s. We met up with some family, and enjoyed a couple of pizzas outside in the December warm weather. The ingredients are very fresh, and the crust is so delicious. I am normally not a huge crust fan, but this had me coming back for more. The prices are very reasonable, especially for the pizza sizes. If you are looking for a new place to try out some pizza, I recommend that you head to Tony’s.
Day 3 – Tortas Wash Mobile
The day that we are heading home we always try and leave early to avoid really long border lines. Waking up early and packing up our family always brings on hunger. What better way than to start your day with a torta from Tortas Wash Mobile. There was already a crowd of people when we showed up, and the aromas in the air had my mouth watering. The meat was so juicy and flavorful. It has a smoky yet sweet flavor to it, and next to the cool avocado and pickled onions it is just so delightful. We shared one that morning, but I could have definitely eaten my own with no problem.