The smell of the salty air, and view of the Pacific ocean never gets old. During the summer, being able to enjoy a meal outside is one of my favorite things. To be completely honest with you, we don’t make it to the beach, nearly as often as I would like to. The weather has been gorgeous lately, and what better opportunity, then being able to enjoy some time with family and friends over a wood fired pizza and glass of cold beer.
Horno 320 is located in Playas de Tijuana. It is a bit tucked away, if you aren’t familiar with the area, but plenty of the locals know where it is if you have any questions. As soon as we grabbed a seat outside, the place filled up with people within 20 minutes. There is just an overall great vibe at Horno 320. This is a place, that I could see us spending summer afternoons at, just eating, talking, and enjoying the view.
This isn’t your typical pizza place. To start off, they don’t even have a menu. They offer one size of pizza, that you can choose as many, or as little toppings as you would like. The base price of the pizza is 50 pesos (About $3.60), and won’t cost more than 80 pesos (About $5.70). They have everything from octopus to chorizo, and of course vegetables. We decided to order our pie with octopus, shrimp, and mixed vegetables. To wash it all down, they have an availability of craft beer that varies, as well sodas, wine, and more mainstream beers.
I am a huge fan of white pizzas, those without any red sauce. Of course I will eat pizzas with red sauce, but sometimes I feel that it overpowers the rest of the ingredients. The crust on the pizza is thin, but holds up to the hearty ingredients, and cheese. Many might assume that the seafood may come out a bit rubbery, because often times it doesn’t take much to over cook it. Both the octopus and shrimp had the perfect texture, and were full of their natural flavors. We will be returning, to try their other ingredients offered, as well as their different craft beers.
If you are looking for a lovely view, and creating your own pizza masterpiece, Horno 320 is your place.
Paseo Comercial (Malecón)