On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina shares its menu of Mexican comestibles in nearly every U.S. state and more than five countries, acquainting diners worldwide with the classic recipes and innovative ingredients of the Tex-Mex tradition. Tortilla artisans bundle enchiladas, burritos, and chimichangas with surprising flavors such as beef brisket and chili pesto while sizzling platters reinvent traditional fajitas with the addition of ranch, bacon, and cold-fusion technology. On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina has partnered with Susan G. Komen For The Cure, pledging to donate a minimum of $250,000 annually to the charity to help bring attention to the importance of breast-cancer screenings, support important research, and supplement medical costs for breast-cancer sufferers.
The Taco Surf empire grew from the dream of a father and son who, in 1988, decided to found a restaurant that captured the distinctive flavors as well as the festive spirit of Baja California. Basing the menu on generations-old family recipes, the duo stick to tradition by making everything from crispy tortilla chips to tamales in-house. Charbroiled flank steak, slow-cooked pork, and grilled chicken appear throughout the menu; however, the ocean's influence is unmistakably prominent. The iconic Baja tacos arrive brimming with breaded white fish and drizzled with a signature spicy Baja sauce, which the restaurant generously sells by the bottle and by the thimble.
Housed within a bright, renovated historic warehouse, Tia Juana's Long Bar & Grill serves authentic Mexican cuisine and features live music and dancing each night. The menu channels classic Tex-Mex comfort cooking with homemade savories such as Baja nachos stacked with spicy meats and cheeses ($11.95), and the guacamole estilo Mexico spiced with serrano peppers and red onion, textured with cotija cheese, and splashed with fresh lime juice ($8.95). Take in entrees such as the camarones al mojo de ajo, in which sauteed jumbo shrimp croon over a backing band of rhythmic rice, harmonizing black beans, and an eccentric guacamole saxophonist ($18.95). The unique Cabo roll lights fires inside a tortilla wrapping with grilled chicken or carne asada, avocado, pico de gallo, and cheese ($12.95).