As a New Yorker expose details, chef Javier Plascencia believes in the transformative power of food. The piece describes how in Tijuana, he strove to redefine the city's culinary paradigm with his gourmet food, made exclusively with, as he says, materia prima, or ingredients sourced strictly within 120 miles of the restaurant. He did it, too. In the process, he gained the respect and business of famed chef Anthony Bourdain. After moving to the U.S., he opened Romesco using the same cooking philosophies he prescribed to south of the border, and was recently hailed by Zagat for his skill and innovation and named Chef of the Year by San Diego Eater.
Named Best Mexican restaurant and one of the Top 10 best restaurants by San Diego Magazine Romesco's culinary slate is solidly grounded in Mexican cuisine, but Chef Plascencia has accented his dishes with Mediterranean flavors and cooking techniques. The cuisine is derived from all corners of the globe, from traditional tapas to fettuccini alfredo and baja California lobster ravioli. The carefully selected vintages on the wine list pair with the menu's diverse flavors, especially on Wednesdays when the restaurant also serves Italian dishes with half off wine bottles. On Friday and Saturday, the restaurant stays open late to accommodate night owls, serving tapas until 11:30 and, on every last Saturday of the month, hosting live flamenco music. From 3-7, there are also happy hours—named after what a round trip to the moon will be like in 2060.
If warm tortillas and chips 'n salsa is your idea of a good time, Colimas Mexican Foods in Chula Vista should be right up your Mexican-food-eating alley. Rave reviews are the norm here, so come ready to eat.
Feel satisfied but not stuffed with Colimas Mexican Foods' gluten-free and low-fat alternatives.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this restaurant — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks.
Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Colimas Mexican Foods' gorgeous patio.
Can't stay at this restaurant long? Pick up and go home.
For easy dining, Colimas Mexican Foods provides convenient parking in a connecting lot.
Colimas Mexican Foods provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
Wallets are fragile things. That's why we don't break them. Food typically priced under $15.
Taste why Colimas Mexican Foods' Mexican food is highly-rated by all who dine there.
So swing by Colimas Mexican Foods to get a bite out of your favorite Mexican dish.
When you need a quick and tasty lunch or dinner, make your way over to the highly-rated Colimas Mexican Foods for a tasty Mexican meal.
Let your mouth have a fiesta of its own at Murrieta's, a casual Mexican restaurant.
Guess what? Murrieta's serves food that's free of gluten and low in fat, so everyone can find something that tastes and feels great.
This restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
If you're in need of a booster seat, this restaurant's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
Open air seating is ready for diners at Murrieta's when the weather is warm.
Reserve a table in advance and get seated when you're ready.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this restaurant.
Valet, street and garage parking options are readily available near Murrieta's.
Murrieta's offers safe bike parking outside.
An average meal at Murrieta's will set you back about $30.
The restaurant's dinner menu receives the most attention, though breakfast and lunch are also options.
When you're looking to indulge in a bit of Mexican fare, there's no better place than Murrieta's.
So treat yourself to a variety of tasty Mexican dishes at Murrieta's and cure your hunger cravings.
For top-rated Mexican fare that customers rave about, head to Lolita's Taco Shop for a meal packed with bold flavor.
Looking for low-fat, gluten-free meal options? Look no further than Lolita's Taco Shop.
Gather the whole family for a trip to this restaurant — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Lolita's Taco Shop's patio.
Cut out wait times and book a table ahead of time.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Score a close parking spot at Lolita's Taco Shop.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Lolita's Taco Shop.
For the highest rated Mexican food around, make Lolita's Taco Shop your first stop.
So swing by Lolita's Taco Shop to get a bite out of your favorite Mexican dish.
When it comes to Mexican cuisine, Lolita's Taco Shop has you covered. Visit the restaurant today and enjoy a tasty meal.
If you have yet to eat at Tijuana Oyster Bar, now is the perfect time to check out the popular Mexican restaurant. It's a popular spot for those interested in terrific food.
No specific attire is required, so feel free to dress casually and comfortably.
For those who are interested, the robust menu features items that are gluten-free, healthy, low-fat, and vegetarian. Plus, it's been tabbed as a good option for families with children. If you need food provided for a local event, take advantage of its catering options. Or, if you just want to stop by for a beverage, the restaurant has a pretty broad selection at its bar.
A highly-regarded option for lunch in Chula Vista, Tijuana Oyster Bar definitely won't leave you disappointed. Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby. Should you prefer to pedal over there, bicycle parking's also provided.
For a quick bean and cheese bite, order a burrito from La Finca D'Adobe.
Families will feel right at home at this restaurant with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on La Finca D'Adobe's patio.
Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go.
We'll let you park onsite to help get you closer to our scrumptious menu.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at La Finca D'Adobe.
Expect your bill at La Finca D'Adobe to come in at around $30 per person.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
For a fun evening out, La Finca D'Adobe 's Mexican food will have you begging for more!
For delicious Mexico-inspired cuisine, make your way over to the highly-rated La Finca D'Adobe.