Eater San Diego’s 2013 Chef of the Year, Javier Plascencia, splits his time between San Diego and his native Mexico, where his family’s restaurant group oversees Bonita’s Romesco andseveral eateries in Tijuana, including the legendary Caesar’s. Plascencia’s own concepts, from the much-admired Mision 19 and Erizo Cebicheria in Tijuana to the Guadalupe Valley’s Finca Altozano, have helped to intensify the culinary spotlight on the cuisine and chefs of Baja. The well-traveled chef is soon heading to NYC for the city’sBaja Meets New York! festival in February.
The Daily Meal ranked the best restaurants in Mexico.
Searching for the best, we scouted out restaurants all over Mexico, compiling a list of finalists to narrow them down to just 25 of the best of the best.
Depending on how you look at it, the food scene in San Diego is constantly changing or staying the same.
Mexican food has always been popular in this border city, but it’s also growing up. And sweet endings usually mean dessert but even that has a new spin. Here’s a look at a few food-scene innovators and innovations.