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.