Festival Tijuana en la Playa
Date: July 24 – 26, 2015
Time: starts at 9:00am
Place: Malecon (boardwalk) in Playas de Tijuana
The festival will showcase food, music, art and culture of the San Diego-Tijuana border region. There will be three pavilions with different foods, vendors and services available to visitors. Items for sale and services include foods of the region, travel and tourism, massage, clothing, and beach accessories. Exhibitions and activities include paintings, sculpture and body paint, among others.
Other activities include:
– dog parade – volleyball tournament – body boarding competition
– surfing exhibition – skateboarding exhibition – Zonkey photos
– sand castle building – swimwear show (men and women) – many more!
Playas de Tijuana is located approximately 8 miles from the San Ysidro / El Chaparral border crossing. The drive takes only about 10 minutes along the international highway. Taxis from the border are available for approximately $10 USD.
For some time Tijuana has been a growing influence in the gastronomy scene. See the post from June 2014 as a reminder of the many visits by Anthony Bordain to take in the Tijuana food scene.
Now you can get some of the best food in the city next time you go shopping or see a movie. FoodGarden Market is now open at the south end of Plaza Rio near Caliente and under Cinépolis. The entrance is from the parking lot and is easy to miss.
Vendors have an array of fresh foods, drinks, baked goods, fruits, vegetables, nuts and cheeses.
Want to see some of the more interesting parts of Tijuana but not quite sure how to make it happen?
Hook up with Derek Benjamin and Pilar to take in the sites, sounds, smells, foods and events of Tijuana.
January 11 – Taco Tour
January 24 – Brewery Hop
The meeting spot is on the US side near the San Ysidro port of entry. For those who are already in Tijuana an alternate meeting spot can be arranged. See more at Turista Libre.
Tijuana is becoming well known for its’ food offerings. Anthony Bourdain of the Travel Channel has visited Tijuana and reported on the food more than once.
A good way to introduce yourself to the foodie scene of Tijuana is to visit the Food Garden located in Zona Rio.
Ave Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada #10650
Zona Rio, 22010 Tijuana, BC
near VIPS restaurant
Parking is available close by for less than 10 pesos with validation so take your ticket.
Mon – Thu: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Check out this resource for good eats: Tijuana Food Blog
“Tijuana, Ensenada, Mexicali, Tecate y Playas de Rosarito have a lot to offer.”, says Brenda Colón Navar of Travel Video News. Read the article here: Travel Video News
BajaMed fusion movement is catching on. See the entire story here: Fusion Cuisine
Also see the story about Restaurant Misión 19.
Many great restaurants are a short way from the San Ysidro or Otay Mesa border crossings.