Tastes of Tijuana
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- Taste the culinary diversity of the U.S.-Mexico border and find out why The New York Times and National Geographic are raving about Tijuana's food sce
- Sample Tijuana’s gastronomic staples, from stellar street tacos to the original Caesar salad
- Wander the city's oldest open-air market, a bustling bazaar of goods from all over Mexico
- Get a feel for Tijuana's eclectic border culture
You’ll head to three different food stops, each showing off what makes the Tijuana food scene so delicious. You’ll also take a dessert break at a paletería, a traditional Mexican popsicle shop. And while some may say Tijuana is Mexico’s most infamous tourist trap, for those in the know, there are local finds to be found. You'll discover little-known places like the back alley taco cart that serves up spectacular carne asada or the iconic empanada stand that you'd probably never find because it's tucked in the back corner of a random parking lot.
Along the way, your Tijuana tour will lead you to the city's oldest open-air market, a wonderland of artisanal crafts, exotic fruits, local cheeses, and other regional delicacies like Oaxacan mezcal. You’ll also experience what it’s like to live at the busiest border crossing in the world, in a city inhabited by transplants from not just Latin America but all over the globe. Tijuana’s location on the U.S.-Mexico border makes for a constant flow of commerce, culture, and cuisine — including the cuisine that you’re here to taste, of course!
You’ll finish up your Tijuana food tour not just with a full stomach, but with a new appreciation for a city that’s about so much more than surf bars and tequila shots.
- Local English-speaking guide
- Samplings at three different food stops plus dessert
- Public transportation fare
- Additional food and drink
- Extra taxis or cross-border shuttles after tour has ended
- Tips and gratuities
Outside the San Ysidro Transit Center, adjacent to the San Ysidro trolley stop on U.S. side of San Ysidro-Tijuana pedestrian border crossing (accessible by foot only). 727 East San Ysidro Boulevard, San Ysidro, California 92143 (Open in Google Maps)
Tour begins on U.S. side of the San Ysidro pedestrian border crossing and walks into Mexico to continue on foot and public transportation. Tour ends on Mexico side of San Ysidro pedestrian border crossing.
Guides meet the group on the U.S. side of the border but do not return to the U.S. with the group. Guides leave group at border crossing.
Passports and visas, while not necessary for entering Mexico via Tijuana for stays of less than 72 hours, are required when re-entering the U.S. regardless of citizenship. Non-U.S. citizens should visit cpb.gov for specific visa requirements.
Children are welcome, but we are unfortunately unable to accommodate wheelchairs or strollers at this time.
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