Tijuana/Zona Rio

The Zona Rio is a fashionable middle class Tijuana neighborhood known for its shopping, night clubs, and restaurants.

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Villa Saverios

Owned by the same founder of the other Italian restaurant chain in Tijuana, Giuseppi's, this Tuscany-style mansion/restaurant has excellent food and atmosphere, aimed at both middle and high class customers. It's also a favorite because of its unique menu which blends both Baja and Mediterranean flavors in its food and wine selection. It is in the so-called restaurant district on Blvd. Sanchez Taboada, right besides La Espadaña, T.G.I Fridays, La Diferencia and Cheripan. There are two other Saverios in the city; both are smaller café-style ones.

Grand Hotel Tijuana

The Grand Hotel Tijuana is one of the most prominent feature in Tijuana's skyline, having 2 33-story twin towers. It features several bars and restaurants, and an in-house shopping mall. Adjacent to the hotel is the Club Campestre de Tijuana, Tijuana's oldest and most prestigious country club, which features an 18-hole golf course in very good shape designed by Allister McKenzie, who also designed Augusta National Golf Club (site of the Masters professional championship).

Cien Años

Open for lunch and dinner. Very famous. Supposedly every recipe on the menu is over 100 years old (hence the name "Cien Años", one hundred years). Some recipes supposedly date back to Aztec times. Menu includes a number of items such as corn fungus, and bone marrow soup. Gringo-friendly but Spanish is useful. Restaurant is small, with beautiful decor, and a relaxing atmosphere. Prices range from moderate to expensive.

Hotel Astor

They offer comfortable, clean and functional rooms equipped with general amenities. Staff offers attentive, friendly service. The restaurant serves traditional international breakfast. WiFi connectivity is available.

Hotel Lucerna

Hotel Lucerna Tijuana is another very safe and clean hotel in the Zona Rio with a great pool, and service. It also has a very upscale bar, restaurant, and lounge area. Guards 24/7 and valet parking.

Plaza Rio

One of the largest malls in Baja California. It has a variety of department stores, shops, restaurants and movie theaters.

La Diferencia

Offers Mexican dishes and great tamarindo margaritas. Moderately expensive by Tijuana standards but well worth it.

Marriott Tijuana

Just recently (as of 2016) opened, the Marriott took over the Hotel Emporio.


Serves dishes from all regions of Italy. Moderate to expensive.

Mercado Hidalgo

A farmers market selling a variety of produce and crafts.

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Hornero - Pizza a la Piedra

Regarded by many as the best pizzeria in town.


Quality meat, including pork, lamb and fish.

Casa del Migrante en Tijuana

Calle Galileo 239, Col. Postal,

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