The Latest from Baja California

  • Telefonica Gastro Park, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

    The NEW Telefonica Gastro Park: First Look

    July 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

    TIJUANA B.C. – Tijuana’s famed Telefonica Gastro Park has something in common with its host city. “Like Tijuana, when we started Telefonica in 2014, the place grew out [Read More]
  • oso campos, pablo campos, tacos kokopelli, tras/horizonte, tijuana, baja california mexico
    Tras/Horizonte chef Guillermo “Oso” Campos’ cuisine can be described in many ways, but don’t refer to it as “hipster”. During a recent interview, I asked if the [Read More]
  • Festival de las Conchas y el Vino Nuevo, Ensenada, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico

    Of Bivalves and Bottles in Ensenada

    April 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

    ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA – The 2017 Festival de las Conchas y el Vino Nuevo (Festival of Shellfish and New Wines) was held last week in Ensenada and featured a weeklong [Read More]
  • Ray Magnussen, Lechuza Winery, Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

    Remembering Ray

    March 20, 2017 // 11 Comments

    VALLE DE GUADALUPE, B.C. – One of my favorite people in the Valle de Guadalupe winemaking community passed away suddenly yesterday. As the news and shock spread, I woke up [Read More]

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A Gringo in Mexico’s 10 Travel Warnings for Baja California

by W. Scott Koenig in Baja California

BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO – I’m often asked by stateside friends about our family’s experiences traveling in and around Baja California. We drive just south of the border from San Diego 2-3 times a month for weekend stays on the beaches of Rosarito Beach and Ensenada, great [Read More]


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W. Scott Koenig

W. Scott Koenig

San Diego based culture, food and travel journalist W. Scott Koenig has explored Mexico and Baja California for over two decades. He founded in 2012. The website has since become an invaluable source of information on the burgeoning food and culture scene in Baja California, as well as the wider scene throughout Mexico. Koenig writes regular columns for and DiningOut San Diego and is the FoodieHub Food Expert for Tijuana and the Valle de Guadalupe. Through, Koenig curates tours throughout Baja California. Clients include chefs, food writers, educators, broadcasters, and even a Pulitzer prize winning journalist. Koenig is also the owner of Koenig Creative LLC in San Diego, California, an award winning graphic design agency.

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