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    A Gringo in Mexico’s Top 10 Baja Bites 2018

    December 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

    I struggle with my Top 10 Baja Bites list at the end of every year. There are so many talented cooks and chefs and so much good food in the region that to pick only ten [Read More]
  • Fernabella's Pato del Horno, Francisco Zarco, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico

    The Duck Lady of the Valle de Guadalupe

    December 3, 2018 // 1 Comment

    They say that the best food in Mexico doesn’t come from its restaurants, but from its home kitchens where food is cooked and shared as an expression of love. Anabella [Read More]
  • Restaurant Amores, chef Marcelo Hisaki, Tecate, Baja California, Mexico

    Tiny Tecate’s Big Dining Secret

    November 20, 2018 // 1 Comment

    Restaurante Amores appeared on my radar when “in the know” friends praised the Tecate eatery as one of their favorites in Baja California. This group are [Read More]
  • Miguel Angel Guerrero, La Esperanza, Baja California, Mexico

    What’s in a Nombre?

    November 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

    Valle de Guadalupe restaurant Deckman’s en El Mogor won the award for “Best Regional Cuisine” at the Gourmet Awards in Oaxaca, Mexico this week. He announced the [Read More]
  • Barbacoa de coñejo, Alicia León, Restaurante Autóctanos Malinalli, Tecate, Baja California, Mexico

    The Doña Esthela of Tecate

    October 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

    TECATE, BAJA CALIFORNIA — One of the reasons tiny Tecate was designated a Pueblo Magicó (Magical Town) by Mexico’s federal tourism department in 2012 was for its rich [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 lifestyle writer W. Scott Koenig is founder of the blog, author of the book 7 Days in The Valle: Baja California’s Wine Country Cuisine and writes columns for DiningOut San Diego Magazine, and Scott is also the Food Expert for Baja California at (formerly FoodieHub), an international culinary site curated by over 275 experts.

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