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  • Tijuana tacos at Taqueria el Taconazo, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

    You Might Pay More For Tijuana Tacos

    June 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

    By: Juan Miguel Hernández Translation: W. Scott Koenig Originally published in Español at El Sol Tijuana. June 27, 2019, Tijuana — The increase in the price of avocado [Read More]
  • Edible Insects, Chapulines, Taco, Restaurant Cien Años, Chef Jose Sparza, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

    Edible Insects as Haute Cuisine

    June 25, 2019 // 2 Comments

    Edible insects were a mainstay of the Mesoamerican diet and have been consumed in Mexico for centuries. Not typically considered alongside the country’s more well-known [Read More]
  • Animalón, Finca Altozano, Javier Plascencia, Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada, Baja California

    Animalón: Third Time’s a Charm

    April 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

    Animalón, chef Javier Plascencia’s pop-up in the Valle de Guadalupe, opened for its third season to the public on April 18 with a preview for media, friends and family [Read More]
  • Mexico Gourmet Festival, Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego Bay, San Diego, California, A Gringo in Mexico

    The Best of Mexican Cuisine Comes to San Diego

    March 26, 2019 // 0 Comments

    SAN DIEGO, CA — The Mexico Gourmet Festival – premiering Saturday, June 1 from 5-9PM at the Embarcadero Marina Park South on San Diego Bay – may be the most unique [Read More]
  • Tacos, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

    Ten Terrific Tacos in Tijuana

    March 6, 2019 // 7 Comments

    Outside of Mexico City, arguably Mexico’s taco capital, one would be hard pressed to find the sheer variety of tacos served in Tijuana’s stands, carts, [Read More]
  • SAN DIEGO, CA – When US president Donald Trump declared last week that there was a “National Emergency” at the US-Mexico border, many of my friends and I in the San [Read More]


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Resort Life in the Valle de Guadalupe

by W. Scott Koenig in Baja California

I was surprised to learn that the largest and one of the most modern resorts in the Valle de Guadalupe lies just a few hundred yards off of Highway 3 in the small town of San Antonio de Las Minas. But that wasn’t the only surprise. My family and I have stayed at a number of hotels, B&Bs and [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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