On the second day of our epic Tijuana trip, we head to the famous Caesar's restaurant for a "light" breakfast.
Call me ignorant, but I never knew that this was the place that the Caesar's Salad was invented. I always thought it was Italian, or at least European. Who woulda thunk that it was created in this small restaurant on Calle Revolucion in Tijuana.
The interior is really vintage and there are pictures of its history all over the walls. We file into the separate room and try to squeeze into this gigantic table.
Impossible. We add a few more sections to make it a bigger table.
When the bread and pastry come out, I think this is the light breakfast so I eat more than I should.
But then the fruit comes out. Well, that's also "light" so I eat it all.
Then the chilaquiles, mushroom and cheese omelette, and refried beans come out. Now I'm screwed. Especially since we're about to head out to the Baja Culinary Food Festival, where we'd be eating all day. I only eat about a third of this, even though it's pretty good.
The fresh squeezed OJ and coffee jolt me awake.
Afterwards, Abby from Pleasure Palate says there is a churros place she MUST go to. I'm not the biggest churro fan but I do enjoy the good kind so I follow.
Along the way we see ads for viagra, and a zebra painted donkey.
I don't understand who first thought about painting a donkey to look like a zebra. It's just so degrading. Poor donkey.
On calle Juarez, we hook a left and we see this small stand for Churros Rellenos.
Here's a little bouquet of churros. If someone ever got these for me for my birthday, I'd probably squeal in happiness.
It's crispy on the outside, soft and melty on the inside. I get the chocolate and dulce de leche filling. They have vanilla, cajeta, and other flavors that change every day.This is the first time I've ever gone here but will not be the last. This has to be a regular TJ stop!
On the bus, on our way to the Baja Culinary Food Fest.
P.S. Videos of the trip to come. I am now freelancing for KCET Food and will be filming more food related content. I'll be linking a few of my projects here. I even filmed a few things during this trip that will hopefully make it to the KCET website. A few noted foodbloggers will be starring. Stay tuned!
- Caesar's Restaurant
- Calle 5, Tijuana, Mexico
- (664) 685-5608
Calle Juarez and Revolucion, Tijuana, Mexico
Check out Wasima's churro write up.