You don’t have to be a food and drinks connoisseur to appreciate a great meal. Nowadays, eating and drinking have become a science and art of their own and these bodily functions are no longer limited to the mere purpose of eating and drinking in order to live. Even dining out has become a recreational activity to others since excitement, discovery and experimentation can all play a part when dining out for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack. Tourists would also try to get to know a newly visited place through its food and cuisine, making dining a sort of fusion of historical, cultural and gastronomical adventures.
The City of Tecate in Baja California, Mexico is one of those small cities that is big when it comes to dining and drinking. Dining out in Tecate, whether you are a visitor who has been in the city for just a couple of days or a local who was born and bred in this Mexican city, you are guaranteed to have the time of your life whenever you eat and drink here.
Tecate stands out from other Mexican border cities in many areas. For one, it is located in more elevated land region which leads to more rainfall. This, when combined with the fact that the city also borders the Sea of Cortez has resulted to very fertile soil in the city and surrounding areas. Thus, agriculture and fishing can flourish to extremes thanks to these factors plus the Mediterranean climate of the region. Locals and tourists are thus guaranteed to find an abundance of fresh ingredients and food stuffs in Tecate City. From fresh plump tunas and squids to dewy and colorful fruits and vegetables, all these and more can found and consumed in Tecate restaurants and dining places. Tacos, enchiladas, burritos and quesadillas would of course be some of the many crowd favorites even in Tecate.
Another feature of Tecate City which very few cities in Baja California can own up to is its small-town feel and rustic charm. Even if you are in the middle of Tecate at its busiest day, the noisy, crowded commotion of Tijuana City, the bustling, dynamic vibe of Ensenada or the lively, energetic allure of Los Cabos would still be world away. Tecate has a rather laid back and traditional feel about it, even in its food. You can still find dozens of large and small bakeries in Tecate that serve bread, pastries and other baked good of delicious taste and fine quality.
These are the kinds of bread that you know someone has spent enormous amounts of time and energy into making for you, not mechanically baked in some new, shiny high tech oven. El Mejor Pan is probably the most well known bakery in Tecate and you can find a line of tourists and locals already fresh faced and full eating sweet bread in the store or lining up to buy a Mexican version of French rolls every morning.