Tijuana may not be the largest municipality in Baja California, but it’s the most visited by tourists and foreigners, which makes it internationally recognized.
And although at first its fame was through the song "Welcome To Tijuana" especially for one of its verses, "Tijuana: Tequila, sex and marijuana", this city in northern Mexico left behind that perception due to local talent and innovation flooding it.
Therefore, we want to leave you a little of what Tijuana has to offer. Today we start our section: “What to do when you visit Tijuana”. We will be revealing every week five things you must do when you are in the border city .
1. Eat tacos
Tijuana is known for having the best tacos in Mexico, as the variety of these allows everyone to be pleased with no exception.
Enjoy seafood, vegan, grilled, marinated tacos and the well known tacos varios, which are made of different dishes with rice and beans inside the same tortilla.
You’ll find these taquerías (taco shops) in every corner! What’s a diet?
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2. Watch a Xolos game
Want to feel the passion of Tijuanenses (people from Tijuana)? You must attend a game of their Soccer team: Xolos de Tijuana.
[Instagram post]: @the_gonzaz says: Finally got to visit!
Here you can not only meet the soccer players and visit the famous Xolos Stadium, but also discover what “The Massacre” is capable of. This cheer, made up of Xolos fans, will leave you at the edge of your seat.
Because "Unidos somos más perros" (this phrase is a play of words in Spanish: United we are more dogs [badass]).
3. Try “Don Chupas” churros
In Mexico, spices identify us. You can find different types of them and put them on everything. If you really want to live the Tijuana style experience, you should try the famous “Don Chupas” churros.
[Instagram post]: Hungry for these spicy churros? Come try our churros with marzipan chili powder! #ChurrosDonCupas
These are a snacks well known to Tijuanenses, they are classified as the spiciest you had ever tried.
[Instagram post]: @eneyuri_serrano says: #TijuanaBC #Churros Churros Don Chupas
If you really dare to try them, accept the challenge and ask for your churros with “Marzipan chili powder”, that will be proof you’ve been in Tijuana. To discover your resistance to spices go to Mini Don Chupas in Calle Josefa F. de Abasolo 120, Buena Vista, Del Río, Tijuana, B.C.
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[Facebook post]: Churros Don Chupas says: What about you? Have you tried it?
4. Drink craft beer
We couldn’t leave beer out, obviously! Tijuana’s beer is special, as it is the main producer of craft beer in Mexico.
[Photo description]: Facebook Insurgente craft beer
Don’t miss the opportunity to tell the world you were in Tijuana and tried a good beer, either dark or light, and all with different types of hints, such as: Lupulosa, Pale Ale, Porter, Brown Ale, Amber Ale, Blond Ale, India Pale Ale, among others.
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5. Enjoy a Lucha libre performance
If you are looking for some entertainment, we assure you one of the best options is the traditional Lucha Libre, which is performed consecutively at the Municipal Auditorium of Tijuana.
[Instagram post]: @jo.se.mi says: “the arena was packed, the crowd went crazy” - La Sonora Santanera
Here you will meet many of our local, national and international fighters, as many of them frequent the ring of this city.
[Instagram post]: @thecrashluchalibre says: Jay Lethal & Jonathan Greshman are in the house!
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