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Tijuana breakfast, and then eating in and around Rosarito? Tecate?

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Tijuana breakfast, and then eating in and around Rosarito? Tecate?

janetofreno | Aug 26, 2010 01:08 AM

DH's work actually will take him to the area over Labor Day weekend. In return for about four hours of actual labor, he gets paid plus use of a fancy condo in Rosarito for the three days. I'm going along for the ride, and in case a translator is required :-)

Our current plan is to drive from Vegas to San Diego Friday night after work (I'm sure there will be the requisite stop at the Mad Greek in Barstow for dinner...), and spend the night at a cheap motel somewhere. Then we hope to get up very early and beat the crowds over the border. Once we've accomplished that, we would love breakfast/brunch in the Tijuana area...any suggestions? Bonus points for great Huevos Rancheros.

We're willing to travel a little once we're in Rosarito for good food, but I am concerned about security. Any ideas for a beach-side dinner? Also, while he's working Sat. pm, I might want to haunt the food markets. Language is not an issue for me (I speak near-fluent Spanish) but I do want recommendations for places where I'll feel reasonably safe. Maybe there's really only one market in Rosarito, it doesn't strike me as a very big place.....I've driven through there years ago on the way to Ensenada, but didn't stop.....Suggestions, Hounds? Oh, and am I right in assuming that exchanging money isn't necessary and that local markets/restaurants are happy to take my dollars?

Finally, any good liquor stores where we can splurge on some high-end Tequila? Also, we're thinking of ditching the inevitable Labor Day crowds crossing back over on Monday and making the border crossing at Tecate, and then cutting across the desert somehow to get back on 15. Is the brewery worth a tour? Any suggestions there for lunch?

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