Tijuana, Mexico


Javier Plascencia is a resident chef of Tijuana, B.C. In 2011, he stated that the mission of restaurant Misión 19 was to revitalize the food scene in Tijuana, and the city itself. He calls his cooking style Cocina of Baja California, combining ingredients from the region. After leaving San Diego, he’s been doing one project after another in Mexico, with his outdoor, vineyard-side, tree-shade restaurants Finca Altozano and Animalón in Baja’s wine region Valle de Guadalupe. Then there’s his year-old restaurant Jazamango in Todos Santos. And developing his new concept in San Jose Del Cabo. He is planning to return to the restaurant scene San Diego.