Rosarito, the small town just south of Tijuana, lies 30 minutes from the U.S. San Diego border crossing and is home to a large expat community largely made up of Americans and Canadians. The town is also a quick getaway for the California vacationers, surfers and retirees that own beachside places to hang their hat for a recharge. Rosarito is known for it’s quaint laid-back feel, riding horses on the sand, Papas & Beer and the famed Rosarito Beach Hotel.
The food in this little community has not been a big draw. You have the metropolitan foodie scene in Tijuana sucking up much of the media attention which is also diverted to the super hot and trendy wine valley to the south, Valle de Guadalupe. Lobster at Puerto Nuevo and even the little fishing village of Popotla get more play for its food culture than Rosarito.