RIGHT NOW! Best Dish of 2018 from 5 Local Food Writers

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Best Dish of 2018, San Diego, Baja, Tijuana

Best Of List…

Were you expecting a a list of the Best Restaurants in San Diego? We’ll leave that to the others. We wanted to find out from a small group of local food writers what they thought was their most memorable, best bites in 2018 from San Diego to Valle de Guadalupe.

We have so many great restaurants and chef pop ups from Valle de Guadalupe to North County San Diego, it was a difficult choice for all.

This group of food influencers definitely ups the local average for how often people eat out in the region!

What was YOUR best bite of 2018? Were any of them on the list?

Leave us a comment and let us know your picks.

Wanna know more about the friends who had a little to say about our local food scene? See below for more info on each of them.


Scott Koenig – You might recognize him as A Gringo in Mexico. He travels all over the San Diego and Baja region sharing his explorations and bites.

BEST BITE: Rabbit Barbacoa from Malinalli Sabores in Tecate

http://agringoinmexico.com | @agringoinmexico

Sheen Fischer – Sheen is The Foodie Whisperer. His travels include his passion for scuba diving and always lead him to great eats after his adventures but you can also find him venturing into neighborhood haunts, seeking out the best bites from every price point.

BEST BITE: Crispy Fish from OB Noodle House

https://www.thefoodiewhisperer.com/ | @thefoodiewhisperer

Michael Gardiner – As a SD City Beat food writer and blogger of SD Food & Travel, Michael has managed to hit up most of the spots in SD & Northern Baja you’d like to try. You may even catch him guest – cheffing at a local pop up here and there.

BEST BITE(s): Pickled Black Cod from Vistal. | Birria Tacos from Tuétano Taquería | Pork Loin from Restaurante Amores in Tecate

https://sdfoodtravel.com/ | @sdfoodtravel

Kristin & Antonio Diaz de Sandi | This power duo from Life & Food Blog is full of talent and energy! You’ll find them traveling ALL throughout Mexico to eat some of the best food made. Their reservation list is a DEFINITE must follow. These two influencers not only beautifully showcase their adventures, they also take you with them… literally through their food & wine club, Club Tengo Hambre.

BEST BITE: Tacos from Fauna in Valle de Guadalupe | Taco Chino at Las Compas in Tijuana

https://lifeandfoodblog.com | https://www.instagram.com/lifeandfood/

Marie, the Cur8eur – Best dish challenge each year is so tough but I labored over it and two dishes are in for a tie so here are both.

BEST BITE: Pork Belly Taco & Squash Blossom Vegan Taco from Lola 55.

That was tough but I hope this list gave you a few great local, Cali-Baja suggestions for your next “where should we eat tonight” moment.


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