• Michelle Serafini

Mision 19, Baja California Cuisine


Mision 19, 2016

What does an avant-guarde restaurant serving organic, sustainable cuisine in Tijuana, Mexico have to do with a Thanksgiving post? It has to do with missing travel, even a day trip south of the border.

On Thanksgiving day in 2016, my husband, daughter-in-law to be, and I decided since our son, her fiancé was flying (he's a pilot) we wouldn't do the typical Thanksgiving thing. Instead, we would walk across the border, grab a taxi, and enjoy the atmosphere and cuisine of Javier Plascencia's restaurant in the heart of the Zona Rio, Mision 19.

My husband and I had previously experienced the restaurant when we celebrated our wedding anniversary there the year before. We were longing to go back and decided Thanksgiving day would be a fine time to again enjoy this artful restaurant known for its Baja-Med cuisine.

The food was as to be expected, simply delicious. The atmosphere offers an understated ambience with an organic rustic sophistication.

The best part, I didn't have to cook or clean up. Inside, we sipped wine while exchanging stories and laughter.

Looking forward to crossing south again to experience cuisine and culture when this pandemic recedes. Until that time, this year will be turkey and stuffing while remembering Thanksgiving Baja-Med style.

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