Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Caesar's Bar & Restaurant, Tijuana, Mexico
This place on the main drag of Tijuana is the birthplace of the Caesar Salad, and they make it painstakingly in front of you by hand, starting with the anchovy being mashed in with garlic and oil using only a fork. Mix in the egg yolk and vinegar, toss and arrange the full lettuce spears, sprinkle your cheese, and add your croutons. Great stuff, especially when paired with Tecate beer (happy hour!), tortilla soup (salty and spicy with cheese and avocado), and chips and salsa (with much more bite than back in Old Town San Diego).
Nice. One might suspect this is a tourist trap being right on Avenido Revolucion in Zona Centro, but it should be the real deal. Who cares, anyway? This is a darned good Caesar salad. Who'd ever thought to be needing a knife when eating a salad? You won't go back to bottled Caesar dressing crap once you have had it made from scratch.
Digested at 7:04 PM
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