Foodies Can Find A Mexican Culinary Oasis Just South of the Border

by Rebekah Sager / Aug.04.2017 / 9:07 AM ET

VALLE DE GUADALUPE, Mexico — Not too far south from the urban bustle of Tijuana lays the Valle de Guadalupe region of Mexico, where summer diners can sit under the canopy of a 100-year-old oak tree in the middle of a winery and eat an eight-course meal served by a world class chef.

The wine valley, about 90 miles from the border town, regularly features chefs such as Javier Plascencia and others who have staked out prime pieces of property, have built cutting-edge restaurants, wineries and farms where they reign supreme at the forefront of one of the hottest food and wine scenes going. The best part is that unlike Napa or Sonoma, it’s both affordable and accessible.

“I started going to Valle about 10 years ago and there’s been an explosion of restaurants and boutique hotels,” said Tony Ley, the owner of a food truck in San Diego called Corazon de Torta. Ley was featured touring with celebrity chef and personality Anthony Bourdain around Tijuana on the Baja episode of “No Reservations.” …

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