There was a time, not so long ago, when few San Diego foodies would have expected to find the best “fine dining” restaurant in our region south of the border. Was it prejudice? Jingoism? Or was it just ignorance?
Regardless, one trip to Misión 19 dispelled me of that notion. Tijuana was one thing. Sure, OK. But Tecate? Could that be possible?
A single spoonful of Marcelo Hisaki’s remarkable and refined take on tortilla soup at Restaurante Amores (Presidente Adolfo de La Huerta 30, Primera, 21400) in Tecate cured me of that perception as well.