Baja Norte, Cuisine, Food

Baja California Gets its First Michelin Stars

Baja California has always been a hotspot for sun, surf, and, let’s be honest, some of the most drool-worthy tacos on the planet. But now, the culinary scene here is getting some serious global recognition. That’s right, folks—Michelin stars have landed in Baja, and it’s time to dish out the details!

Recognized as having “the most revolutionary gastronomy in Mexico,” the region secured 16 awards and 22 restaurant recommendations, showcasing its diverse and innovative culinary landscape.

The Star-Studded Lineup

One Michelin Star Winners:

  • Damiana (Valle de Guadalupe) – Esteban Lluis
  • Conchas de Piedra (Valle de Guadalupe) – Drew Deckman
  • Animalón (Valle de Guadalupe) – Javier Plascencia and Oscar Torres

Bib Gourmand Recognitions

These spots are celebrated for offering excellent food at reasonable prices:

Green Stars for Sustainability

Restaurants committed to sustainable practices include:

Special Awards

  • Sommelier Award: Animalón (Valle de Guadalupe) – Lauren Plascencia
  • Service Award: Restaurante Amores (Tecate) – Marcelo Hisaki and Reyna Venegas

Honorable Mentions

Michelin also highlighted several outstanding eateries:

Baja California’s culinary scene is not just about delicious food but also about innovation, sustainability, and a deep respect for local ingredients. Whether you’re a die-hard foodie or just love a good meal, these Michelin-recognized spots are a must-visit.

So, next time you’re here, make sure to indulge in these top-notch dining experiences. Bon appétit!

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