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Cinco de Mayo

the Cross-Border Celebration in San Diego

From Old Town to the waterfront, celebrate Cinco de Mayo with rich, cultural festivals, live mariachi music, traditional folklorico dancing, margaritas, authentic Cali-Baja tacos, lucha libre and more.

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Chicano Park

The park is home to the largest concentration of Chicano murals in the world with more than 80 paintings on seven acres dotted with sculpture, gardens, picnic tables and playgrounds.

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Visiting Old Town

Old Town San Diego marks the site of the first Spanish settlement on the U.S. West Coast and features 12 acres of Mexican heritage and historical sites, colorful shops, early-California-style restaurants, museums, a theater and the restored Cosmopolitan Hotel.

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Baja California

A trip to San Diego means easy access to international travel with the Mexican border just 17 miles from downtown. Explore Baja California's culture in the bustling city of Tijuana, the resort community of Rosarito, the port town of Ensenada and the Valle de Guadalupe wine region.

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10 Killer Taco Joints

These ten taco joints serve up plates that are the ultimate expression of San Diego's Cali-Baja cuisine that celebrates the region's two cross-border cultures.

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The Cali-Baja Flavor Revolution

There has been a flavor revolution in San Diego, and it has a name: Cali-Baja. The cuisine came to life with a collaboration of chefs from both sides of the border, combining Mexico's Baja-Med scene with California's emphasis on fresh and local ingredients. Don't be surprised if you see locally caught uni on a taco or grilled octopus on a tostada. Cali-Baja is all about blowing your taste buds away with the unexpected. Grab a fork and dig in!

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Top 10-1/2 Fish Taco Shops

As cheesesteaks are to Philly, the fish taco is to San Diego. Head to one of these San Diego fish taco landmarks and take a bite out of history.

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Favorite Mexican Restaurants in San Diego

Given our proximity to the border, it's only natural that San Diego's the place for sublime Mexican cooking. Find a list of local favorites here!

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Chicano Park

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Visiting Old Town

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The Cali-Baja Flavor Revolution

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Top 10-1/2 Fish Taco Shops

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Favorite Mexican Restaurants in San Diego

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