After an 18-month hiatus to relocate from its original Colonia Neidhart location, chef Jair Tellez’s landmark Verde y Crema has reopened on the corner of Avenida Revolucion and Fourth Street (Calle Cuarta) in downtown Tijuana. The restaurant’s new home bears similar design marks to its prior location — exposed concrete and wood — but is now housed across a multi-level floor plan, with a dining room and patio located up a flight of stairs on the second floor and a bar and another dining area on the third level.
Despite the new location, Verde y Crema’s focus remains fixed on highlighting the ingredients and culinary concepts coming out Baja California. This edition of the menu retains restaurant favorites including its 13-hour braised ribs, the catch of the day in corn chowder, and the tacos coreanos, or Korean-inspired tacos, filled with strips of rib eye, kimchi, cracker peanuts, and greens.
Similarly the house bar still offers outstanding drinks from across Mexico and Baja. The broad wine list is comprised of Valle de Guadalupe vintages and includes wines from Tellez’s Bichi winery. Craft beer choices are abundant, with 12 taps of Baja-produced beers along with a great craft bottle selection. Mezcal and other distilled agave spirits are also available. Verde y Crema plans to have a program of mezcal and wine tasting events, which will be announced on social media.
Verde y Crema is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 p.m. through midnight, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 1 p.m. through 1 a.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. through 8 p.m.