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Where to Eat Breakfast in Tijuana Right Now

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No matter what side of the border you wake up on, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And with an active food culture and large population, Tijuana is a breakfast wonderland from sunrise through lunchtime.

Often overlooked by visitors seeking the hottest restaurants from local chefs or the busiest taco stands, Tijuana’s breakfast scene has something for everyone, from classics to modern morning starters.

Plan to cross the border earlier than usual and check out one of these sixteen spots.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Malvet

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Paseo Playas de Tijuana 1343, Playas, Jardines Playas de Tijuana, 22500 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico
01 664 378 3428
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Have your first meal of the day at this Playas bistro oozing with local influence. Omelettes here range from the traditional to coastal Mexican takes on the dish, with culichi shrimp and a gobernador-style, stuffed with the same mix of seafood and cheeses found in the taco gobernador, appearing on the menu. 

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2. La Choza Maya

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Calle Pedregal 130, Playas, Jardines Playas de Tijuana, Tijuana
B.C., Mexico
01 664 631 1836

This Playas de Tijuana juice bar is the place for lighter fare during the morning hours for anyone headed to the beach or exploring the neighborhood. Egg white omelettes, sandwiches, and salads are popular items while vegetarian options are plentiful. Smoothie options range from fresh fruit medleys to green detox mixes.

3. Casa de Coronado's Café

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Av París 1456, Altamira, 22054 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico
01 664 700 8846
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While the decor and facade might be very wild west in appearance, this Colonia Altamira favorite is the place for diner-style breakfast in Tijuana. While the house take on the grand slam breakfast is popular, the steak and egg platter is the real home run. Make a reservation or show up early, as wait times can get long even in the middle of the week. 

4. Mama Chuy

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Calle Benito Juárez 2da 1429, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico
01 664 375 0324

Homestyle breakfast dishes are served all day at this neighborhood diner and taqueria in the west side of downtown. Standout items include the Mama Chuy chilaquiles and omelettes, made with a special spicy sauce, served with hand-pressed tortillas and your choice of rice and beans or fresh fruit.

5. Praga Cafe Bistro

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Av. Revolución 1070, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico
01 664 685 7793
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This bistro in the heart of downtown features a coffee bar, fresh pastries and a European-style breakfast menu. The crepes, both sweet and savory, and omelettes are morning standards here. While Avenida Revolucion can noisy, inside seating feels far away from the bustling city center.

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6. Azarosa

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Telefonica Gastro Park, Zona Este, Tijuana
B.C., Mexico

Tucked inside the ever-popular Telefonica Gastro Park, chef Adria Marina Montaño’s morning concept applies her classical training to classic brunch staples. Creamy ricotta, fresh berries, and honey are perfectly balanced in Asaroza’s outstanding french toast. Have your camera ready, by the way, as every item is quite Instagram friendly.

7. Restaurante Chichos

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Marron Onceava No. 8389, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22015 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico
01 664 634 1916

Fresh ingredients and quick service are the calling cards of this old school joint in the Zona Rio. Breakfast offerings include traditional Mexican items and egg plates. The fresh-baked baskets of mini pan dulce will make wait times feel a lot shorter. 

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8. Amor

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Blvd. Agua Caliente 2798, Davila, 22044 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico
01 664 684 0951
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One of Tijuana’s oldest diners, Restaurante Amor has a tried and true breakfast menu comprised of traditional Mexican meals, egg dishes, and pancake combos. Located on the bustling Boulevard Agua Caliente, breakfast at Amor’s window seating allows for great people watching.  

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9. Los Chilaquiles

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Blvrd Gral Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada 9465, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico

As the name indicates, chilaquiles are the main breakfast draw at this Zona Rio eatery where you have your pick of over 15 salsas to top your fried tortilla strips. Can’t decide? Try the half-and-half divorciados style with two sauces. Mexican lunch and pancakes are also available. 

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10. Georgina

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Antonio Caso 2020, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico
01 664 684 8156
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While this modern European hot spot with Instagrammable design might be perfect for a night out, it is just as sure a hit for a date earlier in the day. Brunch entrees like the smoked salmon and ricotta pancakes are rich and elegant, while the bottomless mimosas, beermosas, and bellinis will keep you from running dry.

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11. Café de la Flor

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Sonora 69, Chapultepec, 22420 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico
01 664 686 2976
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This local chain has become one of Tijuana’s go-to options for both fresh pastries and breakfast. The robust breakfast menu, which includes varied Mexican and American-style items, has something for everyone.

12. La Casa Del Mole Poblano

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Paseo de los Héroes 10511, Defensores de Baja California, 22010 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico
01 664 634 6920
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While Puebla-style mole is the star of this Zona Rio institution, Mexican breakfast classics make it a popular morning destination. The popular chilaquiles come in a variety of sauces, including mole poblano, and in regional variants like huevos motuleños or tarascos. The cinnamon-infused cafe de olla is a must. 

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13. La Espadaña

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Blvrd Gral Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada 10813, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico
01 664 634 1488
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As one of Tijuana’s most revered restaurants, breakfast at La Espadana highlights chilaquiles, machaca, huevos rancheros, and other Mexican breakfast classics line. Its owners also operates Chula Vista’s popular breakfast haunt Talavera Azul.

14. Sal de Maple

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Misión de Mulegé 3019, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico
01 664 211 1381
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Drizzle your pancakes or waffles in maple syrup at this cozy breakfast and brunch spot. American brunch classics like eggs Benedict and chicken and waffles share the menu with select Mexican favorites like chilaquiles. Reservations recommended on weekends.

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15. Mantequilla

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Av. Tapachula 398, Chapultepec Este, 22020 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico
01 664 526 6458
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Started by chef Pedro Velarde from The Cottage in La Jolla, this breakfast and brunch hotspot in the Hipodromo neighborhood combines SoCal brunch trends with Baja flair. The decadent French toast is among the most popular items along with the bottomless mimosas.

16. Tacos El Compita

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Manuel Acuña 470, Nueva Tijuana, 22435 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico

While birria is just starting to catch on in food culture north of the border, it has been a go-to breakfast choice favorite in Tijuana for generations. El Compita executes perfectly on its spicy beef broth, which is put into crispy tacos, quesadillas, and generous bowl servings.

1. Malvet

Paseo Playas de Tijuana 1343, Playas, Jardines Playas de Tijuana, 22500 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
Malvet

Have your first meal of the day at this Playas bistro oozing with local influence. Omelettes here range from the traditional to coastal Mexican takes on the dish, with culichi shrimp and a gobernador-style, stuffed with the same mix of seafood and cheeses found in the taco gobernador, appearing on the menu. 

Paseo Playas de Tijuana 1343, Playas, Jardines Playas de Tijuana, 22500 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico

2. La Choza Maya

Calle Pedregal 130, Playas, Jardines Playas de Tijuana, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

This Playas de Tijuana juice bar is the place for lighter fare during the morning hours for anyone headed to the beach or exploring the neighborhood. Egg white omelettes, sandwiches, and salads are popular items while vegetarian options are plentiful. Smoothie options range from fresh fruit medleys to green detox mixes.

Calle Pedregal 130, Playas, Jardines Playas de Tijuana, Tijuana
B.C., Mexico

3. Casa de Coronado's Café

Av París 1456, Altamira, 22054 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

While the decor and facade might be very wild west in appearance, this Colonia Altamira favorite is the place for diner-style breakfast in Tijuana. While the house take on the grand slam breakfast is popular, the steak and egg platter is the real home run. Make a reservation or show up early, as wait times can get long even in the middle of the week. 

Av París 1456, Altamira, 22054 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico

4. Mama Chuy

Calle Benito Juárez 2da 1429, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

Homestyle breakfast dishes are served all day at this neighborhood diner and taqueria in the west side of downtown. Standout items include the Mama Chuy chilaquiles and omelettes, made with a special spicy sauce, served with hand-pressed tortillas and your choice of rice and beans or fresh fruit.

Calle Benito Juárez 2da 1429, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico

5. Praga Cafe Bistro

Av. Revolución 1070, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
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This bistro in the heart of downtown features a coffee bar, fresh pastries and a European-style breakfast menu. The crepes, both sweet and savory, and omelettes are morning standards here. While Avenida Revolucion can noisy, inside seating feels far away from the bustling city center.

Av. Revolución 1070, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico

6. Azarosa

Telefonica Gastro Park, Zona Este, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

Tucked inside the ever-popular Telefonica Gastro Park, chef Adria Marina Montaño’s morning concept applies her classical training to classic brunch staples. Creamy ricotta, fresh berries, and honey are perfectly balanced in Asaroza’s outstanding french toast. Have your camera ready, by the way, as every item is quite Instagram friendly.

Telefonica Gastro Park, Zona Este, Tijuana
B.C., Mexico

7. Restaurante Chichos

Marron Onceava No. 8389, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22015 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
Menu.mx

Fresh ingredients and quick service are the calling cards of this old school joint in the Zona Rio. Breakfast offerings include traditional Mexican items and egg plates. The fresh-baked baskets of mini pan dulce will make wait times feel a lot shorter. 

Marron Onceava No. 8389, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22015 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico

8. Amor

Blvd. Agua Caliente 2798, Davila, 22044 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
Ken Montenegro

One of Tijuana’s oldest diners, Restaurante Amor has a tried and true breakfast menu comprised of traditional Mexican meals, egg dishes, and pancake combos. Located on the bustling Boulevard Agua Caliente, breakfast at Amor’s window seating allows for great people watching.  

Blvd. Agua Caliente 2798, Davila, 22044 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico

9. Los Chilaquiles

Blvrd Gral Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada 9465, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
Los Chilaquiles

As the name indicates, chilaquiles are the main breakfast draw at this Zona Rio eatery where you have your pick of over 15 salsas to top your fried tortilla strips. Can’t decide? Try the half-and-half divorciados style with two sauces. Mexican lunch and pancakes are also available. 

Blvrd Gral Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada 9465, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico

10. Georgina

Antonio Caso 2020, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
Georgina

While this modern European hot spot with Instagrammable design might be perfect for a night out, it is just as sure a hit for a date earlier in the day. Brunch entrees like the smoked salmon and ricotta pancakes are rich and elegant, while the bottomless mimosas, beermosas, and bellinis will keep you from running dry.

Antonio Caso 2020, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico

11. Café de la Flor

Sonora 69, Chapultepec, 22420 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

This local chain has become one of Tijuana’s go-to options for both fresh pastries and breakfast. The robust breakfast menu, which includes varied Mexican and American-style items, has something for everyone.

Sonora 69, Chapultepec, 22420 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico

12. La Casa Del Mole Poblano

Paseo de los Héroes 10511, Defensores de Baja California, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
TripAdvisor

While Puebla-style mole is the star of this Zona Rio institution, Mexican breakfast classics make it a popular morning destination. The popular chilaquiles come in a variety of sauces, including mole poblano, and in regional variants like huevos motuleños or tarascos. The cinnamon-infused cafe de olla is a must. 

Paseo de los Héroes 10511, Defensores de Baja California, 22010 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico

13. La Espadaña

Blvrd Gral Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada 10813, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

As one of Tijuana’s most revered restaurants, breakfast at La Espadana highlights chilaquiles, machaca, huevos rancheros, and other Mexican breakfast classics line. Its owners also operates Chula Vista’s popular breakfast haunt Talavera Azul.

Blvrd Gral Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada 10813, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico

14. Sal de Maple

Misión de Mulegé 3019, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
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Drizzle your pancakes or waffles in maple syrup at this cozy breakfast and brunch spot. American brunch classics like eggs Benedict and chicken and waffles share the menu with select Mexican favorites like chilaquiles. Reservations recommended on weekends.

Misión de Mulegé 3019, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico

15. Mantequilla

Av. Tapachula 398, Chapultepec Este, 22020 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

Started by chef Pedro Velarde from The Cottage in La Jolla, this breakfast and brunch hotspot in the Hipodromo neighborhood combines SoCal brunch trends with Baja flair. The decadent French toast is among the most popular items along with the bottomless mimosas.

Av. Tapachula 398, Chapultepec Este, 22020 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico

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16. Tacos El Compita

Manuel Acuña 470, Nueva Tijuana, 22435 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

While birria is just starting to catch on in food culture north of the border, it has been a go-to breakfast choice favorite in Tijuana for generations. El Compita executes perfectly on its spicy beef broth, which is put into crispy tacos, quesadillas, and generous bowl servings.

Manuel Acuña 470, Nueva Tijuana, 22435 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico

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