The Tijuana Zonkeys, not just a Streetside Attraction

A couple months ago, I was at the Lakers’ historic defeat against the Clippers, the mood was off, the fans we silent, and the tickets super expensive. So when I was invited to the Tijuana Zonkeys game I was a little apprehensive. I still went and am glad I did so.

The Tijuana Zonkeys, fighting the win against the Hermosillo Rayos
The Tijuana Zonkeys, fighting the win against the Hermosillo Rayos

When many hear of zonkeys, they think of the zebra stripped donkeys on Tijuana’s avenida Revolucion. I am not talking about those! I went to the Tijuana Zonkeys vs. Hermosillo Rayos game two weeks ago. It was a great game! The entire game, the team was tied (until Hermosillo won in overtime) and the team was scoring great 3-pointers. The crowd was as into the game as any game in the US. It was great.

Game time
Game time

Something I haven’t mentioned yet are the reasonably cheap tickets. General admission is $100 pesos ($8), VIP is $300 pesos ($24 USD). You would think they would sell the beer more expensive, but it was still only $25 pesos ($2 dollars). So, if you’re looking for a fun, cheap guy or girl’s night out…. Think Tijuana Zonkeys!

The team has their own cheerleaders!
The team has their own cheerleaders!

The whole game was a blast and I will definitely go back and support the Tijuana Zonkeys because, and I truly mean this, I had a lot more fun at this game than at the Lakers’ game.

Friendly handshake at the end of the game.
Friendly handshake at the end of the game.

So next, time you don’t know what to do, catch a game at the Auditorio Municipal by the Galerias Mall. Here is a calendar of their games.

 

For more ideas on what to see in Baja California follow us on Instagram @bajaisyours  (there’s also a cool video of a Zonkey shot from the game I went to!)

 

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The Foodgarden: Another Restaurant Adding to Tijuana’s Foodie Reputation

Over a year ago, a new restaurant opened, the Foodgarden. Well… to be honest it’s not a restaurant. It’s like a food court but in a garden, hence the name. And every couple of weeks they have an event, there was an Easter event on Thursday and from May 3rd to the 4th, there will be a cultural one. Local companies sell their products to make a name for themselves in the area. Marfil is almost always at their events.

Tom Yum from Asia de Baja
Tom Yum from Asia de Baja

So you’re probably wondering what kind of food there is… Well there are about five restaurants and each specializes in a different cuisine.  Los Chilaquiles offers all kinds of chilaquiles in delicious sauces, green, red, mole, avocado, you name it, they may have it (for those of you that don’t know, chilaquiles are tortilla chips cooked in sauces). Then there is Veggie Smalls, a vegetarian fast food with portobello burgers among other vegetarian delicacies. The crepes from La Luna are famous around Tijuana and not to be missed! There are both sweet and salty crepes. The Taqueseria offers a variety of tacos, salmon, meat, pork, and quesadillas. They’re not your typical street tacos!

The Foodgarden's famous frase... Now, it's your turn to visit tasty Tijuana
The Foodgarden’s famous frase… Now, it’s your turn to visit tasty Tijuana

Right next to the Taqueseria there is a seafood place called Tacos y Mariscos Walter. I haven’t been there yet, but I’ve been told it’s quite good and that the fish tacos are quite tasty. If you’ve been, tell me about it! And lastly, my personal favorite, Asia de Baja, their Tom Yum soups are unmissable! Loaded with vegetables and your choice of protein (chicken, shrimp, tofu, meat, or a mix) you will feel satiated and satisfied.

But the food isn’t the only reason to check out the Foodgarden, they have refreshing aguas; for those of you who have studied Spanish, this literally translates to water but is another name for juice. You will find a variety of unusual aguas; such as mint and watermelon, Thai tea, cucumber and mint. Every time you go, you may find a new flavor you haven’t tried.

What are you thankful for?
What are you thankful for?

So, next time you’re in Tijuana or are having a boring afternoon in San Diego, drive south and try some local food. You won’t regret your trip! And as they say in Spanish, buen provecho!

 

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