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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 10:57 AM
Caesar's Tijuana


We had a great experience at http://caesarstijuana.com/ . Excellent service and great food! Right on Revolucion Ave. which I haven't been on in 25 years. We sampled their food at a Baja Day at Sea Port village a couple years ago and finally made it down there.

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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 11:06 AM


Quote: Originally posted by tunaeater  
We had a great experience at http://caesarstijuana.com/ . Excellent service and great food! Right on Revolucion Ave. which I haven't been on in 25 years. We sampled there food at a Baja Day at Sea Port village a couple years ago and finally made it down there.
I started eating there in the 50's and the chef (forgot name) gave me the original recipe for Ceasar salad that I still use today.



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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 11:23 AM


Thanks, Paul... good to see you posting on Nomad again!

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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 12:56 PM


my next door neighbor's grandfather Livio Santini invented the caesar salad....if you ever want to hear the story stop by Aldo's new wine bar, Bottega Santini :coolup:
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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 01:15 PM


Another fun Baja topic... where was the margarita invented?

Most claim at Hussong's Cantina... but like the Caesar Salad, many take credit.




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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 01:36 PM


Lots of claims on the origin of the margarita:
http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-mystery-behind-who-really-...

The one I've always heard is that “Danny” Herrera, owner of the restaurant Rancho La Gloria invented it. The location was on the old highway between Tijuana and Rosarito. The newer 6-lane highway now bypasses it. But you can turnoff at La Gloria and drive past the old location and continue on to reconnect with the newer road.
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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 01:45 PM


They give the "original" recipe to anyone who asks

Quote: Originally posted by durrelllrobert  
I started eating there in the 50's and the chef (forgot name) gave me the original recipe for Ceasar salad that I still use today.
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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 01:50 PM



How can anyone lay legitmate claim to a two ingredient drink? Tequila and lime juice...stirred, not shaken. Like, who 'invented' scotch and water?




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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 02:00 PM


Quote: Originally posted by DENNIS  

How can anyone lay legitmate claim to a two ingredient drink? Tequila and lime juice...stirred, not shaken. Like, who 'invented' scotch and water?


Three ingredients. You forgot cointreau (triple sec).

I use Frozen lime concentrate instead of lime juice. Its frozenier.

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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 02:02 PM


Quote: Originally posted by DENNIS  

How can anyone lay legitmate claim to a two ingredient drink? Tequila and lime juice...stirred, not shaken. Like, who 'invented' scotch and water?


Dennis, there is a third ingredient in a 'real' Margarita...

Triple Sec, Cointreau, or Damiana

But in a pinch, yours works, too!




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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 03:19 PM


Hola durrelllrobert,

is it possible for you to post the recipe ?

it's my favorite salad.

i thank you in advance,

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[*] posted on 10-11-2016 at 03:55 PM




OK....got me on the triple sec Cointreau thing, but more importantly, who invented enchiladas and fish tacos? Did Rubios do all that?




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[*] posted on 1-18-2017 at 06:13 PM


Geez, every place you go to claims to have invented the margarita. Personally, I think it was the bar at the Riviera. Tasty! Buzzworthy! Since the story relates (in theory) to the daughter of the German ambassador, I don't think she was hanging at Hussongs! More likely the Riviera. Or maybe she was boozing it up all over Baja. The Krauts do like their booze. Me too. My grandmother was first generation American from Germany. My great-grandfather fought in the war. On the other side!

I tried Ceasar's in TJ and it was... just okay. Nice room. Decent staff. Okay salad. I liked the room and its old design more than the food. Nice building. Would make a great house or office conversion.

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[*] posted on 1-19-2017 at 01:27 PM


Those pics of the food made my mouth water!

I second the request for the "original" recipe.

Do you know what? Even though there are only 3 ingredients, how they are put together REALLY makes for a different taste IMO. George, here at our Cabañas Restaurant definitely has it down!




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[*] posted on 1-19-2017 at 01:42 PM


This is the "original" recipe, has more that 3 ingredients. We make it all the time. Cesar's in TJ has it printed out on cards and gives it away free if you go in and ask them.

http://partaste.com/worldrecipes/original-tijuana-caesar-sal...


Quote: Originally posted by BajaBlanca  

I second the request for the "original" recipe.

Do you know what? Even though there are only 3 ingredients, how they are put together REALLY makes for a different taste IMO. George, here at our Cabañas Restaurant definitely has it down!
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[*] posted on 1-19-2017 at 02:40 PM



There's also a legend about the birth of the Margarita taking place in some bar on the La Gloria road between Rosarito and TJ.
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[*] posted on 1-19-2017 at 02:52 PM


Quote: Originally posted by bajaguy  
This is the "original" recipe, has more that 3 ingredients. We make it all the time. Cesar's in TJ has it printed out on cards and gives it away free if you go in and ask them.

http://partaste.com/worldrecipes/original-tijuana-caesar-sal...


Quote: Originally posted by BajaBlanca  

I second the request for the "original" recipe.

Do you know what? Even though there are only 3 ingredients, how they are put together REALLY makes for a different taste IMO. George, here at our Cabañas Restaurant definitely has it down!


That's not a bad recipe, but I prefer my cesar salad with anchovies
Anchovies may not be original, but anchovies make it better
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[*] posted on 1-19-2017 at 04:10 PM




Anchovies belong on a hook. Not on my dinner table.




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[*] posted on 1-19-2017 at 04:18 PM


Agree with the anchovies. If in Laguna ( south end hill side on PCH) try Dizz's As Is. A bit spendy but the food is 1st class and their Ceasar dressing is the best I've had and you can taste the anchovy. http://www.dizzsasis.com/

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[*] posted on 1-19-2017 at 08:26 PM


Is Dizz's still going? Great to hear! That's where I learned about straight vermouth with a twist of lemon peel as a great aperitif.

I'm all in on anchovies for the flavor. But the combination of the parmesan cheese and the anchovies must be monitored for an overabundance of salt. Yes, Caesar dressing is a salty concoction, but it can be made overly so. Taste the anchovies (or the anchovy paste) and the cheese for saltiness and determine if you need to back off on the parmensan to reduce the salt.

Anchovy reduction is NOT an option!!!!
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