"The Capital of Baja California”. "The City that captured the Sun” is located on the outskirts of the Colorado river and near the Laguna Salada desert. Traditional, this is how Mexicali is, with some of the best Chinese food in the country, the best cuts of meat and craft beers.
Considered a business and medical tourism pillar, where the “Cachanillas” know how to make you feel at home. It’s been home to Agrobaja year after year, the only and most important agricultural and fishing exposition in the country.
What you need to know:
- Founded in 1903, proclaimed Capital of Baja California in 1915.
- Home of “Las Fiestas del Sol”, with over 360,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors.
- The Hardy River is the only navigable river in the state of Baja California.
The best Chinese food in the region but also under constant evolution; Mexicali, "the Capital of Meat", stands out for the fine cuts of meat and palm date production. Also, the cool Clamato drink was invented here.
FOOD TRUCKS AND GASTRO PARKS
Mexicali is under constant gastronomic growth; today there’s foodtrucks that specialize in hamburgers, Mexican cuisine, fusions, Italian and more. Some foodparks have a very artistic atmosphere with air conditioning and craft beer.
Art makes itself present in different buildings, those that are iconic in the city for their history, as well as cultural passages, alleys and museums. Many festivals are carried out here throughout the year and it’s an important destination for national and regional event presentations.
Many craft beer labels have sprouted here, making national and international echo. Today there are festivals throughout the year and taprooms where you can try a wide array of brands, not just local but regional and from all over the world.
The “Cachanillas” know how to have fun and to prove that, they’ll invite you to the best places in the city; starting off with some pre-drinks at a bar with good music, to venues with DJs and vibrant clubs. Some spots offer a variety of craft beers.