Border song
San Diego, California, USA


The inside track

Derrik Chinn, founder of Turista Libre, San Diego, California, USA

The founder of Turista Libre, Derrik Chinn specialises in bespoke tours of Tijuana, as well as longer excursions to Mexico City for its Pride parade. Many of his tours include a stop at Playas de Tijuana to see the border fence. 


Little Italy’s Ironside is a contemporary interpretation of the classic fish house and oyster bar and a top spot for nosh. The oysters and opulent seafood trays are stunning and the catch is local.


Tequila and by extension Margaritas are the stuff of dreams. Imbibe on the rocks and with salt around the rim. Excellent options can be found at Café Coyote and Casa de Reyes, in Old Town.


Simón Limón in Barrio Logan is a curated retail and creative space showcasing independent artists and designers from both north and south of the border. Just the ticket if you’re looking for unique souvenirs.