Cine Tonala

Three-level bar/cafe near Seventh and Revolucion. More than just a movie theater, Cine Tonalá provides a spacious rooftop dining experience in downtown Tijuana. Their menu has five choices of tacos for $5-6 a pair all prepared with small handmade tortillas: pork jowl, umami mushroom, octopus, marlin, and braised beef rib. The last one is my favorite. It features a mound of shredded beef ribs on top of refried beans with pickled radishes, cucumbers, and red onions. Chase it down with a choice from the ample cocktail and beer selection. My recommendation, the Santo Tlali: a mezcal-based drink with maracuyá (passion fruit), pineapple juice, and habanero bitters.


Day Hours
Sunday 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Monday 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Tuesday 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Wednesday 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Thursday 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturday 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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