When I heard that Baja Med pioneer Chef Javier Plascencia was opening a restaurant in Little Italy, I was intrigued by the menu and excited because it is just a few minutes walk from my place. We had very good meals at the Plascencia Group owned Caesar's and Erizo Cebicheria in Tijuana and Romesco in Bonita (their bone marrow sope is a bite of nirvana).
When a friend booked us a table for our girl's night out dinner, I was thrilled.
Upon entering, I felt like I was in the Polanco, the upscale cosmopolitan neighborhood in Mexico City where we visited last June. The decor is rustic understated casual refined, the upscale dishes are modern and creative, the clientele look polished and the place has a relaxed laid back vibe despite the fact that it was very busy.
Carrot Aguachile with chunks of fresh tuna and scallops was our first dish. We were off to a great start.
Bracero Cocina de Raiz
1490 Kettner Blvd,
San Diego, CA 92101