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Chiki Jai

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Calle 7, Tijuana videos, Mexico
+52 664 684 4995
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09:00 - 22:00
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Mon 09:00 - 20:00
Tue 09:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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La Paz, Mexico
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

After a really good breakfast here, we returned for dinner the same day. This place is well established with good food. It's a quiet, small treasure amongst all the tourist trap places along Revolucion. Staff is very accommodating and friendly. Interesting history on the walls; most relating to bull-fighting.

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Thank majedo619
Washington State
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

We had a late lunch of paella, garlic shrimp and the mushroom appetizer. All very good! Sweet , friendly staff and generous portions..

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Thank QuilterSheila
Tijuana, Mexico
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Excellent casual service. Spanish tapas and comida presented in a well established restaurant in TJ. Nearly 70 years of service was confirmed during our meal. Calimari frita was lightly breaded and super hot. And the paella......ay the paella. Well prepared and presented. Nothing more. Ni menos.

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Thank jaime664
New York City, New York
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551 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

This tourist-trap of a street is lined with sketchy shops and restaurants. We were very pleased to find Restaurante Chiki Jai, it's a real restaurant, clean and comfortable, with excellent food made to order. Not a taco joint - the food seems more Spanish than what we think of as stereotypical Mexican. We had two different fish dishes plus appetizers... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

The paella was good, the borrego (goat) was tasty with the bread. 120 pesos or about 9 dollars for paella. They give you a big basket of free bread. I didn't see blue cheese.

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Tijuana, Mexico
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171 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Hard to believe that in a city like Tijuana that's growing so fast and furiously an establishment has managed to stay open continuously since the 1940s, especially when you consider it was built to support and tie into Jai-Alai games that took place across the street. Jai-Alai hasn't been played in Tijuana since the 1970s and yet Chiki Jai perseveres.... More 

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

Visiting TIJUANA was not exactly what I expected ...it was not that charm as I imagined ...I almost want to go back to San Diego before we decided to eat something and found this place...which made our day better:) Great food ...very kind service...chicken was delicious..paella really tasty... MUCHAS GRACIAS:))))

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Thank Szilvia S
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

My girlfriends and I ventured into Tijuana after not being there is a very long time. Strolling Avenida Revolucion we asked several people where they would recommend we go to eat. Everyone of them said Caesars where the original Caesar Salad was invented, a good choice, but we wanted something different. Someone recommended Chiki Jai, a small Spanish Basque restaurant.... More 

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3 Thank LJKat
Los Angeles, California
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136 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

This place surprised me. I haven't been in TJ for over 20 years and was surprised to see that it lost much of its old world charm. I kinda missed the cobbled streets and bazaar feel of the former Tijuana. I had no intention of visiting, but came here as a favor to my French friends who were visiting LA.... More 

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2 Thank J Lee S
San Diego, California, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2011

Or maybe bacalao? how about some spanish favada? nestled on the corner of 7th ave and Revolution this delightful little secret used to host all the stars of Hollywood's golden age. Come enjoy some good wine with the best company and hospitality you can muster, this place is perfect after a bull fight or downtown stroll.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 7, Tijuana videos, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Norte  >  Tijuana
  • Phone Number: +52 664 684 4995

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?