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Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico
Sun-Mon: 1:00pm – 9:30pm. Wed-Thurs: 1:00pm – 9:30pm. Fri-Sat: 1:00pm – 10:30pmView More Details
As a native Californian, there was no question for me on the food and style that I wanted to present to my guests for their enjoyment at my restaurant. Leading up to my restaurant’s opening, I found the term “California Cuisine” was confusing to many whereas Mexican, Chinese or French gave them an illusionary reference to a menu. California style is welcoming and it’s food and wine follow that distinction with simplicity and freshness.
California’s History and Geography shows us the vast Spanish and Mexican influence in the south, Chinese and Asian influence from the north and in more recent decades, a Middle Eastern presence in the middle of the state. It is no surprise that California is the most populous and ethnically diverse state in the nation today. The Popular new cooking term “fusion” really originated in California when the various ethnic cooking styles blended together.
During the early years when settlers migrated west to California, they brought with them food traditions from their native homelands. More importantly, they brought the seeds to grow favored fruits and vegetables from all over the world. These gifted seeds were in large part the new state of California’s great fortune.
Since California’s perfect climate extends a longer growing season than any other region of North America, it is no surprise that California is the nation’s largest agricultural producer claiming more than 95% of the production for such crops as Artichokes, Garlic, Almonds, Avocados, Dates, Figs, Olives, Pistachios, Persimmons, Kiwi Fruit, Raisins and Walnuts as well as dairy and livestock commodities.
California Cuisine is very ingredient driven and utilizes only the freshest of products. Unlike other cuisines that use a variety of fats to flavor the food, California cuisine’s simplistic approach allows the natural goodness of the food to be enjoyed alone or layered.
California Cuisine can also be considered a healthier alternative to other cooking styles because in principle it rejects the use of manufactured foods and relies mainly on fats from plants, seeds and nuts as well as lean protein sources.
California has long been known and respected as a producer of fine wines so it is no surprise that wines are a key ingredient to California Cuisine. If you have ever experienced a wine tasting you will recall that varieties of fruits, vegetables and nuts are some of the characteristic traits referred to for distinction among varietal grapes and blends. This is the principal that California cuisine follows when it marries food and wine. It is a simplistic blending or contrasting of nature’s bounty of food and beverage. To enhance the California dining experience, Susanna’s specially pairs the wines of Baja California on it’s menu to each selection. For some crazy reason, it is still rare to find an extensive wine list dedicated to the local Vineros in Baja. We are very excited to be a contributing force to that change. Viva Vino!
Susanna’s is a truly international restaurant, sporting an influence from Mexican, Asian, Spanish, and Middle Eastern cultures. Using fresh products straight from California, Susanna`s is a quaint gathering place where family and friends can experience fresh and unique rich flavor.
01 661 613 2046
Carrertera Tijuana-Ensenada Km 40.5 22710 Rosarito
Wednesday to Sunday from 4:00 - 10:00View More Details
Best pizza dining experience in Baja California. This goal guides all that we do, from our handcrafted pizzas, made with Italian flour and the finest toppings, to our unique handmade salads, made-from-scratch desserts and our selection of beers and wines.
Come visit us and see how good real pizza baked in a wood-fired oven can be. Many of our guests say our pizza is the best they ever had, we hope you will say the same.