La Garita, authentic Mexican flavors & ambiance a few yards from Otay’s international border crossing



The mariachi, equipales, leather ornaments, and, of course, the authentic Mexican flavors in abundant portions completed by a cold beer, a margarita, or café de olla, are only 150 yards from Otay’s border crossing in La Garita.

If you arrive driving, there is a big parking lot so you can forget about traffic and get in the Mexican mood immediately. If you come from the United States and prefer to walk across, have a blast, and come back, just ask a member of our staff to pick you up and return you with a full belly and a happy heart.

Rincón Canela satisfies your Mexican cravings

La Garita is a venue that joins two great options for your family and friends. At Rincón Canela, the restaurant, you can enjoy an extensive Mexican menu of snacks, tacos, traditional caldos, cuts, and a variety of cocktails to get into the traditional Mexican mood & the rhythm of mariachi and our popular music.

If you are looking into watching the game, the fights, or any other special sporting event with your friends, La Quinta Chingada is the sports bar that has great mixology, the coldest draft beer while still being able to indulge in snacks and dishes from Rincón Canela.

Kick back, relax and enjoy the authentic Mexican dishes from all around the country at La Garita while others are in line to cross to the US. Oh, and don't miss all the festivities in September! Join the celebration of our independence with live mariachi, special dishes, and much more.

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