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History About How Baja Med Happened

Gypsy Jan Mar 14, 2014 11:25 AM

Martin San Roman

From The LA Times, date 2002.:


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    DoctorChow RE: Gypsy Jan Mar 14, 2014 11:50 AM

    Very interesting. As it happens, on our way back from Romesco yesterday, our friend (who still has family in TJ and ran a cross-border restaurant and wine tour business for a number of years) was telling us some similar history. The stories, as she told them, included a good bit of intrigue.

    1. foodiechick RE: Gypsy Jan Mar 14, 2014 11:52 AM

      Interesting, with the recent explosion of Baja Med cuisine, I have never heard his name mentioned. Haven't heard of his restaurant either. Dining Diva?

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        El Chevere RE: foodiechick Mar 14, 2014 04:12 PM

        never heard of it either.

        I have heard that Javier Plascencia has his sights on a building in Little Italy, or thereabouts....anybody heard anything similar or can you shed additional light on this matter??

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          DiningDiva RE: foodiechick Mar 14, 2014 04:30 PM

          Yep. I even have his cook book :-)

          Rincon San Ramon was actually just south of Playas. I want to say it was in the Real del Mar development, but I'm not sure that's right.

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            Gypsy Jan RE: DiningDiva Mar 14, 2014 05:27 PM

            Yes it was and he was always complaining to us about the "cheap people" from the San Antonio del Mar development across the highway who wanted "All You Can Eat" options.

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              DoctorChow RE: DiningDiva Mar 14, 2014 07:29 PM

              A very nice restaurant. I was there just once, back in '05 or '06, for a birthday celebration. I recall that the octopus was great and they had a wonderful, fresh strawberry Mexican salsa. (Sounds weird, but it was memorable.)

              Can't recall if that's where I first had huazontles, but it was either there or at La Fonda Roberto's.

              Is Rincon San Ramon gone now?

          2. Gypsy Jan RE: Gypsy Jan Mar 14, 2014 01:38 PM

            My last search today says that Martin San Roman is associated with Dobson's.

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