Martin San Roman announces new Valle restaurant at Dobson’s 6/26

SAN DIEGO – On Thursday, June 26th, acclaimed Mexican chef Martin San Roman will announce the opening of his new restaurant, La Terrasse San Roman at AlXimia in the Valle de Guadalupe, scheduled for early July. The announcement will be made during the premier Baja Wine Night Series at Dobson’s Bar & Restaurant in downtown San Diego, which will feature a multi-course pairing of Chef San Roman’s Baja Provençale Cuisine with exceptional wines from the Valle de Guadalupe.

La Terrasse San Roman will be located at AlXimia winery and will offer premier destination dining in the beautiful and verdant Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California’s wine-producing region. The restaurant will offer outdoor dining from Wednesday-Sunday on their terrace (and breakfast Saturday & Sunday) with a sweeping view of the Valle’s mountains and vineyards. La Terrasse San Roman will welcome wedding and private parties, and will conduct regular cooking classes and other events at the restaurant throughout the year.

Chef Martin San Roman, La Terrasse San Roman, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico

La Terrasse San Roman features Baja Provençale Cuisine

La Terrasse San Roman will specialize in Baja Provençale cuisine, which applies traditional rural French recipes and preparation methods to largely locally-sourced ingredients from the bounty of Baja. Chef San Roman’s menu will feature regional organic produce, local and imported cheeses, woodfired pizza, raclette, fresh local seafood, steaks from Sonora and the famous PASTEL DE CREPAS, creation of Chef San Roman since 1987.

Chef Martin San Roman, La Terrasse San Roman, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico

Chef San Roman’s famous Pastel de Crepas. Photo:

This combination creates a new regional cuisine for Baja California that is steeped in French and local traditions, rich and varied in flavor, and respectful of local ingredients and their producers. AlXimia’s award-winning wines will also be available to pair with Chef San Roman’s Baja Provençale menu. Breakfast items will include Birria de Chivo (a favorite of El Gringo’s), chilaquiles and Beef with Pulque (a perfect hangover cure, apparently, for those who may have enjoyed one too many of the Valle’s best wines the night before).

La Terrasse San Roman, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico

La Terrasse San Roman in the Valle de Guadalupe will specialize in Baja Provençale Cuisine.

AlXimia, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico

La Terrasse San Roman is located at and and will feature award-winning wines from AlXimia.

Chef Martin San Roman brings to La Terrasse San Roman a vast array of international culinary experience and culinary creativity. Born in Mexico City, San Roman graduated from L’Ecole Lenôtre in Paris, France. His experience in Fauchon and Le Meridien Hotels in Paris, the London Hilton and the San Diego Westgate led him to his role as chef owner of Tour de France and Rincon San Roman, both in Tijuana, Mexico. His cooking show with the Televisa Network ran for eight years with a strong following on both sides of the U.S. – Mexico border. San Roman has traveled the world representing Mexican classic and modern cuisine and has received more than 250 awards from 12 different countries.

Chef San Roman is a member of Mexico’s Vatel Club; Academie Culinaire de France; Societe des Cuisiniers de Paris, and the American Culinary Federation, he was spokesperson for Tijuana Inovadora 2012, and he is a Chef Consultant for Restaurante Parilla Argentina El Diego in Monterrey and Mexico City. Chef San Roman is also consulting chef for Dobson’s, Hotel Boutique Casa Fernanda in Tepoztlán, Mexico and Whole Foods Markets in San Diego. Chef Martin San Roman brings a refreshing fusion approach to La Terrasse’s Baja Provençale cuisine.

Chef Martin San Roman & Baja Secretary of Tourism Tintos Funcke

Chef Martin San Roman & former Baja Secretary of Tourism Tintos Funcke.

The premier Baja Wine Nights Series at Dobson’s on June 26th will feature wines from AlXimia, as well as Valle de Guadalupe producers Paolini’s Wines, Monte Xanic and Cavas Valmar. Cost of the meal and event is $80 (all inclusive) and can be purchased online at Dobson’s is a landmark in San Diego and has been one of the city’s favorites since the 1980’s. The premier Baja Wine Nights promises to be mouthwateringly good and offer an excellent introduction to Chef San Roman’s Baja Provençal cuisine and the wines of the Valle de Gudalupe. El Gringo will be in attendance, and I hope to see you there!

Your Gringo in Mexico,

La Terrasse San Roman is located at AlXimia Winery in the Valle de Guadalupe, just northeast of Ensenada at Km.3, the tiger country road (next ranch El Parral) Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico. CP 22766. Once the restaurant has opened in early July, reservations and inquiries can be made by calling +52 646-1967803. Website coming soon. Visit La Terrasse San Roman’s Facebook page at for grand opening announcements.


About W. Scott Koenig

San Diego based culture, food and travel journalist W. Scott Koenig has explored Mexico and Baja California for over two decades. He founded in 2012. The website has since become an invaluable source of information on the burgeoning food and culture scene in Baja California, as well as the wider scene throughout Mexico. Koenig writes regular columns for and DiningOut San Diego and is the FoodieHub Food Expert for Tijuana and the Valle de Guadalupe. Through, Koenig curates tours throughout Baja California. Clients include chefs, food writers, educators, broadcasters, and even a Pulitzer prize winning journalist. Koenig is also the owner of Koenig Creative LLC in San Diego, California, an award winning graphic design agency.
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