Mexicali

innovation

The Innovative Chinese Food Coming Out of a Mexican Border Town

Step inside one of the 350 Mexican restaurants in Mexicali on the US-Mexico border, and you've entered into a place with a cuisine like nowhere else, where Cantonese cooking blends with Mexican ingredients for an inimitable experience.
Adam Elder
4.26.17
Premieres

Silent Are Making Some Goddamn Angry Noise

The band's new album 'A Century of Abuse' puts a Mexicali punk spin on classic postpunk.
Zachary Lipez
10.27.16
Recipe

Mexicali-Style Carne Asada Recipe

This marinade is so good, you'll be marinating everything you can with it.
Esdras Ochoa
7.11.16
Travel

Inside the Basement Tunnels Where Mexicali's Chinese Immigrants Once Lived

La Chinesca is made up of a series of underground tunnels beneath Mexicali, where Chinese immigrants lived for half a century.
Erin Lee Holland
5.11.16
VICELAND

Watch Eddie Explore Mexicali's Hidden Tunnels in a Deleted Scene from ‘Huang’s World’

Eddie Huang is coming back to the small screen on April 28, and here's another sneak peek of what’s to come on his VICELAND series.
Munchies Staff
3.31.16
daily vice

Get Your Dose of MUNCHIES on the Latest Daily VICE

Today on Daily VICE, our editor-in-chief Helen Hollyman discusses a story about Mexicali, a Mexican border town that has more than 300 Chinese restaurants and a unique style of cuisine combining traditional south-of-the-border fare with Cantonese...
Munchies Staff
12.17.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Some Guy Tried to Smuggle Drugs Across the US-Mexico Border Through an Underwater Tunnel

After Evelio Padilla-Zepeda washed up across the boarder near a canal in Southern California, authorities unearthed the 150-foot-long tunnel and 55 pounds of coke.
River Donaghey
8.20.15
americas

Severed Heads Found in Tijuana Might Signal a Renewed Cartel Turf War

The five beheading victims coincide with narco-messages hung in public that suggest the Jalisco New Generation cartel is pushing north, challenging the hold of the Sinaloa cartel on the border.
Andrea Noel
5.27.15
americas

Baja California Celebrates First Same-Sex Marriage, Despite Earlier Claims of 'Insanity' Against Couple

A week ago, local officials in Mexicali said the couple known as "the Victors" were too "crazy" to get married. Now, the doors are open in Baja's other major city, Tijuana, for same-sex couples to wed.
Andrea Noel
1.20.15
americas

Male Couple Told They're 'Insane,' Can't Wed in Baja California, Mexico

The "Victors," as the Baja couple are known, have the backing of Mexico's Supreme Court to tie the knot, but a city-appointed marriage counselor in Mexicali denied their request, claiming the men suffer from "insanity."
Joey Muñoz
1.17.15
Los Angeles

Chef's Night Out: Mexicali Taco & Co.

Take one bite of Mexicali Taco & Co.'s shrimp tacos or the carne asada Vampiro and you are transported to a new level of tacqueria consciousness where there is no going back to greasy meat and subpar tortillas.
Munchies Staff
7.5.13