Animalón returns for dinner series under 100-year-old oak tree


This dinner series takes al fresco to new heights. Staged under a 100-year-old oak tree surrounded by rows of lush grape vines, Animalón is a destination pop-up event that’s not to be missed.

Taking place at celebrity chef Javier Plascencia’s Finca Altozano property in Baja California’s Valley de Guadalupe, there are two ways to dine at this event. Choose from the eight course fixed dinner ($75) with optional wine pairings ($35), or browse the a la carte plates that range from $10-35 each.

“The Animalón experience is the definition of my cuisine,” states chef Plascencia on the pop-up dinner’s website. “Using only Baja ingredients, my mission is to pay homage to local producers, and the lifestyle of Baja.”

This year, Los Angeles-native chef Oscar Torres joins Plascencia to create globally influenced cuisine inspired by Mediterranean, ‘Franco-Afrique,’ Indian and Southeast Asian foods.

After originally planning for a March 3 launch, rain in the forecast now has the dinner series kicking off on March 10 and continuing Thursday through Sunday each week through the summer. There are two seatings per night at 5 and 8 p.m.

Reservations can be made at or by calling +52.646.156.8045.

Finca Altozano, Carretera Tecate - Ensenada Km 83, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California,