Everyday, people walk past this restaurant without the slightest idea of the history it has survived. Famous movie stars, writers, boxers, bullfighters and especially Jai Alai players ate and drank in this yesteryear hot spot. It is no coincedence that Chiki Lai is just across the street from the Jai Alai Palace, where else would those great Spanish Jai Alai players, or for that matter the famed Spanish Bullfighters go for down-home cooking?
Check out the photos along the walls and have a glimpse of Tijuana's glory days.
Favorite Dish: Paella which comes with salad, French bread and bleu cheesh is a favorite, but there are many more choices, including some unusual items.
The aroma seeping out of Chiki Jai should be enough to convince you to give it a try.
The Chiki Kai is located right across Revolucion from the Mexicoach station, and across 7th Avenue from the Jai Alai palace. No co-incidence: both Jai Alai and Chiki Kai are Basque things and go way back to the forties. The Chiki may not look like much, but don't let that fool you. They know their business and turn out excellent meals. No point in running down the menu--if you want to explore Basque cuisine, just strike out boldly. The atmosphere is homey, even with the full-blown tourist circus right outside. Provecho!