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Born through a love story.

Hotel Lafayette and Bar Bachano were born through a love story between Marie Lafayette and Juan Barbachano, whose families did not approve of their love. A love so pure and so divine; with a fire so strong that it could survive all adversities.


They communicated through the letters she left for him at the hotel. In those letters, they expressed their feelings and Marie invited him to meet clandestinely in emblematic places in Tijuana and to explore the city together to make their love grow with more affection.


Misfortune struck these lovers with the death of Juan Barbachano, due to the 1977 earthquake that shook Tijuana, just as he was leaving the last letter he wrote to his beloved, which was found in the rubble before the hotel was rebuilt.



What We Love

We are lovers of good drinks, culture, art and music; we are a space where the past and the present come together to give life to what we consider an iconic bar, a space that transcends history to become part of the identity of a city, Tijuana. 


A space that tells a story and allows lovers of good drinks, culture, music and good food to enjoy a little piece of history in the heart of the most visited border in the world. 

A place that inspires elegance and sophistication, full of defined lines, sharp contours and elegant and symmetrical shapes; bright primary colors that complement an intimate space, a window to the years when Tijuana was the pinnacle of nightlife and elegance built inside a building full of history. 

We take drinks and cocktails to the next level.

Very classic but very exciting. 

The Legend

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