The original Caesar salad has been made this way for 100 years in Tijuana

The original Caesar salad, from Hotel Caesar on Avenida Revolucion in Tijuana, where it was invented. Yes, two croutons only. (Daniel Hernandez/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

TIJUANA, Mexico —The wood-paneled cart arrives at the table with an air of ceremony, pushed by a server, usually a gentleman in a white shirt, black vest and tie. On it sit all the elements required to prepare a beloved salad that was invented right here, according to the lore, at the restaurant inside the Hotel Caesar in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.