23 June 2017
You can find everything from standard fare to fine dining in Los Cabos. Seafood is their specialty and it is fresh. You can enjoy halibut (lenguado), yellowtail (jurel), mahimahi (dorado), sea bass (cabrilla), marlin and wahoo. Especially good are local shrimp, octopus and lobster. The way the locals like to prepare fish is by grilling over a fire made of mesquite wood, creating a very tasty dish. However fish tacos (tacos de pescado) is still the most popular item on the menu.
This restaurant has one of the most spectacular views from in all of Cabo San Lucas, located at the top of a bluff inside the Capella Pedregal Hotel. Chef Yvan Mucharraz’s menu offers a selection of meat dishes but mostly “fresh fish market” seafood with the “catch of the day” taking center stage. Every entrée comes with a sampling of three different appetizers, which might include crab and chipotle soup or perhaps tuna ceviche. Your entrée will also come with two side dishes from a range that includes grilled corn, cilantro-infused rice and asparagus.
Fish and meat dishes are cooked on a flat grill, with just a dollop of butter and fine herbs for seasoning. The resulting meal is so scrumptious that you don’t even need to add the accompanying sauces. It may be a bit of a challenge, but if you can possibly save room the desserts are to die for. You just must try the Mexican doughnuts. But the evening isn’t over yet because you’ll certainly want to enjoy an after-dinner beverage while gazing out on the magnificent view.
Address: Capella Pedregal Hotel, Camino Del Mar 1, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, 23455, Mexico
In business since 1960, La Guerrerense has become widely known for its cuisine. Anthony Bourdain has even featured the restaurant on his television show No Reservation, seen around the world. You can see the crowds lining up just to observe all the cooks at work shucking oysters, opening up clams, and scooping the freshest of fish into huge clamshells and on top of tostadas. You’ll first select your meal from the day’s fresh catch, maybe clams, shrimp, lobster, uni or octopus and then wait by the side while they prepare your dish. The owners are Sabina and Luis Eduardo Oviedo and definitely a must when you visit Ensenada.
Address: Corner of Alvarado and Calle Primera, Ensenada, Baja California Norte, 22800, Mexico
This is a fine dining establishment located in the luxurious Esperanza Resort. Originally from Argentina, chef Gonzalo Cerda has certainly left his mark on the local food scene. The winning formula comes from using just the daily market ingredients while focusing on basic seafood while making a spectacular presentation. Cerda using seafood has reinterpreted classic menu items, like tortilla soup. His sea scallops come with a sauce made of foie gras, and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention his spinach ravioli stuffed with Parmesan and ricotta cheeses along with corn.
You will dine beneath a thatched-roof palapa, which overlooks the Pacific, but for a true experience choose a table situated on the cliffs to feel the spray from the waves crashing right in front of you. When finished dining, you can retreat to The Lounge to enjoy a nightcap, a cigar or some fine Mexican tequila.
Address: Highway 1, KM 7, at Esperanza Resort, The Corridor, Baja California Sur, 23410, Mexico
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