The sunny beach resort towns of Los Cabos, Mexico are known for a single culinary specialty: the Baja-style taco. But as much as we love Taco Tuesday, even the best tortilla dishes can get tiresome seven days a week, so the resort area’s top restauranteurs are stepping up their game with creative menu and gourmet dining twists fit for foodies.
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La Cava Wine Cellar — Las Ventanas Al Paraiso
Rosewood Resort’s newly reopened Las Ventanas Al Paraiso is the crown jewel of Los Cabos’ prestigious five-star resorts, and the choice dining spot of the property’s four excellent options is the La Cava private dining room. Set in a beautiful wine cellar, La Cava is one of Mexico’s most intimate and exclusive settings for private parties of 14 or less. Enjoy an epicurean feast seated in a magnificently-decorated room, surrounded by thousands of bottles of fine wines. Charming Executive Chef Fabrice Guisset and Executive Sous Chef Gustavo Pinet create a personalized menu and prepare an epicurean feast, complemented with skilled wine pairings by the sommelier.
La Cava also features weekly "Gourmet Table" degustation dinners for up to 14 guests. The special five-course tasting menu showcases the unique flavors of Mexico with local seafood and produce. Each course is paired with Mexican wines from Baja, as well as Californian and international wine.
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Ceviche & Champagne Experience — Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort
Located along the exclusive white sand beaches of Playa Solmar in Cabo San Lucas and named after the founder of Solmar Hotels & Resorts, Don Luis Restaurant at Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa is serving new offerings for foodies including a Ceviche & Champagne Experience. On the oceanfront terrace, guests can enjoy fresh Baja, Acapulco and Peruvian-styled ceviche prepared tableside, and featuring sea bass, salmon, octopus, scallop, tuna and even vegetable varieties. Fresh seafood cocktails, sashimi and sushi is also available, and every menu item is accompanied by a recommended wine or Champagne pairing.
"We are pleased to offer our guests the chance to indulge in some of the freshest seafood available in the area." said Ricardo Orozco, Managing Director of the all-suite Solmar Hotels & Resorts. "We're always looking for new ways to enhance our guests' experience.”
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International Dining at The Golden Zone — Hacienda Encantada Resort & Spa
Eventually, every tourist in Los Cabos craves something besides tacos and fresh-from-the-sea Mexican food. And once in a while it’s nice to get out of your luxury resort to see what downtown Cabo San Lucas has to offer. Mexico Grand Hotels came up with a smart solution with their “Dine Out All-Inclusive Plan” that encourages guests to experience fine dining on site at four hotel restaurants, as well as the five of the best restaurants along the Marina boardwalk in the Golden Zone.
Unlike traditional all-inclusive resorts, the “Dine Out” concept includes five of the best restaurants in the heart of the Marina Golden Zone. Hotel guests can explore the entertaining downtown area and dine on Italian, Japanese, French, American, or Mexican cuisine. At Presto, Chef Roberto Macciadri features classic Italian fare in a modern bistro atmosphere. At Baja Lobster Co., guests can opt for lobster, steaks, and the catch of the day while seated on the cantilevered deck-bar, watching fishing boats and yachts come and go. Imomo is simply the best sushi bar in a town known for its great fish. And for a bit of everything, Jack’s Bar & Grill serves up an eclectic menu from Europe, the US and Mexico.
The diamond of Mexico Grand Hotels, Hacienta Encantada is perched on the cliffs of Millionaire’s Row, above the Sea of Cortez. With stunning ocean and city lights view, it features several restaurants including Los Riscos, specializing in mesquite grill on a romantic sea-side terrace; La Trajinera, for contemporary Mexican cuisine; and the El Eden Tequila & Taco bar. Adding to the hotel dining options is Hacienda Encantada’s sister hotel, the Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa, which has on-site La Palapa for alfresco dining overlooking the Cabo San Lucas marina.