Taste of Baja

La Galeria Restaurant located in the Marina of Cabo San Lucas serves local style food so, we ordered the special, which was filet mignon, lobster, sea bass and shrimp with vegetables. Our chef prepped the shrimp at the table and shared the recipe as he cooked; using chunks of butter, lots of garlic, chili’s  and tequila. I love the use of tequila as a seasoning to enhance flavors or as an afternoon sip.

The seasonal menu at Flora Farms is about handmade food from ingredients grown at the farms. This freshly made burrata with tomato, herb vinaigrette and arugula was absolutely delicious, made with cheese curds from fresh milk.

Their edible flowers and herbs are grown in areas tucked around the restaurant. And, the band played at bit of rhythm and blues to country music in a most creative style.

I ate chips and salsa every single day while in Mexico, and still couldn’t get enough to eat. On our first day at The Cape Hotel they served “roasted tomato salsa” with homemade tortilla’s and guacamole with queso fresco and jalapenos that almost had me calling room-service for more. Our waiter at the pool shared the ingredients for this salsa so, will definitely be making a vat this weekend, and will post the recipe.

Enjoy the flavors,
Kathleen

Todos Santos

Todos Santos is a 50 minute drive from Cabo San Lucas, and a less crowded way to explore the Baja Coast. The Trans-peninsular Highway {Federal Highway 1} goes from Baja Sur in the south to Tijuana in the north, and the best thing since our last visit is the roadway has been enlarged, it is now a four lane highway. When there are goats, cows, and horses crossing a street at any given moment, you feel a bit more secure knowing you can see the critters before they run across a busy highway.

Street vendors in front of Misión de Santa Rosa de Todos los Santos.

Todos Santos is a small coastal town in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains. There are many shops of handcrafted items and art galleries that feature landscape paintings and sculptures of the local scene. Hotels, restored colonial buildings and restaurants give the town a unique look. The Hotel California is a popular spot to stay and to eat, but we prefer the ambiance and food at Tequila Sunrise across the street.

Calle Benito Juárez 9, Centro, 23880 Ejido del Centro, B.C.S., Mexico

Lunch was “Shrimps Chiles Rellenos” and “Chicken Mole” with several of their Margarita’s made with Agave Tequila, Orange Liqueur, Damiana Liqueur and key limes…..YES!!!

After lunch we shopped for jewelry across the street, and the merchant shared his tequila with us “Orendain Crema de Almendrado Liqueur, Mexico”, which was a deliciously smooth almond liqueur; with notes of tequila and almond. Served cold on such a hot day was very elegant.

Travel stylishly,
Kathleen