Café Canela – LCM 42 Winter 2016

Canela_3Nov2015_MV_10What a revelation! I only recently discovered Café Canela in downtown Cabo San Lucas, but mouthwatering dishes like the grilled teriyaki fish have quickly made a fan out of me. (The entrée includes white rice and vegetables.) The quiet downtown spot—located across the street from CaboWabo and the Giggling Marlin—is a sister restaurant to Cabo San Lucas restaurants Mi Casa and Peacocks and San José del Cabo favorites La Panga Antigua and Mi Casa San José. It serves healthy and delicious breakfasts every day, with price that won’t break the bank—or even make a dent. Popular options on the breakfast menu include fresh fruit with yogurt and granola, pancakes with fresh fruit, toasted bagel with cream cheese, various omelets, classic Mexican chilaquiles, and egg wraps. Return for lunch, and you’ll find a diverse menu that offers everything Italian panini to Middle Eastern pita sandwiches, and Mexican fish tacos and burritos. Come dinnertime, I highly recommend the teriyaki grilled fish, along with the restaurant’s chicken enchiladas: Four come packed on a plate and smothered in red sauce. Café Canela’sarrachera steak is another menu highlight that is worth your attention, as are any of the pasta options. Cabo San Lucas Marina Boulevard, Plaza del Sol, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-7577, Daily 8 a.m.–11 p.m. AmEx, MasterCard, and Visa accepted. $–$$ F.R.