Lobster, the king of all seafood, gets its due at this scenic seaside eatery. The butter-drizzled crustaceans are served up under an elegant white canopy on the boardwalk promenade that rings the Cabo San Lucas Marina. In Baja Lobster during dinner hours, one can watch the fishing boats bringing back the day’s catch or enjoy the sun setting over the luxury villas that dot the hillside as a guitarist strums romantic ballads.
Grilled lobster with truffle mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables and a surf and turf platter with lobster tail and filet mignon are the house specialties. But there are no bad options. Sample the superb aguachile de callo, a San Carlos-style mix of fresh scallops with vegetables and spices. Or savor traditional pleasures like oysters on the half shell or oysters Rockefeller. The most decadent move, however, is to go crustacean crazy: an appetizer of lobster tacos followed by lobster salad and lobster tail.
Pairing options are available by the glass or bottle from the generous, internationally representative wine list. Tip: Pair the lobster tail with the house chardonnay, the filet mignon with the excellent Malbec–cabernet sauvignon blend from Baja California’s Valle de Guadalupe. Don’t panic if you see flames. That’s simply your server putting the finishing touches on your bananas and strawberry flambé. Marina Golden Zone, Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 145-6011, www.goldenzonecabo.com. Daily noon–11 p.m. (Kitchen closes at 10:30 p.m.) All major credit cards and vouchers accepted. $$–$$$
Contact page in Los Cabos Guide: www.loscabosguide.com/bajalobster