Longtime visitors will love this mariscos mecca at the Shoppes at Palmilla, which features fresh local seafood served in time-honored Baja California Sur–style preparations. Chef Ildefonso “Poncho” Avilés hails from a family with deep roots in San José del Cabo, and Blue Fish Seafood is one of the rare local restaurants that eschews regionally representative dishes from across the country in favor of traditional local favorites.
The original incarnation of Blue Fish was an intimate 10-table eatery that opened at San José del Cabo’s Plaza Península in 2011. The restaurant moved to its present location in January 2016, and the new digs are a big improvement, not only in terms of seating capacity but overall charm. A spacious patio adds alfresco ambience to an already exceptional dining experience. The service, meanwhile, remains unchanged: unfailingly warm and welcoming. Specialties range from ceviches and sashimis to aguachiles and tortilla-wrapped seafood tacos. The chef’s most beloved dish is a sea bass ceviche with fresh mango. The Shoppes at Palmilla, km 27.5 on the tourist corridor, San José del Cabo, (624) 172-6652, www.bluefishcabo.com. Daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m. All major credit cards accepted. $–$$
Contact page in Los Cabos Guide: www.loscabosguide.com/bluefishcaboseafood