With its combination of Cantonese and hot-and-spicy Szechuan cuisine, Chins has made an outstanding impression in Los Cabos, especially with those seeking delicious Chinese fare in a simple yet sleek and sophisticated environment. Chef Paul Zamudio uses mild seasonings so that each finished dish is well balanced and the flavors are not overwhelmed. Various levels of heat can always be added. The result is a stunning feast for the eyes as well as for the palate, and each dish is worthy of a photo.
The dining menu has categories that include steamed, grilled, sizzled and noodled. From egg rolls to Beijing-style Peking duck served in a crepe (Chins requests 24-hour notice if you’ll be ordering this dish), you will find all the traditional dishes you love. These include such dishes as mu shu pork, orange chicken in a red chile orange sauce, house-made chow mein noodles with barbecued pork, and steamed crab wontons, plus new innovations such as sweet-and-sour fried octopus or walnut shrimp in a special house sauce.
Each selection is cooked to order with incredibly fresh ingredients. A beverage menu features an extensive wine and sake selection, plus specialty martinis and mai tais. The house margarita is made with passion fruit and a bit of chile for just the right bite. Sumptuous desserts include a warm chocolate cake with ice cream or five-spice panna cotta. Enjoy indoor service or alfresco dining overlooking the Sea of Cortés. Be sure to rub Buddha’s tummy on the way out for wishes to come true. Shoppes at Palmilla, km 27.5 on the tourist corridor, San José del Cabo, (624) 144-6060, www.chinscabo.com. Daily 1:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. AmEx, MasterCard, and Visa accepted. $$–$$$
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