The most densely nutritious foods in the world are said to be shellfish and organ meats. But no one goes to the Oyster Bar because they think it’s a health food mecca (although it is). They go because it features an incredible selection of fresh local seafood, as well as an elegantly shaded, picturesque alfresco dining area that overlooks the fishing boats and luxury yachts in the Cabo San Lucas Marina. As befitting the lunchtime iteration of the Baja Lobster Co., red-clawed crustaceans headline the menu offerings, most notably in delicious lobster tacos drizzled in a traditional Thermidor.
Tip: For a bit of extra spice, ask to try chef César Enrique Gómez Flores’s special habanero sauce. Other shellfish highlights include oysters Rockefeller, an Acapulco-style shrimp cocktail, oysters on the half shell, San Carlos-syle scallops, and that distinctive Baja California Sur specialty item, chocolate clams.
The ultimate option, however, is an El Patrón platter featuring a dozen each of oysters, shrimp, clams, and mussels. White wines are the preferred pairing for shellfish, and the Oyster Bar menu includes an international selection of premium wine selections by the glass or bottle. For dessert, dig into decadent slices or cheesecake or caramel flan, or share a bananas and strawberry flambé for two. Marina Golden Zone, Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 145-6011, www.goldenzonecabo.com. Daily noon–6 p.m. All major credit cards and vouchers accepted. $$ C.S.
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