traditional Mexican sope topped with refried beans, mushrooms, béchamel sauce, and a touch of chile. Another is a dish called tiradito, which consists of a fusion of yellowtail tuna sashimi and ceviche. The rib eye of Sonoran beef is cooked to perfection, served with mashed potatoes and veggies in hibiscus sauce. And for dessert? There is an entire case of pastries, including a variety of macaroons, napoleons, crème brûlée, and dessert crepes. On any given day, the pastry chef may surprise you with a chocolate tube filled with mousse made of traditional Mexican cocoa with raspberries and mint. Drop by at teatime and indulge in an ice cream cocktail. Ask for the chef’s dinner special, or a tasting menu can be enjoyed for approximately $30 U.S. per person, and includes appetizer, main course, dessert and a glass of wine. Catering offered, including delivery service, especially for weddings. Live music during Art Walk on Thursday nights. Manuel Doblado and Miguel Hidalgo, San José del Cabo, (624) 130-7864 and (624) 130- 7883, www.frenchrivieraloscabos .com. Daily 7 a.m.–10 p.m. MasterCard and Visa accepted. $$–$$$ S.A.B. Invita Bistro Time has served this restaurant well. In just a few short years, its reputation— and fantastic Italian and Mediterranean cuisine—has garnered a growing list of culinary fans. It is small in size but very big on everything that matters in a restaurant: excellent food, service, and ambience. Salads come in two sizes, chica or grande; the small portion is sufficient for two, especially if followed by a tasting of the variety of dishes such as a soufflé de primavera made with veggies, béchamel, and Parmesan, or perhaps the restaurant’s signature dish: eggplant parmigiana. If you haven’t yet tried saltimbocca, this Roman specialty may become your favorite. Finely sliced beef is sprinkled with sage and topped with a thin slice of prosciutto, sautéed in butter, then braised in white wine. Dessert 82 Los Cabos Magazine | Spring 2016 is a must: tiramisu, crème brûlée, or cannoli. Miguel Hidalgo, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-1386, www.invitabistro .com. Nightly 5 p.m.–11 p.m. Master- Card and Visa accepted. $$ S.A.B. Jack’s Bar & Grill At this fanciful Cabo San Lucas Marina favorite, the servers do not treat you like a king…they treat you like a pirate captain, one who’s used to not only incredible sights but flavors. The spot is awash in nautical memorabilia and piratical accents. Pirates aren’t pretentious, of course, so the breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus stick to popular Mexican and American dishes… but each dish is expertly executed with high-quality ingredients that imbue each dish with extra flavor. Try the Caesar salad with chicken or the Jack’s Burger topped with bacon, cheese, and caramelized onions. After the sun clears the yardarm, go with the three-cheese spaghetti, the arrachera Angus, or the Pollo Caribe. Kids will love the decor and the special children’s menu, and parents will appreciate the affordable prices. Weekly happy hour specials are offered noon to 5 p.m. daily. Marina Golden Zone, Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 145-6011, www.goldenzonecabo.com. Daily 11 a.m.–11 p.m. All major credit cards and vouchers accepted. $–$$$ C.S. John’s Place One visit to John’s Place in downtown Cabo San Lucas, and you’re all but guaranteed to become a regular. The open-air restaurant has an incredibly inviting vibe—and menu. The headliner very well may be its popular “Really Deal” dish, a $5 U.S. breakfast feast that includes three eggs, mixed fruit, potatoes, beans, toast, and tasty slices of bacon. A hearty dinner combo brings together three favorites: lobster, rib eye, and shrimp. And for a more traditional dish, opt for the huachinango (red snapper). It’s one of many great Mexican options. Another favorite is the all-you-can-eat finger-licking-good FROM LEFT: MIGUEL VENTURA; CABOPICTURES.COM; HUGO ROMÁN From left: You’ll treasure the dishes at Jack’s Bar & Grill, like this butterfly shrimp with rice and veggies; shrimp are stuffed with crab and cream cheese, then wrapped in bacon at John’s Place; the Doña Maria breakfast at La Casa de Don Juan comes with three enchiladas, finely chopped cactus leaves, and beans.
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