From left: The rodizio offerings at Madeira Bistro include lamb; the hearty burger at Mango Cantina comes topped with cheddar and served with french fries; María Corona is known for its traditional dishes, like mole poblano. Mango Cantina Few restaurants have a clientele so loyal as Mango Cantina’s. This Cabo San Lucas Marina favorite has a lot of offer. It’s a sports-loving, family-friendly, and exceedingly amiable restaurant and bar with inviting views of the marina and a menu that begs for you to explore it. Here you’ll find all the pub favorites of your favorite bar back home as well as exceptional Mexican cuisine. Its Mexican sampler is formidable: a choice of cheese or shrimp chile relleno, Angus flank steak, a side of rice and beans, two small cheese or chicken enchiladas, corn or flour tortillas, fresh guacamole, and two slices of cheese quesadilla— all priced at a modest $16 U.S. Add its all-day, everyday two-for-one beer specials, and the combination makes for a gastronomically satisfying dinner. Mango Cantina’s spectacular panoramic views of the marina yachts and boats allow patrons to enjoy an outstanding dinner evening any day of the week. The 16 HD plasma screens are the perfect fit for every sports fan. Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-3012, www.mango cantina.com. Daily 8 a.m.–midnight. MasterCard, Visa, and vouchers accepted. $–$$$ F.R Mango Deck Come springtime, there’s no place more popular than Médano Beach and, more specifically, the hugely popular beach club and restaurant Mango Deck. This is party central all year round, but most especially come spring break season. Come early for breakfast options that include hearty American-style favorites (the Two- Two-Two-Two is a must) as well as traditional Mexican fare. The spicy chilaquiles breakfast is a surefire hangover cure. During the day and even into the evening, you can enjoy a wide array of dishes. We’re partial to the chocolate clams (a delicacy named for their color, not their 88 Los Cabos Magazine | Spring 2016 From Left: Raynnier Gallegos; Eddie Guzmán; francisco estrada flavor) as well as the other traditional Mexican dishes. The sushi menu is a revelation. And, of course, Mango Deck is known for its all-day two-for-one happy hour specials. Make sure to ask for details when you arrive. And, of course, you can visit any day to explore and enjoy Mango Deck’s regular menu and weekend all-youcan eat buffets. Médano Beach, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 144-4919, www.mangodeck.com. Daily 8 a.m.–11 p.m. MasterCard and Visa accepted. $–$$$. A.A. María Corona We have a weakness for traditional Mexican flavors, and few restaurants do traditional Mexican as well as María Corona. Every bite is a celebration. And now María Corona has introduced a weekly Fiesta Mexicana on Tuesday nights. The restaurant’s dining hall and romantic courtyard dining area—colorfully lit with paper lanterns—are perfect backdrops for the rich menu, especially when paired with live music from contemporary balladeers Los Principes. Specialties are made from recipes passed down by the owner’s grandmother—for whom María Corona was named—using only the most traditional and time-tested methods. The tortillas are hand rolled, the salsas are prepared in stone molcajetes, and the guacamole is prepared fresh at your table. Even the moles are made from scratch, from the toasting of the chiles to the grinding of almonds on traditional stone metates. There’s a new drink on the menu, too, that’s a must try. The Doña María margarita contains mezcal, jamaica, granada, and blueberries. María Corona is open for lunch and dinner, and there’s a Sunday brunch with a buffet of close to 20 traditional dishes 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Calle 16 de Septiembre, between Morelos and Leona Vicario, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-1111, www.mariacoronarestaurant.com. Mon.–Sat. noon–11 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–11 p.m. AmEx, MasterCard, Visa, and vouchers accepted. $-$$$ C.S.
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