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Los Cabos Magazine Issue 45 Winter 2017

From left: Discover authentic Baja flavors at Blue Fish Cabo Seafood; the Cabo Wabo kitchen is a revelation. 72 Los Cabos Magazine | Winter 2017 FROM LEFT: MIGUEL VENTURA; EDDIE GUZMÁN 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. $–$$ C.S. Cabo Wabo The emergence of Cabo San Lucas as a world-class travel destination is closely tied to the opening of Cabo Wabo— Sammy Hagar’s iconic nightclub and restaurant—in 1990. Back then, as the Cabo Wabo website points out, “Cabo San Lucas was pretty small for such an elaborate nightclub. Later, when this town at the tip of Baja California grew into the prominent vacation destination that it is today, it seemed as if Hagar had looked into a crystal ball. The truth is that the concept was evolutionary and the reality of what it has become is based on small steps, a lot of mistakes, a few good people and tons of luck.” That success is also due a winning menu and a variety of options for visitors to enjoy. The open patio bar serves beverages and snacks, while the upper terrace features dishes for lunch such as the famous lobster tacos or the Waburrito, a huge burrito stuffed with chicken, tomatoes, and cheese. Dinner appetizers include pan-seared sea scallops with Cabo Wabo tequila reposado That’s simply your server putting the finishing touches on your bananas and strawberry flambé. Marina Golden Zone, Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 145-6011, www.gol denzonecabo.com. Daily noon–11 p.m. (Kitchen closes at 10:30 p.m.) All major credit cards and vouchers accepted. $$–$$$ C.S. Blue Fish Cabo Seafood 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


Los Cabos Magazine Issue 45 Winter 2017
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