80 Los Cabos Magazine | Winter 2017 over, too, starting with a serene koi pond. A bougainvillea tree has been shaped into a bonsai dwarf sprouting blossoms of peach and white, likened to a cherry blossom. A wooden paddle wheel gives a soothing whooshing sound of water. Take advantage of cooler fall and winter temps and dine in Daikoku’s delightful Japanese garden. (On a warm summer night, you may want to opt for the air-conditioned dining room with a glass floor showcasing a Zen garden below.) We’re never able to pass up the sake when here, but there are other choices including wine, Japanese beer, and the usual cocktails. On our last visit, I chose a cool sparkling wine that went well with our teppanyaki grilled items, like rib eye and shrimp with vegetables (another popular choice is a mixture of shrimp, fish, beef, salmon, and chicken). Sides include fried rice, asparagus, mushrooms, and other delicacies. Our chef showed off acrobatic skills with knives and spatulas, shaping the fried rice just so, stacking the sliced onions into a pyramid and then filling the hole with oil and setting it on fire, a delight to us as well as other diners nearby. On other occasions, the chef’s recommendations have included a listing of nine rolls including a lettuce roll with avocado, cucumber, shrimp with Japanese horseradish, and a mixture of Japanese spices. Plaza Nautica, Blvd. Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-4038, (624) 143- 4267. Daily noon–11:30 p.m. AmEx, MasterCard, and Visa accepted. $$–$$$ S.A.B. Eco Bar The Eco Cat catamaran is a Cabo San Lucas mainstay, and its owners’ Eco Bar on the Cabo San Lucas Marina is quickly becoming a favorite of tourists and locals, too. The palapa-style restaurant and sports bar has seven flat-screen televisions for viewing NFL, NBA, NHL, boxing, and college games, and its hearty menu has plenty of options to keep you nourished through a day and night of sports viewing. Budget-friendly entrées include beef, chicken, and shrimp quesadillas; vegetarian burritos; hot wings; fish and chips; ceviche; and a kid’s menu featuring hot dogs and fries, chicken fingers, and spaghetti with meatballs. Returning from a day of fishing the abundant seas that surround Cabo San Lucas? For just $9 U.S., the capable kitchen crew will prepare your catch either blackened, grilled, fried, or in a tasty fresh seafood-sashimi style. The Eco Bar’s friendly bilingual staff is another enjoyable feature. HUGO ROMÁN El Coral endures because of a flavor-first menu featuring dishes like this seared tuna.
Los Cabos Magazine Issue 45 Winter 2017
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