Alcaravea Gourmet – LCM 42 Winter 2016

For decades, people have flocked to Cabo San Lucas for its seemingly endless beaches and world-famous nightlife. But more and more, restaurants like Alcaravea Gourmet are inspiring a whole new group of travelers to make the trek. Foodies have fallen in love with chef-owner Enrique Diaz’s charming Mediterranean restaurant. The French-influenced Champiñones a la Provenzal starter (mushrooms stuffed with dried tomatoes, Parmesan, olives, artichoke hearts, and a touch of béchamel sauce) is a favorite. Entrées include salad and pasta courses, so you can enjoy a Caprese or carbonara before digging into the catch of the day “a la Siciliana” in a lemon sauce with tapenade, shallots, and roasted eggplant or the Filete Mignon a la Marzala, topped with mushroom and marsala sauce. In addition to dinner, Alcaravea Gourmet offers one of the best lunch specials in Los Cabos: soup or salad, an entrée with pasta or veggies, as well as a dessert and drink, all for $10 U.S. The specials menu changes daily and is available from noon until 4:30 p.m. Avenida 16 de Septiembre and Ignacio Zaragoza, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-3730, Mon.–Sat. noon–11 p.m. All major credit cards and vouchers accepted. $–$$$ C.S.