Baja Lobster Co. – LCM 43 Spring 2016

Seafood fans will love this casually elegant eatery, with its abundant frutos del mar, and privileged, canopied setting overlooking the fishing boats and luxurious pleasure craft of the Cabo San Lucas Marina. The lobster dishes are legion—it’s the restaurant’s middle name, after all—but there is so much more to enjoy, from afternoon oyster bar offerings to fresh catch-of-the-day platters and “you hook it, they cook it” specials. Fresh oysters on the half shell or oysters Rockefeller are the perfect way to ease into a lunchtime interlude of seafood-focused pleasures. For dinner, start with squid rings or thinly sliced salmon carpaccio, then dive into entrées like black pepper–crusted tuna medallions, salmon steak, imperial shrimp stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon, or freshly caught fish fillets marinated in soy sauce and lemon and orange juice. Lobster is the undeniable headliner, however, and the crustacean sensation stars in everything from lobster tacos to lobster bisque, lobster salad, and grilled lobster tail with garlic sauce or melted butter. Surf and turf specials are also popular, and include pairing partners like filet mignon (with lobster tail) and rib-eye steak (with grilled shrimp). Guests are invited to select their own live lobster, and visiting fish finders can bring in their fresh catch and have it cooked to order and served with fixings for only $7.50 U.S. per person. Marina Golden Zone, Cabo San Lucas Marina, (624) 145-6011, Daily 11 a.m.–11 p.m. All major credit cards and vouchers accepted. $$–$$$ C.S.