The Cabo San Lucas restaurant scene is full of unexpected finds, and you can count Los Barriles chief among them. The downtown spot is known for its eclectic Asian menu—with everything from ancestral recipes to forward-thinking fusion–but you can also enjoy budget-friendly breakfasts and many Mexican favorites. Appetizers include a show-stopping molcajete filled with melted Oaxacan cheese and chorizo then flamed with tequila as well as the signature Barriles Sevichimi: thin slices of tuna seasoned with soy sauce, lemon, and sesame oil and served with julienned onion, coriander leaves, garlic aioli, and guacamole.
The house specialty is a Korean barbecue prepared for two people; it features shrimp, scallops, filet mignon, lobster, and chicken served with an assortment of sauces, grilled veggies, and salads. Many entrées are prepared at your table; those include the catch of the day, which might be sea bass, tuna, or red snapper. Lobster and shrimp are featured in a variety of ways; you can choose the style of preparation and sauce. Miguel Hidalgo, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-1619, www.los-barriles-cabo.com/en. Daily 7 a.m.–11 p.m. All major credit cards and vouchers accepted. $–$$$
Contact page in Los Cabos Guide: www.loscabosguide.com/losbarrilesrestaurant/