Fresh, local seafood abounds in Los Cabos, but for shellfish aficionados, the lunchtime choice is clear: Oyster Bar. The afternoon iteration of the popular Baja Lobster Co. restaurant offers a congenial open-air atmosphere overlooking the Cabo San Lucas Marina, as well as the area’s best selection of seafood classics like oysters on the half shell, Acapulco-style shrimp cocktail, chocolate clams (named for color, not flavor), oysters Rockefeller, and a Mexican variation of a traditional country club favorite, lobster tacos in Thermidor sauce. There’s no pressure to be traditional, however.
Simply order up a dozen or so oysters, shrimp, mussels or clams—the El Patrón platter conveniently features a dozen of each—or try the catch of the day cooked any way you like it. Ice-cold cervezas and wines by the glass or bottle provide abundant pairing alternatives, and an air-conditioned indoor dining space provides solace when outdoor temperatures rise. For dessert, dig into decadent treats like cheesecake, caramel flan, and bananas and strawberry flambé. Marina Golden Zone, Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 145-6011, www.goldenzonecabo.com.Daily noon–6 p.m. All major credit cards and vouchers accepted. $$
Contact page in Los Cabos Guide: www.loscabosguide.com/bajalobster/