The location is stunning. Pitahayas is nestled within the sprawling Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar and overlooks the shoreline below, and its main dining room is an enormous palapa. Chef Volker Romeike’s menu is just as mesmerizing, with its signature blend of local and Asian-Polynesian ingredients. Give yourself over to the chef’s eclectic yet unerringly delicious combinations: Filipino-style lumpia spring rolls with Mexican pork carnitas and Southeast Asian Kaffir lime, for example, or jalapeño-and-honey-glazed pork belly plated with sweet potato plantain mash, Hawaiian barbecue sauce, and Asian ratatouille.
These are the perfect accompaniments to views of the moon and the sea. Appetizers include char sui shrimp taquitos wrapped in jicama, as well as pork carnitas with a pineapple marmalade sauce. Try the shiitake mushroom salad with spicy bacon, soy, and two cheeses.
The best is yet to come with many choices of wok specialties or meats and seafood from the Pacific grill such as roasted sea bass and what turned out to be a real favorite of my dining experience the aforementioned jalapeño-honey-glazed pork belly with its mash, Hawaiian barbecue sauce, and Asian ratatouille accompaniment. A beautiful ending to an excellent dining experience is a dessert of a chocolate coconut–shaped shell filled with sorbet. The elegant wine cellar, La Cava de Santiago, is perfect for parties and intimate dining; it houses a collection of more than 400 wines. A variety of music is offered nightly. Km 10 on the tourist corridor, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 145-8010. Nightly 5 p.m. 11 p.m. AmEx, MasterCard, and Visa, and vouchers accepted. $$–$$$ S.A.B.
Contact Page in Los Cabos Guide: http://www.loscabosguide.com/pitahayas/