The Shoppes at Palmilla is not only a world-class destination for shopping and ocean views, it’s the home of Los Cabos’ premier Chinese restaurant, Chin’s. Guests can expect a menu that dances about Cathay, Cantonese, and Szechwan dishes with a distinct Las Vegas flair. Hong Kong-raised Tola Chin originated the concept in Sin City before coming to Los Cabos. Start with the smart drink menu: Examples include a ginger margarita and a martini made with avocado, vodka, sake, lemon, and agave syrup. There is also a selection of Chinese beer and an extensive sake list. When it comes to starters, I especially like the steamed crab wontons that awaken the palate with a bit of a kick of garlic, ginger, cilantro, and habanero sauce. Moo shu pork is wrapped in a crepe prepared tableside and topped with a special hoisin sauce. Entrées include traditional favorites such as sweet-and-sour pork; walnut shrimp with a special mayo sauce; wok-prepared Mongolian beef; spicy chicken with red chile peppers; and lemon chicken, a favorite of many. And there are always fried rice dishes with various additions as well as egg rolls. Treat yourself to an espresso martini, made with Baileys, Frangelico, and espresso or one of the sumptuous desserts such as tempura fried ice cream. Takeout service is available. Shoppes at Palmilla, km 27.5 on the tourist corridor, San José del Cabo, (624) 144-6060, www.chinscabo.com. Daily 12:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. AmEx, MasterCard, and Visa accepted. $–$$$ S.A.B.
Contact Page in Los Cabos Guide: http://www.loscabosguide.com/chins-restaurant/