The Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar’s signature restaurant was one of the region’s first fine dining establishments, and it remains one of Los Cabos’ very best. In addition to a stunning views of the Sea of Cortés and an established record of expert customer service, Pitahayas boasts a tradition of innovation. This was demonstrated once again in 2015, when the restaurant and the menu underwent makeovers. In addition to a more modern look for Pitahayas, chef Volker Romeike made over the menu to blend Mexican and Asian flavors. The results have been palpable. He demonstrates his inventiveness with dishes like smoked pork tamal with yellow mole; jicama taquitos with shrimp and char siu; and seafood tortilla soup. The fresh octopus salad is a revelation, while the tuna poke is a delightful summer bite: fresh tuna is paired with watermelon, jalapeño, Tajín, and taro. 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. For a special occasion, consider the La Cava de Santiago wine cellar, which houses more than 400 wines. A variety of music is offered nightly. The Pitayitas bar offers Social Fridays, with limitless drinks for $550 pesos. Km 10 on the tourist corridor, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 145-8010, www.pitahayas.com. Nightly 5 p.m.–11 p.m. AmEx, MasterCard, and Visa, and vouchers accepted. $$–$$$ A.A.
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