Chef-owner Enrique Diaz Gerard’s downtown Mediterranean darling of a spot has grown from a four-table hole-in-the-wall to a full-fledged and much-beloved restaurant, complete with a cult following that includes locals, expats, and in-the-know travelers. The lunch specials here offer an incredible deal: A three-course meal is available noon–4:30 p.m. with fish, fowl, beef or pasta for approximately $15 U.S., all inclusive. A choice of crispy salad or soup is offered along with refillable iced tea or lemonade, followed by a choice of entrée. Each day there is a different dish, like seabass topped with pesto or top sirloin beef with marsala wine sauce and mushrooms, chicken breast with eggplant baked in tomato sauce, or pasta in butter with tomatoes and olives. A petit dessert comes with the meal; it might be a chocolate brownie with a dollop of vanilla ice cream or a square of mango and yogurt mousse topped with a mixed fruit compote and whipped cream. All entrées are served with the choice of seasonal vegetables or a swirl of pasta with red or white sauce. If you’re coming for dinner, try not to fill up on the stuffed mushroom starter; they’re so delicious and filing that you may not have room for an entrée. Best to share and then order the Mediterranean-style catch of the day baked with sun-dried tomatoes and accompanied with pesto and Parmesan on a mirror of Gorgonzola sauce. S.A.B.
📍 Ignacio Zaragoza and 16 de Septiembre, Cabo San Lucas
☎️ (624) 143-3730
⏰ Mon.–Sat. noon–11 p.m.
💳 All major credit cards and vouchers accepted $–$$$
Contact Page in Los Cabos Guide: http://www.loscabosguide.com/alcaravea-gourmet/