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Los Cabos Magazine #37 - Summer 2014

María Corona’s menu salutes traditional Mexican flavors. Pictured: slow-roasted tender pork shank served with a mango-mint margarita. SUMMER 2014 | LOS CABOS MAGAZINE 85 Los Cdainbinogs gives way to summer, and coeds head back to school, the fun times continue. Throughout the day, beachgoers descend on Mango Deck for its robust menu—there’s fresh seafood and sushi, traditional Mexican dishes and grilled specialties—and fun lineup of risqué party games. Lupe’s Mesquite Grill churns out incredible creations like the delicious barbecued baby back ribs, which are made with Lupe’s secret sauce. I love to come here for breakfast. Stop in for Sunday’s allyou can-eat buffet brunch, or drop in daily for hearty fare like steak and eggs and the renowned Mexican hangover cure: chilaquiles. Special events continue throughout the year, including Fourth of July, Halloween, and New Year’s Eve. Médano Beach, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 144-4919, www.mangodeckcabo.com. Daily 8 a.m.–11 p.m. AmEx, MasterCard and Visa accepted. $–$$$ C.S. María Corona This spring, María Corona celebrated its fifth anniversary. The accomplishment was made possible thanks to the traditional Mexican eatery’s stellar pedigree—it’s part of the Baja Cantina family of restaurants—as well as a lovely setting in downtown Cabo San Lucas and a menu of recipes crafted long ago by the owner’s México City–born grandmother. Dine under the stars and trees lined with twinkling lights, as music wafts through the patio. Or retreat inside the impressive palapa-covered dining hall. Either way, you will enjoy classic Mexican at its best. The signature cactus margarita is one of a kind, and the ideal way to begin your alfresco dinner. There are several items prepared tableside; try them all. The queso fundido (freshly prepared melted cheese with chorizo, corn, epazote, and mushrooms) is a fiery show and delectable appetizer. The guacamole is quite possibly the best in Los Cabos. For an only-in-México experience, order the chamorro de cerdo (pork shank), cochinita pibil, or shrimp in sweet-’n’- spicy mole. Save room for the homestyle desserts. But note: While flan is ubiquitous on many a menu in México, it is rarely so well executed. Visit the website to learn about cooking classes. Live music Mon–Sat. Free Wi-Fi. 16 de Septiembre (between Morelos and Leona Vicario), Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-1111, Miguel Ventura


Los Cabos Magazine #37 - Summer 2014
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