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78 Los Cabos Magazine | Summer 2016 It’s almost sacrilegious to not have sake when visiting Daikoku. courtesy daikoku perfection any fish you catch at a modest price. The ‘‘from the ocean’’ dinner menu is a delicious line-up that includes grilled cabrilla served with white rice and vegetables, al pastor red snapper with rice and grilled pineapple, grilled shrimp, and seared tuna. For lunch, the chef throws down a dizzying array of choices that feature Cuervo’s House’s tasty ceviche, seafood cocktails, Sinaloa-style shrimp, and veggie sticks along with the traditional chef and Caesar salads. 101 A. Mijares Blvd., San José del Cabo, (624) 124-5650, www .cuervoshouse.com. Daily 7 a.m.–11 p.m. Piano bar/club hours: Thurs.–Sat. 9 p.m.–4 a.m. AmEx, MasterCard, and Visa accepted. $–$$$ F.R. Daikoku That stamp on your passport says “México,” but a dinner at Daikoku will have you feeling transported to Japan. The decor is 100 percent Japanese, starting with a serene koi pond. A bougainvillea tree has been shaped into a bonsai dwarf sprouting blossoms of peach and white, likened to a cherry blossom. A wooden paddle wheel gives a soothing whooshing sound of water. On a warm summer night, you may want to opt for the air-conditioned dining room with a glass floor showcasing a Zen garden below. On a cooler day, choose Daikoku’s delightful Japanese garden. It is almost sacrilegious to not have sake, but there are other choices of wine, Japanese beer, and the usual cocktails. We choose a cool sparkling wine that goes well with our teppanyaki grilled items, like rib eye and shrimp with vegetables (another popular choice is a mixture of shrimp, fish, beef, salmon, and chicken). Sides include fried rice, asparagus, mushrooms, and other delicacies. Our chef expertly handles the knives and spatulas, shaping the fried rice just so, stacking the sliced onions into a pyramid and then filling


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