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From left: Satiate that surf and turf craving with the rib eye and shrimp entrée at John’s Place; breakfast favorite la Casa de don Juan also excels at lunch dishes like a traditional tortilla soup; La Panga Antigua serves market-fresh entrées like this tlacoyo topped with smoked  fish, cilantro, avocado, and red onion and served with a green tomato and chile sauce. oregano, and lime) and chicharrones (fried pork skin) served in a red sauce. Patrons can take advantage of a midday prix fixe meal that includes soup of the day or green salad; two choices of sides such as baked potato, vegetables, pasta, Mexican rice, or beans; and an entrée (the selection includes the fish of the day either grilled or batter fried, shrimp fixed in a similar manner but with a spicy Diablo sauce, chicken breast stuffed with spinach, chicken or fish fingers with French fries, chiles rellenos, taquitos, a popular pork dish called cochinita pibil, and 82 Los Cabos Magazine | Summer 2016 FROM LEFT: Cabopictures.com; Hugo Román; Miguel Ventura two beef dishes) for less than $15 U.S. On my occasion, the soup was a simple, healthy chicken broth with veggies and rice (good for whatever ails you), a healthy nopal salad made of chopped cactus with tomatoes and onions, and chiles rellenos— all of which goes well with beer or tequila. There is also a wine list available. Dessert might be a choice of fried bananas or rice pudding. Seating can be in air-conditioning that includes a balcony or alfresco. Transpeninsular service road just past City Express Hotel, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 105- 9339. Tues.–Sun. 7 a.m.–5 p.m. MasterCard and Visa accepted. $–$$ S.A.B. La Dolce Ristorante Italiano Exploring Los Cabos’ burgeoning restaurant scene can sometimes feel like a culinary adventure around the world. It’s as though EPCOT opened a Southern Baja satellite. And entering through La Dolce’s doors is like hopping a train to tour Northern Italy, with family after family inviting you into their homes to taste their homemade dishes. There’s pizza and pasta, sweets and espressos, steaks, and antipasti. Starters include various takes on bruschetta, but I’m especially impressed with the one with smoked salmon on garlic bread. There is also a must-try Caprese salad. Follow it with house-made pastas like lasagna or ravioli, which will transport you directly to Italy. Pizza selections include the usual faves and some surprises; try one with chicken and pine nuts. Miguel Hidalgo and Zapata S/N, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-4122, www.restauranteladolce.com. Nightly 5 p.m.–midnight. Also in San José del Cabo: Miguel Hidalgo and Zaragosa, (624) 142-6621. Tues.–Sun. 1 p.m.–11 p.m. MasterCard and Visa accepted. $$–$$$ S.A.B. La Panga Antigua Restaurant & Bar Old World charm envelops La Panga Antigua, a gorgeous restaurant in the heart of San José del Cabo. As the moon enkindles the night’s sky and palms sway gently, guests


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