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DINING Mango Deck Think you know Mango Deck? It’s time you think again. Located on the shores of Médano Beach, Mango Deck has long been a favorite restaurant, bar, and beach club. And, yes, it is a favorite of spring breakers. But locals love it, too, and you’ll find it packed year-round with guests who come to enjoy Mango Deck’s famous all-you-can-eat breakfast Weekdays, people file in for breakfast options that include hearty American Two is a must) as well as traditional Mexican fare. The spicy chilaquiles breakfast is a surefire hangover cure. And music and excellent dinner fare are two more reasons to come back come nightfall. We’re partial to the chocolate clams (a delicacy named for their color, not their flavor) as well as the other traditional Mexican dishes. The sushi menu is a revelation. Interested in doing Mango Deck on Wednesday mornings, when the team takes food to children in need. Médano Beach, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 144-4919, www.mangodeck .com. Daily 8 a.m.–11 p.m. Master- Card and Visa accepted. $–$$$. A.A. María Corona For romantic atmosphere, warm service, 86 Los Cabos Magazine | Summer 2016 cabopictures.com buffet on Saturdays and Sundays. style favorites (the Two-Two-Two- philanthropy while in Cabo? Join and memorable Mexican cui- sine, it’s hard to beat María Corona. The downtown Cabo San Lucas restaurant serves as an honorable guardian and preserver of traditional Mexican recipes and cooking methods. The chef and his staff do things the old-fashioned way. The tortillas are hand rolled, the salsas are prepared in stone molcajetes, and the guacamole is prepared fresh at your table. Even the moles are made from scratch: Chiles are toasted, and the almonds are ground on traditional stone metates. This commitment and attention to detail lead to predictably delicious results. The mole poblano is absolute magic, but all of the dishes are superb. Start simply with tortilla soup, sample the melted glory of panela fondue, then finish with the Mayan-style pork pibil or the María Corona platter with chorizo, panela packed chile rellenos, and chicken covered in a rich, chocolaty mole sauce. Tacos, quesadillas, carne asada, and other traditional culinary pleasures are also available, all complemented by a romantic and recently redone courtyard dining area. Come Sunday mornings to enjoy María Corona’s all-you-can-eat brunch buffet. There more than 20 dishes included, and, really, who wants to cook on a Sunday? Parking is not a problem thanks to valet service, and an air-conditioned dining area is on hand for those seeking to beat the afternoon heat. Prospective kitchen maestros may want to ask about the For a traditional Mexican breakfast, try the huevos divorciados at Mango Deck.


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