Dropping in at some of our favorite places in Cabo
By Ed Kociela
It was my wife, Cara’s, birthday Sunday, so to celebrate, we did a little getaway, a stay-cation, as they are called, at a place in Cabo San Lucas, about 20 minutes south of our home in San Jose.
We hadn’t spent much time in Cabo in awhile and figured it would be a good way to prop our feet up and get out to some of our favorite places. Plus, we had some vouchers, available at the Los Cabos Magazine office, to use. [BTW: Those prepaid vouchers are a smokin’ deal that can save you a lot of money.]
We stopped in for dinner the other night at Hacienda el Coyote, where we are friends with Lorenzo, who takes care of the front end of the house.
It was nice to see our friend and catch up a bit.
The place was packed and the aromas floating out of the kitchen were an incredible blend.
I had the Carne en su Jugo, a rustic bowl of thinly sliced beef served with bacon and beans in a rich and hearty beef broth. It
came with a side of chopped bell pepper, onion, cilantro, tiny dried red peppers, and a couple of slices of lime with some homemade tortillas. It doesn’t get any more authentic than this.
My birthday girl opted for the Tequila Shrimp, a delicately flavored dish. These jumbo shrimp were
truly jumbo-sized, served atop a heaping scoop of guacamole, with some fried plantain underneath. The blend of flavors was incedible.
We split a dessert platter of fried churros with caramel dipping sauce. Killer stuff.
It was a great meal, but as we all know, there is more to the dining experience than the quality of the food. I’m sure you’ve all been in places where the most important thing is how quickly they can turn over the tables for the next set of diners. You’re kind of hustled through a meal and don’t get the opportunity to enjoy it fully.
Yeah, well, that is not the case at Hacienda el Coyote. Your servings are brought at a leisurely pace and you can actually engage your waiter in a little friendly conversation.
We hadn’t been to No Worrys in quite some time and decided to check out their new digs.
The restaurant/bar has moved from its previous marina location to across the street from Cabo Wabo.
The menu has been pared down, but you can still get their famous buckets of shrimp, or shrimp and lobster. There’s also a variety of juicy burgers, fresh-from-the-Sea of Cortes dinners and a list of tempting appetizers to choose from.
But, on the back of the menu? You can choose from a variety of exotic beverages, most tequila-based, as well as standard bar fare and servings.
The new No Worrys features a much larger dance floor, DJ booth, lounge area and plenty of room for “networking” from table to table.
Don’t forget to bring a Magic Marker to scrawl your message on the brightly painted walls.
It’s sure to be a new late-night spot for those who like to dance, mingle, or just hang out.
We’ve got a few other spots we like and will check out before it’s time to head back up the four-lane to San Jose del Cabo with trips to Madeira, the Doc Wine Bar, and Presto still on tap.
Maybe we’ll see you there.
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