Shhh! Keep it a secret! Don’t tell anyone about this place! If you do, we may not be able to get a table the next time the urge calls for a delightful gourmet meal. And don’t be put off by the friendly promoters on the malecon. They are doing you a favor by encouraging you to try this fabulous restaurant. You might even witness a flaming culinary expression being created on the sidewalk for waterfront-seated patrons. Anything flambé is their specialty; whether it’s the sake lobster, tequila shrimp, duck a l’orange, or a flaming dessert.
Alexander is a small gem of a restaurant, but very big on pleasing those who love good food, attentive service, and reasonable prices. Couple all that with outstanding views of the harbor and you’ll be returning time and again to try a new dish created by Executive Chef Fabricio Petreli. Chef Fabricio has an extensive and diverse background, having trained in Argentina and worked in respected restaurants in Mexico City and Aguascalientes, Mexico before arriving in Los Cabos.
For starters, try the creamy, rich and delicious extra large Thai shrimp served in a coconut shell with coconut ginger sauce. A hot appetizer that is a favorite is a different take on escargot sautéed with garlic and onions in an apple sauce. Alexander’s salad is made with goat cheese and an orange dressing. Pastas include fettuccini with crab and scallops; meat items are steaks, chateaubriand ($45 U.S. for two), and lamb chops with peanut butter and rosemary sauce.
Nowhere else in Los Cabos can you get fondue in various forms as at Alexander: classic melted Swiss cheese, seafood bourguignon, or melted chocolate for dipping fresh fruits for dessert. The dessert to die for is not on the menu. Ask for it. It’s Chef Fabrico’s creation of Volcano Cake.
The restaurant prides itself in presentation“Great food is first enjoyed with your eyes,” quotes owner and Chef Alex Brulhart. You will want to take a photo before tasting! Guests call it a class act.
Alexander is located waterfront on the Cabo San Lucas Marina amid a strip of dining establishments. Go to people watch as passersby stroll along the malecon. Go to enjoy the fabulous view of the undulating boats in the harbor. By all mean, go to enjoy the ambiance, good food, and exceptional attention. There is a full bar offering Mexican and imported wine. Master Card and Visa are welcome. Validated parking in Plaza Bonita. Open daily for breakfast at 8 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. Call (624) 143-2022 for reservations.Sandra Berry.