Justo al Gusto Restaurant - Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Mexico

Justo Al Gusto Restaurant

Switzerland Class
Casually Elegant Garden atmosphere with European Mexican Signature Dishes, Fine wine list.
Open for Breakfast and Lunch.
Justo Al Gusto Restaurant - Los Cabos, Mexico

Justo Al Gusto Restaurant was founded at the beginning of 2001 in the city of Queretaro by the Master Chef Markus Jungo Fasel. Mr. Markus, as his alumni commonly call him, acquired international experience during more than thirty years in fist class Hotels in Switzerland, The U.S., in Colombia and of course in Mexico.

Note: Restaurant Justo al Gusto will be closed starting June 22, 2007 and the reopening date has not been defined.

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Justo Al Gusto Restaurant

Los Cabos Guide Restaurant and Dining Review - February 2006 - Sabrina Lear

On the marina in front of the Hotel Tesoro, Justo al Gusto, open since late 2005, is a delightful discovery for anyone looking for fine cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. On arrival I was warmly greeted by owner and Master Chef Markus Jungo Fasel, who expertly oversees all facets of the restaurant. Swiss-Mexican Mr. Markus, as he is known, is no stranger to the hospitality industry, having spent more than thirty years in first class Swiss hotels along with stints in the U.S. and Columbia. His well-trained and friendly staff, lead by head waiter Mario, is expert at making you feel welcome and give very good service. I chose to sit at the back near the bar, where I had a view of the restaurant and the marina, and was able to watch the enticing dishes leave the kitchen.  

 While perusing the ample and very appealing menu, I sampled a house margarita on the rocks ($5 US) from bartender Victor. Billed as the “best margarita in the world,” his smooth concoction was definitely in the running, but my efforts to charm the recipe from him proved fruitless.

I had a hard time deciding what to order from the broad selection of traditional hot and cold Mexican appetizers, with cold lobster medallions in a light basil mayonnaise tempting me before I saw the assortment of savory tostadas, sopes, tamales, empanadas, quesadillas and gorditos for $25 pesos each. Prices are reasonable at Justo Al Gusto, with all salsas and sauces, along with hot delicious tortillas, made fresh on the premises. I opted for one shrimp and one lobster tamale in a slightly spicy red salsa and an organic mixed green salad with a light mango vinaigrette, along with a the cream of seafood soup, rich and flavorful with bite size pieces of sea bass, shrimp, and lobster. Delicious!

One of Justo al Gusto’s specialties is giant skewer combinations of lobster, shrimp, scallop, beef, chicken, fish, chorizo sausage and bacon flambéed in either tequila, brandy, white wine, Pernod, vodka or a Cabernet Sauvignon reduction sauce, reflecting Mr. Markus’ European heritage. As well, there are seafood, beef, chicken or mixed grilled meat molcajetes, a Pre-Hispanic cooking method using a deep lava rock bowl. Think stir-fry with a Mexican twist. Tampiqueña, chicken moles (poblano, pipian, and spicy red Oaxacan), enchiladas, chiles rellenos, and pozole (hearty soup of hominy with pork) will please lovers of Mexican food. And, for those looking for continental specialties, choose from osso bucco, rack of lamb, and braised duck. I ordered the signature dish, a thick seabass filet in lime and cilantro butter, perfectly done, and a glass of Stimson California chardonnay.

Speaking of wines, the small selection of U.S., Mexican, Chilean and Italian vintages is carefully chosen, with a description of each vintage, and nicely priced from $4.50 to $7 U.S. per glass, with bottles from $19 to $48 U.S.

Around me, tables were full of diners, many opting for the tableside flambés. From my seat, waiters whizzed through the crowd with plates of giant skewers, steamed lobster, coconut shrimp, and Mexican dishes, while Victor mixed his signature margaritas at the 10-seat bar. Entrees are priced from $10 to $37 U.S. with lobster at market prices.

I sampled several desserts ($5.50 to $7 U.S.) and found them every bit as good as they looked, trying the buñuelos, a rolled flour tortilla fried to a crispy finish with cinnamon and sugar, smothered in fresh fruit, guava honey and ice cream, along with a few bites of the Kahlua flan. Live music Monday to Saturday, special coffee drinks, a well stocked bar, premium cigars, and traditional Mexican coffee with cinnamon, orange peel and brown sugar prepared in a stoneware crock round out a wonderful dining experience.

Justo Al Gusto is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. For reservations, call (624) 105-0707. MasterCard and Visa accepted.—Sabrina Lear

 View Justo al Gusto’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu.

Justo Al Gusto Restaurant
Cabo San Lucas Marina, Hotel
Hotel Tesoro
Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Mexico.
Phone: (624) 105-0707

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