Here are two of our hands-down, absolute new favorites in Cabo San Lucas...
1) Hacienda Cocina y Cantina at the Hacienda Beach Club and Residences
I most definitely cannot afford to stay at this hotel or purchase one of their villas, but their restaurant is, amazingly enough, priced really well. Meaning, the most expensive thing on the menu is about $26, which I'll take any day on vacation. The view is spectacular, the food insanely delicious and, most importantly to us these days, is not only suitable for a romantic date but also for a family dinner. Us being part of the latter category these days.
If you are ever in Cabo and try out Hacienda, save room for dessert and order the churros. These aren't your usual churros that you can find at sporting events and state fairs, these are so. much. more. They are served in a paper bag with your choice of caramel and chocolate dipping sauces and we pretty much crave them all year and look forward to this meal and dessert.
This year I also tried the Hibiscus margarita and it was so delish. HUT also found his new love for jicama with a spicy salt on it at Hacienda. Although it's supposed to be a little treat when you arrive, HUT ate three glasses full of the jicama by the time all was said and done.
2) Bar Esquina at the Bahia Hotel
We saw this restaurant on our last night last year and hadn't forgotten about it when we arrived this year. This restaurant was so amazing that, after my mom stayed back to watch HUT so the rest of us could go out, my friend Jen and I took her back a few nights later for ladies' night.
Every night around 8-8:30 they have this amazing little band with some serious guitarists.
Jen and I on our first outing to Bar Esquina.
For my first visit I had a short rib, bleu cheese and arugula wood-fired pizza. The U had a flank steak that just melted in your mouth.
When we went back with my mom, I opted for the chicken with creamy polenta and braised chard.
She got the filet with, I'm not even kidding when I say this, the most spectacular potato dish I've ever had in my life: horseradish potatoes gratin.
I just salivated when writing that, and it's 9:15am.
Anywho, I would say that this restaurant is better for adults only, and it's such a special treat that you really will want to enjoy your full meal and not have to worry about chasing around your toddler (or maybe that's just what happens to us when HUT joins for dinner). It's also on the more expensive side with the filet running you about $50.
So, while we still visited some of our tried and true restaurants, and while I'm sure there are a ton more amazing places to visit and eat in Cabo, you are definitely in good hands if you give either of these two a try if you have a chance to vacation in Cabo San Lucas!