Visiting Baja California, Mexico? Make the most of every second of your beautiful beach getaway. From relaxing, dining, and sightseeing to shopping, pampering, and recreational activities, the timelessly elegant East Cape has something to offer even the most discerning of travelers.
Luckily, Los Cabos has plenty of colorful cultural picks to whet your appetite while you brush up on your regional knowledge.
While visiting East Cape at the Four Seasons Resort at Costa Palmas, consider trying these local landmarks.
1. El Coral
El Coral is the oldest operating restaurant in Los Cabos. Enter past the thatched roof to feel the cool ocean breeze as you gaze out across the sparkling Sea of Cortez.
Sample an array of traditional dishes doled out in a tranquil, open-air environment, or relax and refresh with an out-of-this-world cocktail mixed in the casual, colorful atmosphere.
Feast on fresh red snapper, magnificent mojitos, and incredibly fresh shrimp ceviche designed to set the scene with a tropical feel.
If you look around, you’ll spot a number of historic artifacts and mementos adorning the walls.
From an antique rifle to hand-painted maps and vintage photographs of famous faces (think Pancho Villa), El Coral is a most welcome blast from the past–complete with bright-feathered, cawing parrots.
The laid-back ambiance and picture-perfect setting add a dash of local flavor to your East Cape experience.
Take a break from shopping for unique artisan wares and refuel as you enjoy the authentic, rustic decor beneath the swaying palm trees just outside El Coral.
2. La Panga Antigua
Charming San José is known for excellent surfing conditions, stunning beaches, and a vibrant art scene with many galleries to peruse during your visit.
An abundance of traditional colonial architecture adds to the town’s historic vibe.
Situated in a 150-year-old mansion in San José, La Panga Antigua instantly transports you into the past. Tucked away out of plain sight, La Panga Antigua offers a one-of-a-kind culinary experience.
A selection of freshly caught seafood, organically grown local produce, and prime cuts of meat are all prepared by an award-winning chef. The eclectic menu puts a mouthwatering Mediterranean twist on traditional Mexican dishes, so you’re bound to have something new to tempt your tastebuds with every visit.
3. Mi Casa
If it’s culinary variety in picturesque surroundings you seek, Mi Casa in Cabo San Lucas is just the tasty ticket. As another one of the oldest eateries in the area, it’s simply a must to add to your upscale holiday itinerary.
Located in a hacienda-style house (with a sister restaurant in San José), Mi Casa offers a brightly-colored spot to sip and dine amongst a backdrop of historic buildings and storied art galleries.
Bedecked in hand-painted tiles and murals reminiscent of an earlier time, the diverse menu offers a taste of several distinct regions of Mexico and is delivered to you from organic farm to table.
Nosh on flavor-filled choices like lobster enchiladas, shrimp and scallops, scrumptious steaks, and vegetarian delights below the twinkling lights that stretch across the charming courtyard. From classic dishes to more exotic concoctions, Mi Casa promises to satiate any craving.
On your way back to your yacht, pop into any number of galleries in the bustling art scene for an extra dash of culture.
4. La Carreta
For more than 45 years, La Carreta has served up tasty traditional dishes from the heart of Oaxacan culture.
This local Los Cabos eatery is sure to take your palate on an unforgettable ride with traditional Oaxacan fare like grasshopper tostadas, pecan/melon horchata, and even tlayuda, the Oaxacan spin on pizza.
If you’re looking for a menu to take you off the beaten path of typical Mexican fare, the fresh fare found at La Carreta quickly proves why they’ve stood the test of time.
Ask a local about the most legendary restaurant on the East Cape and they’re likely to tell you all about Edith’s. This hotspot was formerly known as Estela’s by the Sea until. The new owner changed it to reflect her own name in the 1970s.
For more than three decades, diners have flocked to feast on tasty provisions that combine the flavors of Baja California and Guerreran flair.
Handmade tortillas, locally-caught lobster, premium steaks, and an assortment of decadent desserts will satisfy everyone in your crew. Edith’s famous caesar salads are made fresh right at your table.
This classic never gets old. A nod to the original recipe for the staple salad, created by two Italian brothers right in their Tijuana restaurant.
Dine al fresco under the awning of a massive palapa. During warmer months you can cool off in the indoor wine cellar
6. Doña Pame
In the beautiful ranching and farming community of Miraflores, Doña Pame has been serving up fantastic food since the 1960s.
You can grow tired of dining aboard a yacht. And this a place where travelers can explore the countryside and try farm-fresh dishes when you do.
This savory spot lies just down the road from La Paz. It’s named after a local leader in the hospitality and gastronomical development of the area.
Customers come for the traditional cuisine and stay for the ambiance. The long-running restaurant is set in a sprawling park-like setting.
The restaurant sits on a former family farm, Villa del Carmen. It was built in the 1800s and houses the historic family home.
Visitors are welcome to peruse the preserved structure, complete with furniture period pieces.
The iconic locale is famous for its tamales, empanadas, and curiously strong coffee. The site also hosts special events like an annual food festival.
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