Home to international chefs and receiving plenty of global flavour influences, Los Cabos has earned a reputation for gourmet fine dining. But it's the emergence of its farm-to-table scene that's really putting this longstanding favourite on the foodie map. Here are five garden-fresh menus you won't want to miss.
Located in the Sierra de la Laguna mountains in San Jose del Cabo, Flora Farms is a 25-acre organic farm operated by Chef Guillermo Tellez. Over the years, the property has developed from a simple farm into a multi-service, one-stop-shop for everything fresh and natural. Duck into Flora’s Field Kitchen for field-to-fork dining and then post up at The Farm Bar for cocktails, wine and beer brewed on-site. Flora Farms offers 20 luxurious guest cottages (The Haylofts) and a stay is made complete by booking massage, yoga or a meditation session at The Farm Spa.
Huerta Los Tamarindos
Huerta Los Tamirandos
Operated under the watchful eye of renowned Chef Enrique Silva, San José del Cabo's Huerta Los Tamarindos is an organic farm and restaurant offering an authentic cooking experience in an outdoor kitchen terrace. The space itself used to serve as a 19th-century farmhouse and the gorgeous outdoor dining offers seaside views. Huerta Los Tamarindos invites guests attend a cooking class, harvesting their own vegetables and herbs before transforming them into a tasty entrée. Stay tuned, a newly renovated bar is on its way.
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Acre Baja is a hilltop sanctuary located near San José del Cabo. The brainchild of Canadian entrepreneurs, Stuart McPherson and Cameron Watt (owner of Vancouver’s The Keefer Bar), it has an air of rustic charm blended with a luxurious, sexy vibe. The menu features global cuisine and a bounty of fresh ingredients – many grown right on the farm. Aguachile ceviche finds fresh and briny shrimp tossed with citrus, avocado, olives and cilantro, and served with blue corn tostadas. A hearty plate of fried green tomatoes is a real standout. Thick sliced green tomatoes are breaded with cornmeal and crumbs then fried until golden. Juicy inside, crisp outside, the dish is finished with a tart-sweet sherry honey reduction, fried basil leaves and cherry tomatoes.
From world-class Chef Javier Plascencia comes a farm-to-table experience that’s quickly become a “can’t miss.” Jazamango, located outside of Todos Santos, provides an authentic look at Baja dining through the combination of uniquely blended flavours and locally sourced organic products. The daily changing menu is entirely dependent on what’s grown and harvested on their on-site farm, garden and orchard, and what is procured locally from the sea and turf.
Puerto Raiz (coming soon!)
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Chef Javier Plascencia returns with his second farm to table venture, Puerto Raíz. This soon-to-open, completely unique restaurant will be the first to put an emphasis on natural and regenerative initiatives with the end goal of becoming “the first sustainable destination of the region, taking care of and conserving the natural riches and the kindness that this area offers.” At Puerto Raíz you will discover swoon-worthy and engaging events, workshops, and of course, Chef Javier Plascencia’s delectable cooking.
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