Try as I might, I often start blog posts, get distracted by something else I want to write and the original post languishes, sad and unread. NO MORE! In honor of Throwback Thursday (#TBT), I’m finishing these forgotten gems (?) and sharing them. Some are from a couple of months ago, some are from years ago (fun!). Enjoy taking a look back at some awesome eats.
Last summer, my dear pal, Jen decided to go all-out for her birthday. She hosted the big event at the beautiful resort of Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas (now just the Resort at the Pedgregal) and asked if a few friends would attend. My only response was “where is my sunscreen?”
Heading to our seaside villa
After a simple flight through Dallas over to Cabo, I arrived at the beautiful Pedregal. We were fortunate to be housed in one of their gorgeous 2-story, 3-bedroom, 4-bath villas and let me say, I am a villa girl. I hadn’t realized it before when staying six girls to a standard room on other vacations, but yeah, villa life is the life for me.
We tore ourselves away from our lush accommodations to head to the beach/pool for
cocktails sunning and swimming.
We managed to leave our beautiful little cocoon to go out exploring at dinner. Cabo is famous for their spring-break type bars and clubs (whoo hoo, college!); but we knew for certain we did NOT want to eat at anyplace like that (sorry Señor Frogs).
Jen had done a bit of research on restaurants; and after wandering (somewhat aimlessly) through central Cabo, we found our destination: Maria Jimenez.
Upon ordering cervezas and margaritas, we were brought complimentary sope; little fried tortas with cheese and beans.
That would be my friend Allison really enjoying her sope.
For entrée; Jen and I shared this Combo plate of magic; a mix of carne asada, enchiladas, rice and beans. We loved it. But not as much as we loved the mariachi that came around to serenade the birthday girl (we would tell every restaurant it was Jen’s birthday for the entire birthday weekend. She ate alot of complimentary cake. As one should on their birthday weekend)
Breakfasts were a simple affair at our darling villa. We shopped at the small food market outside of the resort and picked up some fresh things to have on-hand. Girl cannot survive on guacamole alone. Although I tried.
Our typical breakfast: Eggs with onions and avocado, homemade tortillas and some cereal/fruit.
After another lazy day around the pool, we headed out to discover another dinner spot: Los Tres Gallos. Also located in central Cabo, we settled on their beautiful and breezy patio for a sunset dinner.
Having been in Cabo for two days and not having had my fish taco fix was inexcusable; I was happy to remedy that.
Mixed seafood seasoned and stuffed into homemade tortillas with salsa and guacamole. Just YES. I will always eat the guacamole first. Always. #avocadosforever.
Our final night dinner we stayed at our resort to dine cliff side at El Farallon, the resort’s fine dining restaurant.
I GUESS this view will do. Sigh.
The premise of El Farallon is whatever is fished and caught that day is sold. Period. Once you’re seated, your waiter guides you to the ice rack where the fresh items are waiting; and you literally say “I want that for my dinner.” That is all. So simple and perfect. (There were some steaks available for the seafood adverse but why are you friends with those people?)
A trio of starters and soup is to brought to each table. The items do not vary by table, everyone is served the same starters and soup. On our visit we enjoyed a calamari tempura, ceviche and a simple salad of tomatoes, cucumbers and cojita. Our soup (unpictured) was as crab bisque that I was too busy devouring to take a photo of.
I enjoyed a (personally selected) piece of red snapper and grilled corn along with seasoned rice. Sides were selected from a blackboard menu by the fish rack. I opted to add two shrimp to my entrée; and was so glad I did. Dinner was fresh, flavorful and accompanied by this incredible view.
So grateful to have spent such a lovely and food-filled weekend with friends to celebrate Jen’s birthday. #villalife4eva