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La Ricazon

Located close to the heart of town in Cabo, La Ricazon is a good choice for travelers looking to savor some authentic Mexican cuisine. It conveniently rests on the street right behind the resorts on Medano Beach. This is a great place to stop by whether it’s just for drinks or for lunch or dinner.

La Ricazon Restaurant

The marlin meat had a pink-red hue, a beefy feel, and such a unique taste.

Chicken Enchiladas at La Ricazon
Chicken Enchiladas at La Ricazon
Price: $160 MX pesos

We came to this restaurant because we wanted to have something to eat close to our hotel without having to set foot on the sand. Having been in the shuttle from Sunset Beach bound for the Pueblo Bonito Rose, we asked the driver to pull over just short of our hotel. It was around 4:30PM, and we were ready to have an early dinner at La Ricazon.

The place is well decorated with artistic pottery and woven Mexican chairs complementing the Mexican theme of this restaurant. There’s a nice water fountain right in the middle and fans available nearby in case it gets too hot (this is an open-air restaurant). Wine bottles, of which I suppose are for sale, could be seen on the wall by the street.

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For Starters

La Ricazon Restaurant

They start you off with bread and butter prepared in a style similar to a critically-acclaimed Cuban restaurant I know in my hometown. Chips and salsa weren’t automatically brought to our table as in most Mexican restaurants, but our waiter brought them for us as soon as we requested. As far as the service goes, we have nothing to complain about. The waiters were attentive and brought everything in a timely fashion throughout our dinner.

We began with the Sea of Cortez Spicy Crab Cakes and three different pairs of tacos as our appetizers. The crab cakes at La Ricazon were more than twice the size of the ones at Las Mariscadas, also in Cabo, but we prefer the latter in terms of flavor. Here their cost was $120 MX pesos, a reasonable price for crab cakes. From that point on, everything was just really delicious. The soft tacos were made in three varieties: smoked marlin, shrimp, and scallops. The marlin meat had a pink-red hue, a beefy feel, and such a unique taste. I’d be willing to bet they just caught the fish straight out of Cabo right before it was put into my taco.

Blue Corn Green What?

For the main course, I went with the Blue Corn Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas (I know, it’s a long name), but you could just call it the chicken enchiladas. It’s prepared with blue corn tortillas, chicken in a special sauce, Mexican rice, home-made Mexican beans, and, last but not least, melted cheese. The chicken was really tender and the whole thing was just great. We also had the Macadamian Sea Bass which comes with a tropical fruit salsa and sweet potato puree. Price for the Bass: $249 MX pesos. The chile relleno that arrived at my table was deep fried and felt a bit on the heavy side, but nevertheless it was a good dish.

At La Ricazon, they have a bartender constantly working his magic at the bar on the side of the restaurant adjacent to the street. All the drinks we ordered tasted Cabo-perfect at this restaurant as you would expect virtually anywhere in Los Cabos. From their margaritas to their iced teas, you won’t be disappointed. And when we were finished, we did a little grocery shopping at the City Club warehouse store less than a 5-minute walk away.

Talk about a convenient location.

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