On our very first night at Cabo San Lucas we decided to walk around our Hotel and find some nice place for dinner. We were trying to get to the Marina but headed off in the wrong direction..( it always happens that we find the most interesting of places by accident).
We came upon La Golandrina , and liked what we saw so decided to try it out,( having peeked into other restaurants and reading their menu's.) The tables are laid out in a large courtyard with very beautiful old tree's strung with fairy lights and "birds nest" like lights and a small fountain in the middle. The kitchen is open to the restaurant and there is a huge board with the menu listed on it.
We were told by the hostess that their portions are enormous and it says so on the menu board too. But we certainly did not expect how big they really are. We ordered the blackened Mahi-Mahi with grilled vegetables, it was excellent, and the chicken enchiladas which was one of the best we have had, and neither my husband nor I could finish it. There is a nice salad and a great bowl of soup with home made buttery toast, offered along with the entree and that itself is quite filling. Despite being quite full we had to have dessert as no meal is complete without a good sweet end to it... Their flan is simply amazing...
The service is excellent and they make you feel very welcome and at home. There are pancho's on each chair in case you feel cold and it does get a bit chilly in Cabo San Lucas at night.
We liked the place so much we went back for my husbands birthday. Once again we found the staff very efficient, welcoming and always with a quick smile. As it was a special occasion, we ordered a bottle of wine and the sea food platter for 2 on our waiters suggestion. Let me tell you it can feed 4! (or maybe we are not very big eaters but I did notice that most of the people there no matter what they had ordered took a box back) Like the last time there was the salad and a great black bean soup and thick buttery slices of home made bread to start off with and than came the amazing sea food platter with 2 big lobsters, 2 pieces of fish, 2 enormous shrimp, 2 crabs and a big serving of fried oysters. After this amazing feast which we could not finish and had to box and take back with us. We had the Mexican coffee which is like watching an artist create in action. It is made with great fanfare with the tequila and Kahlua being set on fire and poured back and forth into 2 jugs in a stream of fire which is quite beautiful and mesmerizing to watch....and even better to drink. And of course we had to have the flan again...
I have to say that this dinner was quite pricey, it was a $199 for the 2 of us but it was a special occasion.
This is not a cheap restaurant but definitely worth trying out at least once.
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