My sweetie lives to fish, so we go to Los Cabos every year. And every year, we go up to Todos Santos for one day because of its charm, and I do my best shopping of the year here in this serious colony of artists and crafters. And every time we stop in first at Los Adobes. First we use the photo-worthy restrooms after the trip up from Los Cabos. Then we sit on the patio and relax with a cold drink. Then we hit the shops with our Christmas list!
When we're tired, it's back to Los Adobes for lunch, and the meals are quite simply the best truly traditional mexican dishes we have gotten anywhere.
Chile en nogada: think chile relleno with a cinnamon/walnut cream sauce, with pomegranate seeds on top. It's traditional around September 16th because of the national colors of the dish -- red, white, and green.
Beef with huitlacochtl, a delish fungus that grows on ears of corn. No, it's not weird -- you like mushrooms, don't you?
Chicken with sweet hibiscus (jamaica) sauce. Powerful flavor, and a cool thing to do with mild-flavored chicken.
The soups -- they're all awesome. If you don't like it, you must sup canned soup at home.
The only dish that seemed a bit strange perhaps was the ceviche, because if you're expecting something that's basic chunky salsa plus seafood,this ain't it. It's more of a ceviche crossed with gazpacho, and perhaps slightly sweet? But hey, I defend every chef's right to experiment.
In true mexican tradition, the face Los Adobes presents to the street is nothing fancy. But pass through the gate, and you'll see a lovely ramada-covered patio with traditional pierced-tin lanterns, a great mural, heavy rustic "reclaimed" wood tables topped with pristine linens, and a desert garden enclosed within tall adobe walls. Not a fan of cactus gardens, still I find this one stroll-worthy every time, if only to see what's blooming. It's more charming and approachable than the one at the Huntington Library & Gardens in Pasadena.
So, renewed in body and spirit, head back out to the shops and galleries. Come back for a last pit stop, a cold drink, smoothie, or dessert, and then it's back to the party animals of Cabo you go.
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