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“Worth the trip!”
Review of El Gusto

El Gusto
Ranked #35 of 91 Restaurants in Todos Santos
Price range: $12 - $20
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Wonderful location on the shore of the Pacific to enjoy your lunch or dinner. Lunch is being served on the terrace overlooking a freshwater lagoon with an active birdlife. Dinner is offered indoors due to the cooler evenings and some upcoming winds. In Summer, we also serve dinner on the terrace. The terrace is called whale deck due to the wonderful view on passing whales in season (Jan - Mar). We serve day-fresh seafood and well cured prime cuts. Organic salads and vegetables from the region are a must. And we also speak Vegaterian and Vegan. Dinner reservation required.
Palm Springs, California
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Worth the trip!”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

El Gusto was well worth the trip from Cabo. The view was spectacular as was the service and food. A perfect gem in Todos Santos!

  • Visited May 2012
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La Jolla, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Must in Todos Santos”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

Great food and service! Most beautiful views -- gardens and ocen!

Visited May 2012
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Marina del Rey
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188 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Truly Excellent”
Reviewed November 1, 2011

Lunch on the terrace with an extraordinary view of the hawks, pelicans, frigate birds wheeling overhead and smaller birds in the lagoon and fishing boats out on the Pacific was truly memorable. The food was delicious. We had the tortilla soup, the mixed green salad, and the scallops--all beautifully prepared and really tasty.

Add to that a delightful visit with Jeurg and tour of Lebouche's latest paintings and--wow, what a lunch!

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Menlo Park, California
1 review
“Incredible food and fantastic service”
Reviewed July 7, 2011

It's a short drive (5-10 minutes) from the center of Todos Santos out to El Gusto! at Posada La Poza, but is absolutely worth it. The view from the sundeck out over the lagoon onto the Pacific is stunning, and the serene atmosphere of the restaurant allows you to really enjoy it. But what really makes this restaurant stand out is the food - the guacamole mousse is smooth and delicious, the fish and meats were perfectly cooked and seasoned, and the side dishes were creative and flavourful. If you're looking for fresh, delicious Mexican food with a high-class twist, this is absolutely the place to go. I would also highly recommend the margaritas, which were made from scratch (not a mix) and were superior to most you can find in Todos Santos.

The other wonderful thing about this restaurant was the owners - each took time to ensure we were enjoying our meal, and to make recommendations on what to order. And as we were leaving, they took the time to ask what we were doing the next day and ended up giving us directions to an incredible beach and boat adventure outside La Paz, which turned out to be one of the best days of our trip.

If you're in Todos Santos, or really anywhere within a few hours drive, this restaurant is not to be missed!!

  • Visited July 2011
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Escondido, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Highlight of Baja Eating”
Reviewed May 30, 2011

If you are visiting Cabo San Lucas or San Jose del Cabo, make the trip up to Todos Santos to eat at El Gusto! The restaurant is part of Posada La Poza and is a beautifully decorated and landscaped cluster of rooms overlooking a lagoon that sits right next to the Pacific. Start with drinks on the upstairs patio to watch the sun set then move downstairs to the intimate dining room and settle in for what will probably be one of the tastiest meals of your life. Our pork and snapper were the best we've had anywhere and were complimented by a delicious variety of vegetables. The mousse, which they make when they get a supply of chocolate from their Swiss homeland, was the perfect ending to a memorable evening. The owners, Jurg & Libusche, have created a world-class stop in this tiny town.

  • Visited May 2011
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