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“romantic atmosphere, fresh food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Panga Antigua

La Panga Antigua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $58
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Contemporary Mexican cuisine with a passion for Seafood In the heart of downtown San Jose del Cabo, a charming courtyard set in the oldest Mansion over 170 years of rich history, “La panga antigua” may be tucked away out of sight, but it won’t be out of your mind once you’ve tried our delightful food and superb hospitality! Organically grown local produce, daily supplied fresh seafood and fine cuts prepared with a combination of herbs and spices that makes a-one-of-a-kind culinary experience with a Mexican flair!A perfect location for Private Events from 6 to 180 people...
Los Angeles, California
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109 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“romantic atmosphere, fresh food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

My husband and I visited La Panga because it was recommended to us from our hotel and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere was really lovely with indoor and outdoor seating filled with flowering trees, murals, and lanterns as well as a live musician who plays for tips.

Our waiter was friendly and attentive, suggesting fresh dishes. We had the ceviche appetizer, the beet and goat cheese salad, the daily fish special with risotto, and an interesting and very tasty cinnamon and molasses poached pear and avocado ice cream for dessert. For our meal (including water and one drink each), we paid about $80 US, which seemed like a very good value. It was definitely the most relaxing dinner of our trip.

Visit the town a bit early to wander through the square-- there are a lot of galleries (plus plenty of touristy shops) and a pretty church across the street.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Edmonton
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77 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Top quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

Food was fantastic; I am still thinking about every part of my plate -- swordfish, risotto, grilled veg. Highly recommended and good value considering the quality. Nice courtyard setting; staff was accommodating of requests like bill splitting and gluten-free prep. Favourite restaurant so far in Los Cabos.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent swordfish meal.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

The service was a little off. They forgot the birthday greeting for my wife. The Mexican wine recommended by our waiter was excellent and so was my swordfish entree. Sadly my wife's scallop entree came out cold. I would go again and give them one more chance as the wine and swordfish were so good.

Visited April 2014
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UK
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271 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Really thought we were in for a treat having read all the reviews on this site. Really disappointed. We booked a table and were ignored when we arrived. Then seated, given menus and ignored again.. We had to try to catch someone's eye to ask for menus and order drinks.

The ceviche starter was bland with little or no fish, and the Cath of the day was so spicy I could hardly eat it. The vegetables it came with looked as if someone had already eaten them, talk about a dogs dinner!

My husbands pork chop was tender, but the oily mess that accompanied it was horrible. We paid the bill and left! Really off putting...

Visited April 2014
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Ortley Beach, New Jersey
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Still very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Went here 3 years ago so decided to try it again. Still a beautiful setting and very good food. Excellent service.
Two of us had the mahi mahi that was well prepared.
Not cheap, but the beautiful garden setting and good food made it worth it.

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