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“Delicious surprise at our resort”
Review of El Meson

El Meson
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Cuisines: Mexican
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Description: In Mexico "meson" refers to guest houses that expertly craft authentic dishes. Under Chef Mauricio Lopez, El Meson honors Baja California culinary heritage and celebrates the people who bring you the food. The cuisine utilizes locally grown ingredients in season, from organic farms whenever possible, prepared using traditional techniques in a contemporary setting. Baja is often described as the Mediterranean of Mexico thus special focus is given to fresh fish and seafood from the Pacific ocean and sea of Cortez. In addition the menu showcases a wealth of traditional local flavors.
Reviewed December 8, 2012

We were extremely impressed by the two dining experiences we had at El Meson. The salsa is prepared fresh, made to order to your taste. Tortillas are also made fresh. Loved the empanada and sope appetizer. Also loved loved the chile poblano - cleaned the plate! Just beware of mosquitos if seated outside near the water. Fantastic view. Great dining experience!

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Reviewed January 12, 2012

El Meson is the main restaurant in the Hilton Los Cabos, serving breakfast and dinner, and it offers inside and outside dining. The prices are very reasonable.

This place took me by surprise. Every meal shocked me with how good it was! I just didn't expect the quality to be at this level in such a relaxed and easy setting (that perfectly serves both families and couples). We have vacationed in the Cabo area for 15 years and have eaten many meals at many places. It surprises even us, but El Meson is our favorite restaurant.

The restaurant has a salsa lady with a cart that comes to your table and makes the salsa to your specifications. She grinds whole red and green tomatoes together with a mortar and pestle along with whatever additions from the cart you choose. The best salsa I have ever had. They also have a tortilla lady with a cart and she makes three kinds; yellow corn, blue corn and guajillo chili tortillas. The tortillas are incredible - especially with the blackened marks from the grill.

To give an example of a dinner, one night we had the quesadilla appetizer which included 3 varieties; Oaxaca cheese with either cuitlacoche, zucchini flowers or mushrooms (170 pesos). Delicious. We followed that with the grilled red snapper tacos with a creamy Serrano chili sauce (280 pesos). (To enjoy the fresh grilled fish tacos with your custom made salsa on the fresh tortillas is absolutely heaven). We had fish of some type at most meals, but we also enjoyed the regional preparations of chicken, and also their barbecoa and chicken tacos. We enjoyed wine each night by the glass, and the prices were reasonable and the wine quality was good.

Special thanks to our waiter Santiago, hostess Margarita, and the hostess with the lovely cat eyes and beautiful smile (sorry I have forgotten her name). But all the staff at the restaurant and hotel that we interacted with were not only very well trained, but you could just feel they were very good people.

Breakfast is also quite good. We had continental breakfast coupons included with our room and the offerings were plenty for us. My husband sometimes wanted the full breakfast with the custom omelet and smoothie stations, and that was only an additional $8.00 for Gold and Diamond members. They even have a mini-buffet for children set up at their height – adorable but also so considerate. There were some different and interesting selections for kids.

We had a rental car and are familiar with the area and the restaurants along the corridor and San Jose del Cabo. But there was no need to venture out even though we were willing to – as every meal at El Meson was a pleasure.

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