restaurant review:: the restaurant @ las ventanas resort (mexico)

Yes, it’s called The Restaurant.

On our last night in Cabo (which was my 30th birthday), we dined at The Restaurant at the Las Ventanas resort. Since our resort was just down the street, they were kind enough to drive us there in a golf cart. It was sort of magical — the street was lined with giant swaying palm trees, there was a nice breeze, and the sun was setting. Talk about a perfect intro to one of the most amazing meals any of us has ever had.

We all agreed that it was among our very favorite dining experiences ever. The resort itself, Las Ventanas, is just breathtaking — so peaceful and serene. The architecture and atmosphere really sets the tone as soon as you enter the gates. We were greeted and guided to the restaurant by a very nice man who offered to stop and take several photos for us without any hesitation. As you all know by now, I’m slightly obsessed with documenting everything we do, so I in particular really appreciated this.

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When we came down the stairs to the restaurant, we were blown away by how beautiful it was. The sun was just setting, and the infinity pool looked like it flowed right into the ocean. The open-air restaurant was being lit up by lanterns, and a small band of two guitar players was setting up. The staff was incredibly courteous and welcoming. We got a table with a perfect view of the water. And since we were there for mine and my dad’s birthdays, they even printed a “happy birthday” message to us on the menus!

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We started off with small beef tacos (a bit spicy and so delicious), tortilla soup (amazing presentation), and the tuna tar tar of some sort. We loved everything we had. They also brought out baskets with a variety of fresh breads/crackers and some interesting dips — our favorite was one made from pumpkin seeds. The wine was great, but very pricey. The average bottle was $200! Yikes. Luckily, we were able to find something more reasonably priced.

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The highlight of dinner was my sister-in-law’s dish, which was a special — the homemade fettuccine alfredo with lobster tail — to die for. My chicken mole dish was really good, and I think everyone else loved theirs, too. For dessert, we got the churros (excellent), tres leches cake (pretty good), and a chocolate tray with various mousses, crisps, and cakes. They also brought out some trays of bite-sized treats with our bill. Needless to say, we were stuffed like Thanksgiving turkeys when we left.

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I didn’t think the food was too highly priced given where we were, but the wines were a different story. I’d highly recommend this restaurant to anyone for a romantic dinner or for a celebratory dinner with family and friends. I can’t wait to return!!

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