I had the pleasure of visiting Los Cabos and Cabo San Lucas over the 4th of July Holiday weekend and made a point to stop into local restaurants and street vendors alike. I needed a fix of spicy coastal and traditional Mexican cuisine! Since it was my first time there, we decided to call on the experts to point the way!
We gathered intel from our two best sources – travelholics of Cabo. We were told we MUST try the octopus at Mariscos las Tres Islas in town. So, we set off on what we believed would be a short walk from the marina area (main drag) we visited that day … and 30 minutes later … we were there! It should have been about a 10 minute walk! Gotta love GPS!
A packed, tiny, open-air restaurant – full on Spanish menus with no translation – perfect!
After a bit of a wait … we were seated and began pondering our menu options knowing all the while we were getting the octopus, but I also had a craving for lobster! The waiter recommended a combination plate which included the octopus and lobster, yum! There was also a ton of shrimp! Bacon wrapped, coconut rolled, and grilled! Had we only known how big of a portion this plate was. Even though we shared, we were already full from a serving of a variety of delicious salsas and dips devoured with packaged tostadas from a basket on the table! One in particular was the tuna dip. OMG….move out of my way! I wanted to dive into the bowl. It was not spicy unlike the habanero and chipotle salsas … but oh so good! I once read a blog about someone wanting to “inject” our Creamy Cilantro Salsa Dip https://twohotmamas.com/creamy-cilantro/ … now I understand! Not to take away anything from my own recipes, but damn! Hook me up!
The octopus plate would have cost us around 10 US dollars and we probably could have shared that plate, but we ended up with a 100 US dollar tab including drinks! LOL … I say it was well worth the experience and my taste buds thanked me all the way back on the 30 minute walk to our resort community.
All inclusive resorts = equal 5 pounds later!
At the resort, there was also a street taco vendor I fell in love with. Serving mainly pork (my fav) in a variety of flavors on corn tortillas with Serranos, fresh cilantro, white onions and salsas – it brought back traditional memories of my childhood. I ate way too many of them, multiple times! I love and make street tacos all the time, but there’s something a bit more special about tasting them in the middle of a street and in Spicy Los Cabos!