Tuesday, May 3, 2016

145.8...Cabo Craziness in Review

I spent seven amazing days in Cabo with my family and our friends, John and Kate and their kids. We arrived at the airport the Sunday before last and started our trip off right.

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Then we spent the next seven days never tiring of this view:

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We immediately put our bathing suits on and soaked up the rest of the Cabo sun for the day.

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Dinner Sunday night were fajitas and all the fixings. The perfect first dinner of our trip.

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I have to say that besides great food, the chefs there were quite creative! 

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Yes, my name is spelled wrong but I think it’s just because there were too many letters to fit into the small cucumber glass. :)

Breakfast on Monday was two kinds of chilaquiles, potatoes, beans, turkey bacon and eggs. 

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Quite possibly the best breakfast of all time.

We spent most of the day at the pool, which we dubbed “our office.” 

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 Lunch was ceviche (which somehow escaped my camera) and barbecued chicken. Both were fabulous but the ceviche was outstanding!

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For dinner, the adults went to El Farallon at The Resort at Pedregal. Group shot before leaving for dinner:

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When we arrived at the hotel, we were taken through the most amazing tunnel through the mountain just to get the actual hotel itself. The picture does not do it justice. I cannot imagine how long it took to make this gigantic tunnel! 

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El Farallon is built right into the cliffs over looking the water. It was so beautiful!! 

Before you arrive at your table, you are invited to visit their champagne bar. How could we say no?

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It was breezy and a bit cold so we were brought ponchos. I wish every restaurant had ponchos! I’m always cold!

Our meals started with tortilla soup. It was heavenly.

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 There were three appetizers to share: ceviche, fish skewers and Greek salad. 

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Each one was amazing but the fish skewers were to die for. Melt in your mouth.

The entrees and side dishes were listed on a chalkboard brought to your table:

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I went with the tuna. It was ridiculously good. 

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You get to choose two sides with your entree. I went with the grilled asparagus and grilled zucchini with arugula pesto and cotija cheese. Perfection. 

Dessert was churros and donuts with chocolate and caramel dipping sauces. 

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The dessert was the least impressive. Compared to all the other amazing dishes we had, this tasted boring in comparison. 

All in all, El Farallon was one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. It is SO worth the trip there if you are ever in Cabo!

I know I mentioned earlier that the chilaquiles might possibly be the best breakfast. Well, that was before I had the huevos rancheros on Tuesday morning.

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Mind blown. Favorite breakfast of all time. The ranchero sauce was spicy and everything just went together perfectly.

We spent the day in “our office” and took a break for fish tacos for lunch. There was also chicken tacos but I zeroed in on the fish. 

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 For dinner, we took the kids to Edith’s, one of my favorite restaurants in Cabo.

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Your meal at Edith’s always starts with a complimentary tostada which I love. 

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You have to order the Caesar salad there. It’s made table side and is my favorite Caesar salad of all time.

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I wasn’t super hungry so I opted for the tuna carpaccio. 

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I’m glad I did…it was fabulous!

I shared a chocolate lava cake with my husband for dessert. 

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Don’t forget the Mexican coffee! They also make that table side and besides the show being impressive, it tastes pretty fabulous too.

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Wednesday’s breakfast was back to chilaquiles!

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At some point, we left our office to have some drinks at The Cabo Surf Hotel. 

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Lunch was chicken enchiladas back at our place. 

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Definitely my favorite lunch of the trip!

We had some drinks at the Esperanza Hotel before dinner. I have recently discovered a new drink that I love: grapefruit martini! 

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Things got even more creative with our salads at dinner! 

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Our names in jicama! 

For dinner we had several pizzas:

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And stuffed chicken with pasta:

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I couldn’t focus on the pizzas because the pasta and chicken were SO good!

Dessert was a delicious chocolate mousse cake and ice cream. I ate every bite. 

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Thursday’s breakfast were a couple different sopes and eggs. 

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While it was good, it couldn’t hold a candle to my other favorites.

It was another rough day at the office. We were forced to enjoy pina coladas in coconuts.

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As you can see, were definitely were not having fun. Lol.

I had to have the ceviche again for lunch. Finally you get to see it’s beauty!

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We went to dinner at Nick-San Sushi in downtown Cabo. John and I shared several dishes. 

Tuna Sashimi Serranito:

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Tuna Tostada:

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Salmon, yellowtail and tuna nigiri: 

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Sake Lemon Roll:

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We actually ended up getting two of these because they were SO good!

We were back to my favorite breakfast on Friday. Huevos Rancheros. The absolute best. 

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I have to show you the fruit plate too, even though I didn’t have any. Too beautiful not to share!

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Lunch started out with a caprese type salad:

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Then it was paella time!

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Dessert was flan. Now, I HATE flan. The texture is just simply gross. I’m glad I tried this one though.

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It was much firmer and I actually enjoyed it!

My husband’s brother and his wife were also in town so we met up with them and some of their friends at Edith’s for dinner.

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Standara tostada:

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I loved my meal so much on Tuesday that I repeated it on Friday.

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Afterwards we went to Mandala Night Club for a bit and then called it a night and headed home. 

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Breakfast on Saturday started with some yumminess.

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I’m not quite sure what it was but it was good. Like a piece of french toast wrapped around berries. 

Huevos Rancheros! 

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Had to do it!

We spent our last day soaking up the sun at “our office.” Lunch was another beautiful salad:

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And those yummy chicken enchiladas again:

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Our final dinner started with tortilla soup:

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Stuffed chicken, veggies and rice. Fabulous. 

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Even better was the chocolate lava cake for dessert. Insane. 

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Sunday morning we all had breakfast at Esperanza before heading to the airport.

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I ordered the Salmon Eggs Benedict and a side of hash browns.

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Excellent! 

Later at the airport, we had our standard Cabo airport fare: Carl’s Jr. I had the chicken tenders and split criss cross fries with my husband.

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Sadly, our family vacation had come to an end. It was so relaxing and full of laughs. I’m ready to do it again! ;)

All wasn’t lost on Sunday night….we went to Alicia’s for dinner. She ordered pizza, wings and salad.

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Not a bad way to come home!

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