Nick San

Blvd. Marina lote 10 local 2 plaza de la Danza Cabo San Lucas, MX • (624) 14 324 91 • http://www.nicksan.com

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Clean modern décor. Friendly service. And best of all, a taste of Mexico, without the same old shit stuffed in a tortilla or taco shell. After all, you can only eat so many tacos, burritos, enchiladas, fajitas and quesadillas before you realize it’s all the same ingredients just reshuffled around in different configurations.

So, this was a nice change of pace, without being a total departure from its roots. What I mean by that is that while Nick San is definitely Japanese, there is a Mexican twist on many dishes. For example, the Tuna Sashimi served on a tostada with avocado. It was excellent. Or the yellowtail served in a basil herb sauce that was light and refreshing. Or the baked lobster roll with mango. The yellowtail with Serrano peppers and yuzu sauce. Everything was great. And not just as an escape. If this place were in NYC, I’d happily go. Often.

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The Ultimate Eggplant Parmesan

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Who doesn’t love a killer egg parm? Assholes, that’s who. So this post is for all of you egg-parm-loviin’-non-assholes out there.

Lincoln – New York, NY

It’s hard not to get distracted when you’re at Lincoln. By the décor. The tempting menu. The gorgeous presentations. But do yourself a solid and don’t miss this epic side. Sure, you might not be that hungry, but trust me, you need this.

Shaved ultra thin like a carpaccio, this eggplant manages to be everything you could ever wish for. It’s crispy and gooey. Savory and sweet. With just the perfect hint of acidity. A true work of art, and rightly so, considering the location.

Alcaravea – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Yes, Mexico. And I’ve been all over Italy, but this egg parm is better. And I am not alone on this one. I have back up. Everyone at the table was blown away. And for good reason. It was mind blowing. Sure, it might take them an hour to get it to your table, but at least it’s worth the wait.

Served rolled over on itself like pastry, this thing compounds the eggplants texture, making it much more substantial per bite. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that all of the ingredients from the tomatoes and herbs to the cheese and eggplant are so fresh, they literally pop in your mouth like a two year old begging for attention.

Penny Lane

Camino Del Colegio S/N | Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas 23400, Mexico • Phone: 526241225560

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I love this place! So charming. Something you’d expect to find in Santa Monica, CA. Trendy, yet quaint, with its patio roofed by an open lattice of dark wood beams, adorned by an eclectic mix of lanterns.

The server was very warm and attentive.

And the food was stellar. A range of brunch usuals that you’d expect to find in virtually any place of its kind, but made with farm to table ingredients, so everything is delicious. Even the juices and smoothies are great. As is the complimentary blueberry muffin, which is the “bread.”

I had the eggs benny, which was solid. Served with a yummy potato salad that boasted a local spin on ingredients (black beans, cilantro, corn).

But my son had the winner- the French toast with vanilla caramelized bananas. Deadly.

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