Food is such a regular part of our lives. We wake up, eat. Go to work, eat lunch. Get home, have dinner. It’s such a routine that we sometimes forget how great the art of cuisine really is. Not only that, but it has such a deep connection to our culture; just a plate of food can say a lot about a person or ethnic group. When you taste a meal, you can taste the spices from that specific region, you can identify the specific cooking techniques that were used, you may even be able to identify if the person serving it has any dietary restrictions, possibly influenced from their religion. (Related topics: Los Cabos tour guide)
Since eating is such a regular part of our lives, it’s important that we remember that food has a strong link to our cultural heritage. When you’re in Cabo San Lucas, make sure that you eat like the locals so that you can better understand the city itself. Let’s dive into some of the traditional dishes from Cabo San Lucas.
Don’t let the name confuse you, these clams have this name because of their smooth brown shells, not because they are covered in chocolate. These clams and big and meaty and can only be found in a couple of places around the world, which is what makes them so unique to Los Cabos.
Marlin is the famous fish from Cabo San Lucas, which is not only great to eat, but draws many people here year-round for Cabo fishing tours. You can go on a Cabo fishing tour and then ask your chef to prepare your fish, or you can skip the Cabo fishing tour and still find this fresh fish all around the city. When marlin is smoked, it not only preserves the meat, but also enhances the flavor, making it a delicious option.
Comida de Pobres
Comida de pobres stands for poor people’s food, which isn’t exactly an appetizing name. That being said, this is a very traditional dish from Los Cabos and it’s packed with flavor. When you order this dish, you’ll be served seafood soup accompanied with rice, beans, cilantro, lime, and tortillas.
After you finish your Los Cabos tours, you’ll surely have a big appetite. These are just three of the traditional dishes that you can find, but don’t forget to try their tamales de guemes, ceviche, tacos, and the variety of fresh seafood.