Dining has always been one of those enjoyable moments that contribute to the experiences that let outsiders get to know the richness and personality of a certain town, city, state or country. And tourists and vacationers can also get a taste of Loreto’s distinctly Mexican flavor by visiting one of Loreto’s many restaurants.
If you suddenly have a craving for McDonald’s, Burger King and Starbucks while in Loreto, you will have to find some other dining substitute because none of these popular establishments exist in the small town of Loreto. Loreto is known for its well-preserved traditional Mexican culture and history, and many of the restaurants located in Loreto reflect that small town Mexican charm.
Cafe Ole is a popular Mexican restaurant in Loreto that serves sumptuous traditional Mexican dishes such as carne asada and menudo. The entire restaurant is a small, cozy space that can accommodate more than 30 people at a time. The Loreto Islas restaurant and the El Canipole are also Loreto restaurants that offer casual dining and well-known traditionally-cooked Mexican meals.
Most of the hotels in Loreto, Baja California Sur also have fine dining restaurants so that their hotel guests need not leave the comfort of their hotels in order to search for quality food. The Camino Real Loreto’s Guaycura restaurant and Salvatierra restaurant, El Oasis Hotel’s Restaurant Oasis, Posada de las Flores’ The Roof Garden, and Hacienda Suites’ Rancho Viejo are all fine dining restaurants that serve traditional Mexican cuisines and international dishes amidst a backdrop of the Sierra de la Giganta and the Sea of Cortez.
If you find yourself wanting some comfort food in a friendly atmosphere, why not visiting Tiffany’s Pizza, Chile Willie, Tio Lupe or Armando’s Pizza? These small restaurants serve hamburgers, fries, grilled steaks, tacos, burritos and pizzas of all kinds. You can also try one of the many roadside stalls and mini-restaurants like Mr. Taco. Taqueria, Riga’s Tacos and Cesar’s Taco Y Taco. Obviously, the number one item on the menu of these Loreto restaurants are tacos. Many also serve burritos, quesadillas, churros, guacamole, nachos, empanadas and salsa. Although not a lot of restaurants and food stalls in Loreto have drive-thrus, the service in most casual Loreto restaurants are relatively fast and efficient.
Due to the fact that Loreto, Baja California Sur is located near the abundant waters of the Sea of Cortez and has always been a fishing village, it comes as no wonder that seafood is one of the specialties of most Loreto restaurants. You can find anything from simple seafood dishes such as grilled fish and squid, to gourmet seafood dishes such as caviar and oysters. During the peak season of dorado and yellowtail fishing, you can also find several seafood festivals and seafood cooking contests in many Loreto restaurants and along Loreto’s beaches.
One thing is for certain, whatever budget and dining preferences you might have, you will never go hungry in Loreto, Baja California Sur.