Have a Baja Moment! Savor Land’s End Views and Traditional Mexican Cuisine at Hacienda Cocina y Cantina
The best address in Cabo San Lucas belongs to Hacienda Cocina y Cantina, the signature restaurant at Hacienda Beach Club and Residences. Set at the foot of Medano Beach near the entrance to the marina, the area’s premier purveyor of authentic Mexican cuisine and standout service boasts a majestic perch that looks out over golden sand and the Sea of Cortez to the granitic monuments at Land’s End that form the southernmost point of the Baja peninsula.
The value of this spectacular location has been apparent since 1963, when the original Hacienda Hotel became the first luxury resort in Cabo San Lucas. Opened by Palmilla developer Rod Rodriguez, the landmark lodging was a popular vacation spot for visiting Hollywood stars like John Wayne, Desi Arnaz, and Bing Crosby. This legacy of luxury and exclusivity continues to the present, with a new generation of casual elegance and gracious living ushered in by the development of Hacienda Beach Club and Residences, and its collection of high-end accommodations and pampering amenities.
Of course, the charms of Hacienda Cocina y Cantina extend well beyond the first-class service and world-class views that have traditionally distinguished this historic property. The restaurant also showcases authentic Mexican cuisine made with only the freshest local ingredients. Regional specialties from the culinary hotbeds of Guerrero, Oaxaca, Puebla and Vera Cruz highlight Chef Andrea Blanco’s classical menu, and the delicious dishes are lovingly prepared by Executive Chef Octavio Hernandez and his talented staff.
Did I mention world-class views? Guests at Hacienda Cocina y Cantina may enjoy these time-honored delights in indoor comfort, amidst tropical breezes on the outdoor terrace, bellied up to the beachfront palapa bar, or seaside at one of the restaurant’s romantic “tables in the sand.” The casual dining fixture is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and even offers a special menu for children, featuring comfort food favorites sure to please younger palates.
Need a pairing option for your marlin empanadas? Hacienda Cocina y Cantina features a superb collection of wines from Mexico’s premier growing region, Valle de Guadalupe, as well as liquid treasures from Argentina, Chile, France, Italy, Spain, and the U.S. Benchmark Italian producer Alois Lageder’s “Dolomiti” Pinot Grigio is a perfect complement for dishes featuring the fresh local seafood, such as the sea bass in garlic and chile sauce. Prefer something with a bit more bite? How about a taster from the restaurant’s top shelf tequila menu, or a handcrafted tropical cocktail to sip while watching the sun descend beyond the majestic rock formations at Land’s End?
Hacienda’s landmark location and luxurious surroundings – which include an expansive infinity pool deck, and a charming colonial style courtyard with a traditional fountain – have long since made it a popular setting for special events, particularly romantic celebrations such as weddings and receptions, honeymoon and anniversary dinners, and renewal of vows ceremonies. The property boasts a trained onsite events specialist, and nearly a dozen separate event areas, all of which offer sumptuous appointments and spectacular views of Land’s End, Medano Beach, and the Sea of Cortez.
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