In this little town of just over 320 souls cafe El Triunfo is a local landmark. The restaurant offers some of the best pizzas in the region, prepared in a traditional wood burning oven. Motorcycle riders love this watering hole conveniently located between the East and West Coast of Baja, just 45 minutes from either La Paz, Todos Santos and the East Cape. Chef and owner Marcus Spahr is behind the creative menu that will please all kind of palates.
Reviewed: May 16, 2012
We arrived in El Triunfo as the sun was still high overhead, and it felt like the desolate, dusty town was primed for a Wild West showdown, but instead, we tussled with the best pizzas in Baja California Sur, wood-fired French breads, and a rustic setting in an old gold mining town. Northern California native Marcus Spahr uses a sourdough starter that dates to 2002 to craft crusty bread and pizza. We really liked the Margherita with tomato, basil, fresh mozzarella, drizzled with olive oil infused with dried chile de arbol. It was also a pleasure to taste the signature pie with chipotle-marinated skirt steak, sweet corn and spicy sliced jalapeno. Linger over espresso pulled on a bygone lever machine, and finish sweet with a baked good like the sticky bun, rich and yellow from yolks.
This review was submitted by Joshua Lurie, a writer from Los Angeles. Joshua has participated in the Baja.com Scribes program, a program designed to encourage writers to create original content about Baja California. Baja Scribes may receive food, lodging or payment, but they are encouraged to submit their own opinions on this site, which may not reflect the views or opinions of Baja.com. Joshua’s website documenting his travels can be found here.
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