What is your comfort level
Awe, the excitement of where to eat and where not to eat? That often seems to be the question while traveling. I’ve seen people get really stressed out by this question! “OMG! How do we know where & what to eat?” If this is you here’s what I suggest; start by honestly assessing your own comfort level. Are you super adventurous or so cautious you always worry about getting sick? Most of us fall somewhere in-between.
I’m the adventuresome type but also like to be somewhat prepared and have options. So my norm is to get a recommendation from a like minded eater before I go, ask a local such as a taxi driver for a good place and then wing it a bit for the thrill of adventure and the unknown!
My sister goes to Cabo every other year and we have the same taste in food so she was my before I go recommendation person. Mariscos Las Tres Islas was her pick for fresh local seafood. Amazing Garlic Crab, Seabass In Caper Cream Sauce, humongous shrimp salad and the list goes on!
Trust a taxi driver….?
En route from the airport my friend who is learning Spanish struck up a conversation with our taxi driver. The talk eventually came around to food of course! As we wizzed through the downtown area he pointed to La Taquiza and said the locals like to eat there. Well there you have it! Here the first thing we had to try was the melted cheese with marinated pork, OMG! We followed that with a cheese wrap stuffed with shrimp topped with an amazing assortment of freshly made salsa from mild to melt my face off fire ? hot!
For a little adventure….?
In Mexico, as in many countries, the best place to find unusual & interesting food is a small local Mercado. My favorite place to grocery shop. To heck with Costco!! Shopping a Mercado also gives the added bonus of getting to interact with locals. They seem to get as much of a kick out of it as I do ?