Fodor's Expert Review Casiano's

$$$$ San José del Cabo Eclectic Fodor's Choice

"No menu, no rules" is the way chef Casiano Reyes describes the spontaneous cuisine at this gem in a tranquil location above Alegranza luxury condominiums. If you're open-minded, you'll relish this creative spot where a changing palette of local ingredients appears on a free-form menu. Once you're seated in the bi-level, indoor-outdoor space, you'll be presented with a little tablet in a bowl that impressively morphs into a hand towel once your waiter adds water. Your server will offer a list of the day's ingredients, which can include anything from goat cheese, heirloom tomatoes, and lobster, to scallops, fillet of beef, and foie gras. Advise the kitchen of your preferences, and the talented, Oaxacan-born Reyes will whip up a three-to-five course tasting menu. Standouts include the seasonal Mexican specialty chiles en nogada, New York steak with sweet corn puree, jumbo shrimp with mushroom sauce, and sea bass with lentils. Wine pairings are pricier, but worth it, especially since the number of courses usually doubles by the end of the meal, thanks to the generous and talented chef.

Eclectic Sophisticated Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Col. Club de Golf Fonatur
San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur  23400, Mexico

624-142–5928

www.casianos.com

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, No lunch. Closed Sun., Reservations essential

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