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$$ Valle de Guadalupe Eclectic Fodor's Choice

With sprawling views of vineyards, this restaurant is surrounded by acres of farmland where Chef Roberto Alcocer gathers ingredients for nearly 100% of what is served, making this the most sustainable restaurant in the region and a true “table to farm” experience. Beer, wine, vegetables, fruit, cheese, bread, meat, eggs, honey—nearly everything he serves is from the onsite farm. Setting the scene are wooden tables adorned with rosemary filled mason jars and paper menus showcasing the daily harvest. Each plate is a work of art, including the tender lamb with a black bean crust and broth that is poured at your table. Fresh fish is adorned with edible flowers, like the catch of the day with tomato rosemary salsa on a bed of beets with a tangy lemon sauce. Tastings are available in four, seven, and 10 courses, and prices are very reasonable considering the quality of the food. The homemade horchata ice cream and the crème brûlée are not overly sweet, allowing you to taste the flavors rather than just the sugar.

Eclectic New Views Trendy Lunch Dinner $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Carretera Ensenada–Tecate, Km 96
San Antonio de las Minas, Baja California Norte  Mexico

646-155–3085

www.minapenelope.com

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues.

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