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Baja Bound - Looking for restaurants/taco stands in or on the way to San Quintin and San Ignacio

Thanks for the suggestions. Having just been down there - San Remedio in Guerrero Negro is excellent and suprisingly fancy for that part of Baja. Their traditional mexican dishes (carne asada, enchiladas, etc.) was delicious as was their seafood (scallops in garlic sauce and halibut). They have some great family wines that they're happy to bring to your table to share with you and discuss in broken Spanish/English. Also, I was off on the taco stand - It is Briseida - at the south end of Colonet San Vicente on the west side of the road. It's a red overhang with a van and long lines of locals waitng for carne asada, puerco and other delicious meat tacos con queso with a large table of topings. I agree that the La Pinta (now Desert Inn) hotel chain has pretty good food - especially their breakfasts. The San Quintin Desert Inn makes a mean rojo salsa - they need to make that standard at all of their hotels.

Mar 25, 2009
ddsteller in Mexico

Johannesburg staying one night at Intercontinental

It's a bit of a haul from the airport, but Moyo is a fun experience - traditional food, face painting, great music, etc. I've been to the one at Melrose Arch and it was fantastic. There are some great restaurants in Melville too - Soulsa is my favorite - great risottos, wines, etc.. http://www.dining-out.co.za/member_de...

Baja Bound - Looking for restaurants/taco stands in or on the way to San Quintin and San Ignacio

My husband and I are driving down to San Ignacio to see the gray whales and are looking for some great food along the way. We'll be staying in San Quintin and San Ignacio and driving down Highway 1. We drove down in December and found a fantastic taco stand in Colonet just north of San Quintin called Brasilliera. Long lines of locals and fantastic carne asada, fresh cut puerco.

Mar 11, 2009
ddsteller in Mexico

Black Truffles??? Where?? Restaurant Specials???

Thanks for all of the suggestions. We ended up going to Drago Centro on Dec. 29 - which was a Monday, but our wedding anniversary so we called around to see what was available. My husband spoke to the manager that morning who told him he had a truffle in hiding they would make available. There was a bit of confusion with the waiter who said there were no truffles on a lowly Monday night, but a chat with the manager cleared it all up. They made us a special risotto with the black truffle for $60 each. The manager brought over the lovely end of the truffle in its glass case and shaved it for us. It was delicious and made our anniversary a savory one. We're headed to Patina in January for the truffle menu as well and will let you know!

Jan 02, 2009
ddsteller in Los Angeles Area

Black Truffles??? Where?? Restaurant Specials???

Thank you for the suggestions! We'll give it a try and let you know

Dec 24, 2008
ddsteller in Los Angeles Area

Black Truffles??? Where?? Restaurant Specials???

Last year my husband and I had the most amazing risotto with freshly shaved black truffle at Patina around this time of year. Since we're in truffle season and dreaming of that dish again, we're looking for recommendations on other restaurants with fantastic truffle dishes. Thank you!

Dec 23, 2008
ddsteller in Los Angeles Area