Villa La Estancia: Dining Choices That Impress

The luxurious Villa La Estancia offers, beachfront residences located in one of the most beautiful areas in coastal Mexico. With oceanfront properties in both Nuevo Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit and Cabo San Lucas, owning a second home at Villa La Estancia could be your dream home come true. From our spacious and elegant suites, to the world class amenities and services, you truly will have everything you need and more, all located on the property grounds. Don’t forget about the delicious dining options right at your doorstep, too. Continue to read below to learn about the three fabulous choices you have without ever having to leave the property.

La Casona

La Casona is an upscale Mexican eclectic steakhouse that is perfect for a fun family dinner or a romantic evening with your loved one. La Casona offers an extensive selection of steak specials and Prime Cuts including high quality Kobe beef and a hearty New York Strip. La Casona serves an exquisite breakfast and its eggs benedict is to die for. In addition to our tasty cuisine, every table comes with amazing views of the well manicured landscaping, elegant water features including fountains. The real show stopper is the the blue green Banderas Bay waters and the white sandy Nuevo Vallarta beaches in the distance. Open for breakfast from 7:00 am to 1:00pm, dinner is served from 5:00pm to 10:30 pm.

La Parrilla Restaurant

Do you prefer a more casual dining experience? La Parrilla Restaurant allows the chance to enjoy your meal poolside so you can swim or work on your tan while you work up an appetite. La Parrilla menu includes a choice of burgers, sandwiches, wraps, Mexican ceviches and seafood specialties that are sure to please. Open from 12:00pm to 5:00pm, La Parrilla is perfect for a mid day meal or poolside snack as you enjoy the sunny Riviera Nayarit weather and cool ocean breezes.

Palmita Market & Deli

The Palmita Market & Deli is found next to the lobby entrance of Villa del Palmar which is a sister property situated directly next door to Villa La Estancia. A convenient option for a meal on the go or a quick snack, the Palmita Deli & Market menu includes a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, wraps, muffins and snacks. In the mood for a tasty coffee to start your day right? The Palmita Market & Deli is an ideal spot to enjoy your morning coffee. Favorite choices include the mocha cappuccino and the house speciality: mint vanilla cappuccino. Palmita Market & Deli is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

As you can see, there truly is something to suit everyone’s taste buds at Villa La Estancia. Now the only question is, what are you in the mood for?

delicious cabo cuisine

Delicious Cabo Cuisine

Mexico is a vast and vibrant country with so much to offer to the world, and one of the greatest gifts Mexico has given to the world, we feel, is its wonderful and unique cuisine. The food is different in every area of the country, but we think Baja California offers some of the very best in culinary traditions. Seafood lovers should definitely plan a vacation to the peninsula sometime in the future, if only to test the dizzying array of fresh seafood available here year round. Here are a few of the dishes we think are absolute must-try meals when you are staying somewhere in Baja California.

Cabo Cuisine Recommendations

Comida de Pobres

Even though the name of this dish literally means “the food of the poor” we promise you that you will feel like a king or queen while you eat it! This traditional example of Cabo cuisine is a seafood soup with a difference; rice, beans, and a mix of vegetables served in a delicious broth alongside warm flour tortillas. Love at first bite!

Almejas Chocolatas (Chocolate Clams)

Cabo Cuisine that includes chocolate clams is a definite must; these clams are huge at roughly 2-3/4 inches long, and are quite meaty in texture. There are plenty of Cabo dishes which feature them, but we highly recommend this one because of its unique and delicious flavour. The clams are roasted on a bed of stones and covered with romerilla (an edible desert shrub) before being served with a variety of salsas and warm flour tortillas. This has to be one of the most iconic regional dishes in Baja California.

Fish Tacos

Fish tacos can be found everywhere in Cabo whether on the streets or in restaurants; small, independent taco stands and large, high-end restaurants alike sell this local Cabo cuisine favorite. You will understand just why when you taste them. Succulent fresh fish and/or shrimp, battered and served in soft taco shells with gorgeous salsas… what more could you ask for?

Machaca de Mantarraya

Don’t be put off by the name. Mantarraya means stingray… yes, stingray … and is one of the most popular types of fish used in Cabo cuisine. You can find it many dishes. Our favorite is this one because of the vibrant and punchy flavour! Shredded stingray meat is simmered with diced tomatoes, onion, cilantro, green chilies and some native spices before being wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.

Other Cabo Cuisine

Baja California has many different dishes to offer, so don’t stop at just these few! You could also try the Marlin Tostadas, roasted or stuffed crabs, or “Chilorio de Abulon Calamar” which is squid seasoned with garlic, oregano, cumin, coriander seeds, salt and pepper in a chili based sauce.

Hmmmm! Join us in Cabo to sample some of the best cuisine in Mexico.