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Casianos Restaurant, San José del Cabo

Baja California, Mexico, North America: a nightly changing tasting menu of
Bahía de Palmas
Loc. 2, 4, and 6, Col. Fonatur
San José del Cabo
Tel: 52 624 142 5928's insider take:

Like the clientele, dishes come in pairs at Casianos, a hot date spot in San José del Cabo. Chef Casiano Reyes's one-night-only, multicourse menus could include scallops with lentils, tomatoes, and cauliflower purée sharing a plate with seared duck, mango chutney, and turnip purée (a play on surf-n-turf), or a small plate of beet, goat cheese, and pumpkin seed salad alongside pan-grilled sea bass with pineapple purée and annatto seeds. If raspberries are in season, the chef might tuck them into mascarpone cheese and finish the dish with vanilla and caramel sauce. Meals are long but well paced, orchestrated by a small crowd of waiters who deliver a steady succession of dishes to the rustic wooden tables in the candlelit dining room. Sommelier Alejandro Mariscal pairs wines with every course, or if vino isn't your thing, he'll mix up a creative cocktail, such as agave nectar, hibiscus, and mint in a chilled glass rimmed with chile powder and salt. Between tasting menus and libations, dinner for two can cost upward of $100, so be sure you like your date.—Isabel Sterne

Open daily 6 to 11:30 pm.

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