MISO FISH TACOS…JUST ONE OF THE MANY MANTA MEMORIES
There is a brand new Thompson Hotel (the decor rocks by the way and the entire lobby is open-air overlooking the ocean), called The Cape, in Cabo San Lucas. I didn’t stay at the Thompson, I stayed at the One&Only Palmilla that truly is a one and only experience, but I wanted to try the food at the Thompson since I heard it Enrique Olvera’s place. Mexican food is good all around, ranging from street food to the more gourmet…I like it all. If you have not heard of Enrique Olvera you could think of him as Mexico’s Daniel Boulud…Mexico’s Eric Ripert…Mexico’s…you get it. Olvera’s Mexico City restaurant is a top 20 restaurant in the world. So, when I was making my first trip to Los Cabos, and I found out there was a new Enrique Olvera spot, I had to try it. The views are of the famous rock arches that are in the shiny Cortez Sea. Good views, good food. Happiness.
Chef Alex Branch and Yours Truly
You feel as if you are almost in the sea when sit in restaurant Manta due to the large floor to ceiling glass windows and the perfect location overlooking the arches.
Anyways…the food…was very good. It had a Mexican flare but it was truly fusion. Mixing modern Mexican with traditional Japanese flavors really hits the spot. And Chef Alex Branch at Manta does this well. Seafood tostadas. Sashimi with avocado. Miso fish tacos. Do I need to go on? Let’s give you some visuals and specifics.
What We Ate (in addition to the miso fish tacos in the photo on top of page) :
A little starter action…chicken chicharron (aka chicken rind)
Tostada de Mariscos, Pico de Gallo de Pepino
Seafood Tostada, Cucumber Pico de Gallo
Chile Relleno de Camarón en Salsa Verde
Shrimp and Salsa Verde Stuffed Chile
Ensalada de Aguacate Tatemado, Lechugas y Rábano con Adere zo de Ajonjolí
Charred Avocado, Radish, Greens and Sesame Seed Dressing
Pollo Orgánico Frito con Ensaladay Salsa de Ajonjolí-Tamarindo
Organic Fried Chicken with Salad and Tamarind-Sesame Sauce