Taking a break from work in one of the most beautiful Magical Towns in Mexico is equal to relaxation, pleasure and entertainment; especially if it´s about “Todos Santos” located in Baja California Sur, where Mexican culture is in every corner and gastronomy is as varied as it is delicious since it is influenced by the Franciscans and Jesuits, who were mostly Italian and Spanish. You will find many varieties of cheeses, as well as sugar crystallization techniques in the region’s candies, among other delights.
“Todos Santos” is an oasis in the middle of the desert peninsula. It is one of the few places in the world that has a subtropical climate, which is surprising when considering that it is within the desert of Baja California Sur. At 26.7 kilometers is located the Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve, an ecosystem that has a direct influence on the water resources and the climate of the entire region.
In “Todos Santos”, in addition to a great variety of fresh fish and seafood, also citrus fruits, papaya, chile, sugar cane and avocado are grown. As well as the fusion between the typical food of the region, inspired by the tastes of the Jesuits and Franciscans, and international dishes, which gives variety and freshness to the gastronomic offer.
If you think you have tried all the authentic Mexican food, these dishes will make you have a totally different gastronomic experience on your visit to Todos Santos:
This is one of the most important delicacies in the region, since these clams (called “chocolatas” because they have an intense chocolate color) are endemic to the west coast of Mexico and the fishing and export regulations are very strict, making it practically impossible to find them elsewhere.
These clams were part of the diet of the native tribes of Baja California Sur: pericúes, guaycuras and cochimíes, and it was considered one of their favorite foods. Therefore, they are currently prepared in the most diverse recipes, and their delicious flavor will surprise you.
Mole is a dish that emerged as a fusion of Spanish and Mexican culture, and if you´ve visited other places in Mexico before, you have probably already tried it. However, there are many varieties of mole, and the one you will find in this region of “Todos Santos”, will surprise you, especially since enchiladas can be filled with different vegetables, meat, and types of mole.
All the beaches in Mexico have a huge offer of marinated fish, grilled, fried, papered fish, ceviche or in tacos, tostadas or quesadillas. Each restaurant has its own seasoning and special recipes to delight its guests. Also accompanying seafood with a refreshing beer or cocktail makes it even more delicious.
The Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez are a great source of very high quality lobsters, which you can find at very affordable prices to have a delicious, elegant and worthy of a celebration dinner: your wedding, anniversary, birthday, or simply just to try this delight of the sea.
There´s a huge variety of tropical fruits in “Todos Santos”, so you will find delicious drinks made from them that will accompany your food, or you can simply take any fruit you wish to enjoy your afternoons in front of the sea, matching the colors of the region.
Where to eat in Todos Santos, Mexico?
If you are planning to travel to “Todos Santos”, Baja California, we invite you to book your stay in Guaycura, a Boutique Hotel where you will feel at home and enjoy all the charm that the region has for you. In addition, we have El Mirador Restaurant where you will taste delicious Mexican dishes, framed by an incredible view that you will not want to miss especially at sunset.
Book your next vacation today and be sure to try the wonderful gastronomic experiences that “Todos Santos” has for you.