Sunrise, Edith’s, and Flaming Cocktails

Sunrise over the Sea of Cortez. Cabo, Mexico

Sunrise over the Sea of Cortez. Cabo, Mexico

As the light starting streaming through the curtains of our hotel room, we were drawn to the gorgeous site of an amazing sunrise. As waves were thunderously smashing against the shore, the beautiful hues of the sun spread across the horizon. Ok, that is worth getting up early on vacation. Following this balcony view, we took a nice long walk along the beach (for yet more pictures, of course). Many morning walkers and joggers were about.

It almost always seems as if every resort has a breakfast buffet, encouraging you to eat more than you ever would if you were at home. It is always worth it for at least one day, and one large meal. We also happen to be sharing our time at the Marquis with a very large group from Atlas Insurance who appear to be on some type of Club trip. They appear to be from all over the world. It is interesting to be on the other side of that experience. When you are a participant in the club trip, you have every expectation that your group will be given preference in service since it has clearly paid a significant amount of money for rooms, food, events, etc.—and the Marquis is no exception. When you are just a “regular” vacation couple, it is easy to get lost in the crowd.

The other nuance I have noticed is the overly attentive service, or as I refer to it “hovering.” I appreciate getting more water when I need it, or a refill on my coffee. But I find it very disconcerting to have several servers hovering around my table just waiting to pounce on my empty plate. I can’t count how many times servers have swooped in to take my plate during a brief pause in my eating. I am trying to eat slowly, and the minute I put my fork down they are grabbing for my plate. Yesterday at brunch, I had literally just taken a last bite of bacon, hadn’t even put my fork down and they came a grabbed my plate! This has happened at every meal, no matter what restaurant we were eating in. It is the complete opposite of the experience in Italy where you basically own your table for a couple of hours and are allowed the luxury to dine at your leisure.

After brunch, we spent some time getting the blog up and then I headed out for some R&R poolside. It was absolutely lovely to relax, read and listen to the crashing waves.

Sunrise over the Sea of Cortez

Sunrise over the Sea of Cortez

Explosive Surf, Los Cabos

Explosive Surf, Los Cabos

We decided to head in to Cabo San Lucas for dinner and were initially planning on going to Mi Casa, one of our favorite places from previous visits. However, as we were talking to the concierge and getting directions she mentioned that Edith’s was a very nice restaurant with VERY good food. I had the same recommendation from a colleague and he too spoke very highly about the quality of food.

So, off we went to Edith’s (which seems like a strange name for a restaurant in Mexico). After a bit of a mix up in our directions, we found Edith’s and were instantly impressed by the décor. The restaurant is owned by Edith Jiminez, who worked in the restaurant as a server when she was 15. In 1944 she purchased it and changed the name from “Esthela’s by the Sea” to “Edith’s.”

Enjoying an incredible meal at "Edith's." Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Enjoying an incredible meal at "Edith's." Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Edith's Flan Custard

Edith's Flan Custard

The food is a fantastic mix of freshly caught seafood with some of the finest cuts of beef and freshest of ingredients. We started with a tasty bowl of Aztec Soup (like a tortilla soup) and as they described the two specials, one appealed to both of us and we decided to share. It included 3 jumbo shrimp (and I do mean JUMBO) butterflied and grilled, a half of grilled lobster and a filet mignon steak. It was accompanied by a half a baked potato and grilled vegetables. Way too much food, even to share, but it was absolutely delicious. We splurged with after dinner drinks, mine a lemoncello and Carl a Vanilla Galliano with fresh orange juice. Both were excellent.

We then observed a fiery coffee drink being created next to us and decided we would share one of those too! Kahlua, Courvoisier, Bailey’s and coffee—delicious and impressive to watch.
That was it for us for the day – tomorrow we are off to San Jose Del Cabo.

Adios!

Bev

Tip of the Day:This one’s for the ladies. In my never-ending effort to travel without checking bags, I’ve developed a trick for eye makeup removal. Instead of needing to use my precious carry-on liquid space with a jar of eye makeup remover, I take the needed number of dry makeup pads, place them in a Ziplock baggie, and pour a small amount of eye makeup remover on the pads. Seal the bag, and put it in your luggage. They will stay moist for the duration of your trip.

Looking into the Sea of Cortez from the lobby of the Marquis Los Cabos

Looking into the Sea of Cortez from the lobby of the Marquis Los Cabos

The lobby of the Marquis Los Cabos

The lobby of the Marquis Los Cabos

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