2 Weeks in Todos Santos/San Jose
One week in Todos Santos. One week at Cabo Azul. Done the Cabo scene already, looking to move the wife towards staying more often in the quieter locales of Todos Santos by splitting time between the two.
We're both foodies looking for great meals in Todos Santos and/or La Paz (we've already got our minds racing around the fresh seafood that we will soon devour, not too much of the ultra-fresh stuff here in Minnesota).
When are you coming? The best restaurant in town - Michael's at the Gallery will only be open through the end of June. He is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Things are very quiet here since the swine flu nonsense. All the merchants are hurting so bring money and shop!!
Of course there is always Santa Fe - expensive but consistently good. The new chef at the Todos Santos Inn is getting good reviews - I have been away for two months and am just back, so have not been yet. Sometimes Tre Galline is good, sometimes mediocre - depends on whether or not the owner is here.Good, casual seafood at El Zaguan - tiny place just down from the book store. Avoid Los Adobes - lousy food. Jenny at Hotelito is starting a weekly curry buffet night - worth going if only to see her beautiful hotel. First one is next Wednesday. La Esquina is a local hang out for good breakfast and lunch.
We like Il Giardino but you may not want Italian. Most taco carts are good - Barajas is a favorite of locals.
I have lived in Todos Santos for seven years so feel free to ask any questions you may have.
La Paz - Tres Virgenes and Cafe Milano are the two best.
re: Mariana in Baja
We will be coming down the week of the 27th and leaving Baja the 11th. Thanks for your suggestions. We can't wait to come down there, we knew that swine stuff was nonsense, but that hasn't stopped everyone to let us know we're making a mistake.
Any other suggestions you have for hikes, or special things to see or do maybe outside of a book on Todos Santos area would be welcomed. Thanks!
The 27th of June? If so I would recommend you call Michael's at the Gallery as soon as you arrive and make a reservation - 612-145-0500
There are some hikes into the mountains but I am not a hiker. I am the editor of a twice weekly newsletter for the Todos Santos area - you could post a request for hiking info there - www.bajawesternonion.com
A short hike into Palm Beach is worthwhile. - very beautiful, secluded beach and fresh water lagoon. When you get into town go to El Tecolote - the only book store in town- and pick up a copy of El Calendario - there are maps in there to the beaches. Los Cerritos is the "big" beach - surfing swimming, restaurant, etc. Grand hotel just completed.
You might also consider a side trip to El Triunfo.