Three Los Cabos hotels for foodies

The terrace at Herringbone at Vidanta Los Cabos.
The terrace at Herringbone at Vidanta Los Cabos. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Rockwell Group
A solid dining experience is part of any great hotel stay. But a few hotels in Los Cabos are taking the foodie trend to the next level by partnering with some serious names in the culinary world. Here are three Los Cabos hotels to book for A-list dining experiences.

Grupo Vidanta and Hakkasan Group are starting to reveal their first looks at the new entertainment and lifestyle offerings at Vidanta Los Cabos. Launching in early 2018, the experience will include restaurants Herringbone, SHOREbar and a new restaurant concept, Casa Calavera. This marks the first openings in Mexico for the Hakkasan Group and the first venues to launch as part of a $150 million partnership.

Casa Calavera offers an open-air, feet-in-the-sand concept featuring traditional Mexican calavera art and a Dia de los Muertos theme. Adjoining the Omnia Dayclub, Casa Calavera will share the ambience of the day club, while offering a menu of popular Mexican dishes and drinks.

At Herringbone the emphasis is on line-caught seafood and top-quality meats. This is the first international opening for the brand, and the restaurant has been reimagined as an airy Mexican beach house with views over the pools.

At SHOREbar, cocktails with ocean views are on the menu, and guests will love the classic Airstream trailer parked within that will offer a small menu of light bites.

Also coming in 2018 will be the first Mexican property in Nobu Matsuhisa's portfolio. The resort will have 200 rooms with a Japanese-inspired design, and will include the chef's signature restaurant. Other amenities will include meeting space, a spa, retail stores, and other dining and lounging experiences. Details are still scant on the property, but guests can expect a similar style to the other international Nobu hotels.

Nobu Hospitality is a private company owned by Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and film producer Meir Teper. It launched in 2013 as a hotel-within-a-hotel at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. Since then the brand has expanded to Saudi Arabia, Chicago, London, Manila and Bahrain.

And for travelers who delight in chef Enrique Olvera's brainchildren (think Pujol in Mexico City and Cosme in New York City, among several others), a visit to The Cape: A Thompson Hotel is a must. This sleek, design-forward hotel is attractive on its own for its minimalistic and modern look, but its dining venue, Manta, is yet another reason to have this hotel on the short list.

Manta, referring the manta ray, is all about fresh, local seafood. It spotlights Pacific Rim fusion cuisine with nods to both Japan and Peru, as well as regionally sourced seafood and traditional Mexican ingredients. Menu items like sashimi, tiradito and ceviche are ones to order. Multi-course tasting menus are available and about 15 to 18 of the restaurant's 30 dishes are available nightly, meaning the rest change regularly.

The Cape is located on Monuments Beach, a local surf site near Sunset Point with views of El Arco and Lover's Beach.

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