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Cabo: Misiones De Kino, a Restaurant off the Beaten Path

By on August 3, 2014 in Dining, Mexico Travel with 6 Comments

Brian at Misiones de Kino“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener

One Thursday night in May, I landed in Cabo, Mexico. Brian and Leann, friends who live in other states, picked me up from the airport.

We drove to our all-inclusive hotel located in Jose del Cabo, Royal Solaris, to grab a bite to eat. The bars were open, but the restaurants were already closed. We decided to grab a drink from the bar, then venture out to find a place to eat.

Royal Solaris

Brian drove us through Cabo San Lucas in search of a late-night Mexican dinner. Down the main strip we went, where lights and action lined the streets. We kept driving and somehow landed off the beaten path. We found a cute, little restaurant, Misciones de Kino, hidden down one of the side streets.

We ordered margaritas and mojitos, followed by a few appetizers, ceviche and a shrimp quesadilla. Our cocktails were ginormous, and we loved the super fresh, flavorful ceviche. A college friend, who is also an avid traveler, Shawn, recommended ordering fish tacos while in Mexico. I love fish, and I definitely wanted authentic Mexican meals. I took his advice, and I was extremely happy with my decision. My dinner was perfect. Brian ordered a non-traditional dish, the spicy shrimp and sausage diablo, which was good but not as great as mine.

Misiones de Kino, CaboTravel Tip: When traveling abroad, try foods which are authentic to the country you are visiting. You may or may not like them, but you traveled a long way for a new experience. As they say, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” 

We  enjoyed our first meal in Cabo. We loved how it was off the grid, and we just happened to land there. The only hiccup we experienced was when we left. As the roads were dark, the time was late, and we had all been traveling all day long, finding our way “home” proved to be challenging. Within seconds, we heard sirens and speculated at what we could have possibly done wrong our first night in Mexico. Unbeknownst to any of us, Brian accidentally drove down a one-way road. To make matters worse, Brian left his license back at the hotel. Lucky for us, we are all pretty fun, likable people. After a few minutes, we were able to avoid any tickets, penalties or jail time. Instead, the officer escorted us to the main road where we could find our way back. We laughed at our spontaneity, our sense of adventure and our ability to get things back on the right track after taking a little wrong turn.

Travel Tip: Be bold, be adventurous, and venture into the unknown. You never know whatMisiones de Kino, Cabo, Mexico hidden gem is waiting to be discovered… Sometimes you will find something amazing, while other times your experience may be just okay. But, you will always have a new adventure and story  to reminisce about. Enjoy the moment – whether it is challenging or fun. Whatever you may experience will be determined by your attitude. Choose happiness.

Inexpensive Dinner at Misiones de Kino

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