Last week we had dinner at the 4-Diamond Arrecifes restaurant inside The Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos. Arrecifes is chiseled into the mountains at the top of the resort overlooking the entire 243-room property. The grand foyer has a dramatic entrance with romantic lighting, vibrant colors and rock sculptures placed throughout. Groups up to 150 can sip drinks at the bar, enjoy appetizers on the patio or lounge in one of the oversized armchairs facing out over the water and cliffs. While we waited for the rest of our group, we munched on an appetizer of spicy salsa with fresh peppers and herbs, served with steaming corn tortillas and cheese. The bar specializes in over 25 martinis such as our favorite mango martini flavored with mint and citrus.
We sat at a large table that gave us the perfect view of the infinity pools and sandy beaches below. Executive Chef Eduardo Fausto’s menu includes locally caught seafood creations served grilled and seasoned with Mediterranean spices. Menu highlights include a grilled Angus beef tenderloin in port wine/foie gras sauce and herb-crusted pork with steamed seasoned vegetables.
For groups, the prix fixe menu starts with a duo of ceviches with citrus and cilantro, paired with a basket of warm bread filled with spicy jalapenos and cream cheese. The main course was a huge portion of seasoned sea bass in a tangy mustard sauce with wilted greens, corn on the cob and flavorful potatoes.
After the meal we relocated to the beach and sat beside a warm firepit and grilled marshmallows for group s’mores. During our campsite conversations, a Brazilian group of entertainers danced on stilts around our campfire. We were all enthralled as they performed a cultural percussion piece while swinging flaming torches around their heads and waists. Once our fire burned away we drank sparkling sangria and sunk our bare toes in the sand.