||TodosSantosGuide.com Dining Review by Ron Keist - 03 June 2008
This great old adobe home has been very nicely restored to become a fine Mexican restaurant. The dining area is a large casual and comfortable covered courtyard behind the adobe structure. Adjacent and behind the dining area is an extensive desert garden. Actually more of a small park beautifully landscaped with indigenous plants. All in all a very pleasant and enjoyable atmosphere adding a lot to the dining experience. There is also an area in the garden availble for private parties. High quality Mexican dishes are served from an extensive menu. A good assortment of appetizers, soups, and salads are offered in addition to excellent seafood, poultry, meat and vegetarian dishes. All followed by a nice list of desserts. Food is well prepared from fresh ingredients with some very tasty sauces to be enjoyed. For your breakfast enjoyment a good selection of Mexican breakfast plates are offered. A good full bar and a small wine list will add to the pleasure of your visit. You will be well attended by a pleasant wait staff. The atmosphere and food make Los Adobes a good choice on your visit or stay in Todos Santos. The restaurant is centrally located with easy walking access to all of downtown Todos Santos. Visa and Mastercard are accepted. Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 9pm and Sunday from 9am to 5pm. - Ron Keist - 03 June 2008
Los Adobes de Todos Santos Restaurant
TodosSantosGuide.com Dining Review - April 2007
So typical of Todos Santos, this charming eatery is an oasis unto itself. Once an old adobe ruin and a sugar cane warehouse, it now is one of the best places to dine for Mexican cuisine in Todos Santos. A Day-of-the-Dead figure welcomes guests into the large palapa wood-beamed patio. While perusing the extensive menu, birds flitter in and about the desert garden that houses islands of native plants and rocks. Comfortable rustic furniture of wood and cane suggest staying a while to observe the peaceful surroundings.
Whether for lunch or dinner, you can be assured of dining well. Soups such as Mexico’s namesake Sopa Azteca, or the Sopa Tarasca, a creamy blend of Mexican beans and chipotle chilies, topped with tortilla strips and panela cheese, or the gazpacho Tajin, the real Spanish variety, could be sufficient to stop and not go any further. Written up in Bon Apetite magazine in 2003 for its squash blossom soup, alas, they no longer serve it. Tempting salads, including an old stand-by, but with a different slant, is the traditional Caesar, served with lobster and a pine nut dressing.
Vegetarian dishes are offered, as well as local fish and shellfish, chicken, and meat dishes. Fish in a creamy cilantro sauce, or shrimp fajitas al molcajete, are tempting. Chicken served with a delicious spiced chocolate mole sauce make the decision difficult. A national dish of Mexico is Chiles en Nogada, a poblano chili stuffed with pork, beef and fruits, covered with a walnut sauce, with pomegranates and served when in season. Don’t pass on dessert: choose the classic flan, caramel crepes, or the sinful Delirio Azteca (chocolate mouse). Meander along the stone walkway of the garden before leaving.
Los Adobes welcomes special events and can accommodate up to 120. Appetizers from $8 to $12, soups for $5, salads $7 to $10, and entrees $15 to $22. Open for lunch from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Hidalgo s/n between H. Colegio Militar and Juarez. Backs up to and is part of the Maria Bonita Hotel. Reservations suggested (612) 145-0203. Sandra Berry.