Looking for an old world colonial ambiance and setting in Cabo San Lucas? Referred to as ‘Cabo’s best kept secret,’ La Panga Antigua Restaurant & Bar cannot be beat. Their menu boasts a 5 star regional season cuisine based on daily choices of the freshest seafood available. The lovely exterior includes terraces and an outdoor courtyard where you can enjoy the perfect Cabo weather. And word is, their service is superb.
Chef and co-owner Jacobo Turquie has gained a reputation for serving dishes which demonstrate attention only he can. Numerous local hotels, when asked for suggestions, make La Panga their only referral. With guest comments like ‘A wonderful blend of local ingredients with creative and appropriate seasonings, all with a lovely presentation,’ visitors to Cabo can’t go wrong when making La Panga their lunch or dinner choice.
What makes it better? Knowing that La Panga Antigua also supports various local and state government programs to provide food to local children.
Photo courtesy of La Panga Antigua – read reviews and more here.
WOW! Talk about the best cooking class ever…
We had the place to ourselves – along with Edith and her loyal staff of which some have been with her 18 years!
We started the morning at the Pedregal Organic Market to select fresh vegetables (just like the ones that are used in the restaurant!) to use in our cooking. Once we arrived at Edith’s restaurant – a glass of champagne was in order to start the cooking class!
First we started making four different types of homemade tortillas with flour, water and a few seeds – getting the dough just right for the hot grill to cook them on. Fresh fish caught that morning was kept on ice until it’s turn on the fire. The cooking itself kept our attention – a very hot cooking area with different types of wood to cook the food on. It was extremely hot in the outdoor kitchen.
Back to the main inside kitchen which no one can see (I did not know it was there!) we made delicious tortilla soup with all fresh ingredients from the market. Fresh tuna was the topping over lettuce, a strip of tortilla, avocado and a few other secret ingredients for a super salad. No wonder Edith’s is a Cabo San Lucas dining
You will have to take the cooking class! Several other dishes were made that afternoon in class. Lunch at last with eight wonderful women of all ages and Edith letting her hair down ( it is so long under that hat! ) and signing our aprons as we toasted one more time together.
Tana, owner of Cabo Wine Club was busy taking pictures and video taping the entire cooking class. This is a must-do next time it comes around for all of you who are in Cabo and LOVE to cook.