Villa Serena Restaurant Review
Located about five miles northeast of Cabo San Lucas, this palapa-style restaurant is just the sort of place where you can retreat for a quiet coffee or sunset dinner. Chef Luis Enrique Albores concise menu is packed with reasonably priced and delicious dishes, including thick, juicy, hand-trimmed steaks and surf and turf entrées prepared on an outdoor grill.
The advertised house specialty is a lobster tail, three New Zealand lamb chops, and three jumbo shrimp. But this is more than a steak house. Start with deep-fried calamari, then steak Tampiqueña, a serving of tender and moist flank steak served with two very rich chicken enchiladas, rice, beans, and steamed vegetables.
The menu also includes four coconut-fried shrimp served on a bed of rice with beans and vegetables. Described as jumbo, these shrimp exceeded their billing; they were huge. (The restaurant is also famous for its $19.95 U.S. lobster.) Km 7.5 on the Tourist Corridor, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 145-8244. Daily 7 a.m.11 p.m. AmEx, MasterCard, Visa, and Vouchers accepted. E.K.