Location: Flora Farm, Cabos, Mexico
" How badly do you want to eat at Flora Farms?" asked Russell. Badly. " It's so far, I'd rather lay out". At this point I was thinking like any wifey would . What compromise could I possibly make, after all this was our anniversary getaway. After speaking to concierge and finding out that Flora farm was actually just a 10-15 minute cab ride from our resort and not that far away like we thought, I suggested to have breakfast there instead of lunch with hopes that we would be back in time to catch the afternoon rays. I was already dressed for a day by the pool, but when Russell thought that was a great compromise, on a whim, I switched my flip-flops to wedges and added these tassel earrings and bueno, I was ready for a morning excursion.
By the way, Las Ventanas was beyond beautiful so you can see why Russell did not want to leave! When we finally made it out of the resort, be aware that Flora Farm is really somewhat out of nowhere. Our concierge warned us that if the cab driver takes us to an unmarked, unpaved road to not worry and that is the correct way to the farm. Boy, was he not kidding, talking about a bumpy ride down the hill! Also, your driver can wait for you to the take you back home for a negotiated price. Remember, it is kind of out there so that makes it very convenient.
Dining in Cabo usually consists of in hotel dining in a posh and romantic setting usually with ocean views or in brightly colored taquerias with sombreros as the decor. Both are great and we had our fair share of these types of restaurants. Flora Farms is neither of the two. Given its desert location, Flora Farms is like an oasis. Combining style (farm to table, quirky) and sustainability (everything is harvested from the farm and the meats locally sourced) with open air restaurants over looking vegetable beds. I don't know with you, but with so much foods laden with pesticides and it is nice to eat clean and organic and actually seeing where they are coming from. For breakfast, no reservations are needed and it is served buffet style. While I usually stay away from buffets, this one is fresh, beautiful, light and delicious. I highly recommend it if you are unable to acquire a table for lunch or dinner or simply had to change your plans like we did. So we started off with their signature cocktails. We ordered the Farm Julep with fresh watermelon juice and a Bloody Mary. The moment I had a sip of the cocktails I knew I was in for a treat!
Once you've filled your tummies with all the organic yumminess, walk around the beautiful property. They have a beer garden, a grocery with fresh breads and other goods where you can pick up for a beach picnic perhaps, stations for cooking lessons and cabanas for private parties (hey Adam Levine got married here) and they are currently building a spa. There are boutique shops as well so feel free to linger. For me, walking around the vegetable beds was really enjoyable because gardening is another hobby I really enjoy.
I don't often write a post or guides on restaurants, but when I do find one worth talking about then I do. So, after breakfast Russell tells me that he would love to come back for dinner and that the place was totally unexpectedly excellent! I guess, it would be safe to say that I did good!
Well, I did say 3 must try restaurants right? So here are the others.
1. Flora Farms
2. El Farallon- located at the Hotel Padregal. Although, I would rate the food 3/5 stars, the romantic, scenic setting makes up for it. Cut out of the cliffside with thundering sea below it is something you see more in Europe. It is extremely popular so make reservations early and make it for sunset. The views are spectacular!
3. The Office- Located oceanfront on Medrano beach. It is quite a popular tourists spot, but don't let that sway you from trying this place out because the food is quite delicious and fresh. And their drinks? Let me just say that I don't remember leaving that place (wink)! Come in your swimsuit if you want and dig your feet into the sand and be ready to have a good time.
So there it is. I hope you get to enjoy if not all at least one during your trip to Cabo.
Thanks for reading! Adios for now.
Wearing: Dress (Toby Heart Ginger, sold out several similar ones below), Shoes (Aquazurra, sold out, below is very similar and cost a quarter of the price of the Aquazurra ones), Glasses (Dior), Tote (Calypso St. Barth, old, my new fave tote link is below), Earrings ( Baublebar)