Appetizers
December 14, 2007
Hold The Shrimp, Pass The Tuna

IMGP2137_edited.jpgWe interrupt our search for the best shrimp tacos in Baja California Sur for this important public-service announcement: If your celebration of the year-end holidays includes a trip to Los Cabos, be sure to pack your fishing gear. The yellowfin tuna are running in dense schools in the Sea of Cortez just off San Jose del Cabo. Much to our astonishment, our party of four discovered just how thick the run is this morning. Within two hours we landed 40 of them. This is my brother-in-law Ed Schmidtmann, an accomplished Wyoming fly fisherman who caught three of them with flies, much to the amusement of our capitan. The more successful bait was sardines.

I may not eat another shrimp taco during the duration of our visit in San Jose del Cabo. The freezer is jam-packed with cuts of tuna, along with several filets of the dorado we also caught.

As to the search for shrimp tacos worth recommending, the biggest surprise so far was the substantial size, freshness and sweetness of those we sampled at the gringo-oriented Zipper's Bar and Grill on the beach just on the south edge of San Jose del Cabo. It's a real tourist spread, but they aren't taking advantage of their splendid location to give less than fair value for their shrimp tacos.

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