In our search for the best breakfast in Los Cabos, we fell in love with the one at The Resort at Pedregal.
Whether you’re a hotel guest or visitor to Los Cabos, breakfast at The Resort at Pedregal is an extraordinary not-to-be-missed culinary experience. We happen to be French toast buffs who order and compare the same dish all over the world (even in France, where it’s called pain perdu) but the version at Pedregal was simply sublime.
Made with dense brioche bread, the Coconut French Toast was moist and soft on the inside with a crispy sugared outside. Staying at the resort for several days, we had the opportunity to sample a variety of breakfast dishes, which were uniformly first in class.
The setting at Land’s End
At breakfast, guests can either dine inside Don Manuel’s (the resort’s signature restaurant) or al fresco on its spacious patio under beautiful ecru market umbrellas embellished with scroll designs. Either option offers cool breezes and dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean, and outdoor heaters and serapes on chillier mornings.
The restaurant resembles an old Mexican hacienda with a “kitchen” off to the side. The smaller air-conditioned area, called “Su Cocina” looks like a marketplace with a striking display of high-quality organic products, all grown or produced locally.
At the omelet station, a chef prepares eggs with veggies to order brought to your table steaming hot by a waiter. The dishes are accompanied with either handmade tortillas (flour or corn) or toast.
For the more health-conscious, a made-to-order fresh smoothie bar is at the other end of the room. The attractive tile walls are lined with bottles and glasses filled with fresh fruit juices, different types of milk, granola and cereal grains. Tempting grilled vegetables are placed nearby in large covered pots.
In the middle of the room on an old-fashioned wooden cart are local cheeses, charcuteries, fresh fruit, incredible breads, and freshly-baked miniature pastries, including the best cinnamon bun I’ve ever eaten in my life. All the foods are artistically labeled on chalkboards.
Guests can also order from an extensive menu of daily specials that includes Mexican favorites like Chilaquiles, Huevos Rancheros, and Chile Relleno de Huevosso as well as more conventional breakfast dishes like pancakes, waffles, steel cut oatmeal, muesli, smoked salmon, and seasonal fruits and berries. Every dish is presented with flair and artistry, and the service is flawless but never hovering.
The lovely décor evokes a sense of place from the comfortable chairs with woven backs of embossed leather—to the whimsical wrought iron turtle sculptures climbing up the walls—to the colorful Mexican pottery with matching turtle designs.
Using the best local organic products, Executive Chef Yvan Mucharraz and his culinary team have added a contemporary twist to the traditional breakfast. In the past, Mucharraz worked closely with two celebrity chefs, Juan Mari Arzak at Tezka in Mexico City and Thomas Keller at The French Laundry in Napa Valley, California.
Given the chef’s pedigree and talents, it’s not surprising that he would strive for and achieve culinary perfection not only in his French toast but for delivering the overall best breakfast in Los Cabos.
Coconut French Toast with Braised Wild Berries
(courtesy of Executive Chef Yvan Mucharraz, The Resort at Pedregal)
- 1 thickly-sliced piece of brioche bread
- 2 eggs
- ½ pint whipping cream
- cinnamon and sugar (to taste)
Mix the 2 eggs with the cream. Wet the bread with this mix and sear in a hot pan. Once it is a golden color on both sides, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Serve hot.
- 1/2 cup mixed berries
- ¼ cup regular sugar
- ¼ cup water
Mix all the ingredients together in a hot pan for 4 min.
- 1/4 oz. Coconut Cream Kalahua
- 6 oz. Coconut milk
- 6 oz. Whipped cream
In a bowl, mix all ingredients. Will make enough to have more the next day.
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Disclosure: As frequent visitors to Los Cabos over the last decade, we have had the opportunity to sample many wonderful breakfast venues. in this case, we were guests of The Resort at Pedregal but any opinions expressed in our post on our own.