12 Tribes Boasts New Menu
As our new Executive Chef, Jesus Albino Vargas, takes the helm at 12 Tribes Restaurant, he introduces a menu full of Mexican tradition and innovative touches. In addition to a host of eclectic starters, soups and a variety of fish and meats from the grill, you’ll also find his signature homemade Chicken with Mole prepared with 35 ingredients, Lobster Thermidor, Mexican Platter and much more.
For a small appetite or as a starter try the Rib Eye Cubes served with fried potatoes and gravy with bacon and garlic-oil croutons, and you just can’t go wrong with the Shrimp and Sea Scallops Stuffed Avocado.
This creative menu will take you on an exciting journey through land and sea thanks to the diversity of flavors, textures and aromas. Expect many of the traditional stars of Mexican cooking such as Chicken Enchiladas, Chile Relleno, Arrachera or Quesadillas, but you’ll also find international classics such as Lobster Bisque or Ceasar Salad.
For seafood lovers there’s Mexican-Style Sautéed Red Snapper, Blackened Salmon or Tuna, Lobster Thermidor, Bacon-Wrapped or Coconut Shrimp, while meat eaters will enjoy an extensive selection from the grill including New York Steak, Rib Eye, Pork Back Ribs and plenty more.
Getting hungry? Just wait until we get to desserts! Dark Chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream, Triple chocolate mousse pyramid, Churros with chocolate, cajeta and coconut ice cream, Tres leches cake, and that’s just the beginning… absolutely delicious.
But PLEASE don’t take our word for it. Try it for yourself! We look forward to seeing you at 12 Tribes!
How to Keep Everyone Happy During Your Summer Family Vacation
Summer is all about unforgettable family vacations and Casa Dorada has made a name for itself as an ultimate family resort destination in Cabo San Lucas. And it’s no wonder. In addition to being in the heart of the action, with shopping, fun activities and the beach at your doorstep, everyone in your gang will find something exciting here.
Just think about all the kids’ activities awaiting your little ones from art classes to face painting, ping pong and so much more. Moms will love a much deserved day at Saltwater Spa, or a session of Suspension Training, while dads won’t pass up the happy hours at the pool and at The B Lounge.
But when it comes to meal time, how do you make EVERYONE happy?!
In addition to our brand new Kid’s Menu, there’s a variety of theme dinners that come to the rescue. You’ll be spoilt for choice with special menus changing every night of the week!
On Fridays, get right into the south-of-the-border vibe with our “Mexican Buffet” offering tortilla soup, fish, chicken, shrimp & steaks from the grill, chicken mole, Mexican goodies station with tacos, quesadillas and sopes, plus your favorite Mexican desserts such as churros, flan or tres leches cake! For only $42 per person, you’ll enjoy all this as well as open domestic bar and live music from 6:30pm until 10:30pm.
Saturday is Seafood Night, where fresh fare form the sea such as ceviches and seafood platters are served family-style for only $49 per person, including wine pairing.
On Sunday, we serve all your family favorites such as clam chowder, pork ribs, chicken breast, shrimp & pineapple kebabs, BBQ salmon, corn on the cob, string beans with almonds and mashed potatoes for $45 per person with wine pairing.
On Mondays you’ll be able to enjoy your Mediterranean favorites, while Wednesdays are Fajitas Nights. And of course gourmands can’t miss our special Surf & Turf specialties wine pairing on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
I bet you feel better already when thinking about planning family meals for your Cabo vacation! And rightly so. Now you can finally focus on the important stuff: relaxing!
Stay in Shape this Summer (also while on Vacation)
For those of you who are up for losing a few pounds this summer or just being more active, our lineup of activities will give you the right motivation to jump right into your resolutions. On top of your regular vacation activities that could range from walks on the beach, kayaking the Sea of Cortez, SUPing all the way to the famous Arch or swimming in the sea, you’ll also be welcome to join us for a suspension training sessions at the deck of 12 Tribes Restaurant every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8-9am or our weekly Hatha Yoga class with Claudio every Saturday morning.
Also, becoming more and more popular is our weekly Ping Pong Tournament, where participants play poolside for great prizes such as spa coupons, buckets of beer, rounds of cocktails and much more.
So next time you’re at our Cabo beachfront resort, have fun and stay in shape at the same time. For ongoing and special events and happenings, check our Facebook page and stay tuned.
Hasta pronto amigos!
Sea Turtle Season in Los Cabos Has Begun!
Just as the beginning of July means 4th of July BBQs, long weekends and fireworks, in Los Cabos it also means the beginning of sea turtle nesting season.
Every year, during summer and early fall, our guests are among the lucky ones to witness one of nature’s greatest spectacles, sea turtles laying their eggs on the beach at night and weeks later the baby turtles emerging from the nests to scuttle down the beach towards the sea. It’s such an exciting time! If you’re planning your summer vacation in Cabo, you can’t miss it!
Even though the olive ridley will nest sporadically throughout the year, for those looking to observe this majestic creature, its regular nesting period is from July to October with the release of baby turtles usually taking place in September and October, following a 60-day incubation period.
Casa Dorada Sanctuary Project has been going strong for six years now and plays an active role in helping to protect turtles coming to nest on Los Cabos beaches.
Join us for this spectacular experience!
Fireworks, BBQ and Great Fun—Celebrate Independence Day with Us in Cabo
So, you’ve decided to escape to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for the 4th of July, but you wish you could celebrate the occasion like folks back home?
While at Casa Dorada, you won’t miss a thing.
On July 4th we’ll have something extra special for you at 12 Tribes Restaurant. Starting at 6pm, there will be a deluxe BBQ buffet with all the beer and well drinks you can handle, fireworks, live music to dance to, raffles and so much more.
Sounds like fun? Well, it sure will be and the best thing is that it’s only $45 USD per person!
Now, you’ll have the whole package: sun, ocean, beautiful beach, the unbeatable Cabo ambiance AND all of the 4th of July traditions you enjoy so much.
We can’t wait to kick off this party and if you want to be a part of it, simply make a reservation through our Concierge.
Casa Dorada Rolls Out New Kids’ Menu
We are excited to have just launched a brand new Kids’ Menu that is now available in our restaurants. The summer has just begun and with many families choosing Cabo San Lucas for their family vacation, we want to make sure we have everything your family needs for a summer to remember.
The new menu is divided into Breakfast and Lunch/Dinner options and sports all children’s favorites. For breakfast there’s Funny Pancakes, Scram & Ham, French Toast as well as Cheddar Cheese Omelet and Fruit Plate with Yoghurt. All presentations are sure to make your little ones start the day with a big smile!
For lunch and dinner, there are plenty of choices including favorites such as Mac & Cheese, Fish, Cheese or Chicken Fingers and Pasta as well as healthier options like Sautéed Red Snapper with rice and broccoli, Grilled Chicken with potato puree and carrots or Fruit Pearls Salad.
If you’d like to introduce your kiddos to some Mexican food, they may like the Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla or Grilled Arrachera with fries and roasted zucchini sticks.
And we know how hard it is to make your kids eat healthy, especially when you travel. That’s why we’ve made a special effort to make most of our sides as healthy as possible helping you sneak 5-a-day into your child’s meals.
When it comes to dessert, we’ve also swapped too much sugar for plenty of flavor with a delicious selection of ice cream from Gelato Pazzo next door. Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, mint-chocolate chips, coconut, tiramisu—simply spoiled for choice!
So, for your family vacation this summer, we’ve got you covered!
World Cup, Father’s Day & Full Moon: Eventful Weekend Coming Up
An eventful weekend such as this one doesn’t come around very often, so if you’re in a mood for celebration and you happen to be in Cabo San Lucas, we’ve got plenty of action lined up for you at Casa Dorada.
With the grand opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Río yesterday, The B Lounge has officially become our Casa Dorada World Cup Headquarters for the exciting weeks to come. With seriously gigantic screen, drink specials, and great food such as pizza, burgers, ceviche, sushi and more, you will enjoy the games like never before.
If you’re in Cabo with your dad, your kids’ dad or even a dad-to-be, treat him to a special Father’s Day dinner at 12 Tribes. He’ll enjoy our recently expanded wine list and the unbeatable Land’s End view.
You can also treat him to a hundred minutes of relaxation at Saltwater Spa. Our special package includes a Deep Tissue Massage and a Hydrating Facial for only $150 USD. He’ll be like new!
And if that weren’t enough, it’s FULL MOON this weekend! So all romantics out there, book your table now for one of our Moonlight Dinners right on the beach. Tonight, June 13th and tomorrow night, June 14th let yourself celebrate romance to the sound of the surf, with your feet in the sand and with a truly gourmet menu. Plus a bottle of red or white wine! Service starts at 7pm so call and make your reservation.
But how could a weekend like this be complete without some music and dancing? That’s why you just can’t miss our Moon, Dine and Dance event on the Terrace of 12 Tribes tonight with live dancing music and great ambiance.
Well, it looks like it will be a weekend to remember at Casa Dorada! See you here.
Casa Dorada Celebrates World Environment Day by Keeping Cabo Pristine
As the world celebrated Environment Day last week, Casa Dorada joined in with the myriad of initiatives it has in place to keep Cabo, and the planet, pristine.
We are well aware of the fact that only by keeping the area environmentally sound, will we be able to offer our guests and visitors the experience they expect.
And if you, too, are looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint, including the way you vacation, at Casa Dorada you can rest assured that your efforts won’t be compromised.
From the early days, we’ve created Casa Verde, an eco-friendly initiative that would encompass all our environmental efforts.
Today we have solar panels that heat the swimming pool during the cooler months of the year and ensure a steady flow of hot water in the entire resort during the summer. The resort’s entire water supply comes from our reverse osmosis plant helping to save the destination’s valuable and limited resources.
And last year we introduced yet another breakthrough technology, this time to our laundry facilities. As you can well imagine the amount of laundry being washed every day in any given resort is huge and so are the resources needed for the process. In fact, during a conventional wash, 14 liters of water are used to launder each kilogram of towels, sheets, etc. Thanks to Phanaint, the new hi-tech eco laundry process we have introduced at Casa Dorada, we’re able to lower this ratio to a mere 4 liters of water per kilogram of laundry! In addition to huge water savings, this system also reduces the release of toxic chemicals by a whopping 90%!
This is only one of the many ways in which we constantly innovate in order to make your Cabo vacation a green one. Because we all have to do our part, don’t we.
All You Need Is Love… and the Perfect Cabo Backdrop
Hello Everyone! Today I want to share with you a few beautiful love stories. And with Cabo San Lucas, Mexico topping the charts as the best destination wedding location, you can be sure to read many more.
But even though we host many weddings, anniversaries and other special events at our Cabo beachfront resort, each and every story is different and unique.
Just over the last couple of weeks, we hosted several events but these are some of the stories that touched us most.
First was the glamorous wedding of Lorraine & Andrés Jaramillo from Houston, TX. They tied the knot at Casa Dorada a week ago and their exchange of vows was just about as touching as it gets! They celebrated their everlasting love with family and friends enjoying Cabo’s perfect weather and stunning backdrops.
Next off were Karla & David Denman, who said “I DO” on May 31, 2014 under a perfect sunny sky that turned into a glorious Cabo sunset. What a perfect setting to start a new LIFE TOGETHER!
And finally just a few days ago, Helen & Art honored us by picking Casa Dorada as the place for the renewal of their vows after 40 years of marriage! They shared this special occasion with their children & grandchildren with an emotional ceremony overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Needless to say we all wanted to know the secret to such a lasting and happy marriage!
Lorraine & Andrés, Karla & David, Helen & Art we wish you all the best and look forward to your many returns!