Loreto is a magical place surrounded by an impressing mountain range called Sierra de la Giganta and the magnificent Sea of Cortes. A magical place we’ve been telling you much about on social media, we know.
But we’re here today to talk about an important thing you’ve probably been missing and that’s the food. By default, you know Mexican food is amazing (can’t imagine life without our guac, right?) but there are hidden gastronomic gems waiting to be discovered in this small and tasty place.
Seafood is obviously an important part of it. For centuries (it was founded in 1697) local fishermen have procured the best of the sea and local hands have le prepared it on a variety of ways respecting its delicacy of flavor. Over the years and with people from different regions coming here, their influences touched Loreto’s cuisine and improved it.
Nowadays it’s more than just Italian food. Lots of people from different nationalities and cultures have made Loreto their home and have put their own touch on the way we cook and eat our food.
A quick tour around town and even in Loreto Bay will reveal some places you can’t miss from French bistros to Italian restaurants and American steakhouses. All of them harmonizing with sushi places, cafeterias, bars and hotel restaurants.
It is truly amazing what love for food can do. Many families and entrepreneurs have dedicated years to improving their recipes and create amazing culinary experiences for locals and visitors alike (if you don’t believe us a quick Tripadvisor search will testify quality of restaurants here).
Other Mexican beloved dishes like chilaquiles, burritos and ceviches are perfectly executed in Loreto, making it a gastronomical micro cosmos celebrated by all who have visited and experienced it.
Local authorities have also worked hard to celebrate and recognize some of the best local dishes. The chocolate clam festival has been celebrated for 6 years now and shows how this amazing seafood is prepared the traditional way here in Loreto.
It’s been kind of a long road, but Loreto is certainly a place that must be visited by foodies on the Baja region and all indicates it’s just going to get better over the years. Don’t act surprised when our first Michelin Star arrives to Loreto really, really soon.