Culinary experiences delight in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. At the tip of the peninsula, surrounded by the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, visitors find an array of seafood, from shellfish to grouper. The area’s food comprises deliciousness found from the briny deep to the traditional tastes for which Mexico is known. It’s easy to find a great restaurant serving al pastor and freshly made tortillas. However, Cabo Platinum guests who desire exclusive dining can hire Quetza Martinez, our exclusive and beloved Cabo private chef, for their stay and never leave their villa. Raised in the location, she knows the markets and vendors from where she buys her “comida.” From Martinez, one can expect well-prepared and creative food made fresh by someone who knows where to buy the best. Her food receives rave reviews from the families and guests who get the opportunity to eat her cooking.
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Where did you learn to cook?
I loved to cook growing up, but I really learned to cook at Cessa Universidad, a great culinary school in Mexico City.
What is your favorite food to cook for guests?
My favorite overall food to cook is seafood, from fish to lobster to squid. I love it all! Here in Los Cabos, we have an incredible supply of fresh local fish daily. My favorite meal to cook is tacos… I know it sounds typical, but I feel tacos are the best way to show our guests how gorgeous Mexican food can be. I can give guests several delicious and authentic Mexican food options with one taco bar. Baja-style fish tacos, arrachera, shrimp, pastor, cochinita pibil, marlin, and so much more.
What food is the most requested item from your menu?
Tacos and fajitas are staples. Almost every group asks for that at least once per trip. For dinners, we also do a lot of surf-n-turf. The most typical combo is filet mignon and lobster.
What was your favorite meal to cook for guests at Cabo Platinum?
This is a tough one because every guest and every experience is different. Bachelor parties are a lot of fun but typically a pretty crazy environment. Weddings are a lot of hard work and preparation, but in the end, they are always so fulfilling to see happy guests and to be a part of their special day. My favorite meals to cook are for those guests who turn into family. I have multiple groups who come back at least once to twice a year and bring me in to cook three meals daily. The people I meet and the relationships I get to form are my favorite part of this business.
What is your favorite thing to do in Cabo San Lucas?
There are so many things to enjoy here. Going to the beach is one of my favorites: walking in downtown San Jose and the Art Walk on Thursday evenings, ATVs and RZRs through the mountains. There is so much to do, but I am mostly focused on my career and my baby boy, Nico.
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Making the Tacos: