Toro Latin Kitchen and Bar — Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Toro Latin Kitchen and Bar in Mexico
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For many, the mention of a Mexican restaurant is apt to be laced with certain stereotypical expectations. In that sense, Toro Latin Kitchen and Bar is confounding in its thoughtful dovetailing of old and new.

The location – within the posh Esperanza Auberge resort on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula – is spectacular. Here, Brazilian architect Arthur Casas frames the views of the Pacific Ocean and the arid desert vegetation through an unobtrusive rectangular timber frame.

The ideal of the traditional adobe – all earth-tones, twig pergolas, straw ceilings and timber rafters, rustic wooden cabinets and flower boxes – is quietly countered by modern notes like Corten steel beams, ceramic pots lined up on shelves suspended on steel cables, and classic furniture by Luis Barragan and Clara Porset.

It’s a perfect setting for legendary chef Richard Sandoval’s pan-Latin cuisine of cocas-style mushroom flatbread and tomato-watermelon salad, achiote barbecued salmon, and crisp Baja fish taco.

Restaurant interior at Toro Latin Kitchen and Bar

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Toro latin kitchen and bar interior

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Toro latin kitchen and bar in Mexico

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Carretera Transpeninsular KM 6.5 Fracc
Punta Ballena C.P. 23410
Cabo San Lucas


Daven Wu is the Singapore Editor at Wallpaper*. A former corporate lawyer, he has been covering Singapore and the neighbouring South-East Asian region since 1999, writing extensively about architecture, design, and travel for both the magazine and website. He is also the City Editor for the Phaidon Wallpaper* City Guide to Singapore.