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For A Highly Unique Time In Los Cabos, This Floating Restaurant Is A Must

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Los Cabos is full of great restaurants, and the Mexican vacation destination is making a name for itself as a foodie destination.   

Restaurants range from casual eateries to fine dining establishments, and you can find everything from excellent Italian cuisine to authentic Mexican food.   

But for a highly unique time in Los Cabos, this floating restaurant, called Animalon by the Sea, is a must. 

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The Creator 

Animalon by the Sea is not just some restaurant creation of some amateur restauranteur but the concept of a renowned chef.   

Chef Javier Plascencia hails from Tijuana, a popular city in Baja California, Mexico, that borders the U.S. state of California.   

His career spans 30 years, and he has not only made a name for himself as the most famous chef from Tijuana but has been nominated for a James Beard award and was named Chef of the Year by Guía México Gastronómico, the Gastronomic Mexican Guide. 

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The Concept 

The goal of Chef Javier Plascencia is to bring the flavors of Baja California to Los Cabos.   

He prides himself on using only local ingredients, including produce from local growers, to bring guests a true taste of the Baja region.   

This, combined with the unique setting that allows guests to experience the Sea of Cortez, one of the area’s most prized assets, creates a truly unique, one-of-a-kind experience that you’re sure not to forget.  

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The Menu 

The menu at Animalon by the Sea is a pre-fixe, or tasting-style menu that highlights the highly skilled techniques of Chef Javier Plascencia.   

It includes an appetizer, four courses, and a dessert for $160, not including drinks, and guests can add a five-course wine pairing for another $62 per person.   

On the menu, you’ll find a variety of items, including local seafood, steak, pork, and corn, and a delicious dessert that incorporates flavors like coconut, orange, and white chocolate. 

@ogaona Que noche tan fantástica la que vivimos en Los Cabos dentro de Animalon by the Sea con los vinos de Monte Xanic presentando el Gran Ricardo Blanco Sauvignon Blanc @Monte_Xanic #animalonbythesea #javierplascencia #loscabos ♬ World, Hold On – Bob Sinclar

The Experience 

The Animalon by the Sea dining experience is a three-hour journey that takes place aboard a luxury 49-foot boat.   

It departs from the marina in Cabo San Lucas and sails through the Sea of Cortez past iconic landmarks that every Los Cabos visitor should see.   

On the holistic journey, you’ll see Lover’s Beach, the Arch of Cabo San Lucas, and more while dining on an authentic gourmet meal. 

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Los Cabos Dining Experiences 

There is plenty of variety when it comes to Los Cabos dining experiences.   

Many of the all-inclusive resorts in Los Cabos even offer gourmet dining and unique concepts for visitors to the popular vacation destination.   

But as great as the culinary scene is in the region, the experience at Animalon by the Sea is one-of-a-kind, the first and only floating restaurant concept in the very popular vacation destination. 

@kats030 Dine with us at Animalon in Cabo the food & views were incredible #hellomolly #cabosanlucas #cabosanlucasmexico #foodtiktok #birthdaydinner #boatlife ♬ Ms. Saxon – Augie Bello

Why Visit Los Cabos? 

The majority of travelers who visit Los Cabos choose the destination because it has amazing beaches, beautiful luxury all-inclusive resorts, and endless activities.   

Boat tours are a popular activity too, and there are many options for dinner cruises, but nothing beats this floating, chef-led restaurant.   

It’s not only a one-of-a-kind experience in Los Cabos but something you’ll find in very few places in the world.  

@localemag We got to partake in unique experience this week eating at animalon by the Sea by restaurant tour, Javier Plascencia in Cabo, San Lucas. We were able to enjoy a six course tasting meal with wine pairing with beautiful views of the arch in Cabo San Lucas on about a 2 hour cruise. ##cabosanlucas##javierplascencia##localemagazine##animalonbythesea##cabo##sanjosedelcabo##mexico##bajasur ♬ Crazy – Angelo Andrea

Los Cabos Tourism 

Los Cabos is one of the fastest-growing tourism destinations in Mexico.   

The unique offerings and the superior hospitality are putting it at the top of the list for American travelers.   

And experiences like Animalon by the Sea are just one of the many things that make it so special. 

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