Casa Calavera

We recently went to dinner at one of the many hotel restaurants here in Los Cabos.  The hotel is called Vidanta, which is located in San Jose del Cabo quite close to where we live.  Hotel Vidanta has several restaurants, and we dined at Casa Calavera, (website here “Calavera”) and is part of the Hakkasan Group.

The hotel itself is a very large scale-Vegas style hotel, and is architecturally very well done.  Here is a glimpse of the entry of the hotel.  While I am not actually writing about the hotel, this has given me thought to perhaps in the future write about about each of the different hotels here.  Obviously, my loyalty is with the Montage, but there are a lot of great hotels here.

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Casa Calavera is all about SKULLS (thus the name), and the decor of the restaurant is fabulous!  The menu is Mexican fare, and they did a great job with both flavors and presentation.  We had a variety of items on the menu  – the tortilla soup was delicious and so were the tempura shrimp tacos!  They have a great bar area and the both the bar and restaurant are located beachside.

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A little background on the Calavera

The Calavera (skull) is used for the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead (Día de Los Muertos) and All Souls Day.   For these celebrations the skulls are often made of sugar (which are edible), clay or any other artistic representation.

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If you are interested in learning more about Mexican traditions and Día de Los Muertos, I suggest watching the Pixar film called Coco.  We watched it and loved it, and actually both found ourselves crying over this computer-animated film.  Here is the trailer “COCO”

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