BAJA BLOG: SPLASH, BEST OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT AND SPORTS BAR

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By Susan A. Mahalick

August 5, 2014 (Baja, Mexico) - Want to be outside, see waves splash up onto volcanic rocks, watch dolphins swim by and sea birds perch everywhere? Add to this some of the finest hospitality, drinks and food and this is a sure winner.

Take the Lechera exit from the toll road which is the one right before the famous Puerto Nuevo Lobster Village if coming from the north. Or look for the three story orange building on the free road and the marlin metal sculpture. Park your car and walk on in to the friendliest place on this piece of coastline. Family owned by Nicolas Santos, and his brother, Agapo, who is the chef. This very popular spot was successful immediately. Both indoor and outdoor seating are available.

The food is fresh and delicately prepared, the fish coming from San Quintin and fish markets in Tijuana. The menu includes so many specialties they are difficult to name, from Chicken Fried Steak with mouthwatering sausage gravy for breakfast. Shrimp burritos and tacos for anytime eating. The Lobster Bisque that has been called the best he has ever had by a gourmet food writer. Add to that prices that are low for this quality ($20 for a family of four), a sports bar with aquarium windows to take in the view of waves splashing up on the rocks, and you get part of the picture.

Let’s not forget live entertainment every day. The food is great, the location is great, the service is wonderful, but the best part is that when you walk into this space, you are treated like a good friend, because you now are. Nicolas has the uncanny ability to remember names of people he met only once three years ago. You are now a friend of Splash, and they wait to serve you your favorite beverage, and give you his big smile and welcome you to his this home away from home.

Splash.

Susan A. Mahalick has a new book about Baja on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats. She has written for the Baja Times, the Secretary of Tourism and San Diego Red. Her book, My Gold Coast: A Practical Guide 2nd edition, is a sampler of her already published works, giving the reader a good idea of what to expect when moving to Baja Norte.


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