Fresh, local lobster--I couldn't believe it when La Casa del Pescador served that for dinner.
This homey restaurant is in Puerto Nuevo, the go-to place for lobster on the Pacific coast of Baja California. La Casa del Pescador means the house of the fisherman, and that's what it was until the owners turned it into a restaurant and bar.
The big touristy establishment where I ate the last time I was in Puerto Nuevo had nothing but frozen Caribbean lobster, claiming that the Baja product had been sold out over the weekend.
It's a simple meal, echoing the days when fishermen's wives did the cooking. There's nothing extra except whatever you want to drink. For me, a Dos Equis beer was the perfect companion to this delicious food.
La Casa del Pescador, Calle Paseo del Mar No. 5, Puerto Nuevo, Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico. Phone: 52 (661) 614-0477.