48 Hours in Cabo: Flora Farm

My favorite meal in Cabo was lunch at Flora Farm, a beautiful farm-to-table restaurant that reminded me of Blue Hill at Stone Barns. It’s crazy that in the middle of the desert there exists this lush oasis of arable land. Somehow Patrick and Gloria Greene, the owners of the restaurant and the estate, managed to pull off this feat of transforming the dry earth into a fertile farm.

It is a bit of drive to get out here, and a somewhat turbulent one at that. Our rental car struggled a bit to get over the unpaved roads and hills that eventually led to Flora Farm. You can also take a cab out here, although that can get expensive, especially if you’re coming in from the opposite direction of Cabo San Lucas. We were pretty relieved that we were driving in broad daylight, which gave us the visibility to dodge a few potholes and make it to the restaurant in one piece.

fertile fields

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The journey is well worth it. The restaurant grounds are so pretty, with Instagram-worthy shots at every turn and corner. My favorite parts were seeing the turtle pond and the small farmer’s market set up towards the back of the restaurant. It’s pretty amazing seeing all these crops growing right next to you, and knowing that they will arrive on your plate in a matter of minutes.

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the produce for sale at flora grocery
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the prettiest green onions you’ll ever see
some wine with lunch? yes, please
some wine with lunch? yes, please

Fresh, local and organic produce just tastes so much better than anything you can get in your grocery store. Eating a salad is never all that exciting, let’s be honest, and the lettuce is probably the least exciting part, but when I ate the chicken salad, I was floored by how good the bibb lettuce was. I could eat a salad like this everyday and not get tired of it.

chicken salad
chicken salad

I felt the same way about the other items in my Simple Farm Lunch set. My eggplant soup was beautifully pureed, creamy and delicious without being heavy, and with just enough hint of curried spice to make it interesting without overwhelming. Ruoxi’s gazpacho soup was light and refreshing, a little sweet and without the overpowering flavor of cucumber that taint too many gazpacho soups. The house made walnut and olive bread was served with a dreamy butter that was to die for. This lunch may have been simple and straightforward, but it wore its simplicity so well.

gazpacho soup
gazpacho soup
eggplant soup
eggplant soup
herb sausage with lentils and farm egg
herb sausage with lentils and farm egg


Flora Farm
San José Del Cabo-La Paz
23407 San José del Cabo
B.C.S., Mexico
+52 624 355 4564
http://www.flora-farms.com/

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