Cabo’s Top Five Dessert Stops

Food — By Chris Sands on December 15, 2011 at 12:52 am

For those with a sweet tooth or two, or who may need a cool treat on a hot Cabo day, the area is host to plenty of excellent dessert options. Senor Sweets has long been popular with locals due to their delicious cakes and homemade ice creams, and thanks to their great marina-side location and bistro menu, offers a superb spot to sample savory items while whetting one’s appetite for the sweets.

Don Manuel’s is the signature restaurant at the luxe Capella Pedregal, and in addition to the warm donuts with chocolate and passion fruit sauce that are breakfast favorites, has meal capping specialties like flourless Merida chocolate cake with brandy marinated cherries and pistachio ice cream, citrus scented biscuits with local seasonal fruit and mandarin rosemary sorbet, and an incredible pumpkin creme brulee with walnut crisp and piloncillo ice cream.

Dessert sample from French Riviera Bakery & Bistro.Image: French Riviera Bakery & Bistro

For something a little less formal, if every bit as satisfying, visit one of Yogurlicious‘ three Los Cabos area shops, all of which feature a large menu of yogurt flavors, sauces, and toppings (the forty flavors are rotated, with ten on tap at any given time). Chill, in Plaza Real, also serves fresh yogurts, and although they lack the abundant flavor selections of Yogurlicious (there are only four permanent flavors: mango, original, vanilla, and chocolate), more than compensate with a prime downtown Cabo Location.

In San Jose del Cabo, French Riviera Bakery and Bistro has acquired a following of cult-like intensity for their freshly made pastries, chocolates, cookies, and ice creams. They also pour organic coffees from high-altitude sites in Chiapas, and the understated chocolate notes native to these strong, fragrant coffees provides a perfect pairing for their decadent samplers.

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