Ortega's Patio

A couple weekends ago we drove down to Puerto Nuevo for lunch and to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Local lobster season just ended a few days ago but the restaurants in Puerto Nuevo serve them year-round. There are lots of places in the neighborhood to choose from but we went with Ortega’s Patio, one of the nicer spots, with a beautiful ocean view patio. They started us off with piping hot chips and two kinds of salsa.

The fresh salsa was so amazingly delicious, I could have eaten it with a spoon. I’ve been mixing up salsas at home since then but I haven’t yet found the right combination. Of course, no meal in Mexico is complete without margaritas, especially double margaritas that come in fishbowl-sized goblets.

Three of us split a huge 3 pound lobster, which is first boiled and then grilled to succulent perfection. The lobster meal also came with delicious tortilla soup, rice, beans and tender, crepe-like homemade tortillas. We had fun making little tacos out of all the components. It took us a while to finish those huge margaritas so we enjoyed the sunny patio and the waterfront views while savoring every last drop and morsel.

Ortega's Patio
Km 49
Puerto Nuevo BCN
011-52-661-612-0396

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