Friends invited me to a restaurant last week they were really excited about – The Common Table. It has a fresh menu, good service, a well thought out wine list carrying only Mexican wines and a full bar with Paco, the Mixologist at its helm. Indoor seating with air conditioning is not only inviting, it’s almost a necessity for the hot summer months. The outdoor seating overlooks the Cabo Marina and is a great place to people watch. The concept is urban kitchen – everything is made in-house with no preservatives and is organic, sustainable, prepared with pride in craftsmanship, respect for farmers and local, organic sourcing.
We wanted to sample the small plates and it has plenty to choose from: ceviches, tacos, sliders, sashimi, spring rolls, rabbit, octopus and more. We started with a daily special of tuna tataki that was spicy, served with scallions and avocado and topped with aioli and very finely slivered fried onions. Our table shared this and we all agreed that it was fabulous. The orange grilled octopus wrapped in lettuce stuffed with red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, slaw and orange evoo was the best “pulpo” we have eaten. Then we moved on to sliders and the braised short rib mini tostadas. The salad was substantial with fresh yellowfin tuna, shrimp, eggs, bacon, sprouts olives and lettuce. For dessert, the chef brought out a gorgeous carrot cake that was made with agave nectar instead of sugar.
Our group loves this new restaurant in the Cabo Marina and we can’t wait to go back.
Chef Miguel, originally from Tijuana with training in a French restaurant in New York, is a treasure. He puts his heart and soul into the preparation and presentation – a real artist at work. The Manager, Rene, is from Cuba and he was super helpful and informative. Rene is excited about the music as well as the food.
The current live music lineup from 8:00 to 11:00 pm:
Wednesday: Violetta Maria Poletek, Violin Maestra
Friday: Kimbara, Fusion Spanish Guitar
Saturday: Chaplin – Bohemian Acoustic Guitar Players
Drinks are 2 for 1 Monday thru Friday 2 pm to 7pm
Telephone: (624) 143-5114 www.commontable.mx
Next door to Ruth Chris on the Marina in Cabo