There’s no shortage of top-quality restaurants in Puerto Peñasco. However, artistry in preparation and presentation, and a masterful use of spices, truly define Brahman Steak House as fine-dining cuisine.

In addition to 10 cuts of prime beef, the menu features a lamb tomahawk and T-bone, pork tomahawk and barbecue ribs, plus seafood. Their signature seafood dish is the Louisiana Shrimp but don’t overlook the salmon with mango sauce or the marinated, grilled octopus.

The Cabreria Bacanora is a filet that is cooked to order then finished table-side, flamed in Bacanora Aguamiel. For those who are unfamiliar, Bacanora is the tequila of Sonora and Aguamiel translates as honey water. It is a delightful “sipping” liquor that as a flambé, finishes the meat with a touch of culinary magic.

If you’re looking for something lighter, they have some unique offerings, including a lamb or chicken burger, and tacos filled with ground rib-eye steak, tuna, or (wait for it…) lamb crowned with octopus and pineapple.

The entrées, as presented, are a generous meal but if you like, they offer a variety of side dishes including mushrooms with rosemary, and bacon wrapped asparagus.

Add in four tempting deserts, including red fruits and Nutella crepes, which are flamed at your table and topped with vanilla ice cream, and you have, frankly, too many delicious options to choose from.

The restaurant has an extensive wine list with vintages from five countries, plus a full bar that features a tempting list of specialty drinks including a chocolate martini and a red-fruit mojito. There are also five “Digestives” that pair coffee and exotic liquors.

The owner/proprietress of Brahman Steak House is Helia Jauregui, whose family has been in Rocky Point for 50 years. She moved back here from Caborca to open her restaurant a little over two years ago. She hand selects every cut of meat she serves, applying her knowledge of cuts, quality and the necessary percentage of fat to add the taste and tenderness to make “melt in your mouth” entrées.

Helia is sole owner of the restaurant and takes great pride in presenting true culinary masterpieces. She says that her inspiration is her love of food and she frequently gets back in the kitchen to assist Chef Selene Sanchez-Vasquez with food preparation.

Brahman gets its name from the Brahman (Brahma) bull, a cross breed of Asian and North American cattle which creates a hearty animal, well-adapted to hot and humid climates.

The restaurant is located on the east side of Fremont Street about a quarter mile from Josefa Dominguez. Their hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 2 to 10:30 p.m., and they accept credit cards. Even if there’s no occasion, it’s always nice to treat yourself and your special someone to a gourmet culinary experience.

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Cutlines: [Alicia, I’m waiting on a call back with the name of the server who is flaming the steak. I’ll get it to you asap.]