By popular demand…The Eats is back! Hopefully next month the RPTimes will have a couple new contributing writers as well who hop around town and review restaurants. These two are great at finding hidden gems so I am really looking forward to that! And I’m always looking for help for The Eats since I am really only a “dinner” person and I know there are a ton of great breakfast and lunch places that everyone needs to know about. And there are SO many new restaurants in town…so, anyone who wants to contribute their positive review of a great local restaurant, feel free to shoot it over to Alicia at

This month I visited a few of my faves: Mare Blu, Infusion, Colin’s Cantina and Garufa. I really wanted to check out MOO’s new menu items and get over to Pane e Vino for pizza, but I just didn’t have enough time. I’m going to focus on Infusion del Golfo at Laguna Shores Resort this month but let me say that the 2×1 Bacon Cheeseburger Monday’s at Colin’s Cantina are a new favorite. The empanadas at Garufa are some of my favorite, right behind the ones I had in Argentina, and you can’t beat the fried calamari at Mare Blu. All are local favorites and an excellent choice for a night out.

Infusion del Golfo is a fantastic restaurant located inside of Laguna Shores Resort, which is located off of the Coastal Highway on your way to El Golfo – a 15-minute drive from Sandy Beach. The décor is wonderful, the food is awesome, and the wine list makes me smile. Even though the restaurant is located inside a private resort, it is open to the public serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. They have inside and rooftop terrace dining and a giant window into the kitchen so you can see everything the chef’s are creating. Their menu items include Grilled Quail, Filet Mignon, Duck Burritos, Pork Chops, Grilled Apple Salad, Chicken with Pink Mole, Curry Clams and much more. They also have a variety of hand-crafted cocktails, bourbon, whiskey, spirits, as well as tequila, mezcal and bacanora.

I really wanted to try the Duck Burritos (golden duck carnitas with peanut and guajillo sauce), but opted for the Short Rib Barbacoa Tamal, which is cooked in Maguey leaves, Bacanora sauce and tomatillo. OMG! A new favorite. So delicious! I’m sure I’ll love the Duck Burrito’s too, but they will have to wait for next time. We (Wayne Corcoran and, yes, Mary Snyder) ordered the Tuna Tartar next, which was equally as delicious. Next time I also want to try the Shrimp Gyozas, which are pan fried shrimp empanadas, lemon aioli, squid ink and carrot sauce. Doesn’t that sound unique and delicious? For our dinner entrees we ordered the Catch of the Day, Pork Chop and the Chicken with Sundried Tomatoes and all were amazing. I know this article is short but should be enough to get you out there and try Infusion del Golfo. I know a lot of you are wanting to go but haven’t been yet. The air conditioning is on, the wine is fab and the food is fantastic. In fact, I saw a local well-known chef at dinner that night…and let’s just say he has one of the busiest and best restaurants in town. Eat where the great chefs eat!! Check out the centerfold of this issue for more information on Infusion del Golfo and Laguna Shores Resort and let me know what you think of their fare. More next month…