Mexico makes a bold statement in The Bahamas with Costa at Rosewood at Baha Mar. Truth be told, my expectation of the meal wasn’t very high as Mexican cuisine isn’t a fave of mine, but by the end of the lunch, I would be singing a different tune.
Opting to sit in one of the outdoor cabanas suspended over a koi-filled pond, you can’t help but be blown away by the restaurant’s aesthetic.
In between sipping a mango daiquiri, which gets an honorable mention for being the tartest (I know the secret?), most delightful, frozen beverage ever, I eagerly dug into the sharing-sized serving of guacamole and corn tostados. I enjoyed the fresh creaminess of the guac along with the saltiness of the corn chips.
Next up were the poblano and corn capeados. These fried balls were stuffed with a luscious filling and topped with an onion, caper and olive relish.
The chicken flautas, or rolled tacos, were equally impressive with the shredded chicken and lettuce blend piled into the taco and topped with sour cream and panela cheese. A green sauce accompanied the dish but I could easily have done without it.
The side of frijoles charros – black bean stew with chorizo, pork belly and onions – was nice and hearty.
Warm, crispy churros, lightly dusted in cinnamon sugar, with a center softer than I would have liked, provided the sweet to the rather savoury meal. Dipping sauces were a bitter dark chocolate ganache and cajeta – a caramelized thickened dulce de leche.
- The capeados making a future cameo in my dreams.
- The beautiful surrounds of Costa.
- The mango daiquiri.
- Warm, well-seasoned tostadas.
- Looking forward to the next visit to Costa.
- The server missed an opportunity to ‘wow’ as a few minor, but key elements were overlooked.