Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Agua by Larbi

Km 7.5 Carretera Transpeninsular Send to Phone
Agua by Larbi combines an eclectic menu of Moroccan, French-Mediterranean and Mexican influences with a view of the Sea of Cortez.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily

* Click here for rating key

Agua by Larbi Restaurant Review

: One&Only Palmilla’s Agua by Larbi offers a dramatic view looking out over the Sea of Cortez. At night, the charming atmosphere is enhanced with musical entertainment, and the Moonlight Table for two presents a romantic vantage point with its vistas of water and coastline toward San Jose del Cabo. Chef Larbi Dahrouch mixes his Moroccan and Mediterranean cooking with French and Mexican influences. Signature dinner dishes include appetizers of bluefin tuna tartare with avocado, hazelnut oil and a lime vinaigrette; and buffala mozzarella and heirloom tomato salad with extra virgin first cold-pressed olive oil and 25-year-old balsamic vinegar. Signature entrées range from a lamb tagine stew with dried apricots, toasted almonds, Moroccan spices, whole-wheat couscous and raisin-onion preserve, to roasted sea bass (cabrilla) with chermoula sauce, green olives and a lemon confit and grilled Prime aged New York steak complemented by roasted fingerling potatoes, shallots and a mole and red wine reduction. For dessert, Agua's refined version of the popular churro elevates the deep-fried treat to a new level, the warm, crunchy, cinnamon-scented pastry served with fresh coconut ice cream. True to its name, Agua by Larbi also stocks specialty waters (18 carbonated and 19 soft varieties) from all over the world, and its wine list is as deep as any in Baja.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.