Los Cabos’ Newest Resort Community Opens Picaro Garden Cuisine
Showcasing organic & local produce, fine Mexican wines, and a spontaneous menu that changes daily
“What began as a vision of Solmar Group’s founder Luis Bulnes has become a spectacular reality, as Rancho San Lucas has transcended the hospitality industry to successfully venture into residential homes, golf courses and now dining concepts, thus blooming into a luxury destination of its own,” said Ricardo Orozco, Vice President of Operations of Solmar Hotels & Resorts. “We are delighted to welcome Pícaro to Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas’ roster of dining options, as the locale’s stunning backdrop and expert blend of Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine with a touch of mischief will prove to be an iconic staple for local and international visitors.”
Situated hillside within the Rancho San Lucas community and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Modern-Spanish venue provides a peaceful ambiance, premium wines, and a casual food menu to easily create the perfect lazy Cabo afternoon. The restaurant uses rustic dark wood, open kitchen, and eclectic décor shape its Pícaro personality, while the surrounding serene vistas and soft wind of Cabo make this gem a not-to-miss experience. The restaurant’s prime location within Rancho San Lucas and superb gastronomic offering set Pícaro at an opulent standard of gourmet wholesome cuisine.
Pícaro takes its name after a famous character of history known for its mischievous, cunning, and crafty personality, which is directly reflected in the restaurant’s diverse menu. Every day, visitors will be greeted with a variety of options scrawled on a dry erase board, yet also surprised by the freshness, complexity, and sophistication of the end product. Distinguished menu items range from freshly sautéed prawns, slow braised octopus, and fettucine with homemade sausage, all expertly paired with wine from Mexico’s finest vineyards. Pícaro’s whimsical menu is spearheaded by Chef Ricci, who some say is has a Pícaro personality of his own. Chef Ricci takes advantage of what grows from the land and creates dishes using methods from rich traditions or techniques he’s created from his own research, all to ultimately maintain the highest quality of the end product. Born in Rome, Italy, Ricci has dedicated his life to researching different Roman gastronomic skills, and has used these to transform his work in the restaurants part of the Solmar Group since joining in 2010.
Pícaro also offers a warm and inviting setting for both intimate and social events. The Cava is a special location within the restaurant where the finest selection of wines from different wine-growing regions in Mexico are stored, which also doubles as Chef Ricci’s intimate dining room, sitting up to 10 guests. The restaurant can also be reserved for a private event for up to 100 guests for events from weddings to anniversary dinners.
Pícaro is open Tuesday to Saturday from 4-11 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. for 6 p.m. For more information and reservations, visit www. ranchosanlucas.com/restaurants-bars/.
About Solmar Hotels & Resorts
Since 1974, Solmar Hotels & Resorts has been welcoming guests to its collection of seven all-suite resorts located in Baja California Sur’s most desired beach destinations. Within the award-winning portfolio is Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa, Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort Golf & Spa, Grand Solmar The Residences at Rancho San Lucas, Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa, The Ridge at Playa Grande, Solmar Resort and Quinta del Sol by Solmar. Offering the quintessential, authentic Baja Mexico experience, Solmar Hotels & Resorts prides itself on providing high caliber service standards and warm hospitality. For more information about Solmar Hotels & Resorts, visit www.solmar.com, Instagram @SolmarResorts and Facebook page.