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Southern Californians regularly cross the border to indulge in the classic Puerto Nuevo meal: lobster fried in hot oil and served with refried beans, rice, homemade tortillas, salsa, and lime. At least 30 restaurants are packed into this village; nearly all offer the same menu, but the quality varies drastically; some establishments cook up live lobsters, while others swap in frozen critters. In most places prices are based on size; a medium lobster with all the fixings will cost you about $15.
Though the fried version is the Puerto Nuevo classic, some restaurants also offer steamed or grilled lobsters—why not try one of each and pass 'em around? Each October, to mark the start of the season (which ends in March), the town holds a wine-and-lobster festival.
Artisans' markets and stands throughout the village sell serapes and T-shirts; the shops closest to the cliffs have the best selection.
Puerto Nuevo at a Glance
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