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Baja California Sur

Home to one of Hollywood’s favorite vacation destinations, natural wonders, and an inventive, playful cuisine

Occupying the sparsely populated southern half of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, Baja California Sur has breathtaking rocky landscapes and vast, beautiful coastline along the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. It’s known for incredible vacation destinations like Cabo San Lucas, a favorite among Hollywood stars, and natural wonders. Hundreds of whale sharks, the world’s largest fish, feed off the coast of its cosmopolitan capital La Paz. Like Baja California Norte, it attracts residents from all over Mexico and the world, giving it an inventive, playful cuisine influenced by Mexico’s diverse regional cuisines and making use of its abundant seafood and indigenous ingredients.

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  • Baja California Sur

    Home to one of Hollywood’s favorite vacation destinations, natural wonders, and an inventive, playful cuisine

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  • Jalisco

    Birthplace of tequila, mariachis, birria, and many more beloved Mexican cultural traditions

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  • Texas

    Shares the longest border with Mexico of any of the U.S. border states and home to Tex-Mex cuisine

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  • Sonora

    Known as “Mexico’s great frontier” for its ruggedly beautiful desert landscape, cattle ranches, wheat fields, and at the heart of its cuisine is carne asada

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  • Sinaloa

    A farmer’s paradise with an extraordinary cuisine that reflects the bounty of its land and coast

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  • Guanajuato

    Considered the birthplace of Mexico’s independence and one of the most beautiful and historical states

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  • Yucatán

    Land of the Mayan legacy with a cuisine unlike any other in Mexico

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  • Puebla

    A main culinary hub where many of Mexico’s most iconic dishes originated and the home of Cinco de Mayo

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  • Oaxaca

    A hub of art and cuisine that has been largely influential on Mexico’s gastronomy and culture for centuries

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  • Michoacán

    Known as “the soul of Mexico” for its deep heritage, home to the “carnitas capital of the world,” and the world’s largest producer of avocados

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  • Mexico City

    Mexico’s independent capital city and one of Latin America’s great culinary capitals

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  • Campeche

    An ancestral home of the Maya along the Gulf of Mexico

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  • Baja California Norte

    Home to the quintessential border town of Tijuana and a cultural melting pot with an exciting regional cuisine in the making

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Spicy Clam Chorizo Pasta

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Spicy Clam Chorizo Pasta

Spicy Clam Chorizo Pasta Spicy Clam Chorizo Pasta from Pati's Mexican Table, Season 7, Episode 6 "Loreto: Baja’s Hidden Gem" 4 to…

Grilled Calamari, Radicchio and Endive Salad

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Grilled Calamari, Radicchio and Endive Salad

Grilled Calamari, Radicchio and Endive Salad Grilled Calamari, Radicchio and Endive Salad from Pati's Mexican Table, Season 7, Episode 6 "Loreto: Baja’s…

Sardine Empanadas

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Sardine Empanadas

Sardine Empanadas Sardine Empanadas from Pati's Mexican Table, Season 7, Episode 7 "La Paz: The Heart of Baja Sur" 1 pound…

Pan Seared Halibut with Five Pepper Sauce

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Pan Seared Halibut with Five Pepper Sauce

Pan Seared Halibut with Five Pepper Sauce Pan Seared Halibut with Five Pepper Sauce from Pati's Mexican Table, Season 7,  Episode…

Coconut Rice

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Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice Coconut Rice from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 7, Episode 7 "La Paz: The Heart of Baja Sur" 3 tablespoons…

Huachinango Frito con Jamaica, Epazote y Oregano

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Whole Fried Snapper with Hibiscus, Epazote and Oregano

Whole Fried Snapper with Hibiscus, Epazote and Oregano Whole Fried Snapper with Hibiscus, Epazote and Oregano from Pati's Mexican Table,…

Jalapeño Garlic Crispy Potatoes

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Jalapeño Garlic Crispy Potatoes

Jalapeño Garlic Crispy Potatoes Jalapeño Garlic Crispy Potatoes from Pati's Mexican Table, Season 7, Episode 8 "Road Trippin’ with Javier Plascencia"…

Jalapeño and Garlic Cheesy Bread

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Jalapeño Garlic Cheesy Bread

Jalapeño Garlic Cheesy Bread Jalapeño Garlic Cheesy Bread from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 7, Episode 6 "Loreto: Baja’s Hidden Gem" 1 baguette4…

Tomato and Avocado Salad with Queso Fresco

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Tomato and Avocado Salad with Queso Fresco

Tomato and Avocado Salad with Queso Fresco Tomato and Avocado Salad with Queso Fresco from Pati's Mexican Table, Season 7, Episode 8…

Veggie Loaded Mexican Lasagna

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Veggie Loaded Mexican Lasagna

Veggie Loaded Mexican Lasagna Veggie Loaded Mexican Lasagna recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 7, Episode 9 "The Godmother of…

Bibb Lettuce Salad with Grilled Shrimp

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Bibb Lettuce Salad with Grilled Shrimp

Bibb Lettuce Salad with Grilled Shrimp Bibb Lettuce Salad with Grilled Shrimp from Pati's Mexican Table, Season 7, Episode 9 "The Godmother…

Chipotle Butternut Squash Risotto

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Chipotle Butternut Squash Risotto

Chipotle Butternut Squash Risotto Chipotle Butternut Squash Risotto, from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 7, Episode 10 "Los Cabos by Land…

Almond, Guajillo and Garlic Flounder

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Almond, Guajillo and Garlic Flounder

Almond, Guajillo and Garlic Flounder Almond, Guajillo and Garlic Flounder, from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 7, Episode 10 "Los Cabos…

Jericalla Chocolate Custards

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Chocolate Custards

Chocolate Custards Chocolate Custards, from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 7, Episode 10 "Los Cabos by Land & Sea" 5 cups whole milk1…

Blackberry, Mint and Lime Coulis

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Blackberry, Mint and Lime Coulis

Blackberry, Mint and Lime Coulis Blackberry, Mint and Lime Coulis, from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 7, Episode 10 "Los Cabos…

Pati's Mexican Table

Episode 706: Loreto: Baja’s Hidden Gem

One of Baja's most well-kept secrets has Pati on a mission to explore bite-by-bite. Loreto is a small town on…

Pati's Mexican Table

Episode 707: La Paz: The Heart of Baja Sur

Pati explores La Paz, the capital of Baja Sur. She swims with whale sharks in the crystal clear waters of…

Pati's Mexican Table

Episode 708: Road Trippin’ with Javier Plascencia

Pati spends a day with Javier Plascencia, one of Baja's most celebrated chefs. He gives her a tour of the…

Pati's Mexican Table

Episode 709: The Godmother of Cabo Cuisine

Pati visits the small town of Miraflores with Edith Jimenez, a culinary icon in Los Cabos. At age 15, starting…

Pati's Mexican Table

Episode 710: Los Cabos by Land & Sea

Pati sets out on the Sea of Cortez in search of the freshest, tastiest seafood Los Cabos has to offer.…