For over 36 hours, there has been no municipal water here in Todos Santos. Silly us, we thought it was just the Las Tunas area, but no, it’s the entire pueblo. Word on the street is that something happened to the main well and sand has been filling it in. With luck (con suerte) we might have agua potable back tomorrow, Sunday. See what you are all missing! Oh yes, it is still hot and very humid. Perfect weather for multiple showers a day, except for the missing water.
If you have ever spent the long hot humid summer in Todos Santos, then you know how tedious the dining out scene can become. By the beginning of August, many eateries have closed or are within days of closing for the summer. There is very little fresh produce being grown in the area and it’s almost too hot to cook anyway. Salads are wonderful but the only lettuce usually available in town is iceberg or romaine. Of course, Costco has good stuff from the mainland and some imported from the US, e.g. packs of multicolored peppers, romaine lettuce and vine ripened tomatos. But it requires a trip to Cabo to purchase such items. Restaurants that take a hiatus during the summer months include Cafe Santa Fe, El Zaguan, Tres Galline, and Miguels. Since the departure of Santanas and Canada del Diablo, most nights after 9 pm, the only place to get a sit down dinner or an alcoholic drink is the Hotel California or take a drive to Pescadero and visit the Sandbar. Hopefully this new season will see more dining and drinking options right here in Todos Santos.
Happily, El Zaguan and Miguels are both open again. Tres Galline will be open very soon, a matter of days. Cafe Santa Fe won’t open again until early November. Miguels underwent considerable remodeling while closed, and the sitting space is larger and more open.There are persistent rumors of new eating and drinking options opening soon, including a tapas bar, a pizzaria, a sushi bar/fish market, and sports bar. We should know very soon which of these will actually become reality.