What started as a mango farm on 25 acres in hearts of San Jose farm land, Acre has evolved into a restaurant, bar, hotel and events center. Upon arrival the walk to the restaurant is through lush vegetation and canopies of palms, mangos and centuries old Cardon cactus. The modern concrete design of the place blends wonderfully with the farm to table restaurant.
We were greeted by the mascot "Burrito", a recent rescued Burro who thinks he is a puppy. Oakley was not too sure about that description, and kept a watchful eye. We dined on our selections from their brunch menu in the bar area. The open kitchen gives diners a show. These chefs are blessed with freshly grown ingredients and utilize a wood fired bbq.
The bar is a world unto itself, with a tasting room for the house tequila. The mixologists have award winning drinks, with no lack of variety. We chose the Ojo Rojos to go with our brunch. The simple salad was a delight, with locally crafted ricotta cheese and fresh arugula, radishes and tomato picked that morning at the farm then topped with a beet Crostini for an added crunch.
I chose the hearty Bacon Ranch Fried Chicken Sammy, with sweet potatoes chips. Both were delicious. The farm to table concept is alive and well in this area with both Flora Farms and Tamarindo restaurants close by.
Team Cabos Finest always enjoy doing restaurant reviews, this was yet another chance to spend some time at this amazing destination. The grounds include the farm, pool area, events lawn, fire pits, bocci ball and trail systems throughout the grounds and treehouses offer for sale in fractional ownership. There are the Acre animals; our family includes peacocks, roosters, Nigerian dwarf goats and don’t forget Burrito the burro.
The treehouses are rustic-meets-modern and are constructed from locally resourced branches. These sit high up off the ground with intimacy and privacy. We spoke to some couples who were enjoying the stay and all seemed thrilled with this unique hotel concept. Nightly rates start at $275. Each treehouse has a king sized bed, a small bathroom, outdoor shower, wifi and terraza overlooking the grounds. Stays include daily two-course breakfast, morning yoga, and free rein to enjoy all the ever-growing grounds have to offer.
The restaurant and bar are the center of attention, and the heart of Acre. The staff are all smiles and happily make your meal an experience. Savor it in Chef Luzande’s food, a marriage of global influences and local ingredients that evolves with the seasons. Taste it in their innovative cocktail program with award-winning concoctions. Overall I would describe the time at Acre as relaxed but refined. We left feeling happy and content and will surely return for another tasty experience.