Demian and I were treated to an evening of Gourmet Dining at Hidden Treasure in San Pedro last weekend.

We had attended as a part of a larger group event, but the intimate setting made for an elegant evening of fine dining. Hidden Treasure’s decor is simple and sophisticated at the same time. It is an open-air restaurant, with hardwood floors and wooden interiors, and white linen curtains that give an island-jungle feel. The atmosphere is enchanting, with candle-light dining.

As we arrived at the table, we were offered cool wet towels, signaling the start of the first-class service. We had a prearranged menu, and selected the Chimichurri Pork Chops, along with the Kaiken Ultra, Malbec from the wine list. Undoubtedly, Hidden Treasure offers some of the island’s finest cuisine.



What a treat it was to enjoy a couple nice glasses of wine after a long day’s work (a long week, actually). The appetizers were fabulous, an assortment of shrimp crusted with fresh coconut flakes, deep fried and served with a homemade Creole sauce; slices of boneless breast, crusted with black pepper corns, fennel seed, sautéed in olive oil and served with a tropical fruit salsa; and an incredible conch ceviche, all delicately prepared. The service was excellent, even though the restaurant was completely full.



The Chimichurri Pork Chops were served with an assortment of steamed vegetables and creamy mashed potatoes. The food was amazing, and dessert was a Chocolate Caribbean Rum Cake. It had layers of rich creamy Caribbean dark rum filling, topped with flavorful chocolate syrup…to die for.


It’s not on the seafront, or the main streets of “downtown” San Pedro.  It is for sure off the beaten path (hence its name), but a visit to Hidden Treasure Restaurant is highly recommended. Be sure to find this treasure of a place tucked away in the Escalante subdivision, about a mile south of the center of town.  You will like the ambiance, service and decor, but you are also assured a culinary experience like no other in San Pedro.

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