Oso’s opened just before our Boutique Hotel and we were pleased to know that just a hop, skip and a jump down the beach, we’d have a restaurant to send our guests.
Ángel Rafael owner of the nearby Oso’s Fish Market Restaurant told me, “It was an ‘everything in the right place at the right time moment situation’ so I decided to open the fish market restaurant.”
The name Oso’s is in honour of his father who was a big guy and his nickname was Oso which means bear.
“La Cruz is the hidden diamond of Bahía de Banderas. The geographic location is perfect and the town has a charming atmosphere. The people are very friendly; locals and foreigners. The mix of cultures creating a positive impact in La Cruz, for the locals and the community. I see a great future in this area. The town is beautiful, the spectacular trees in the plaza, the mountains, the jungle, the ocean, the marina… we have everything making La Cruz the prettiest town on Banderas Bay.”
After eight years of business and doing well Ángel still puts the customer first, taking into consideration their needs and wants. He changes the menu per guest’s requests or if you’re like me and have many allergies he’ll create something specific just for you, always-yummy… muy rico!
Little has changed over the years; fish and seafood, fresh from the market every day, are still the main features with less of a focus on oysters.
Contributing to the community always top’s Ángel’s list whether donating certificates for meals or sharing his restaurant for fundraisers. To further serve the community Oso’s is one of few restaurants that stays open all summer. Ángel is considering closing for a couple of weeks at the end of September this year but hasn’t decide yet. Until then they’ll continue with dance nights with the Rock and Roll music of ‘The Remedy’ every Saturday at 7 pm.
Ángel is eager to share Oso’s new take out or delivery cuisine: Don’t Worry, Eat Happy. Let Oso’s cook for your dinner party.
In addition to the menu, to stay fresh Ángel changes paint colours, furniture, table settings and more. He told me “I don’t want to bore my repeat customers!”
Visit where the food is great and the staff treat you like family remembering your name… all on the waterfront in La Cruz, who could ask for anything more?