Casio Exilim EX-Z750 Photo #48 my plate with the macro focus.

mmm...lobster. from Puerto Nuevo-style lobster has been a phenomenon since 1956, when several women in the tiny fishing village south of Rosarito started dropping fresh lobsters into pots of bubbling oil and serving them to a few outsiders. Last year, the still-small-but-now-bustling Puerto Nuevo served more than 672,000 deep-fried California rock lobsters. Dozens of restaurants in Rosarito and the surrounding area served more. More than 250 tons of the bottom-crawling crustaceans are pulled from Baja California waters each year just to feed the frenzy of lobster-loving tourists. Hundreds of additional tons are shipped in from elsewhere between mid-February and mid-September, when harvesting Baja California lobster is illegal. Today, Puerto Nuevo boasts more than 35 side-by-side restaurants that all sell the same thing -- fried lobster, beans, rice, flour tortillas, chips and salsa. To the uninitiated, confusion reigns. We'll tell you which spots are the best, but...

Technical Details

1/200 s
7 mm
50 ISO