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Rosarito, Mexico Lobster Fest a Success

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 15, 2009 Good Turnout Recorded At 17th Annual Puerto Nuevo Lobster Fest ROSARITO BEACH, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO---Organizers of last Sunday’s 17th annual Puerto Nuevo Lobster Festival have placed the attendance for the event at 1,000 people or more. “It was very successful festival,” sad Rosa Maria Plasencia, a City Councilwoman and owner of Puerto Nuevo II, one of the six participating restaurants. The festival, which marks the start of fresh lobster season, was from noon to six on Renteria Street (the main thoroughfare). Cost for a plate of lobster and three drinks was $15. The festival WAS organized by the Puerto Nuevo Restaurant Union and Rosarito’s Convention & Visitors Bureau. Restaurants participating include La Guerita, Puerto Nuevo II, Casa de Langosta, Villa Ortegas, Susanna’s and the Grand Baja Resort. The family friendly festival included Baja wine tasting, Baja beer breweries and traditional Mexican Candies, as well as Mexican dance numbers, live music, raffles, prizes and much more. “Millions of people have visited Puerto Nuevo over the past five decades,” said Rosarito Beach Mayor Hugo Torres. “It has become world famous and one of the attractions for which Rosarito is best known.” Puerto Nuevo, about 10 miles south of downtown Rosarito on the Free Road, began as a simple fishing village. For local fishermen, in the days before refrigeration was common, a meal of fresh fried local lobster, rice, beans and tortillas was common. Fishermen’s wives also served this delicious meal to many Americans who came down for the day to fish --- and fame and demand for luscious lobster prepared Puerto Nuevo-style grew. In the early 1950s a small stand opened near a Newport cigarette billboard there (which gave the village its name and which translates into Puerto Nuevo in Spanish) and many restaurants opened soon thereafter. The cigarette billboard is long gone but more than 30 restaurants and many shops now dot what has become one of the most famous lobster destinations in the world, a big village built by a little lobster.
Published Thursday, October 15, 2009 3:14 PM by Zinnia Q.

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