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The Lighthouse Restaurant – San Felipe’s Romantic Hot Spot

by Lisa Shannon

The Outzen Family came to San Felipe in April 2007 and opened the restaurant a month later. The family started vacationing here about a year earlier and fell in love with the warmth of the Sea of Cortez. Although Tim and Mari have not had much time for community efforts, they do participate in things like the Lions Club’s Turkey Trot, Rotary’s Taste of San Felipe and other charitable events. They hosted Casa de Fe’s charity luncheon on January 25, and will be hosting both a pre and post party for the upcoming Blues and Arts Fiesta in March. They offer amazing shrimp meals and are quickly becoming an international favorite with items like Sushi, American hamburgers and steaks, and Italian dishes, as well as authentic Mexican cuisine. In addition to great food and drinks, Tim tries to bring in the best entertainment San Felipe has to offer: karaoke on Tuesdays with Sing-Out Sisters with Chuy (San Felipe’s Best Karaoke 2008) and live music Friday (local artists) and Saturday nights with Agave Blues (San Felipe’s Best Band 2007). You are sure to find every variety of music to accompany your dining experience. The restaurant’s most appealing feature is its location. It sits on the hill by the lighthouse with an amazing view of the city.

The Lighthouse Restaurant was voted Best Happy Hour 2008! Specials coming up include their anniversary in May, which is also their farewell to the snowbirds. You will find specials throughout the month of May to celebrate the business and the fantastic population of winter-dwellers, in appreciation of their patronage. The Outzens were fortunate to come across the business, moved in and made the Lighthouse what it is today: a thriving, romantic place for all of us to enjoy.

Some menu items include: Lighthouse Philly Cheese Steak for Mex$70 (lunch 10 a.m.–3 p.m.), Prime Rib – Petite 8oz (Mex$180) or Grande 12oz (Mex$210), San Felipe Punch 20oz (Mex$60). Visit them on the web for upcoming specials and entertainment at or call (686) 577-2540 for information and reservations for large parties.

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