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Old Feb 16th, 2009, 10:29 AM
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Cabo San Lucas restaurant recommendations

In the spirit of a trip report, here are my favorite restaurants in downtown Cabo San Lucas during my trip last week. Prices are one person, one meal with a beverage or two and include the tip.

Breakfast

Mama's Royal Cafe on Hildago, crab omelette was so good had it twice. Entree, coffee, salty dog w/ fresh grapefruit juice, tip = 220p

Spencer's at my hotel (Mar de Cortez) petite breakfast plate special at $2.50usd or generous scrambles and omelettes 70-90 peso.

The Office on Medano beach for its colorful setting and outstanding view (go early when it's quieter) entree, coffee, cocktail 215-310p

Lunch

Gordo Lele's tacos and tortas on Matamoros, between L. Cardenas and Los Milagos hotel. Camarones or carne asada tacos and ham & cheese tortas all outstanding. Tacos 15p, tortas 35p.

Los Claros tacos on I. Zaragoza at 16th de Sept, great patio setting and local atmosphere.

Dinner

Maro Shrimmp House on Av. Hildalgo (across from La Dolce restaurant) excellent shrimp and lobster. Simply presented but incredibly fresh and prepared perfectly. Entree & two/three drinks, tip 348-444p

Misiones de Kino, Vincent Guerrero & 5 de Mayo (mixed shishkabab of bacon wrapped shrimp, chicken, beef,vegetables on rice with baked potato was so good I have it twice!). This place has a magical atmosphere and is a true hidden gem. Wonderful service. Entree, two drinks or wine, tip = 330-450p

Capo San Giovanni, Vincent Guerrero across from Cabo Wabo, with lovely patio seating (lots of vines, sparkly lights, slideshow of italy/cabo) and interesting Italian menu. Entree, one glass of wine, tip = 395p

Enjoy! -suze
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Old Feb 18th, 2009, 07:03 AM
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topping for anyone Cabo bound
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Old Feb 19th, 2009, 11:11 AM
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Wow! Bit pricy Girlfriend. Except tacos of course.
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Old Feb 19th, 2009, 11:13 AM
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Well Cabo San Lucas is NOT cheap, and I was eating in some very nice restaurants. And don't miss the fact that I had a cocktail or three many meals!
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Old Feb 19th, 2009, 11:24 AM
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Also factor in that the peso is trading 14.5/1 at this time.
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Old Feb 19th, 2009, 02:33 PM
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Thanks for the list, suze, and I am so glad you went to Misiones and that you liked it. Magical is a good way to describe it.

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Old Feb 19th, 2009, 04:59 PM
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Also factor in that the peso is trading 14.5/1 at this time.

That means my 14 peso 2 enchiladas dinner at Zihua's Ricomar in Pozole Alley is now under .97 Cents. Guess I can stay 2 months! LOL
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Old Feb 20th, 2009, 06:47 AM
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All the better, Stewbear!!!!
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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 11:17 PM
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Suze, Great list! I thought Mar de Cortez was my private little gem; along with all the europeans that travel there. Spencer's is great for breakfast and also there is usually that little fresh fruit stand on the corner! I was enjoying the exchange rate too!
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Old Feb 23rd, 2009, 09:35 AM
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Hardingski~ Mar de Cortez was recently brought to my attention by Bill_H who kindly posts on this forum. That's what started my entire Cabo idea, as a matter of fact. It was absolutely my kind of place!

Yes the fruit guy is on the corner every day doing a booming business.

I'm a bit sorry I included prices above, because I don't want to scare people off from Cabo, that wasn't the point of my post. You don't HAVE to spend this much money on dinner. It's just that these were all VERY nice places, really special and well done, where I had lovely drinks and meals to wanted to share.

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I'd put Nikki Beach ( http://www.me-cabo.com/NikkiBeach.html ) on the top of my list. The food is good but the atmosphere is great !
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Thanks for the additional recommendation! I walked thru the ME resort (accidentally as I was lost on my first day in Cabo tryin' to find the beach!!) and it seemed quite a nice set-up.
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Hi Suze -- Question for you...how long was your trip to Cabo? I found airfare for Feb 2010 for $298 (with one stop in Phoenix) and am *really* tempted to jump on it. I am trying to decide between a 4 night trip or a 5 night trip. With the 4 night trip I'm only there for 3 full days...the 5 night trip gets me a 4th full day. If I count your dinners, I'll assume you were there for 3 nights?
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Bean: where did you find that fare? sounds great.

Go for the 5 night trip.

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Old Jul 8th, 2009, 08:26 AM
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It's on US Air. Each way is $90...but when you add in taxes and fees, it comes to $298.

The only reason why I'm struggling with the 5 night trip is because it's one extra day of vacation, and I'm really really greedy with my vacation days.
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(P.S. The airfare referenced above is from Seattle to Cabo)
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Old Jul 8th, 2009, 11:36 AM
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hi beanweb~ I was there for one week (7 days, Sunday to Sunday) in early February this year. I just didn't bore you with every *single* meal I ate ;-) just my favorite places.
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p.s. Did you also look at Aeromexico? I flew a nonstop flight for about that same price. 4 hours, Seattle/Cabo, it was brilliant!
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A week - nice!!

I just looked at Aeromexico. The price is about $90 more...but I think well worth the extra money given that it is a nonstop flight. I would pretty much *have* to go for only 4 nights given the days of the week they fly...BUT the flight home on Aeromexico to SEA leaves at 7:00 p.m. versus the flight on US Air that leaves at 7:00 a.m. - so it's almost like getting an extra full day!

Thanks for the tip.
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(I don't leave home for less than a week! I usually go for 10-12 days. I'm lucky in that I have a reasonably generous vacation allocation at my job).

I have an exceptionally positive experience the first time flyingn with Aeromexico. I hadn't flown them before and loved it. Like the "good old days"... neat & clean cabin, exceptionally nice looking & well dressed cabin crew, free movies, free drinks, box lunch, etc.
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