Los Cabos Restaurants

Prepare yourself for a gourmand's delight. The competition, creativity, selection, and, yes, even the prices are utterly beyond comprehension. From elegant dining rooms to casual seafood cafés to simple taquerías, Los Cabos serves up anything from standard to thrilling fare.Seafood is the true highlight here. Fresh catches that
Prepare yourself for a gourmand's delight. The competition, creativity, selection, and, yes, even the prices are utterly beyond comprehension. From elegant dining rooms to casual seafood cafés to simple taquerías, Los Cabos serves up anything from standard to thrilling
Prepare yourself for a gourmand's delight. The competition, creativity, selection, and, yes, even the prices are utterly

Prepare yourself for a gourmand's delight. The competition, creativity, selection, and, yes, even the prices are utterly beyond comprehension. From elegant dining rooms to casual seafood cafés to simple taquerías, Los Cabos serves up anything from standard to thrilling fare.

Seafood is the true highlight here. Fresh catches that land on the menus include dorado (mahimahi), lenguado (halibut), cabrilla (sea bass), jurel (yellowtail), wahoo, and marlin. Local lobster, shrimp, and octopus are particularly good. Fish grilled over a mesquite wood fire is perhaps the most indigenous and tasty seafood dish, while the most popular may be the tacos de pescado (fish tacos): traditionally a deep-fried fillet wrapped in a handmade corn tortilla, served with shredded cabbage, cilantro, and salsas. Beef and pork—commonly served marinated and grilled—are also delicious. Many restaurants import their steak, lamb, duck, and quail from the state of Sonora, Mexico's prime pastureland, and also from the United States, though many of the high-end spots are only using local ingredients.

In San José, international chefs prepare excellent Continental, French, Asian, and Mexican dishes in lovely, intimate restaurants, and it's where the major portion of the area's explosion in new eateries has occurred. Following in the footsteps of Northern Baja’s Valle de Guadalupe, several restaurants on the outskirts of San José del Cabo are offering farm-to-table cuisine, as well as cooking courses and tours. This organic movement has spread from the Farmer’s Market in San José del Cabo to the luxury resorts along the coast that rely on the farms for their daily menu. The Corridor is the place to go for exceptional (and expensive) hotel restaurants, while intense competition for business in Los Cabos means many restaurants go through periodic remodels and reinvention, the Corridor restaurants included. With San José emerging as the hotbed of culinary activity, it’s fair to say that Cabos San Lucas lags somewhat behind. But Cabo has comfort food covered, with franchise eateries from McDonald's, Subway, Johnny Rocket’s, Domino's, and Ruth's Chris Steak House.

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  • 1. El Gusto! At Posada La Poza

    $$$ | La Poza | Eclectic

    Even if you don't stay at the sumptuous Posada La Poza just outside town, lunch or dinner at its equally lovely restaurant will be one of the...Read More

  • 2. El Tupé

    $$$$ | Centro | Mexican

    Due to the talent and creativity of chefs Uziel Leaño and Luis González, El Tupé has become one of the darlings of the La Paz dining scene....Read More

  • 3. Miguel's

    $ | Mexican

    Deliciously prepared chiles rellenos are the attraction at Miguel's. The sign out front says so, and so does a faded New York Times article...Read More

  • 4. Baja Beans

    $ | Café

    Although Los Cabos and Baja are not coffee-growing regions, the folks in the town of El Pescadero roast the finest beans from the Sierra Norte...Read More

  • 5. Bandido's Grill

    $ | Centro | Burger

    Bandido's has come a long way since opening nearly a decade ago with three plastic tables and a grill fixed under the hood of an old pickup...Read More

  • 6. Café Santa Fe

    $$$ | Italian

    The setting, with tables situated in an overgrown courtyard, is as appealing as the food, which includes salads and soups made with organic...Read More

  • 7. Caffé Gourmet

    $ | Café

    Not far from hotels, restaurants, and important downtown sights, this small café is a great place to recharge with a morning espresso, chai...Read More

  • 8. Caffé Todos Santos

    $ | Eclectic

    Omelets, bagels, granola, and whole-grain breads delight the breakfast crowd at this casual small eatery; deli sandwiches, fresh salads, and...Read More

  • 9. El Bismark

    $$ | Centro | Mexican

    The original Bismark is a bit out of the way, but it attracts families who settle down for hours at long wood tables, while waitresses divide...Read More

  • 10. El Bismark-cito

    $ | Mexican

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  • 11. Los Adobes

    $$ | Mexican

    Locals swear by the fried, cilantro-studded local cheese and the beef tenderloin with huitlacoche at this pleasant outdoor restaurant. The menu...Read More

  • 12. Los Laureles

    $ | Centro | Seafood

    A small stand that looks as if it might have been rolled along the street by a vendor is just the entryway decoration for this well-established...Read More

  • 13. Mar y Peña

    $$ | Centro | Seafood

    The freshest, tastiest seafood cocktails, ceviches, and clam tacos imaginable are served in this nautical restaurant crowded with locals. If...Read More

  • 14. Michael's at the Gallery

    $$ | Centro | Asian

    Everybody who dines here seems to know one another, but visitors are always welcome. The attraction at Michael's—not to be confused with Miguel...Read More

  • 15. Pan d'Les

    $ | Centro | Bakery

    Fortify yourself for a morning of sightseeing—the place is open only until 2:30 pm—at Pan d'Les in La Paz's central business district. Transplanted...Read More

  • 16. Rancho Viejo

    $ | Centro | Mexican

    Everything is delicious, and prices are reasonable at this cheerful little restaurant painted in bright yellow and orange. Meats are the specialty...Read More

  • 17. Restaurant Zoe

    $$ | Centro | European

    Following a makeover and name change from the cutesy portmanteau La Pazta, this popular eatery at the Hotel Mediterrane added colorful new accents...Read More

  • 18. Tacos Hermanos González

    $ | Centro | Mexican

    La Paz has plenty of great taco shacks, but none is better than the small stand of the González brothers who serve up hunks of fresh fish wrapped...Read More

  • 19. Caffé Milano

    $ | Centro | Italian

    La Paz's hippest, hottest dining spot sits in a century-old restored building, painted ocher on the outside with a bright blue door, and with...Read More

  • 20. Carlos 'n Charlies

    $$ | Centro | Eclectic

    This branch of the chain that advertises itself as "world famoso " is a great place for a Mexican meal or a drink on the malecón. Servers prepare...Read More

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