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. Casiano's

    $$$$ | Fonatur | Eclectic

    No menu, no rules" is the way chef Casiano Reyes describes the spontaneous cuisine at this gem in a tranquil location above Alegranza luxury...Read More

  • 2. Flora's Field Kitchen

    $$ | Las Animas Bajas | American

    Gloria and Patrick Greene's Flora's Field Kitchen is an alfresco dining experience that exemplifies farm to table. Flora's is built right in...Read More

  • 3. Lolita Café

    $ | Centro | Café

    In a relaxing garden filled with retro-styled decor, waiters in mesh trucker hats and pearl button shirts deliver remarkable urban Mexican cuisine...Read More

  • 4. Baja Brewing Company

    $$ | Centro | American

    Baja's popular brewery is right in the middle of San José del Cabo. Fun and upbeat, this brewpub has great music and serves up filling pub meals...Read More

  • 5. Buzzard's Bar & Grill

    $ | Laguna Hills | American

    Fronted by miles of secluded beach, this casual seaside cantina (with cheap cervezas) gets rave reviews from locals who make the slightly involved...Read More

  • 6. El Ahorcado

    $ | Mexican

    By day it looks like a hole-in-the-wall, but when the sun goes down, the rummage-sale-meets-taco-stand atmosphere of this open-air local favorite...Read More

  • 7. El Marinero Borracho

    $ | Marina | Mexican

    This two-story palapa restaurant, named “The Drunken Sailor,” is always packed with locals and tourists alike. It’s no wonder; the location...Read More

  • 8. French Riviera Bakery

    $$ | Centro | Café

    We challenge you to try to ignore the smell of fresh baked French baguettes, or the picture-perfect display of croissants and éclairs, or the...Read More

  • 9. Habanero’s

    $$ | Centro | Mexican

    The latest restaurant in the culinary empire of celebrity Chef Tadd Chapman, this gastro grill and tequila bar features a menu created by Tadd...Read More

  • 10. La Dolce

    $$ | Centro | Italian

    This popular Italian restaurant, right in the center of San José on the town's zócalo (square), is known for authentic and affordable Italian...Read More

  • 11. La Panga Antigua

    $$$$ | Centro | Mexican

    A 170-year-old wooden panga (small skiff) hangs above the door at this seafood-heavy, atmospheric restaurant, just across from San José's...Read More

  • 12. Las Guacamayas Taqueria

    $ | Centro | Mexican

    The outdoor-garden setting of Las Guacamayas is a bit kitschy, with trees sprouting up from the floor, and Christmas lights strung from branch...Read More

  • 13. Los Tamarindos

    $$ | Las Animas Bajas | Mexican

    A former sugarcane mill dating back to 1888, this quaint restaurant is surrounded by farmland that provides organic fruits and vegetables to...Read More

  • 14. Mi Cocina

    $$$ | Centro | Eclectic

    At this outdoor restaurant at Casa Natalia boutique hotel, fire bowls glow on the dining terrace, which is surrounded by palm trees and gentle...Read More

  • 15. Salsitas

    $$ | Centro | Mexican

    This Mexican cantina-style bar and restaurant is well positioned for people-watching along San José's main drag. Decorated with cozy stone-and...Read More

  • 16. Taqueria Rossy

    $ | Centro | Mexican

    Don't be fooled by the bare-bones atmosphere: Taqueria Rossy serves some of the best tacos in San José. Fish tacos are the thing at this no...Read More

  • 17. Tequila Restaurante

    $$$ | Centro | Eclectic

    A beautifully redone adobe home sets the stage for this classy dining experience on an open courtyard under the stars. A lengthy tequila list...Read More

  • 18. Tropicana Inn

    $$ | Centro | International

    Start the day with coffee and French toast at this enduringly popular restaurant set in central San José hotel of the same name. The back garden...Read More

  • 19. Deckman's

    $$$ | Eclectic

    Open for two seasons, Deckman's is doing something very different than its counterparts. With a daily changing menu that showcases all-Mexican...Read More

  • 20. Baan Thai

    $$ | Centro | Thai

    The aromas alone are enough to bring you through the door, where you'll be greeted with visual and culinary delights. The small, comfortable...Read More

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