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. Market

    $$$$ | Eclectic

    The first Latin American restaurant opened by three-star Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten resides in the One&Only Palmilla. It's...Read More

  • 2. 7 Seas Restaurant

    $$$ | Eclectic

    It's quite soothing to sit in this restaurant at Cabo Surf Hotel, at the ocean's edge under the shade of a palapa while watching the surfers...Read More

  • 3. Cocina del Mar

    $$$$ | Seafood

    Argentinean chef Gonzalo Cerda is changing things up at Cocina del Mar, the elegant restaurant in the exquisite Esperanza Resort. Using daily...Read More

  • 4. Nick-San–Palmilla

    $$ | Japanese

    For fresh, inventive sushi, there's no question that the Nick-San franchise corners the market, and this outpost in the Tiendas de Palmilla...Read More

  • 5. Pitahayas

    $$$$ | Asian

    Chef Volker Romeike blends Asian and Polynesian ingredients with local products for a menu that showcases well-executed Pacific Rim fusion....Read More

  • 6. Puerta Vieja

    $$$$ | International

    Puerta Vieja translates into "Old Door" and the beautiful door you walk through to enter this restaurant is actually 150 years old and was imported...Read More

  • 7. Sunset Da Mona Lisa

    $$$ | Italian

    Stunning views of El Arco from cocktail tables along the cliffs make this restaurant just outside of Cabo San Lucas the best place to toast...Read More

  • 8. The Restaurant at Las Ventanas

    $$$$ | Mexican

    It's well known that Las Ventanas is one of the best hotels in Mexico, and The Restaurant on the property does not disappoint. Chef Fabrice...Read More

  • 9. Zippers

    $$ | American

    Popular with the surfing crowd this palapa-covered joint is on Cabo Azul beach, just south of San Jose del Cabo. Though their burger is the...Read More

  • 10. French Riviera

    $$$ | American

    Jacques Chretien's popular bistro has terrific views of El Arco and Land's End. The restaurant is upstairs, with the lounge-bar on the ground...Read More

  • 11. Manuel's

    $$$$ | International

    With a delightfully electic menu, owner-chef Manuel Arredondo is giving Nick-San—a favorite restaurant in the Shoppes' at Palmilla—some serious...Read More

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