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 Rey Sol

    $$$ | Centro | French

    From its chateaubriand bouquetière (garnished with a bouquet of vegetables) to the savory chicken chipotle cooked with brandy, port wine,...Read More

  • 3. 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

  • 4. La Guerrerense

    $ | Seafood

    This food-cart stall off of Ensenada's bustling Calle Primera is the place where locals get a solid helping of the region's seafood. Established...Read More

  • 5. Laja

    $$$$ | Mexican

    One sign that the Valle de Guadalupe has its sights on Napa is this extraordinary restaurant set inside a cozy little house. Celebrity chef...Read More

  • 6. 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

  • 7. Los Tres Gallos

    $$ | Centro | Mexican

    A romantic courtyard shaded by fruit trees, classic rancheras (Mexican folk music), and traditional preparations of regional Mexican specialty...Read More

  • 8. Malva

    $$ | Eclectic

    With sprawling views of vineyards, this restaurant is surrounded by acres of farmland where Chef Roberto Alcocer gathers ingredients for nearly...Read More

  • 9. 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

  • 10. Sano's

    $$$ | Steakhouse

    This elegant restaurant, with its white linens and soft candlelight, is the best steak house in Baja California. Aged for 21 days, the black...Read More

  • 11. 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

  • 12. Alcaravea

    $$ | Centro | Italian

    From its humble beginnings as "the parking-lot restaurant," Alcaravea has come a long way and is now considered one of Cabo's top stops for...Read More

  • 13. Alexander Restaurant

    $$ | Marina San Lucas | European

    Ideally located along Cabo San Lucas's busy marina walkway, Alexander's is where Switzerland meets Mexico. Pull up a chair at one of the sidewalk...Read More

  • 14. Almazara Gastrobar

    $$ | Mexican

    This former olive oil refinery is reminiscent of a Manhattan loft with its high ceilings, concrete floors, white brick walls, and chalkboard...Read More

  • 15. 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

  • 16. 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

  • 17. Baja Brewing Company

    $$ | Playa El Médano | American

    This branch of the established San José del Cabo microbrewery features the same menu—burgers, soups, salads, and pizza—same prices, and the...Read More

  • 18. Baja Cantina Beach Club

    $$$ | Playa El Médano | Seafood

    Lit by torches at night with a killer view of Land's End, this restaurant on busy Médano Beach (with another outpost on the Cabo San Lucas Marina...Read More

  • 19. Baja Cantina Marina

    $ | Marina San Lucas | Mexican

    This large, casual, sportfishing-oriented cantina, just around the corner from the Wyndham Hotel, draws a lot of guys who come for the all-day...Read More

  • 20. Bar Esquina

    $$$$ | Playa El Médano | Eclectic

    Set in Cabo San Lucas's boutique Bahia Hotel, Bar Esquina is making a name for itself as Medano Beach's best new restaurant. Whether you're...Read More

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