Where to Dine

An Endless Variety of Good Restaurants Around Los Cabos


In recent years Los Cabos has experienced a marked increase in its number, variety and quality of restaurants. All the major hotels feature quality restaurants, but don’t overlook several independent restaurants in the area. There are over 300 places to eat in Los Cabos, ranging from funky taco stands, seafood to elegant gourmet dining.

The following are some of the better ones in Cabo San Lucas:

Blue Agave Bar & Grill.- excellent food served by well-known Nik San owners. Beautifully appointed, very attractive setting. Great hors d'oeuvres and sushi. At Plaza Bonita. Dinner only.

Carlos & Charlie's.- a newer addition to Cabo's bar and restaurant scene; fun atmosphere and good food.

Casa Rafael’s.- Up on a hill overlooking El Medano Beach. An exclusive inn with fine restaurant-bar specializing in international and Continental cuisine. Live music in the bar from 6p.m. to midnight. Restaurant open 6 to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday till 11 p.m.

Cilantro’s.- On the beach at Pueblo Bonito. A delightful oceanfront terrace restaurants specializing in seafood and international favorites. Full cocktail service throughout the day. Live music. Open noon to 10:30p.m. Close Tuesdays.

Da'Giorgio.- Misiones del Cabo, about three miles east of town. High on a hill overlooking the ocean and el Arco, and also in San Jose. Homemade pasta, focaccia bread and pizzas prepared in a Venetian brick oven.

El faro Viejo.- Abasolo and Morelos, located within a trailer park. Difficult to find but worth the effort. BBQ ribs and enormous grilled lobters are the specialities. Arrive before 7:30 to avoid a long wait.

La Golondrina.- international cuisine, specializing in lobster, steaks and vegetarian dishes. New branch of The Trailer Park restaurant.

Mama Roma's.- Italian food served facing the marina of Cabo. Another link of the famous Anderson chain.

Mi casa Restaurant & Cantina.- Av. Cabo San Lucas , on the square. A traditional Mexican Fonda (inn) serving authentic Mexican cooking. Open 2 to 10 p.m. Closed Sunday.

Romeo y Julieta Restaurant.- Pedregal entrance, half-block from Marina Blvd.. Cozy Italian bistro serving homemade pasta, pizza and bread prepared in a brick oven. Italian chef’s international menu is as tasty as his ethnic specialties.

Sancho Panza.- wine bar and bistro famous for its good selection of imported wines and live jazz music. Lunch and dinner; closed Sunday.

Squid Roe.- part of the "Carlos Anderson" chain; Mexican and American food, wild waiters, and lots of tequila.

Shrimp Bucket.- now in Los Cabos a copy of the long-time Mazatlan favorite for shrimp; served in a festive atmosphere.

San Jose del Cabo Restaurants

In both towns (Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo) are an abundance of restaurants, the following are some of them in San Jose del Cabo but there is not much of restarurants like Cabo San Lucas.

Cafe Florentin.- attractive patio restaurant serving salads and pasta dishes. Part of a lovely shop. Cafe Gourmet: in downtown San Jose (Doblado Street), this large but somehow cozy cafe with an eclectic decor serves great coffee, cakes and pastries, and is a favorite among local ladies. Open from 8am to 11pm.

Damiana.- a peculiar 18th century man-sion just off the main plaza; romantic setting with indoor and outdoor dining; Mexican and continental cuisine.

Da'Giorgio.- Homemade pasta, focaccia bread and pizzas prepared in a Venetian brick oven.

La Paloma.- classic Mexican decor and stunning ocean views to match the exquisite menu of international and Mexican favorites; at the Hotel Palmilla.