Cabo Restaurants

Creative cocktails, a wide range of international cuisines and settings ranging from funky beach palapas to elegant candlelit vistas add to Cabos' sense of fun. The area around Hidalgo Street is the unofficial "Restaurant Row," where you'll always find something going on, including happy hours that start at 4 p.m. or earlier (see Cabo San Lucas Nightlife.) Away from the waterfront are a variety of off-the-beaten-track locations, many of which attract locals as well as tourists. Check with your hotel's concierge for suggestions as well as the Visitor's Bureau Los Cabos Guide to Dining.

Cafe Canela

Marina boardwalk; 624-143-3435

Cafe Canela's website

When you're in the mood for espresso or fruit smoothies, this is your place. On the menu: Light meals such as breakfast egg wraps, salads and sandwiches.

Latitude 22+ Roadhouse

Km. 4.5 Transpeninsular Highway #1, 624-143-1516

Latitude 22+ Roadhouse's website

A casual, "weathered" looking place packed with fishing and marine memorabilia, 500-odd license plates and a zillion business cards, known for their slow roasted Sam Bassovich's Croation Prime Rib along with Chicken Fried Steak, Roast Beef and Original Croation Pastas.

Taqueria El Ahorcado

Pescadores and Marinos St., San Jose del Cabo, 624-172-2093

Tacos the Hangman - Come and enjoy Mexican tacos - "Pibil" pork, marinated pork, pork with mushroom sauce, etc., quesadillas with slices of poblano chili, cactus, mushrooms, spinach, squash blossom and more to choose from.

Carnitas Los Michoacanos

Four locations: (1) In Cabo San Lucas at Leona Vicario, between Carranza & Obregn. Ph: (624) 105-0713. (2) Mex 19, (on the road to Todos Santos across from Soriana), Colonia Infonavit Brisa, Cabo San Lucas, Phone: (624) 146-3565 (3) In San Jose del Cabo, at Km. 6, Carret. Transp, Col. El Zacateal, and (4) at Marinos & Panga, Col. Mauricio Castro, 1/2 Block from Bancrecer. Michoacan style tacos de carnitas.

Pepe's Taco

Lazaro Cardenas S/N, Col. Centro, 624-143-4810

Charcoal broiled tacos, B.B.Q. pork, beef steak, chicken, chopped pork, spicy sausage and vegetarian. Traditional Mexican recipes that have been in the family for generations as well as original Mexican dishes served in this open-air restaurant located right in downtown Cabo San Lucas.

Taqueria El Fogon

Manuel Doblado Ave s/n Col. Centro, San Jose del Cabo, 624-132-8485

Choose from a variety of tacos and quesadillas and other Mexican specialties, Pastor style tacos (onion, cilantro, special sauce and pineapple); Gringas and Vampiros. Open Daily from 8am to 2am

Felix

Hidalgo & Zapata, Col Centro, 624-143-4290

You can't help but feel happy the minute you walk into Felix, where the homemade sauces, fresh fish, and large selection of shrimp dishes are easy on your wallet as well as your stomach. Many consider this the best breakfast spot in town not only for its delicious food but for its cheerful atmosphere.

Taco Loco

Plaza de los Mariachis, Boulevard Marina. 624-113-3779

A neighborhood joint with fast service, good prices and enormous burritos. It's a great place to bring the kids; it's also an easy place to stop between nightclubs for late night eating on the go.

Taqueria Los Paisas

Leona Vicario s/n Cabo San Lucas

Roast beef tacos, stuffed potatoes, Pastor style tacos and tripe.

The Shrimp House

Av. Hildago St./N. Across from La Dolce Restaurant, 624-355-8060

If you like shrimp, you'll like it here - shrimp is prepared every way imaginable.

Gardenia's Tacos

Paseo Pescadores

A no-frills eatery known for its awesome tacos.

Tacos Marissa

20 de Noviembre, between Matamoros & Hidalgo (Frente a Secundaria)

Traditional Mexican Food, a local's favorite, taco bar and dining area with a nice variety of salsas and toppings.

Crazy Lobster

Hidalgo Street, 624 143 6535, also at Zaragoza Street around the corner from El Squid Roe; 624-143-1021

Crazy Lobster's website

This casual lobster shack, with is massive saltwater tank which in itself is an attraction, specializes in all kinds of lobster dishes including lobster tacos, enchiladas, grilled lobster tails, lobster and steak combos, and giant burritos (even lobster for breakfast!). But nothing beats the all day all-you-can-survive tequila shots literally served any time. This place has "crazy" in its name for a reason.

Mi Casa Restaurant

Calle Cabo San Lucas at Madera

Mi Casa Restaurant's website

A fun bi-level eatery specializing in traditional Mexican food; reservations a must as this place is popular with an atmosphere as vibrant as its decor.

Sunset Da Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant (formerly Da Giorgio Italian Ristorante)

Ristorante, Transpeninsular 6 KM, Misiones Del Cabo, 624-145-8160

Sunset Da Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant (formerly Da Giorgio Italian Ristorante)'s website

This cliffside multi-leveled restaurant has "sunset" in its name for a reason. It's one of the best places for a view of the Sea of Cortez thanks to its multiple, multi-level windowed dining area seating. The food is classic Italian.

Brasil Steakhouse

Emiliano Zapata, Vicente Guerrero y Miguel Hidalgo, 624 143 8343

Brasil Steakhouse's website

Hungry? This all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse will keep you satiated (and happy) with its served-to-your-table buffet of grilled meats served with delicious house made sauces. The traditional Brazilian drink, Caipirinha, is also highly recommended.

The Office

Playa El Mdano, 624 -143-3464

The Office's website

The kind of "office" you wish you had. Here, you can dig your toes into the sand while indulging in Baja-style shrimp, tortilla soup, lobster tacos or their famous 16 ounce margarita.

La Dolce

M. Hidalgo and Zapata, 624-143-4122

Authentic Italian, brick oven pizzas, fresh pastas, sumptuous calzones and amazing salads are what you'll find at this restaurant, an offspring of Puerto Vallarta's La Dolce Vita.

Zipper's Bar and Restaurante

Km 28.5 Tourist Corridor, San Jose del Cabo, 624-172- 6162

Zipper's Bar and Restaurante's website

A laid back, rustic open air restaurant with amazing views of Costa Azul beach, one of Cabo's most popular surfing spots. The menu is eclectic Mexican American menu complete with giant satellite TVs, though who needs those when you have the sunset?

Latitude 22+ Roadhouse

Km. 4.5 Transpeninsular Highway #1, 624-143-1516

Latitude 22+ Roadhouse's website

A casual, "weathered" looking bar known for their slow roasted Sam Bassovich's Creation Prime Rib and casual ambiance

Mocambo's

Av. Leona Vicario, 624-143-6070

Mocambo's's website

Large portions, reasonable prices and fresh seafood make this stand-out popular among tourists and locals.

Edith's Restaurante

Camino a Playa Medano, 624-143-0801

Edith's Restaurante's website

One of Cabo's finest restaurants perched in one of the town's greatest locations: On Medano Beach with a view of the world-famous Arch. The restaurant lovingly serves a fusion of steaks, seafood, freshly-caught local fish and hand-made tortillas amidst gorgeous, cheerful surroundings. Reservations suggested. This is a "must" on your Cabo list.

Nick-San

Bulevar Marina, Plaza de la Danza, Loc 2, 624-143-7342; also at The Shoppes At Palmilla local 116, San Jose del Cabo, 624-144-6263

Nick-San's website

Innovative, fresh Japanese cuisine and sushi with a second location in the Corridor near San Jose.

La Casona

The Villa La Estancia Resort

La Casona's website

Kobe beef, certified Angus and prime cut along with organic vegetables and an extensive wine list featuring Baja wines highlight the menu at the elegant La Casona Restaurant, situated in Villa La Estancia resort. The restaurant also offers a selection of cigars.

Peacocks

Paseo del Pescador, next to the Hotel Melia San Lucas entrance; 624-143-1858

Owned by the same folks who own MiCasa, this is romantic dining done right, complete with outdoor courtyard with fountain and whimsical bar as well as an interior dining room with cozy fireplace. The food is a mixture of Mediterranean - Latin cuisine.

Lorenzillo's

Overlooking the Marina at boulevard Lazaro Cardenas, 624-105-0212 or 624-1050214

Located in the prestigious marina in Cabo San Lucas, Lorenzillo's Los Cabos offers its traditional award winning lobster dishes alongside delicious international cuisine. Designed by owner Salvador Vidal, Lorenzillos uses only the finest available woods to accentuate its elegant nautical decor. Lorenzillo's Los Cabos offers diners a memorable dining event where you can enjoy the brilliant sunsets of Cabo San Lucas while looking over the yachts and sailboats of the marina.

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Lazardo Cardenas esq. Cabo Bello s/n local 41, Centro Commercial Puerto Paraiso Baja; 624-144-3232

Whether it's a romantic steak dinner for two, an important business luncheon, or a private party, Ruth's Chris Steak House can accommodate your needs in a warm, comfortable atmosphere. The restaurant is also handicap accessible.

Mi Cocina

Blvd Mijares in Casa Natalia Hotel, 624-142-5100

Mi Cocina's website

Known as one of Los Cabos' finest restaurants with stellar, creative, and consistently flavorful nouvelle Mexican cuisine.