A Taste of Cabo
The Los Cabos restaurant scene continues to thrive. In the decade that I’ve called Southern Baja home, I’ve watched as new restaurants have popped up left and right—many of them helmed by world-renowned chefs or bearing iconic names like Nobu or Lucca. These serve as the perfect complement to Los Cabos’ many longtime favorites (think Edith's and The Office) and the whole-in-the-wall taco stands and restaurants that always warrant some exploration.
You can find my complete Los Cabos dining directory at www.lifestyleincabo.com/dining-in-cabo, but here I wanted to share a quick back pocket guide to one of my favorite pastimes: exploring the local culinary scene, enjoying wines from right here on the Baja Peninsula, and supporting the local economy along the way.
It’s a Celebration
While tourism tends to slow down a bit over the summer, it’s a wonderful time for those of us who call Los Cabos home all through the year. There is an abundance of restaurants that are perfect for gathering with friends and family to celebrate a special occasion—or simply a great meal and your time together.
For those who—like me—live in the Palmilla area, there are three fantastic on-site spots: Agua, Seared, and Nick-San. Each offers fine dining, a chic ambience, and plenty of room to mingle over drinks and exceptional food.
Los Tamarindos and Flora Farms are absolutely lovely restaurants that are housed on farms and have raised the bar on organic, locally sourced ingredients—in their cuisine and cocktails. Both are ideal for larger-scale celebrations and have made international headlines for some of the weddings they’ve hosted. There is also Acre, a 25-acre farm and resort that is an excellent destination to enjoy live music and relish in the flavors of locally and responsibly sourced ingredients prepared by expert chefs and mixologists.
Edith's is a Los Cabos landmark that has been attracting and wowing diners for much longer than I’ve been here. Located in the Médano Beach district near downtown Cabo San Lucas, it’s a short walk for people staying in the area.
Discover your new favorite restaurant via my complete restaurant directory:
That View, Though
One of the region’s most popular surf beaches is located right at the southern border of San José del Cabo (and Palmilla), and so is one of the best beach viewing spots: 7 Seas Seafood Grille has a great, well-rounded menu built on Mexican-Asian-Mediterranean fusion. Sit down to enjoy your meal as you watch professional and first-time surfers down below.
In Cabo San Lucas, two of my favorite Mexican spots are right on Médano Beach. The Office is an absolute treasure; it’s a colorful, fun destination that’s always packed and always worth it. The Hacienda Beach Club’s signature restaurant Hacienda Cocina y Cantina offers an elegant yet laid-back dining experience; make sure to save room for cocktails and desserts, and to enjoy them as you take in beach views.
Easy Does It
While Los Cabos is home to exceptional dining experiences, you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy great food. Barrio de Tango, Blue Fish, and Cream Café have unique offerings: Barrio’s menu is distinctly Argentine, Blue Fish specializes in Mexican-style seafood, and Cream Café (just across the Palmilla bridge) focuses on healthy meals. All offer decidedly accessible price points.