Let me delight your eyes with my own photos & more and make you water mouth with all this Mexican food i tried on Baja California South. Here is the foodie part of me talking 😉
There are all kinds of food in this area, for the people that is not really into spicy food or Mexican in general (which is a pity, definitely should try it).
Let me start for the ones located in Cabo, as in San Jose already told you most of my favorites. There are ones on the beach with the amazing view and some on the city. First of all, for a good ceviche, and seafood on the beach you definitely should go to SUR, it’s on the Medano beach between Mango Deck and Blue Marlin Ibiza Los Cabos (also an amazing place to eat with a view & party too). Styled place with good ambience and food, for the day and for the night, super recommendable.
Let’s keep on the beach, also you have “ La Biblioteca del Tequila”, nice place to go at night and also by the day, you can go throw the beach is one of the first and there are another ones near, also a point of location: the Breathless hotel is just behind (by the way, nice place to stay tho) , there you will find typical food from the zone and from the country in general with a touch of innovation, like the tacos with tortillas made from cacau ! and of course a variety of tequilas as the name says.
Here the most high level places (in my opinion) :
A star michelin chef put an eye on this lovely city and made a fantastic restaurant. I’m talking about MANTA by Enrique Olvera which is inside The Cape Hotel (by the way, super luxury hotel and gorgeous place to stay), there you can delight yourself with some degustation menu on the rooftop of the hotel. Super recommendable for dinner.
After that one, i definitely recommend you to visit TORO latin kitchen it’s from one also very known chef called Richard Sandoval, who made some nikkei dishes that i felt in love with (must say i’m in love with that kind of food) , also there are tacos 2.0 and all kinds of delicious ingredients you can imagine, the place is cozy and glamorous. having a private part outside with very good ambient. Toro is the restaurant at the Punta Ballena Hotel.
It’s an unique experience of flavour and ambience.
The next on my list is Farallón, also inside an hotel. This one it’s a must to go and see, first because of the concept and natural ingredients and second ’cause the unique place they have which is on a cliff. (Yes i’m not crazy, on a cliff) Unfortunately i was at night time, but you must go on the sunset time and call in advance because it’s normally quite busy, have a drink on the amazing bar and stay for dinner if you want, it’s totally worth it.The concept they use, it’s very simple but priceless, you have to pass from a place (on the way to the table) where all the fishes and seafood are exposed, and you choose which ones would you like and how. You can choose the side dish and the starter but all very stabled but believe me, super delicious. A little fault on the service, because the waiter didn’t clean the fish for us, which i don’t mind doing but when you pay that amount of money you just want the service to be correct.
There is another one called, Sunset Monalisa i never been, unfortunately, but the people that goes falls in love with place and the sunset view, it’s a perfect place for a romantic dinner.
Now, i’ll pass to another kind of restaurants, a good ones but not so expensive, for all pockets and all tastes:
The one for fresh seafood for us and we went a lot, is LAS TRES ISLAS, ask for a margarita or just a beer and please try the aguachile (typical dish) and we were in love with the fresh shell food from there, like “pata de mula” (it’s a kind of clams but with a black juice which is totally tantalize. btw, miss it so much!) , also oysters and just try a little bit of everything, all dishes are super yummy.
Maria Eugenia is the one just in front of las tres islas, for some typical mexican baja food.
Las Gardénias, has the fish taco and shrimp taco which is the normal food on baja, and is just delicious ! And many more things and kind, i personally recommend the ones i told and also cochinita , chicken. So Good !
If you are looking for some meat to eat there are some places where you can eat a good meat such as El Templo, amazing place, more private and with some nice wines and ambience.
For Japanese food, i totally recommend you to visit Nick – San for Sashimi’s Mexico’s style. And for the really appreciators of this kind of food i recommend you a place wich is a little bit hidden called Blue Fish, it’s small and like a Japanese restaurant will all about sushi, sashimi, ramen, etc. And price is affordable (quality and not expensive at all).
Finishing my foodie tips for Italian lovers (pasta or pizza) you can find walking on the streets but i can tell you some names like: Pan di Baccio, Italian Job, Alcaravea, Pizza nostra, etc. All different for all pockets and tastes 🙂
Hope you enjoyed my list of places to eat at Cabo and also made you hungry already (i am ). What I recommend? To try all ! Be adventure and enjoy the Mexican culture.
Try: aguachiles, all kinds of Tacos (from al pastor to shrimp or baja), molcajetes, Mole and all 😀
Happy to be back ❤ and give you a little piece of what i lived (and ate) in one of my favourite countries: Mexico Lindo.