A vacation to Los Cabos, at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Sur state, isn’t complete without dabbling in Baja-Med cuisine! The region that brought the world tasty fish tacos continues to surprise with international fusion dishes that are simply too good to miss.
Make the most of your time in San Jose del Cabo or Cabo San Lucas by dining with at least a couple of our favourite restaurants (and the close runners up, if you have a chance).
Best Mexican Cuisine
Owner and operator of El Matador, Chef Pablo Velez, is not only a talented chef but a homegrown bullfighter! His one of a kind restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating is the pride of his El Matador Hotel Boutique in San Jose del Cabo, where he serves a delectable fusion of Mexican and Latin cuisine with pairings of premium tequila and wine from Mexico and California. Reservations are required to dine here.
We’d be remiss not to include a few other restaurants noteworthy for spectacular authentic Mexican cuisine in Los Cabos: Casa Calavera and El Jarro Café.
Best Quick Eats
Taqueria El Gran Pastor
A favourite on-the-go lunch spot in Cabo San Lucas, Taqueria El Gran Pastor offers a mouthwatering menu of authentic local savoury meals at bargain prices. If you only have the chance to visit once, opt for the taqueria’s namesake, the al pastor, a tasty Lebanese-Mexican fusion taco featuring shawarma spit-grilled meat. Yum!
Our other top restaurant picks for quick lunches on the go are: Tacos Guss and Doggy Style.
Best Fine Dining
As far as romantic fine dining goes, Sunset Monalisa is the jewel of Cabo San Lucas. This open-air seaside restaurant boasts gorgeous views that rival the award-winning food and service. Enjoy exquisitely prepared Mediterranean cuisine and seafood with a stunning backdrop perfect for celebrating special occasions.
Picking a favourite fine dining restaurant was tough with such strong contenders like the unmissable El Farallon and Café des Artistes Los Cabos.
Best Casual Dining
Flora’s Field Kitchen
We’re going with an unconventional pick for best casual dining: Flora’s Field Kitchen in San Jose del Cabo. What started as a farm-to-table restaurant transformed into a unique “table-to-farm” experience! Head straight to Flora’s Farm to be treated to the imaginative culinary creations of award-winning Chef Guillermo Tellez. Flora’s Field Kitchen boasts a seasonal menu featuring only ingredients that are sustainably sourced, including all meat from their own ranch.
But don’t underestimate our honourable mentions for high-quality casual dining: El Peregrino and Common Table.
True coffee addicts (ahem, aficionados) will feel at home at Ufficio Caffe in San Jose del Cabo, where it’s immediately clear how much pride the baristas take in each pour. The contemporary café has a warm, welcoming atmosphere loved by locals and travellers alike. Bring a camera to capture the intricate latte foam art, and enjoy a tasty menu of sweet and savoury items to go alongside your drink.
There are quite a few hidden gems in Los Cabos as far as coffee shops go, but our honourable mentions have to go to: Infusion Art Café and Cha La La Coffee.
Serrano Wine Seafood and Grill
For fresh seafood served with attention to detail, you can’t get any better than Serrano Wine Seafood and Grill in Cabo San Lucas. Chef Rodrigo Moreno delights with sizzling surf and turf, hot off the grill.
The catch of the day, jumbo shrimp, and sashimi serranito are all must-tries. Serrano’s jaw-dropping wine list features excellent selections from Valle de Guadalupe, Argentina, Chile, California, Italy, and France.
Get a fuller sense of Los Cabos’ seafood fusion at beloved restaurants: Neptuno’s and Nick-San Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar Palmilla.
Don’t just take our word for it, taste Los Cabos for yourself! Design the perfect Better Beach holiday with our Expert Travellers today by calling 1-877-967-5302, chatting online, or instantly finding the Flight Centre location nearest you.