The 6 Best Restaurants in Los Cabos
- Los Tamarindos • $$-$$$ • San Jose, Puerto Los Cabos
- Las Cazuelas del Don • $ • San Jose, Downtown
Low-key restaurant run by a husband and wife team, serving a rotating menu based on the Seven Deadly Sins. Decadent meat and veggie stews are slow-cooked in traditional clay pots, with three or four different dishes to choose from nightly. Order “quezuelada” style to have them topped with bubbling cheese. Each dish is served over the diner’s choice of tacos, tortas, potatoes, or tostadas. Pair with a cold beer or frozen tequila. The restaurant sits on a residential street downtown with ample street parking.
- Mi Cocina • $$$$ • San Jose, Downtown
Romantic, fine dining restaurant, offering a unique Euro-Mexican menu. Mi Cocina is tucked back from the road in the tranquil courtyard of boutique hotel Casa Natalia, lit by candles and fairy lights with flowing fountains muting any street noise. Featuring a creative seasonal menu, a stellar wine selection, and perfectly mixed cocktails, this is easily the best restaurant in Downtown. Do not miss their B.O.B. spoon appetizer, featuring tequila-cured salmon and crab! Centrally located on Plaza Mijares; there is a small parking lot in the main square out front, as well as street parking around the corner on Alvaro Obregon.
- The Hangman (aka Taqueria El Ahorcado) • $ • San Jose, Downtown
This has long been a favorite restaurant for travelers and locals. The Hangman features flavorful tacos with a variety of fillings, from roasted pork pibil or squash blossom to more traditional flavors, such as huitlacoche or beef tongue in mustard. Its eclectic décor is another stand out feature, incorporating old sewing machine tables, with the foot pedals still attached, along with pots and pans, and of course, a hanged man dangling from a noose at the entrance. This late-night spot opens around seven, and its stellar menu, strong drinks, friendly service, and live music keep this place crackin’ until midnight. Ample, free street parking out front.
- Restaurante Los Tres Gallos • $$-$$$ • Cabo San Lucas, Downtown
Hands-down, the best restaurant in Cabo San Lucas. Specializing in authentic Baja cuisine, such as conchinita pibil (slow-roasted pork), along with traditional Mexican favorites, like mole poblano, huitlacoche, and carnitas de Chamorro. Mouthwatering dishes come in shareable sizes, and the bar features a wide selection of tequilas and mezcals. Its atmosphere is casual yet romantic, set in a brick-walled courtyard with fruit trees, string lights, and mariachis. Street parking is easy to find here. Bonus: they’ve just opened a taco bar by the marina.
- La Lupita Taco & Mezcal • $$-$$$ • San Jose, Downtown
Stylish cantina with a wide selection of mezcals and wild variety of tacos. Not just any run-of-the-mill taco bar, creative flavors here include duck mole, miso fish, and pibil suckling pig, alongside classic pastor and barbacoa. Their mezcal menu is extensive, with drinks served in jicaras (hollowed gourd halves) with lime and powdered worm on the side. Tasting flights are available, as is the harder to come by raicilla, an agave-based liquor best described as Mexican moonshine. Décor is shabby chic and artistic, with sculptures of the Virgin of Guadalupe (their namesake), sugar skull wall art, weathered wood, and hot magenta. Live music every weekend night. Street parking can be hard to find.
Casual, Mexican fine dining on a seventeen-acre organic farm. This gorgeous restaurant is hosted in a nineteenth-century farmhouse with vines growing up the brick walls and a rustic palapa roof. Tables are arranged on the wraparound porch overlooking the farm and orchard, which blooms with local produce year-round. Fresh Baja cuisine with a Spanish flair is served in generous portions; succulent meat and hearty vegetarian dishes both feature prominently on the menu. Cooking classes are available twice a week and conclude with a family-style meal. The restaurant is tricky to find, about 2 km inland from the marina and estuary on a dirt road rife with potholes. Free parking. Reservations strongly recommended.