Cabo San Lucas is a beautiful beach destination that lies on the southern-most tip of the Baja California peninsula. It’s a small Mexican town that packs a big punch when it comes to gourmet bites and sips. While the town is small, there are tons of restaurants to try. Here are some top local picks for first-time visitors to Cabo San Lucas.
Baja Brewing Company at Cabo Villas
I’m not sure you will find a more breathtaking view of Cabo San Lucas, its famous el arco, Lover’s Beach and the Sea of Cortez. Baja Brewing Company is on the rooftop of the Cabo Villas resort on Medano Beach. It’s the perfect spot to watch the sun set and listen to live music over beers and bar food. But don’t let the bar scene fool you; their coffee dusted beef tenderloin is a must-try!
The Medano Beach Club
This on-the-beach cafe is a real treat and won’t disappoint first-time visitors to the area. It’s a little hard to find, but it’s a few doors down right on Medano Beach from Mango Deck and Casa Dorada resort. Any meal will be delicious, but breakfast is the time to go. They offer freshly squeezed orange juice, good coffee, pancakes and build-your-own omelettes. They also offer delicious Mexican plates like chilaquiles and huevos rancheros.
This hip, trendy bar and restaurant is in the lobby of the Bahia Hotel. All of their dishes feature fresh, local organic vegetables and proteins. Even if you’re in the mood for a shared plate and cocktails, this is the place to be towards the weekend. They feature live music nightly and their bartenders are friendly and fun to watch. They have a coffee shop open around the corner that offers fresh baked goods and fruit smoothies in the morning. They alway have free WiFi!
Escape to this quaint semi-outdoor restaurant in downtown Cabo. It’s a very romantic atmosphere and the staff is friendly and quick to serve. They feature traditional, homemade Italian dishes like lasagna, bolognese and bruschetta. Their pork shank is amazing and enough for two! Ask to sit around the fountain in the courtyard or upstairs if you’re with a larger party.
This small restaurant is just off the main strip in downtown Cabo. They offer delicious, fresh Mediterranean cuisine and their staff couldn’t be more accommodating and friendly. I love their carne dishes and their fish entrees are fresh and satisfying. It’s a quaint, romantic restaurant so be sure to call a day or two ahead for a reservation. The chef says goodbye to everyone as they leave the restaurant. You’ll feel right at home!