Local Cuisine: The Best Los Cabos Restaurants
It’s Los Cabos’ visual scenery that first put the destination on the map, but as its two resort towns (Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo) have risen in popularity, each has become an equally sought-after foodie hub. Check out our guide to the best restaurants in the area, from a rustic indoor/outdoor eatery on a 25-acre farm to a French bistro-style spot.
Tucked into the cliffs of Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, El Farallon is the perfect place to start your culinary tour of the area — and one of Cabo’s top restaurants. This eatery is truly “ocean to table,” with the best catches from the local fishermen’s bounty laid out before you on shaved ice. The culinary experts here will help you make your pick, before weighing it out on an old-fashioned scale and suggesting the perfect side-dish pairings. The restaurant also boasts a romantic and picturesque Champagne Terrace, where you can sample over 15 types of champagne. Our experts will teach you about each one and pair them with moles and artisan salts to help bring out the flavors.
Don Manuel’s, the property’s other eatery, is a hacienda-style Mexican restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and overseen by our masterful Chef Gustavo Pinet. Eclectic seasonal dishes run from rancheros to seared sea bass, while a drink menu features cutting-edge cocktails incorporating homemade ingredients. Local, organic ingredients and old-world techniques are all on show here, and for a real treat, book Su Cocina — a private dining room for up to eight guests.
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As the name suggests, Flora Farms is an agricultural complex, growing a range of fruits and veggies. Its signature restaurant is Flora’s Field Kitchen, serving delicious produce and seafood dishes in a rustic patio, as well as meats from a nearby 150-acre ranch. You can also pick from outlets such as The Farm Bar and Mama’s Pizzeria — there’s even a roaming ice-cream and sorbet cart hawking flavors like goat-milk caramel and café con leche. Weekly cooking classes teach you to prepare tamales, regional salsas, and more.
Another top farm-to-table spot is Los Tamarindos, which serves dishes such as chile relleno, ceviche with pico de gallo, and baked cauliflower. Like Flora Farm, it also plays host to cooking classes. Here, they focus on both Mexican and Mediterranean flavors, and are held in a stone kitchen terrace overlooking the fields and Sea of Cortez.
Office on the Beach
Office on the Beach has a livelier atmosphere than its counterparts on the farms, thanks to its address on Playa El Medano. In addition to offering delicious fare, like delicious chilaquiles at breakfast and heaping Baja burritos, the venue boasts nightly entertainment, from the Shalom Jazz Band on Monday to the innovative cover band PuraVida on Sunday.
Café des Artistes
Café des Artistes brings together French design and elevated Mexican gastronomy. Among its elegant glass installation and hundreds of bottles of French wine, dishes by acclaimed Chef Thierry Blouet are served — from tuna tartare to seared Baja scallops with Frida Kahlo’s white-pipian recipe.
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