Médano Beach, the most swimmable stretch of sand in Cabo San Lucas, is also home to several of the area’s best hangouts. Chief among them is Mango Deck, a now-iconic restaurant, bar, and beach club that, over the years, has become synonymous with spring break. But even as spring gives way to summer, and coeds head back to school, the fun times continue. Throughout the day, beachgoers descend on Mango Deck for its robust menu—there’s fresh seafood and sushi, traditional Mexican dishes and grilled specialties—and fun lineup of risqué party games.
Lupe’s Mesquite Grill churns out incredible creations like the delicious barbecued baby back ribs, which are made with Lupe’s secret sauce. I love to come here for breakfast. Stop in for Sunday’s all-you-can-eat buffet brunch, or drop in daily for hearty fare like steak and eggs and the renowned Mexican hangover cure: chilaquiles. Special events continue throughout the year, including Fourth of July, Halloween, and New Year’s Eve. Médano Beach, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 144-4919, www.mangodeckcabo.com. Daily 8 a.m.–11 p.m. AmEx, MasterCard and Visa accepted. $–$$$ C.S.
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