Spring break, Fourth of July, Halloween, or New Year’s: Whatever the holiday or time of year, Mango Deck is the place to be on Médano Beach, the most swimmable stretch of sand in Cabo San Lucas. Beachgoers descend on the now- iconic restaurant, bar, and beach club 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 the all-you-can-eat brunch on weekends, or drop in daily for hearty fare like steak and eggs and the renowned Mexican hangover cure: chilaquiles. To learn more about Mango Deck’s appeal with Los Cabos locals, check out “How to Eat Like a Local” on page 56. Médano Beach, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 144-4919, www.mangodeckcabo.com. Daily 8 a.m.–11 p.m. AmEx, MasterCard, and Visa accept- ed. $–$$$ C.S.
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