It was named for one of the most celebrated men in México’s history, and over the last two decades Pancho’s Restaurant has become one of the most beloved restaurants in Los Cabos. This is a restaurant with outsize ambitions, and it always delivers. The sprawling museum-quality space is alive with bright and cheery colors. The decor transports you to another time by topping Mexican table linens with fresh flowers and candles and hanging multicolored papel picado (paper cutouts) from the ceiling. With its different rooms, Pancho’s can accommodate up to 150 people at a time, treating them to views of one-of-a-kind murals. There are more than 60 items on the menu—try the chile relleno!—and the bar houses more than 500 types of tequila. Some diners come annually from as far away as New York for their tamale fix; others drool for coconut shrimp in a special mango sauce made with tequila. Outstanding seafood includes whole grilled red snapper, lobster, and fresh fish. A special may include chicken stuffed with cuitlacoche topped with poblano and panela cheese sauce. For an enjoyable experience, sign up for one of three tequila tastings in their tequila room and receive a “Master of Tequilas” certificate. Reservations suggested. Hidalgo and Zapata, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-2891, www.panchos.com. Daily 8 a.m.–11 p.m. MasterCard, Visa, and vouchers accepted.
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