The local fish population will bite on almost anything. Anglers, however, are a bit pickier. They bite at Captain Tonys. Not only is the palapa-topped dockside restaurant a virtual museum of sportfishing in Cabo San Lucas–the walls are lined with photos of enormous catches dating back several decades–but this is where anglers take on ballast before departing each morning. The aptly named Fisherman breakfast is a popular choice: two pancakes, two scrambled eggs, bacon or ham, and a side of fresh fruit.
Pair that or a signature Captain Tonys omelet (ham, mushrooms, avocado, and sour cream) with strong coffee and a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, and you’re ready for a day in the fighting chair, muscling tuna, dorado, or giant billfish into the boat. Afterward, bring back the catch for Captain Tonys “you hook it, we cook it” special, with the fish prepared one of four ways, served up with sides, salad, and focaccia bread for only $7 U.S. Upgrades–did someone say sushi?–are available for a few dollars more. Don’t fish? Don’t worry. The wood-fired pizzas are delicious.
Try the Texan with beef, onion, tomato, and jalapeño; the house pie with mushrooms, tomatoes, black olives, basil, and pesto; or the Captain Tony topped with shrimp and bacon. Mexican specialty items can also be found in abundance, from tacos and enchiladas to flank steak and fajitas. Cabo San Lucas Marina (behind Tesoro Los Cabos Resort), Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-6797, www.piscesgroupcabo.com. Daily 6 a.m.–10 p.m. MasterCard, Visa, and vouchers accepted. $–$$
Contact page in Los Cabos Guide: www.loscabosguide.com/captaintonys