This downtown Cabo San Lucas institution is a living, breathing celebration of the country: its history, its food, and spirit (tequila, of course). Named for one of México’s most famous historical figures, Pancho’s is dedicated to preserving the country’s legacy of good food, good drinks, and good times. Multicolored Mexican table linens are topped fresh flowers and candles, and papel picado (paper cutouts) hang from the ceiling. Here you’ll find more than 60 items on the menu—the chile relleno is an absolute must-try—and the bar houses more than 500 types of tequila. Some diners come each year from as far away as New York for their fix of tamales; 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 its 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. $–$$$ S.A.B.
Contact Page in Los Cabos Guide: http://www.loscabosguide.com/panchos-restaurant/