Owner and chef Enrique Diaz Gerard is a master of marsala a sauce made from a fortified Sicilian wine of the same name and his restaurant, Alcaravea Gourmet, is a mecca for those who seek fine Mediterranean cuisine in Cabo San Lucas.
The youngest member of the Mango family of restaurants, Arre Mango has made a name for itself as the hottest karaoke bar in Los Cabos. It brings with it the high-octane fun that has become a signature of sister spots Mango Deck and Mango Cantina, as well as a monster lineup of karaoke songs in English and Spanish. Never one to rest on its laurels, Arre Mango continues to up its game.
Known for its consistent flavorful food and affable atmosphere, Baja Cantina Marina is not resting on its laurels. Patrons returning to this Cheers like gathering place on the Cabo San Lucas waterfront will be pleased to see the addition of a sushi bar. Housed in the former bar area, it’s complete with all the accoutrements associated with that fabulous Asian fare. The addition is in response to the popularity of sushi on the menu.
Lobster, the king of all seafood, gets its due at this scenic seaside eatery. The butter-drizzled crustaceans are served up under an elegant white canopy on the boardwalk promenade that rings the Cabo San Lucas Marina. During dinner hours, one can watch the fishing boats bringing back the day’s catch or enjoy the sun setting over the luxury villas that dot the hillside as a guitarist strums romantic ballads.
The emergence of Cabo San Lucas as a world-class travel destination is closely tied to the opening of Cabo Wabo—Sammy Hagar’s iconic nightclub and restaurant—in 1990. Back then, as the Cabo Wabo website points out, “Cabo San Lucas was pretty small for such an elaborate nightclub. Later, when this town at the tip of Baja California grew into the prominent vacation destination that it is today, it seemed as if [Hagar] had looked into a crystal ball.
The original incarnation of Blue Fish was an intimate 10-table eatery that opened at San José del Cabo’s Plaza Península in 2011. The restaurant moved to its present location in January 2016, and the new digs are a big improvement, not only in terms of seating capacity but overall charm.
The long corridors and stairwells in the new and quite grand JW Marriott Resort all lead to Café des Artistes, the elegant yet understated signature restaurant from award-winning chef Thierry Blouet. The restaurant—Blouet’s third in México—faces the Sea of Cortés, and diners are treated to his culinary creations, which fuse Mexican flavors and ingredients with his French heritage. Seafood and fresh fish are favorites.
With its combination of Cantonese and hot-and-spicy Szechuan cuisine, Chins has made an outstanding impression in Los Cabos, especially with those seeking delicious Chinese fare in a simple yet sleek and sophisticated environment. Chef Paul Zamudio uses mild seasonings so that each finished dish is well balanced and the flavors are not overwhelmed.
The old adage is true. If you want to eat well, eat where the locals do. In Los Cabos, there’s one favorite local haunt that immediately comes to mind: Campestre Restaurant Bar. Although the restaurant is a bit removed from Cabo San Lucas’s main drag, it’s well worth the time it will take for you to find it. (Any concierge or taxi driver could also give you directions.) Locals and longtime expats flock to Campestre for its home-style cooking, generous portions, and excellent customer service. This is a spot where you’re just as likely to see a young family enjoying a meal together or overhear an important business meeting.
The local fish population will bite on almost anything. Anglers, however, are a bit pickier. They bite at Captain Tony’s. 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.