Discover the richness of Japanese cuisine in the heart of Cabo San Lucas. While Daikoku has deep roots in Japan—its menu and decor celebrate the Land of the Rising Sun—this is a restaurant that quickly earned accolades and won over hearts (and stomachs) in Los Cabos. The ambience is sure to win you over, too, starting with a serene koi pond. A bougainvillea tree has been shaped into a bonsai dwarf sprouting blossoms of peach and white, likened to a cherry blossom. A wooden paddle wheel gives a soothing whooshing sound of water.
The Eco Cat catamaran is a Cabo San Lucas mainstay, and its owners’ Eco Bar on the Cabo San Lucas Marina is quickly becoming a favorite of tourists and locals, too. The palapa-style restaurant and sports bar has seven flat-screen televisions for viewing NFL, NBA, NHL, boxing, and college games, and its hearty menu has plenty of options to keep you nourished through a day and night of sports viewing. Budget-friendly entrées include beef, chicken, and shrimp quesadillas; vegetarian burritos; hot wings; fish and chips; ceviche; and a kid’s menu featuring hot dogs and fries, chicken fingers, and spaghetti with meatballs.
Before resorts dotted Cabo’s beaches. Before A-listers flew in from across the world to vacation. Before there was Cabo Wabo, there was El Coral. Now, more than four decades in, this iconic Cabo San Lucas restaurant is better than ever. Located at the intersection of Marina Boulevard and Miguel Hidalgo (directly across the street from Tesoro Los Cabos Hotel), the family-owned restaurant recently underwent a remodel.
With Invita Bistro, Italian-born chef Antonello Lauri lovingly invites guests to enjoy the sights and flavors of his homeland. The charming restaurant, which is located just across from the town square in Cabo San Lucas, features not only impressive scenes of the square’s gazebo but also views of the colorfully painted villas that cling to a Pedregal hillside and an enormous wine-themed painting from local artist Yandi Monardo.
Satisfy your craving for Mexican food at this lovely rooftop restaurant at the Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda Del Mar resort. Mexican food is loved by many because of its unique and delicious flavors, so when the craving hits, you’ve just got to have it. Whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this is the place. Take the glass elevator to the alfresco rooftop terrace, where you can enjoy your morning coffee with a beautiful sunrise, or a mango margarita when the sun goes down. Stop at the bar for cocktails and appetizers, then head upstairs for dinner specials that are offered nightly.
Due to popular demand, La Casa de Don Juan—a breakfast favorite since it opened in 2014—has expanded its menu and hours. And while you can’t come to Cabo without stopping in for breakfast—try the eggs with steak or mole or omelets—you’ll also want to try out such traditional Mexican dishes as menudo (tripe with white or red sauce with cilantro, onion, oregano, and lime) and chicharrones (fried pork skin) served in a red sauce.
Painted across the ceiling is a map of México as it was during the days when Spanish galleons journeyed yearly from Manila to Acapulco, and English and Dutch pirates waited behind Land’s End to waylay them. Mexican and American comfort food specialties are the focus at the pirate-themed Jacks Bar & Grill. One might think the food and drink almost an afterthought, but there’s no denying Jacks serves tasty, generously portioned fare like nachos, burgers, and baby back ribs at affordable prices.
One reason for La Dolce’s popularity is its simplicity. There’s nothing complicated about the menu; it’s strictly Northern Italian fare in a trattoria-style ambience. Co-owner Stefano Miotto brings to Los Cabos his heritage of the northern region of Italy, which is known for using less tomato and instead using wine or broth for liquid and for relying heavier on butter instead of olive oil. Seafood and fish are big here; think mussels in wine sauce.
The Mi Casa family of restaurants serve as a sort of connective tissue for the Los Cabos restaurant scene. In addition to Mi Casa restaurants in Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, there are Peacock’s in Cabo San Lucas and La Panga Antigua in San José del Cabo. Each celebrates México’s rich culinary heritage while also embracing local vendors and flavors and constantly striving to surpass expectations when it comes to menu creation and execution and unparalleled customer service.
The Cabo San Lucas restaurant scene is full of unexpected finds, and you can count Los Barriles chief among them. The downtown spot is known for its eclectic Asian menu—with everything from ancestral recipes to forward-thinking fusion–but you can also enjoy budget-friendly breakfasts and many Mexican favorites.