Cabo Wabo – LCM 41 SUMMER 2015

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The music isn’t the only thing rocking at Cabo Wabo, where you can also enjoy tortilla soup. Photo by Francisco Estrada

Rocker Sammy Hagar helped put Cabo San Lucas on the map when he opened his now-iconic Cabo Wabo nightclub way back when. Though best known for its hopping tequila and rocking bar, Cabo Wabo’s upstairs kitchen also serves outstanding dishes for lunch and dinner that are worthy of any upscale restaurant. Of course, you have to start with a drink: You can’t go wrong with the world-famous Waborita (owner Sammy Hagar’s take on a margarita) or the I Can’t Drive 55 (named for one of his songs and made with a blend of five fruit beverages and five white liquors) paired with the vampiros starter: grilled corn tortillas topped with refried black beans, Oaxaca cheese, and grilled beef fillet bits. We love the tortilla soup followed by the cilantro shrimp (grilled jumbo shrimp glazed with cilantro honey) or the chipotle rib eye. For a delicious dessert, choose from a chocolate-and-caramel tart, lemon tart with fresh fruit, bread pudding, and crème brûlée. Kids can enjoy fish or chicken fingers and fries. Yes, families are welcome in the dining room. Vincente Guerro and Lázaro Cárdenas, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-1188, Restaurant: Daily 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Patio bar: Daily 8 a.m.–1 a.m. Club: Nightly 8 p.m.–1 a.m. All major credit cards accepted. $$–$$$ S.A.B.