Pancho’s Restaurant – LCM 42 Winter 2016

This iconic downtown Cabo San Lucas restaurant has been welcoming diners for some two decades, serving premium Mexican food in a museum-quality space alive with color and folk art. And we’re yet to mention its tequila collection with more than 500 labels. There is new ownership, but guests can expect the same great food, attentive service, and atmosphere that have drawn diners from around the world. Some come annually from as far away as New York for their tamale fix; others drool for coconut shrimp in a special mango sauce made with tequila. One combo plate includes the best chile relleno I’ve ever eaten. 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 their tequila room and receive a “Master of Tequilas” certificate. Reservations suggested. Hidalgo and Zapata, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-2891, Daily 8 a.m.–11 p.m. MasterCard, Visa, and vouchers accepted. $–$$$ S.A.B.