Cabo San Lucas is one of Mexico’s most popular vacation hotspots, and as such it’s no surprise that you can find food from all around the world in restaurants of all descriptions and sizes. Certainly you can get Chinese, Italian, and Indian food here, but it’s the small family-run restaurants which showcase food from the different regions of Mexico which you should really be paying attention to.
Here are some of the very best restaurants to visit when you vacation in Cabo San Lucas. All the restaurants on this list, you’ll be pleased to know, made the cut with USA today.
Los Tres Gallos
Los Tres Gallos (the Three Roosters) is arguably the best restaurant in Cabo San Lucas and presents amazingly delicious regional dishes for lunch and dinner; the mole dishes here and particularly amazing. The setting adds to its charm; tables are situated around a splendid courtyard, shaded by fruit trees growing mango and tangerines. The impeccable service and reasonable prices are just the cherry on the icing of this cake, and the family friendly atmosphere makes for comfortable eating.
This is an authentic, family run Mexican Restaurant which boasts recipes passed down from the owner’s grandmother, and dating back to the Mexican Revolution! We recommend that you try the panela fondue, Mayan style Conchita Pibil, tortilla soup, or the Maria Corona platter which features a chicken mole dish, and chiles rellenos which are stuffed with chorizo. The atmosphere here is captivating; the patio area is filled with colorful lights string between the trees and live music is to be found here every night.
Edith’s is somewhat of a Cabo San Lucas institution; for almost two decades it has provided Mexican cuisine in a fine-dining setting, and its food always wows. There’s an impressive wine cellar, and elegant menu full of Baja-style food as well as food from the Guerrero region of Mexico (where the owner hails from), and a sophisticated atmosphere to top it all off. The menu is stocked with fresh seafood, but the highlights are definitely the Wally Special with grilled lobster, the mesquite grilled catch of the day, and the garlic shrimp and coqueta salad.
Pancho’s Restaurant & Tequila Bar
The menu at Pancho’s is varied and includes Oaxacan style tamales wrapped in banana leaves, Sonoran style carne asada, and Puebla style chicken mole as well as plethora of other delicious dishes to satisfy your hunger. As well as being one of the top Mexican eateries in Cabo san Lucas Pancho’s is one of the best places to widen your scope when it comes to tequilas and mezcals! There are more than 500 labels in rotation each night.
When you’re really in the mood to try some traditional Mexican food like Chiles Rellenos, enchiladas, tacos, quesadillas, or fajitas then this immensely popular restaurant is just the place for you. There are a few combo platters to try, and plenty of options to choose from when it comes to Mexican beers, wines, and tequilas, as well as a selection of sangrias, margaritas and cocktails.