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A Taste of Cabo

A Taste of Cabo

While Cabo is not known as the culinary capital of Mexico, it is still home to a lot of restaurants that serve traditional food infused with a unique style of cooking. There are plenty of opportunities for fine dining but I really came here on a mission to satisfy my craving for simple, fresh and authentic Mexican cuisine from small dining spots scattered all over town. Without further ado, here are a few of my favorite local restaurants in Cabo.

Mariscos las Tres Islas Restaurant

classic ceviche dish at Tres Islas Restaurant in Cabo

classic ceviche dish at Tres Islas Restaurant in Cabo

Looking for the perfect ceviche? Tres Islas is the place to be. It's not very close to the Marina but definitely worth the short stroll. Aside from the fast and responsive waiting staff, this restaurant has a pretty extensive food and drink menu. Everything tastes fresh. Cocktail sauce are homemade. Did I mention they serve unlimited tostada tortillas? Go here if you want cheap, fresh, delicious seafood.

Victtoria Cafeteria

Rancheros breakfast at Victtoria Cafeteria in Cabo

Rancheros breakfast at Victtoria Cafeteria in Cabo

Victtoria is a good place for brunch. It's a small charming restaurant with good coffee and pastries. The owner is a sweet lady who was very attentive and helpful. Tortillas were crisp and the salsa verde was perfectly spicy. This place is highly recommended for those who are looking to have a good quick breakfast before heading to the Marina for a full day of activities. 

Asi y Asado

steak tacos at Asi y Asado in Cabo

steak tacos at Asi y Asado in Cabo

This is another budget friendly option. Asi y Asado is a hole-in-the-wall type of taco place located outside of town. This would be a perfect stop if you're heading towards one of the public beaches outside of town. The tacos are served as plain as it gets so they don't look very appealing at first. The true magic behind these tacos lies behind the (self-serve) assortment of handmade sauces and garnishes you can pick from in the salsa bar. Some of these sauces can be extremely spicy so sample them first before drenching your plate with something you (and your tummy) can't handle. 

Casasola Cafe & Brunch

Chorizo-sprinkled eggs Benedict from Casasola Cafe in Cabo

Chorizo-sprinkled eggs Benedict from Casasola Cafe in Cabo

Casasola Cafe is another brunch option northwest of the marina. It has a bit of a contemporary theme. The menu consists of entrees with a bit of a more modern take on brunch items. This place is a little pricey compared to the other restaurants but is still really good. They serve some really good french toast. If you want to take a break from the typical local fare while you're in Cabo then this would be an ideal place.

La Taquiza Cabo San Lucas

Asada Alambre from La Taquiza in Cabo

Asada Alambre from La Taquiza in Cabo

I recently just discovered this Mexican dish called Alambre from La Taquiza. I'm now well aware of what I've been missing out on all this time. This is a restaurant with a good local feel centrally located close to all the bars in downtown. The staff is friendly. The food and drinks are spectacular. They play really good music - a great way to jump start a night around town.

Mama's Royal Cafe

Lobster omelette from Mama's Royal Cafe in Cabo

Lobster omelette from Mama's Royal Cafe in Cabo

Last on this list is Mama's Royal Cafe. This is the third brunch option - I obviously can't live without breakfast. This was my last stop before heading to back to the airport. The place has a homey atmosphere and generous servings. It's located close to all the shops in the west side of the marina - perfect spot for some last minute souvenir shopping.  


This is a quick rundown of my favorite restaurants in Cabo San Lucas. If you have any questions about anything mentioned in the article or want to inform me of anything that has changed since my last visit, please don't hesitate to leave a comment below or reach me directly through email or social media. 


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