Catering to Your Tastes - Los Cabos Cuisine

LOS CABOS CUISINE

Are you looking for a new foodie destination?

Los Cabos is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and it is also home to some of the best cuisine in the world. From traditional Mexican fare to modern Pan-Pacific fusion dishes, there is something for everyone. And, if you want an experience that’s more than simply great food, we have that too. 

Choose from a variety of farm-to-table restaurants with fresh-picked ingredients to sea-side eateries with incredible views. You can even have your own private chef who will prepare whatever you want at your villa. No matter your preferences, the chefs of Los Cabos make splendid dishes to delight your gastronomic tastes. 

Overwhelmed by options or not sure what you want to eat? No problem! Use our Cuisine Survey for the best suggestions for your taste, mood, and expectations.

The Traditional Cuisine of Los Cabos  

Every locale has its traditional dishes, and Los Cabos is no different. The major ingredients are impacted by the tide, so seafood features predominantly in the area. The diverse cultural influences in the area translate to wildly adventurous fare, but there are some traditional dishes that you must indulge in while you are here.

While these dishes are delicious and very authentic Mexican foods, there is so much more to the food culture of Los Cabos. 

Mexican chocolate clams

Mexican chocolate clams

Be prepared for a mouthful! While these large clams get their name from the chocolate hue of their smooth shells, Los Cabos chefs excel in preparing this dish with different sauces and spices to create a true taste pleaser. One of the few places in the world that these shellfish thrive, they are a must-try while in Los Cabos. 

smoked marlin

smoked marlin

The best way to enjoy this fish is fresh caught, by hand, after a successful fishing trip! Often you will find marlin shredded and smoked, not only to preserve, but to enhance the flavor of the meat. It is hard to beat smoked marlin tacos or quesadillas, but this fish picks up flavor and is enjoyed in many other styles, ask your chef to surprise your taste buds with their signature marlin dish.

comida de pobres

comida de pobres

The ‘food of the poor’ is anything but with its hearty texture and rich flavors. This popular Mexican dish is a staple in Los Cabos. It is a tasty seafood soup laden with beans and Mexican rice and served with flour tortillas. Easy to prepare, with local seafood and vegetables which, historically, made it a great dish for large families. 

tamales

tamales

Guemes Tamales and Fajados Chicken Tamales: Tamales are a traditional Mexican food that everyone knows, and one of the most emblematic dishes from southern Mexico. Chicken tamales fajados are corn dough stuffed with seasoned, stewed chicken, and wrapped in a corn husk. Guemes tamales are either chicken or pork and include olives, raisins, and olive oil in corn dough and wrapped in corn husk. These authentic Mexican recipes can be enjoyed at almost any restaurant or street food stand in Los Cabos.  

pitahaya

pitahaya

This fruit is a local favorite, and you will be able to find it in most fruit stands. The arid desert landscape is the fertile ground for pitahaya cactus and its fruit is a treat. Also called dragonfruit, the deep pink meat has a sweet flavor that is unlike anything you may have ever tasted. It is a wonderful addition to smoothies, or can be enjoyed raw, candied, crystalized, marzipan or jams.

baja tacos

baja tacos

Look no further for a Los Cabos classic. Traditionally, these tacos use a mix of battered fish and shrimp for their filling, topped with pico de gallo salsa or coleslaw. Great for beginners, but some palates may enjoy any of the myriad combinations of seasoning, grilled, with cheese, veggies, or guacamole to give it an extra-memorable taste. Served fresh is the best! 

Dining as an Art Form 

The last decade has seen unparalleled growth in the Baja peninsula with Los Cabos as the focal point. With the introduction of high-end resorts, boutique hotels, and luxury residential communities, the clientele of a once sleepy fishing village have ignited the flames of an epicurean cuisine revolution. The restaurant scene has blossomed into a full-fledged foodie destination making dining an art form.  

As extensive as the resorts that house the many high-end restaurants, the Los Cabos food scene is an exercise in beauty and indulgence. From the east cape to Todos Santos, extraordinary gastronomic experiences present themselves. While some familiar franchises can appease your appetite, many unique establishments are outstanding in their culinary accomplishments as well as affording incomparable views and live music – truly a feast for all your senses. 

Every price point and every palate can be accommodated with panache and style. The most memorable experiences include: 

  • Edith’s: Born in a small town in Guererro, Mexico, Edith Jimenez moved to Cabo San Lucas in 1977, and worked at the restaurant that she would eventually buy and rename Edith’s in 1994. This fine dining establishment has all the flair and color of traditional Mexican restaurants and the legacy to prove itself. El Arco views, candlelight, and superb flavor have made this restaurant a continued favorite in Los Cabos. Within the Edith’s restaurant group is The Office, Las Tres Sirenas, La Pintada, and The Italian Job, all exploring distict paletes with the same care as the flagship restaurant. 
  • Nicksan: Nicksan artfully blends the precision of traditional Japanese culinary culture with the spicy personality of Mexican zest. The result, the consistent winner of best sushi restaurant in Los Cabos. With locations in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, Nicksan is an easy decision to make. 

If you are looking for the WOW experience, one of these restaurants will fit the bill:  

  • El Farallon boasts a private tunnel entrance to the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal. “Ocean-to-table" fare served in the most unique location carved into the cliffside on the Pacific side of the peninsula.  
  • Comal sits upon the Sea of Cortez at the Chileno Bay Resort and Residences, offering a memorable contemporary reatauarant experience. Ceviche and the Raw Bar are a new take on the seafood tradition. Expert mixology, live music, and fire pit make this a wonderful location to enjoy the sea breeze and the sunset. 
  • Manta at The Cape, A Thompson Hotel overlooks the secluded Monuments surf beach and serves  cuisine from one of Mexico’s premiere chefs, Enrique Olvera. “Our name has a thoughtful double meaning: a manta ray which symbolizes the kitchen’s focus on seafood, while manta, the Spanish word for canvas, conveys the idea of freedom in artistic expression.”  

The farm-to-table experience is on point in Los Cabos, our favorites are: 

  • Flora’s Field Kitchen offers a seasonal menu based on sustainable, healthy meal options. Supreme outdoor dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with live music, craft cocktail bar, pizzaria, ice cream cart, and farm store. Cooking classes are also a fun, hands-on experience to pick and prepare your own meal. 
  • Acre, originally a restaurant, now a resort with the first “treehouse hotel” in Los Cabos. Open for lunch and dinner with the most innovative fare, Acre is incredibly flexible to accommodate any food allergy or eating preference for a “relaxed and refined... dining experience.” 

No trip to Mexico is complete without tacos! Traditional to gourmet, we love: 

  • Las Guacamayas because it is a classic. Family friendly, reasonably priced, and delicious! The atmosphere is fun and authentic with molcajetes, stuffed potatoes, and many varieties of tacos. It feels like you are part of the family here, locations in San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. 
  • La Lupita Taco and Mezcal is the spot for taco foodies! Try a tasting flight of world-class mezcal followed by your choice gourmet tacos. Ordered singly, mix and match the flavors where there is something for everyone’s tastes. Locations in both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, get there early (reservations recommended) and stay for the awesome live music on an elevated stage. Boisterous atmosphere, and relaxed fun. 

There are so many choices to quench your thirst and satisfy your palate in Los Cabos! If you still need some help finding the best place to eat, take our Cuisine Survey to get more options! 

About Del Mar Cabo Real Estate 

Del Mar is an oceanside luxury resort community. It is one of the most impressive places in Los Cabos, with gorgeous villas for purchase or rent. It is close to some of the area’s finest dining options. You will love the views of the ocean and the delicious meals waiting for you when you get here. As a homeowner or renter, you also have the option of home prepared meals by one of our experienced chefs in your villa. 

Del Mar real estate is world-class and if you want to enjoy great food and the best Cabo real estate, visit Del Mar to start your journey. Our Cabo real estate is famed for its stunning ocean views and custom homes. Whether you want to purchase or rent, we have the perfect luxury villa for you. 

Los Cabos has evolved into a foodie’s dream destination, full of world-class diverse cuisine. You do not want to miss out! 

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