LOS CABOS CUISINE
Los Cabos may be known as one of the most beautiful places on the planet - and it is! - But, it is also home to some of the best cuisine on Earth. Here, where the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez meet, you'll find a world of options. From tacos to sushi, farm-to-table and fresh from the sea, Italian, Argentinian, elevated and streetside, there is something for everyone. And, if you want an experience that’s more than simply great food, we have that too.
When going out to each, choose from a variety of farm-to-table restaurants with fresh-picked ingredients to seaside eateries with incredible views. Or if you prefer to stay in, you can have a private chef prepare whatever you want at your villa. No matter your preferences, the chefs of Los Cabos make splendid dishes to delight your gastronomic tastes. If you need help deciding, use our helpful interactive questionnaire to figure out where to eat in Cabo!
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. But, you won't be disappointed if you're not a seafood lover. Cabo has a long history of cattle farming, so incredible steak and meat dishes are featured as well.
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.
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 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 a corn husk. These authentic Mexican recipes can be enjoyed at almost any restaurant or street food stand in Los Cabos.
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.
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!
Carne de Res
Carne de Res
When the Jesuits tried to settle the Baja peninsula in the 16th century, they brought plants and livestock with them, beginning the long history of cattle farming in Los Cabos. Quality meat and many different preparations, Carne de Res can be found in almost all restaurants and street stands. Look for tomahawk steaks, arrachera, beef tacos, machaca, and empanadas expertly seasoned and artfully served.
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 has ignited the flames of a gourmet 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.
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, talk to our Del Mar Concierge to get more options!
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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