The dining scene in Los Cabos is very varied, from the high end class resturants to the less fancy but also great restaurants of both cities. The area with the best restaurants is San Jose del Cabo. Cabo San Lucas has more restaurants but they are generally more popular, more commercial. For those who love fine dining there are not so many options in Cabo San Lucas -- not as many as in San Jose.
Flora's pioneered the farm-to- table dining scene in San Jose del Cabo, and remains a mandatory stop for visiting foodies. The restaurant looks out over a 10-acre organic field at Flora Farm, so close diners can almost reach out and touch the food they'll soon be eating. Well, actually the meat is sourced from a nearby ranch, but you get the picture. This is fine dining at its most intimate. And it is fine dining. The food is superb, and ranges from gourmet pizzas to heartier fare like farm-raised pork or homemade pastas. Sunday brunch is particularly popular, although reservations are recommended for any visit to the restaurant. The adjacent Farm Bar serves up fresh fruit juices, wine, craft beer and cocktails. In addition to the onsite bar, bakery and organic grocery, the property also includes boutique shops and some quaint culinary cottages.
Acre is a 25 acre piece of farmland situated 7 minutes from the quaint and scenic “old town” of San Jose del Cabo.The restaurant set within natural palm grove and five acres of organic crops will provide fresh produce and ingredents for the restaurant and bar. We are a destination defined by progressive design, ethics and lifestyle. The Restaurant at Acre uses all local and freshly prepared ingredients (in most cases, ingredients from 200 feet away!) with a Baja influence but mainly focusing on clean vegetable forward dishes compliment by local seafood’s and meats.
While living in Hawaii Chef Volker was exposed to array of Pacific Rim cuisine varieties. A blend of Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Korean, Malaysian and Filipino varieties resulted in a cuisine style Chef Volker calls Asian Fusion. What makes the flavor of the Pitahayas dishes unique is the incorporation of European flare and techniques. The air of Pitahayas is filed with exotic and intriguing aromas emerging from the open concept kitchen. Only the best, fresh regional ingredients are incorporated into the culinary masterpieces of Pitahayas. Situated overlooking the marvelous Sea of Cortez, the main dining area rests under a magnificent palapa. The restaurant also features an extensive ocean front terrace, bar lounge and private dining room. World-class dining and wines are accompanied by nightly live music and full moon celebrations.
Located at the sand’s edge, with the stunning Sea of Cortez as your magnificent backdrop, the Sea Grill features a variety of cuisines. Guests enjoy grilled fare, fresh ceviche and shellfish as well as traditional Mexican tapas. Waterfront tables offer comfortable seating to enjoy the sea’s breezes in this open air restaurant. For lunch, seating is also available at in-water tables and stools at the swim-up bar. The Sea Grill menu is also offered to guests who are relaxing in lounge chairs around the adjacent swimming pools and is open daily for lunch and dinner.
Since its inception in 1994, Nick-San has been one of the most popular local sushi restaurants, with Chefs Angel Carbajal and Masayuki Nikura crafting a creative and innovative fusion of Japanese cuisine with traditional Mexican ingredients. This sort of fusion has become quite common among area restaurants, but Nick-San was the first, and remains the best. Sample their extensive menu of rolls, as well as house specialties like tempura oysters curry yaki, blue fin tuna sashimi, and beef filet serranito. Lobster lovers may choose from an embarrassment of riches that includes clear lobster rolls, lobster angel sautéed in mustard sauce, fried lobster curry, and lobster sambal marinated in saki, soy sauce, ginger and garlic, and bathed in sweet and sour chile sauces. In addition to the Cabo San Lucas location, there is also a restaurant at Las Tiendas de Palmilla (The Shoppes at Palmilla).
NICK-SAN Las Tiendas de Palmilla, Local 116 San Jose del Cabo, 23400
Although the restaurant recently received a redesign as part of the ultra-luxury One & Only Palmilla resort's renovation post Hurricane Odile, Agua by Larbi is still one of the finest restaurants in Los Cabos, distinguished by its superb food, impeccable service, and romantic candle and moonlit views of the Sea of Cortés. Chef Larbi Dahrouch's focus continues to be on Mexican cuisine with Mediterranean influences, with menus changing seasonally - some dishes are changed daily - to reflect the finest available ingredients. Many specialties are made tableside, including handmade tortillas, guacamoles, ceviches and moles. Start at the bar for sunset cocktails.
Km 7.5 Carretara Transpeninsular San Jos? del Cabo, 23400
This is one of the most romantic restaurants you will find anywhere, with tables perched seemingly atop the Sea of Cortés and breathtaking views of Land's End. Pastas and fresh local seafood are the specialties - the place has its own fishing boats, and will cook up your catch for dinner - but there is also an upstairs bar and pizza lounge, and a newly installed Taittinger Terrace Champagne and Oyster Bar. Considering the magnificence of the setting, it is perhaps not surprising that they have wedding services available. Both the food and the service here are outstanding, but it is the romantic and awe-inspiring atmosphere that makes dinner at Sunset da Mona Lisa such an incredible experience. Reservations are recommended year round, and are an absolute necessity for sunset dining during the tourist season (Oct. - May).
Carretera Transpeninsular Km. 6.5 Cabo San Lucas,