When it comes to dining in Cabo San Lucas and further afield along the corridor, there is no end to the choices you have from elegant five star dining in one of the world class resorts to a small taqueria with authentic mexican flavor on the streets of Cabo San Lucas. Since the weather is wonderful almost all year round, restaurants typically feature outdoor dining and there are many with ocean views.
There are several online guides to the restaurants of Los Cabos and the famous – or infamous – bars like El Squid Roe, The Giggling Marlin and Cabo Wabo so we have chosen to feature the restaurants we have tried and love to revisit.
A stroll alongside the Marina down Restaurant Row can be like running a gauntlet with the staff of each restaurant vying with each other to give you their sidewalk sales pitch. And on our recent visit in February, we were swayed by the staff of Alexander Restaurant and gave it a try. It is a little tacky that they ring a bell to announce your decision to dine with them but a prime position with views of the marina, really delicious food, good service and reasonable prices we did not regret is. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and enjoyed watching the show provided by the various meals being prepared table-side like the ceasar salad tossed while you watch and our own choice the Chateaubriand.
We decided to share the Chateaubriand (Filet flambéed with brandy and béarnaise sauce) which was expertly prepared at our table by the waiter who had a showman’s style with the spices and brandy being sprinkled and poured from high over the pan. The orange flames are quite a sight and it certainly looks like the meat will be charred. This was certainly not the case as the meat was perfectly prepared and since we split the meal they prepared one cut medium for me and the other more well done for Gavin. The meat was tender and flavorful and was served with a delicious sauce, creamy mashed potatoes and garden fresh vegetables.
Swiss owner and chef Alex Brulhart runs this kitchen and creates a wide variety of internationally flavored dishes with Swiss, French and Tropical influences, including meat and cheese fondues. Fresh, locally caught fish, succelent lobster, shrimp, duck, chicken, lamb, choice aged beef, pasta and specialties like hang beef and fondue give you lots to choose from. We are looking forward to another visit to Alexander on our next trip to Cabo.
Alexander Restaurant, Plaza Bonita, downtown Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Mexico
CHATEAUBRIAND $460 pesos – approximately $45
Filet flambéed with brandy and béarnaise sauce (for two people)
Girasoles at Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar
Girasoles which is Spanish for sunflower – is two story restaurant overlooks the ocean and is a family favorite. It is lovely for brunch and we also enjoy going to dinner and watching the sunset. It does get a little cooler on the patio once the sun sets but each chair is draped with a colorful Mexican blanket to keep the chill at bay. We have been to brunch and dinner at several times and it remains a family favorite! There are dinner specials every night of the week which range from a very budget friendly $22 Fajita night to deliciously decadent ‘Surf & Turf’ night. On the ‘Turf’ side you can choose a T-Bone, New York Strip or Sirloin and pair it with either lobster, shrimp or scallops. The standard menu also offers a nice selection of local favorites like the Mexican Cheese Fondue and Roasted Pork Shanks.
Solomon’s Landing is right on the Marina and a more budget-friendly restaurant with good prices and large portions. We stopped at Solomon’s Landing for breakfast after our swim with the dolphins and is was delicious!
Greenberg’s is located at Puerto Paraiso and is a great place for any meal of the day whether breakfast, lunch, dinner or just some tapas with a happy hour drink. Breakfasts are hearty and delicious with a range of American and Mexican choices like omelets and huevos rancheros. For dinner there is a wide range of choices from delicious short ribs with mashed potatoes (our favorite) to more light fare like hamburgers, tuna melts and even sashimi. The General Manager Jorge and his staff are very friendly and hospitable. The restaurant offers different ‘zones’ so you can head upstairs upstairs to the kids room or go to the bar area if you want to watch sports on TV. Great decor inside and patio for those warm Cabo summer evenings.
Service is always friendly. When they get busy, it can be a little slow but that is standard in Cabo. Free internet access is a bonus! Email Greenberg’s for a 15% discount!
Flora Farms Field Kitchen
The Field Kitchen at Flora Farms is a family favorite because we try to eat organic as much as possible. It is a drive because it is located outside of San Jose so we don’t get to go as often as we’d like. They serve dishes made from seasonal ingredients found on the farm and from the local farmers. The lunch menu features daily specials, fresh organic salads, cold & hot sandwiches and soups. Dinner features a family style menu that includes appetizers, entrée and desserts from their chef Lisa Hall. The dinner menu changes weekly.