It’s surprising how often Cabo travelers are looking for that deliciously secret Cabo San Lucas restaurant off the beaten path that no other travelers know about.
There’s no doubt that Cabo’s many tourist spots and 5 star restaurants have good food but many people are looking for a more authentic experience. Sometimes they are looking for an inexpensive way to visit Cabo and other times they just want to experience Cabo from a local’s perspective.
My favorite person to get local advice from in Cabo is Victor from Victor’s Cabo Transportation. Victor has lived in Cabo for over 20 years and as a private driver he has gotten to know Cabo inside and out.
In honor of all travelers looking to dig a little deeper into local Cabo San Lucas food, Victor and I have put together the lowdown on Cabo cuisine.
A word of advice: Be prepared that most of the staff may not speak English. These restaurants may be harder to find than popular restaurants and might have some unfamiliar menu items. We recommend taking a guided tour if you are not used to exploring on your own or are uncomfortable with speaking Spanish.
Type: Chinese food
Location: On main street, across the street from high school “Cobach “
Hours: Open for lunch & dinner, closed on Mondays
Tips: Inexpensive & tasty! Cash Only
Type: Great Guadalajara style tacos
Location: Colonia Chamizal, 4 blocks away from El Matador restaurant.
Hours: Open for dinner only
Tips: Very busy. Cash Only.
Tacos Las Guacamayas
Type: Mexico City style taco place
Location: 1 1/2 blocks from El Matador restaurant
Hours: Open daily for dinner.
Tips: Cash Only.
Type: Traditional braised or roasted pork tacos
Location: 2 blocks away from El Matador
Hours: open daily for breakfast & lunch
Tips: Cash Only.
Type: Mexican style meats
Location: 2 blocks north from Squid Roe Bar
Hours: closed on Tuesdays
Tips: They have all options but rotisserie chicken & barbeque ribs are the main dishes. Cash Only.
Shamu Japanese Restaurant
Location: 1 block North from El Tesoro hotel
Hours: Open for lunch & dinner
Tips: Big sushi selection at affordable prices and they have A/C. Accepts Visa or Master Card
Location: Around the corner from the Tesoro Los Cabos Hotel
Tip: Try the Lasagna.
Whether you choose the guided tour or an adventure alone – Happy Eating from All About Cabo! Have you eaten at any of these places? What was your experience?
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