Morning Meal Masters: The 10 Best Breakfast Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas has a ton of terrific breakfast spots, with most offering both Mexican and American favorites, as well as their own signature specialties. Marina based restaurant Solomon’s Landing, for example, is best known before noon for its decadent waffles – most notably, “the waffle of your dreams,” which is lathered in mixed berry compote, rich Canadian maple syrup, fresh whipping cream, and chocolate chips. Restaurant row standout Mama’s Royal Café, meanwhile, is acclaimed for its rich and filling French Toast, stuffed with cream cheese, layered with fruits and berries, and flambéed in orange liqueur.

Chilaquiles are perhaps the most frequently touted Mexican specialty, and they’re particularly well made at Lolita’s, one of the oldest restaurants in Cabo San Lucas – the owner’s mother started the business with a mobile cart in 1967, before the transpeninsular highway had been built, or the local marina dredged – as well as one of the city’s finest purveyors of traditional Mexican cuisine.

Visitors seeking freshly made coffee and pastries will want to check out The Cabo Bakery, whose owner is descended from a long line of talented German bakers, and Pan di Bacco, which offers Neapolitan style baked goods, as well as excellent quiches and frittatas. Don Manuel’s, the signature restaurant at the ultra-luxe Resort at Pedregal, boasts the best breakfast buffet.

Alexander is always a safe bet. Situated on the Cabo San Lucas Marina, the people watching and nautical backgrounds are hard to beat, and the huge and varied menu has something to please virtually every palate. Breakfast favorites include French...  Read More

Los Barriles Restaurant & Bar
Photo courtesy of Chris Sands

Los Barriles Restaurant and Bar specializes in Asian fusion, but the menu covers a lot of ground, from seafood specialties to Korean barbecue. The restaurant is a relatively recent addition to the local dining scene, but as a result of its...  Read More

In México, chilaquiles (tortilla strips with beans, chile sauce, eggs, and cheese) are considered a hangover cure, and Lolita's has the best in Cabo San Lucas. The huevos rancheros are excellent here as well, and lunchtime visitors will want to...  Read More

Mango Deck is one of the signature stops in Cabo San Lucas, as famed in its way as local late night landmarks like Cabo Wabo and El Squid Roe. Located on Médano Beach, Mango Deck is ground zero during Spring Break, pulling in huge crowds for...  Read More

Pan di Bacco is a Neapolitan-style bakery, deli, restaurant, wine bar and coffee shop that opened in downtown Cabo San Lucas early in 2013. Pan di Bacco specializes in locally sourced, artisanal ingredients, and as one might imagine, the...  Read More

Still widely considered the best breakfast spot in Cabo San Lucas - despite a change in ownership last year - Mama's offers shaded patio dining, and a menu headlined by their delicious and justly lauded French toast. Located on Calle Hidalgo,...  Read More

This Pedregal based breakfast and lunch specialist is a bit off-the-beaten-path (if you're not familiar with the neighborhood, ask your concierge for directions), but is well worth a visit. Penny Lane specializes in healthy, hearty and delicious...  Read More

Don Manuel's
Photo courtesy of The Resort at Pedregal

The Resort at Pedregal ranks with One&Only Palmilla as one of Los Cabos' most exclusive and luxurious resorts, with a host of first-class amenities that include two of the area's best restaurants. The cliffside El Farallón is well-regarded for...  Read More

Owner Markus Saeffert brought his French built Pavailler oven down the Baja California península in so many pieces it took nearly a month to put it all back together again. It was worth the trouble. This downtown bakery - it opened in 2012...  Read More

What started as a taco stand is now a fixture of the Marina dining scene, with a corner location on the waterfront, just behind Tesoro Los Cabos Resort. Solomon's Landing is popular with both locals and tourists thanks to a combination of...  Read More


Meet Chris Sands

Chris Sands is Editor at, co-writer of Fodor’s 2015 guide to Los Cabos, and a regular contributor to Los Cabos Magazine and 10 Best/USA Today. He lives in Cabo San Lucas.

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