Homestyle dining is a bit different south of the border, although visitors to Baja California Sur will find that downhome U.S. favorites like barbecue ribs, fried chicken and pork chops are easy to find. One of the locals' favorite restaurants in Cabo San Lucas, Pollo de Oro, serves up delicious chicken and ribs combo platters, newly opened Black Smoke showcases superb BBQ, and La Casa Country on the Marina is a mecca for those seeking meaty entrees like rib-eye steaks and baby back ribs.
Despite the presence of these familiar comfort food favorites, however, homestyle dining in Los Cabos is much more likely to mean chile rellenos and chicken mole rather than roast beef and chicken pot pie. Traditional Mexican dishes are the menu staples at many of the area's best homestyle restaurants, and the unpretentious food and fine, if informal service at these eateries is often accompanied by traditional Mexican music.
Campestre and Las Guacamayas headline the list of homestyle havens for Mexican food in Cabo San Lucas. The former features filling multicourse afternoon “comida corrida” specials, while the latter boasts regional specialties like quesadillas chilangas and chicharrones de queso. Miguel's in Todos Santos, meanwhile, is a mandatory stop for lovers of chile rellenos. The décor may not impress, but their signature menu offerings, stuffed with shrimp or scallops, most certainly will.